Who is John Dryden?

  • (noun): The outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700).
    Synonyms: Dryden

John Dryden

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. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.

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English Literature - Early Modern Period: 1486-1800 - The Caroline, Interregnum and Restoration Periods (1625-1689)
... The Metaphysical poets John Donne (1572–1631) and George Herbert (1593–1633 were still alive after 1625, and later in the 17th century a second generation of metaphysical poets were ... Cavalier poets are Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace, Thomas Carew, and Sir John Suckling ... on theatres from Jeremy Collier, the pioneering of literary criticism from Dryden, and the first newspapers ...
John Oldham (poet) - Life and Work
... Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, the son of John Oldham, a non-conformist minister, and grandson of John Oldham the staunch anti-papist rector of Shipton ... Oldham settled in London and was introduced to John Dryden, with whom he became close friends ... John Dryden wrote an elegy on his death ...
John Dryden - Select Bibliography
... Editions The Works of John Dryden, 20 vols ... of California Press, 1956–2002) John Dryden The Major Works, ed ... by Keith Walker, (Oxford Oxford University Press, 1987) The Works of John Dryden, ed ...
John Dryden (disambiguation)
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    ‘Tis sufficient to say, according to the proverb, that here is God’s plenty.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)