John Dryden

[John Henry Dryden] (1631 - 1700 / England)

John Dryden Poems

41. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book I. 4/12/2010
42. Verses To Her Royal Highness The Duchess, On The Memorable Victory Gained By The Duke Against The Hollanders, June 3rd, 1665 4/12/2010
43. Impromptu Lines Addressed To His Cousin, Mrs. Creed, In A Conversation After Dinner On The Origin Of Names 4/12/2010
44. The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part Ii. 4/12/2010
45. Song To A Fair Young Lady 1/1/2004
46. Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrait Of Milton, In Tonson's Folio Edition Of The Paradise Lost, 1688 4/12/2010
47. Lines In A Letter To His Lady Cousin, Honor Driden, Who Had Given Him A Silver Inkstand, With A Set Of Writing Materials, 1655 4/12/2010
48. Epitaph On The Monument Of A Fair Maiden Lady, Who Died At Bath, And Is There Interred 4/12/2010
49. A Prologue 4/12/2010
50. An Epilogue 4/12/2010
51. Your Hay It Is Mow'D, And Your Corn Is Reap'D 1/1/2004
52. Prologue To The University Of Oxford, 1674. 4/12/2010
53. Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey 4/12/2010
54. Roundelay 4/12/2010
55. Satire On The Dutch 4/12/2010
56. Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk 4/12/2010
57. Prologue For The Women, When They Acted At The Old Theatre, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields 4/12/2010
58. The Tears Of Amynta, For The Death Of Damon. A Song 4/12/2010
59. The Cock And The Fox: Or, The Tale Of The Nun's Priest 4/12/2010
60. Hymn For St. John's Eve, 29th June 4/12/2010
61. O Souls, In Whom No Heavenly Fire 4/12/2010
62. A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A Prize 4/12/2010
63. Suum Cuique 4/12/2010
64. Absalom And Achitophel 4/12/2010
65. Song From Marriage-A-La-Mode 1/1/2004
66. On The Death Of A Very Young Gentleman 4/12/2010
67. Britannia Rediviva: A Poem On The Birth Of The Prince 4/12/2010
68. The Wife Of Bath Her Tale 4/12/2010
69. Song From Amphitryon 1/1/2004
70. The Beautiful Lady Of The May 4/12/2010
71. The Secular Masque 1/1/2004
72. To My Honor'D Friend, Dr. Charleton (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
73. A Song. Go Tell Amynta, Gentle Swain 4/12/2010
74. On The Death Of Amyntas. A Pastoral Elegy 4/12/2010
75. Troilus And Cressida 1/1/2004
76. Epilogue On The Same Occasion (Princess Of Cleves) 4/12/2010
77. Farewell, Fair Armida. A Song 4/12/2010
78. Epitaph On The Lady Whitmore 4/12/2010
79. Mankind 4/12/2010
80. You Charm'D Me Not With That Fair Face 1/1/2004
Best Poem of John Dryden

Happy The Man

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.

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Religio Laici

(OR A LAYMAN'S FAITH)

Dim, as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars
To lonely, weary, wand'ring travellers,
Is reason to the soul; and as on high,
Those rolling fires discover but the sky
Not light us here; so reason's glimmering ray
Was lent not to assure our doubtful way,
But guide us upward to a better day.

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