John Dryden


Born
in Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England, The United Kingdom
August 19, 1631

Died
May 12, 1700

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John Dryden (19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating 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."

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“Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.”
John Dryden, The Poetical Works of John Dryden

“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
John Dryden

“We first make our habits, then our habits make us.”
John Dryden