John Dryden

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

John Dryden Poems

81. Epitaph On A Nephew, In Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire 4/12/2010
82. Epilogue To The Husband His Own Cuckold 4/12/2010
83. A Song. High State And Honours To Others Impart 4/12/2010
84. Cymon And Iphigenia. From Boccace 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. Religio Laici 1/1/2004
90. A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of Town In The Spring 4/12/2010
91. Eleonora : A Panegyrical 4/12/2010
92. Heroic Stanzas 1/1/2004
93. To The Memory Of Mr Oldham 1/1/2004
94. Life A Cheat 4/12/2010
95. Marriage A-La-Mode 1/1/2004
96. By A Dismal Cypress Lying: A Song From The Italian 1/1/2004
97. Why Should A Foolish Marriage Vow 1/1/2004
98. Fair Iris I Love And Hourly I Die 1/1/2004
99. Ode 1/1/2004
100. Song From An Evening's Love 1/1/2004
101. Calm Was The Even, And Clear Was The Sky 1/1/2004
102. Farewell Ungrateful Traitor 1/1/2004
103. Hidden Flame 1/1/2004
104. Ask Not The Cause Why Sullen Spring 1/1/2004
105. Mac Flecknoe: A Satire Upon The True-Blue Protestant Poet T 1/1/2004
106. Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of Music 1/1/2004
107. An Ode, On The Death Of Mr. Henry Purcell 1/1/2004
108. Can Life Be A Blessing 1/1/2004
109. A Song For St. Cecilia's Day 1/1/2004
110. Dreams 4/12/2010
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

Dreams

Dreams are but interludes which Fancy makes;
When monarch Reason sleeps, this mimic wakes:
Compounds a medley of disjointed things,
A mob of cobblers, and a court of kings:
Light fumes are merry, grosser fumes are sad;
Both are the reasonable soul run mad;
And many monstrous forms in sleep we see,
That neither were, nor are, nor e'er can be.
Sometimes forgotten things long cast behind
Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind.
The nurse's legends are for truths received,
And the man dreams but what the boy believed.
Sometimes we but rehearse a former ...

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Ode

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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