John Dryden

John Dryden

was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles
The commendation of adversaries is the greatest triumph of a writer, because it never comes unless extorted.More John Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men are but children of a larger growth, Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain.More John Dryden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.More John Dryden quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He raised a mortal to the skies;
She drew an angel down.More John Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Imagination in a poet is a faculty so wild and lawless that, like a high ranging spaniel, it must have clogs tied to it, lest it outrun the judgment. The great easiness of blank verse renders the poet too luxuriant. He is tempted to say many things which might better be omitted, or, at least shut up in fewer words.More John Dryden quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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