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John Dryden

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If others in the same Glass better see 'Tis for Themselves they look, but not for me: For my Salvation must its Doom receive Not from what others, but what I believe.

— John Dryden

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Whatever is,is in its causes just; But purblind man Sees but a part o' th' chain;the nearest link; His eyes not carrying to that equal beam That poises all above.

— John Dryden


Death in itself is nothing; but we fear. To be we know not what, we know not where.

— John Dryden

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A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.

— John Dryden

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Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

— John Dryden

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For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.

— John Dryden

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Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

— John Dryden


Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.

— John Dryden

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But love's a malady without a cure.

— John Dryden

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Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.

— John Dryden

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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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