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John Dryden

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If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.

— John Dryden

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Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.

— John Dryden

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.

— John Dryden

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Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.

— John Dryden

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Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be.

— John Dryden

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Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

— John Dryden

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Repentance is but want of power to sin.

— John Dryden

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Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail our lion now will foreign foes assail.

— John Dryden

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Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!

— John Dryden

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Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.

— 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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