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John Dryden

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Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, But good men starve for want of impudence.


— John Dryden


#impudence #knaves #men

Beware the fury of a patient man.


— John Dryden


#beware #fury #man #patient

We first make our habits, then our habits make us.


— John Dryden


#change #habit #self-improvement #change

Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.


— John Dryden


#temptation

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.


— John Dryden


#loquacity #thoughtlessness #contemporary

…So when the last and dreadful hour This crumbling pageant shall devour, The trumpet shall be heard on high, The dead shall live, the living die, And Music shall untune the sky


— John Dryden


#music

Let Fortune empty her whole quiver on me, I have a soul that, like an ample shield, Can take in all, and verge enough for more; Fate was not mine, nor am I Fate's: Souls know no conquerors.


— John Dryden


#prosperity #inspirational

Love is a passion which kindles honor into noble acts.


— John Dryden


#love

Where'e're I go, my Soul shall stay with thee: 'Tis but my Shadow I take away...


— John Dryden


#love

None are so busy as the fool and knave.


— John Dryden


#business






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Whatever Dryden’s response to this was he clearly respected the Headmaster and would later send two of his own sons to school at Westminster. It was a modern epic in pentameter quatrains that establiJohn Drydend him as the preeminent poet of his generation and was crucial in his attaining the posts of Poet Laureate (1668) and historiographer royal (1670). In 1667 around the same time his dramatic career began he publiJohn Drydend Annus Mirabilis a lengthy historical poem which described the events of 1666; the English defeat of the Dutch naval fleet and the Great Fire of London.

" He was made Poet Laureate in 1668. John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) 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 as the Age of Dryden.

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