John Dryden Quotes (565 quotes)
Amphitryon (1690), Act I scene i
Dryden: the Dramatic Works: The conquest of Granada by the Spaniards, parts 1-2. Marriage a-la-mode. The assignation; or, Love in a nunnery. Amboyna. The state of innocence and fall of map (1968 edition)
Dramatic works (1808 edition)
“Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.”
The Works of John Dryden: Dramatic works (1883 edition)
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)
The poetical works of John Dryden, esq: containing original poems, tales, and translations, with notes (1811 edition)
“By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.”
The Poems of John Dryden (1822 edition)
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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.