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Amphitryon (1690), Act I scene i
John Dryden
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Dramatic works (1808 edition)
John Dryden
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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)
John Dryden
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Dramatic works (1808 edition)
John Dryden
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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)
John Dryden
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The poetical works of John Dryden, esq: containing original poems, tales, and translations, with notes (1811 edition)


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Born: August 9, 1631

Died: May 1, 1700 (aged 68)

Nationality: English

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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