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John Dryden

Author: John Dryden; Charles Tomlinson
Publisher: London : Faber, 2004.
Series: Poet to poet series.
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John Dryden (1631-1700) was educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University and became the leading literary figure of the Restoration period. Poet, playwright, polemicist and critic, Dryden became Poet Laureate in 1668 and Historiographer Royal in 1670.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dryden; Charles Tomlinson
ISBN: 0571214789 9780571214785
OCLC Number: 51316037
Description: xvii, 140 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The Fire of London --
The Dutch at Bergen --
King David --
The Jews --
Achitophel --
Zimri --
Shimei --
Corah --
Og --
Songs --
'Why should a foolish Marriage Vow' --
'Whil'st Alexis lay prest' --
A New Song --
Song for a Girl --
Epilogue from Tyrannick Love --
Prologue to Aureng-Zebe --
The Epilogue Spoken to the King at the opening the Play-House at Oxford --
Richard Flecknoe, Irish Poetaster, Confers His Throne on Thomas Shadwell --
from Religio Laici --
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham --
From To the Pious Memory of the Accomplisht Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew --
The Hind --
Dryden's Personal Case --
The Persecution of the Huguenots --
The Panther --
The Swallows --
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 --
Lines on Milton --
The Babe --
Reflections on the Shortness of Her Life --
The Manner of Her Death --
from To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve --
Alexander's Feast; or The Power of Musique --
The Secular Masque --
Translations --
From the Greek of Homer: from The Iliad, Book I --
The Invocation --
Achilles Threatened by Agamemnon --
Achilles' Wrath --
The Sacrifice to Apollo --
Thetis Asks Jove to Revenge Her Son Achilles --
The Last Parting of Hector and Andromache --
From the Greek of Theocritus --
Daphnis From Idyll 27 --
From the Latin of Lucretius: De Rerum Natura --
from The beginning of the First Book --
from Against the Fear of Death --
from Concerning the Nature of Love --
from the Latin of Virgil: from The Georgics --
In Praise of Italy --
Spring --
Happy the Man --
The Joys of Sweet Coition --
From The Aeneid: 'Arms, and the Man I sing' --
The Building of Carthage --
The Ghost of Hector Appears of Aeneas --
The Killing of Priam, King of Troy --
Dido and the Deer --
Fame --
The Mountain Oak --
Charon --
Anchises Shows His Son Aeneas the Souls in Limbo --
The Death of Pallas --
Diomede Refuses an Alliance with the Latians Against Aeneas --
Turnus and the Wanton Courser --
Camilla, the Amazon --
The Death of Turnus and the End of the Poem --
From the Latin of Horace --
Odes, Book I, 9 --
Odes, Book III, 29 --
From Epode, 2 --
From the Latin of Ovid --
Amores, Book I, Elegy IV --
from Metamorphoses, Book I --
Joove Looses the South Wind and Neptune the Floods --
Deucalion and Pyrrha Renew Creation by Casting Stones Behind Them --
from Baucis and Philemon --
from Ceyx and Alcyone --
Iris Descends to the Cave of Sleep --
From Cinyras and Myrrha --
Myrrha's Reflections on Incest --
from Of the Pythagorean Philosophy --
From the Latin of Juvenal: from Satires, VI --
'In Saturn's Reign' --
Messalina, Wife of the Emperor Claudius --
from Satires, X --
Sejanus --
From the Italian of Boccaccio: from Cymon and Iphigenia --
The Boor Cymon Humanised by Love --
From the Middle English of Chaucer: from Palamon and Arcite: or, The Knight's Tale --
Duke Theseus Speech --
from The Cock and the Fox: or, The Tale of the Nun's Priest --
Chanticleer --
From the French of Boileau: from The Art of Poetry --
Warning to Would-be Writers.
Series Title: Poet to poet series.
Responsibility: poems selected by Charles Tomlinson.


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