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Selected works of John Dryden

John Dryden

Selected works of John Dryden

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Published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston. in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with introduction and commentaries by William Frost.
ContributionsFrost, William, 1917-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17910468M

The florid, elevated and figurative way is for the passions; for these are begotten in the soul by showing the objects out of their true proportion In he obtained his BA, graduating top of the list for Trinity that year. The opening allegorical yet human image is worthy of Donne. Even if he were legitimate, Dryden implies, he would never be the heir because he has shown by his character that he could never merit it? For his efforts the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him an M.

About Dryden was admitted to Westminster Schoolwhere he received a predominantly classical education under the celebrated Richard Busby. Zwicker has noted, that no coherent republican ideology emerges from it. As a humanist grammar school, Westminster maintained a curriculum which trained pupils in the art of rhetoric and the presentation of arguments for both sides of a given issue. John Keats admired the "Fables", and imitated them in his poem Lamia. Inaround the same time his dramatic career began, he published Annus Mirabilisa lengthy historical poem which described the English defeat of the Dutch naval fleet and the Great Fire of London in

As a translator, he made great literary works in the older languages available to readers of English. Critical interest in Dryden has increased recently, but, as a relatively straightforward writer William Empsonanother modern admirer of Dryden, compared his "flat" use of language with Donne 's interest in the "echoes and recesses of words" [26]his work has not occasioned as much interest as Andrew Marvell 's, John Donne 's or Pope's. His first successful play, written in heroic couplets was The Indian Emperor With the reopening of the theatres in after the Puritan banDryden began writing plays. His first playThe Wild Gallant, a farcical comedy with some strokes of humour and a good deal of licentious dialoguewas produced in


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Selected works of John Dryden book

John Keats admired the "Fables", and imitated them in his poem Lamia. The above biography is copyrighted. A man is to be cheated into passion, but to be reasoned into truth.

Selected Poems

He had added to the title poet laureate that of historiographer royal. Dryden constantly defended his own literary practice, and Of Dramatick Poesie, the longest of his critical works, takes the form of a dialogue in which four characters—each based on a prominent contemporary, with Dryden himself as 'Neander'—debate the merits of classical, French and English drama.

Simplicity gave him no pleasure. As a humanist grammar school, Westminster maintained a curriculum which trained pupils in the art of rhetoric and the presentation of arguments for both sides of a given issue.

Later 19th century writers had little use for verse satire, Pope, or Dryden; Matthew Arnold famously dismissed them as "classics of our prose. These, and his other nondramatic poems, are occasional— that is, they celebrate public events. Johnson also noted, however, that "He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic; and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others.

Dryden offered his tragedy Oedipus, a collaboration with Nathaniel Leeto a rival theatre company Selected works of John Dryden book ceased to be a Killigrew shareholder.

Biography of John Dryden John Dryden,English poet, literary critic, dramatist and leader in Restoration comedy wrote the comedic play Marriage A-la-Modeand the tragedy All for Love Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.

In June of the same year Dryden's father died, leaving him some land which generated a little income, but not enough to live on. In his own words, The way I have taken, is not so streight as Metaphrase, nor so loose as Paraphrase: Some things too I have omitted, and sometimes added of my own.

He hobnobbed with the powerful and, despite his increasing family by then, three sonsappears to have aped the manners of his betters by fashionably taking a mistress, the actress Ann Reeves. Alexander Pope was heavily influenced by Dryden and often borrowed from him; other writers were equally influenced by Dryden and Pope.

But Dryden appears to take his theory seriously and to approach the question moderately. No one claimed the reward. The greater part of his critical works introduce problems which he is eager to discuss, and show the work of a writer of independent mind who feels strongly about his own ideas, ideas which demonstrate the breadth of his reading.

I strove to speak: but horror tied my tongue;And thrice about her neck my arms I flung,And, thrice deceiv'd, on vain embraces hung. Dryden translated works by Horace, Juvenal, Ovid, Lucretiusand Theocritusa task which he found far more satisfying than writing for the stage.

His first play The Wild Gallant appeared inand was not successful, but was still promising, and from on he was contracted to produce three plays a year for the King's Company in which he became a shareholder. Simplicity gave him no pleasure.Sep 01,  · Dryden's last three years of published works begin with Alexander's Feast and end with Fables, his largest miscellany of poetical translations.

Alexander's Feast, like the earlier Song for St. Cecilia's Day (Works, III), was commissioned by the Musical Society for performance at its annual tribute to sacred music. The Fables included selections from Homer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer.

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