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JOHN DRYDEN
English poet and dramatist
(1631 - 1700)
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So was she soon exhaled, and vanished hence;
  As a sweet odour, of a vast expense.
    She vanished, we can scarcely say she died.
      - Elegiacs--To the Memory of Mrs. Anne Killegrew
         (l. 303) [Death]

Since Heaven's eternal year is thine.
      - Elegy on Mrs. Killegrew (l. 15) [Heaven]

Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child.
      - Elegy on Mrs. Killigrew (l. 70)
        [Character]

Not aw'd to duty by superior sway.
      - Eleonora (l. 178) [Duty]

Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.
      - Epistle to Congreve (l. 19) [Character]

Be kind to my remains; and O defend,
  Against your judgment, your departed friend.
      - Epistle to Congreve (l. 72) [Friends]

Lord of oneself, uncumbered with a name.
      - Epistle to John Dryden [Soul]

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought,
  Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.
    The wise for cure on exercise depend;
      God never made his work for man to mend.
      - Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton
         (l. 92) [Medicine]

But genius must be born, and never can be taught.
      - Epistle X--To Congreve (l. 60) [Genius]

The spectacles of books.
      - Essay on Dramatic Poetry [Books]

How dull, and how insensible a beast
  Is man, who yet would lord it o'er the rest.
      - Essay on Satire (I, 1),
        written by Dryden and the Earl of Mulgrave
        [Man]

According to her cloth she cut her coat.
      - Fables--Cock and Fox (l. 20) [Prudence]

Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes;
  When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic wakes.
      - Fables--The Cock and the Fox (l. 325)
        [Dreams]

For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.
      - Fables--The Cock and the Fox (l. 452)
        [Nature]

And kind as kings upon their coronation day.
      - Fables--The Hind and the Panther
         (pt. I, l. 271) [Royalty]

For those whom God to ruin has designed
  He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.
      - Fables--The Hind and the Panther
         (pt. III, l. 2,387) [Insanity]

At every close she made, th' attending throng
  Replied, and bore the burden of the song:
    So just, so small, yet in so sweet a note,
      It seemed the music melted in the throat.
      - Flower and the Leaf (l. 197) [Singing]

Ever a glutton, at another's cost,
  But in whose kitchen dwells perpetual frost.
      - Fourth Satire of Persius (l. 58) [Cookery]

With odorous oil thy head and hair are sleek;
  And then thou kemb'st the tuzzes on thy cheek:
    Of these, my barber take a costly care.
      - Fourth Satire of Persius (l. 89) [Barber]

I saw myself the lambent easy light
  Gild the brown horror, and dispel the night.
      - Hind and Panther (pt. II, l. 1,230)
        [Morning]

All, as they say, that glitters is not gold.
      - Hind and the Panther [Appearance]

By education most have been misled.
      - Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)
        [Education]

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
      - Imitation of Horace
         (bk. I, ode XXIX, l. 87) [Virtue]

Happy the man, and happy he alone,
  He, who can call to-day his own:
    He who, secure within, can say,
      Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have liv'd today.
      - Imitation of Horace
         (bk. III, ode XXIX, l. 65)
        [Today : Tomorrow]

Not heaven itself upon the past has power;
  But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
      - Imitation of Horace
         (bk. III, ode XXIX, l. 71) [Past]


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