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JOHN DRYDEN
English poet and dramatist
(1631 - 1700)
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The rose is fragrant, but it fades in time:
  The violet sweet, but quickly past the prime:
    White lilies hang their heads, and soon decay,
      And white snow in minutes melts away.
      - Trans. from Theocritus--The Despairing Lover
         (l. 57) [Flowers]

All delays are dangerous in war.
      - Tyrannic Love (act I, sc. 1) [War]

Pains of love be sweeter far
  Than all other pleasures are.
      - Tyrannic Love (act IV, sc. 1) [Love]

We spirits have just such natures
  We had for all the world, when human creatures;
    And, therefore, I, that was an actress here,
      Play all my tricks in hell, a goblin there.
      - Tyrannic Love (epilogue) [Hell]

Three poets in three distant ages born,
  Greece, Italy, and England did adorn.
    The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd;
      The next, in majesty; in both, the last.
        The force of nature could no further go;
          To make a third, she join'd the former two.
      - Under Mr. Milton's Picture
         (Homer, Virgil, Milton)
        [Milton, John : Poets]

Above any Greek or Roman name.
      - Upon the Death of Lord Hastings (l. 76)
        [Names]

What all your sex desire is Sovereignty.
      - Wife of Bath [Women]

'Tis Fate that flings the dice,
  And as she flings
    Of kings makes peasants,
      And of peasants kings.
      - Works (vol. XV, p. 103) [Fate]


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