John Dryden Quote
The works of John Dryden: now first collected in eighteen volumes. Illustrated with notes, historical, critical, and explanatory, and a life of the author (1808 edition)
Juvenal, Satire X (1693).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Dryden
Born: August 9, 1631
Died: May 1, 1700 (aged 68)
Occupation: Poet, playwright
Bio: John Dryden 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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“Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.”