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 Ii. 4/12/2010
42. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book I. 4/12/2010
43. Verses To Her Royal Highness The Duchess, On The Memorable Victory Gained By The Duke Against The Hollanders, June 3rd, 1665 4/12/2010
44. Impromptu Lines Addressed To His Cousin, Mrs. Creed, In A Conversation After Dinner On The Origin Of Names 4/12/2010
45. The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part Ii. 4/12/2010
46. Song To A Fair Young Lady 1/1/2004
47. Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrait Of Milton, In Tonson's Folio Edition Of The Paradise Lost, 1688 4/12/2010
48. 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
49. Epitaph On The Monument Of A Fair Maiden Lady, Who Died At Bath, And Is There Interred 4/12/2010
50. A Prologue 4/12/2010
51. An Epilogue 4/12/2010
52. Your Hay It Is Mow'D, And Your Corn Is Reap'D 1/1/2004
53. Prologue To The University Of Oxford, 1674. 4/12/2010
54. Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey 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

Comments about John Dryden

  • Georgie (6/22/2019 4:28:00 PM)

    Hello anyone who is reading! I was looking at my family tree recently, and discovered I was related to Dryden. I am now discovering his work. From Dryden's descendant let's hope the legacy lives on!

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  • The real boi (11/5/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    These poems are down to earth and make me wet

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  • sexy monster (11/5/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    this poem is really really cute

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  • Shaheeda (5/27/2018 7:41:00 PM)

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  • Rajkumar (3/7/2018 10:05:00 AM)

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  • JoyCe Earl (1/21/2018 9:25:00 PM)

    BeAUtIfUl *********************************************************************************************************************

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos (8/9/2016 9:36:00 AM)

    My ravish'd eyes behold such charms about her,
    I can die with her, but not live without her:
    One tender Sigh of hers to see me languish,

    what lines!

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Best Poem of John Dryden

Can Life Be A Blessing

Can life be a blessing,
Or worth the possessing,
Can life be a blessing if love were away?
Ah no! though our love all night keep us waking,
And though he torment us with cares all the day,
Yet he sweetens, he sweetens our pains in the taking,
There's an hour at the last, there's an hour to repay.

In ev'ry possessing,
The ravishing blessing,
In ev'ry possessing the fruit of our pain,
Poor lovers forget long ages of anguish,
Whate'er they have suffer'd and done to obtain;
'Tis a pleasure, a pleasure to sigh and to ...

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To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady, Mrs Anne Killigrew,
Excellent in the Two Sister-arts of Poesy and Painting.

Thou youngest Virgin Daughter of the skies,
Made in the last promotion of the blest;
Whose palms, new-plucked from Paradise,
In spreading branches more sublimely rise,
Rich with immortal green, above the rest:
Whether, adopted to some neighbouring star,

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