John Dryden

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

John Dryden Poems

81. Epilogue To The Husband His Own Cuckold 4/12/2010
82. A Song. High State And Honours To Others Impart 4/12/2010
83. Cymon And Iphigenia. From Boccace 4/12/2010
84. Eleonora : A Panegyrical 4/12/2010
85. The Hind And The Panther: Part I (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
86. Epilogue To Henry Ii. 4/12/2010
87. Song (Sylvia The Fair, In The Bloom Of Fifteen) 1/1/2004
88. Astræa Redux. A Poem, On The Happy Restoration And Return Of His Sacred Majesty, Charles The Second 4/12/2010
89. Troilus And Cressida 1/1/2004
90. A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of Town In The Spring 4/12/2010
91. Religio Laici 1/1/2004
92. Heroic Stanzas 1/1/2004
93. To The Memory Of Mr Oldham 1/1/2004
94. Life A Cheat 4/12/2010
95. Ode 1/1/2004
96. Marriage A-La-Mode 1/1/2004
97. By A Dismal Cypress Lying: A Song From The Italian 1/1/2004
98. Why Should A Foolish Marriage Vow 1/1/2004
99. Fair Iris I Love And Hourly I Die 1/1/2004
100. Song From An Evening's Love 1/1/2004
101. Farewell Ungrateful Traitor 1/1/2004
102. Calm Was The Even, And Clear Was The Sky 1/1/2004
103. Hidden Flame 1/1/2004
104. An Ode, On The Death Of Mr. Henry Purcell 1/1/2004
105. Ask Not The Cause Why Sullen Spring 1/1/2004
106. Mac Flecknoe: A Satire Upon The True-Blue Protestant Poet T 1/1/2004
107. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music 1/1/2004
108. Dreams 4/12/2010
109. Can Life Be A Blessing 1/1/2004
110. A Song For St. Cecilia's Day 1/1/2004
111. Ah, How Sweet It Is To Love! 1/1/2004
112. Happy The Man 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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  • Rajkumari (10/5/2018 10:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful

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  • Shaheeda (5/27/2018 7:41:00 PM)

    Listen the poem

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  • Rajkumar (3/7/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Very useful

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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

Ah, How Sweet It Is To Love!

AH, how sweet it is to love!
Ah, how gay is young Desire!
And what pleasing pains we prove
When we first approach Love's fire!
Pains of love be sweeter far
Than all other pleasures are.

Sighs which are from lovers blown
Do but gently heave the heart:
Ev'n the tears they shed alone
Cure, like trickling balm, their smart:
Lovers, when they lose their breath,
Bleed away in easy death.

Love and Time with reverence use,
Treat them like a parting friend;
Nor the golden gifts refuse
Which in youth sincere they send: ...

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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.