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Dryden, and was a justice of the peace under Cromwell.
Dryden was given the degree of M. by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1668; in 1670 he was made poet laureate and royal historiographer, which brought him an annual income of £200.
Dryden's position at the death of Charles was not an enviable one.
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 John Dryden (1631-1700)
Although Dryden began his career as a playwright with the production of two or three comedies, yet it was in heroic drama that he achieved his great popularity.
Dryden assisted in its revision; and its success was such as to encourage him to write a sequel, The Indian Imperor, or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, which took the stage by storm.
Dryden's influence was greater than would be thought possible from a study of any one of his dramas.
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  John Dryden
JOHN DRYDEN was born at Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, in 1631.
Dryden's contribution to English literature, besides his poems and plays, was the invention of a direct and simple style for literary criticism.
Dryden performed an inestimable service to his countrymen in applying true standards of criticism to the Elizabethans and in showing them a genuine and sympathetic if occasionally misguided love for Shakespeare.
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  John Dryden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Dryden (August 9, 1631 – May 12, 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known as the Age of Dryden.
Dryden died in 1700 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Dryden's influence as a poet was immense in his lifetime, and the considerable loss felt by the English literary community at his death was evident from the elegies which it inspired.
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 JOHN DRYDEN - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN DRYDEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Drydens education was such as became a scion of these respectable families of squires and rectors, among whom the chance contact with Erasmus had left a certain tradition of scholarship.
Drydens form is of course borrowed from the ancients, and his main source is the critical work of Corneille in the prefaces and discourses contained in the edition of 1660, but he was well acquainted with the whole body of contemporary French and Spanish criticism.
Dryden chooses, as it were, a fragment of a historical action, a single moment during which motives play within a narrow circle, the culminating point in the relations between his two personages.
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 John Dryden - MSN Encarta
Dryden was born to a Puritan family in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and was educated at Westminster School and at the University of Cambridge.
Dryden was appointed poet laureate in 1668 and royal historiographer in 1670.
In 1699 Dryden wrote the last of his published works, metrical paraphrases of Homer, the Latin poet Ovid, the Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio, and the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, under the title Fables Ancient and Modern; its preface is one of his most important essays.
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 John C. Dryden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dryden was educated at the Manitoba Agricultural College, and worked as a farmer.
Dryden was appointed to Stuart Garson's cabinet on February 4, 1944 as Minister of Education.
Dryden was defeated in the 1949 provincial election by Harry Shewman, an independent candidate.
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 John Dryden
John Donne was his model; it is obvious that both his ear and his imagination were saturated with Donne's elegiac strains when he wrote; yet when we look beneath the surface we find unmistakable traces that the pupil was not without decided theories that ran counter to the practice of the master.
Dryden's Antony is so deeply sunk in love that no other impulse has power to stir him; it takes much persuasion and skilful artifice to detach him from Cleopatra even in thought, and his soul returns to her violently before the rupture has been completed.
Dryden took the field as a satirist towards the close of 1681, on the side of the court, at the moment when Shaftesbury, baffled in his efforts to exclude the duke of York from the throne as a papist, and secure the succession of the duke of Monmouth, was waiting his trial for high treason.
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 John Dryden - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about John Dryden
Dryden was born in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and educated at Cambridge.
He was one of the first to liken the reign of Charles II to that of the Roman emperor Augustus, from which the title of ‘Augustan’ has attached itself to the writings of Dryden's generation and that of their immediate successors.
Dryden's many plays during this period may be divided into those which followed the general tendency of the day, with much disrespectful humour if little genius, and those dramas founded on striking incidents of world history and mythology; with the latter he enjoyed great popular success.
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 John Dryden information - Search.com
John Dryden (August 9, 1631 – May 12, 1700), an influential English poet, literary critic and playwright, dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known as the Age of Dryden.
Dryden died in 1700 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Dryden's influence as a poet was immense in his lifetime, and the considerable loss felt by the English literary community at his death was evident from the elegies which it inspired.
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 John Dryden - Biography and Works
John Dryden, (1631-1700), English poet, literary critic, dramatist and leader in Restoration comedy wrote the comedic play Marriage A-la-Mode (1672), and the tragedy All for Love (1678).
John Dryden was born in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England, the eldest of fourteen children of Erasmus Dryden (c.1602—1654) and Mary Pickering (d.
Dryden had retired to the country with the plague threat, where his first son was born, and he continued to write.
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 John Dryden Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
John Dryden was born on Aug. 9, 1631, in Aldwinckle, Northamptonshire, in the parsonage of All Saints Church, where his maternal grandfather was rector.
Dryden was a royalist; Shadwell was a Whig and a supporter of the Earl of Shaftesbury, who was scheming among the Whigs to have Charles II's brother, the Catholic Duke of York, excluded from succession to the throne.
Dryden was apparently commissioned by the King to expose the treason of the Whig sedition and the presumption of Shaftesbury, and he produced two of the finest political satires in English--Absalom and Achitophel (1681) and The Medal (1682).
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 John Dryden, "MacFlecnoe," "Annus Mirabilus," Criticism
Famous is Dryden's praise of Shakespeare for having "the largest and most comprehensive soul," which enabled WS to sympathize with and represent anything in Nature, but it is a Nature he found when he "looked inwards" (2117).
Continuing his attempt to define "wit," Dryden says it "is a propriety of thoughts and words; or, in other terms, thought and words elegantly adapted to the subject" (i.e., high words for high subjects, and low words for low ones).
Dryden's religious epistemology represents a type of doctrine sometimes called "fideism," a reliance on faith rather than reason for religious matters so as to unplug morality from the hard facts about society and nature which were being discovered by science.
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 John Dryden : All For Love : Introductory Note
John Dryden (1631-1700), the great representative figure in the literature of the latter part of the seventeenth century, exemplifies in his work most of the main tendencies of the time.
With "Absalom and Achitophel," a satire on the Whig leader, Shaftesbury, Dryden entered a new phase, and achieved what is regarded as "the finest of all political satires." This was followed by "The Medal," again directed against the Whigs, and this by "Mac Flecknoe," a fierce attack on his enemy and rival Shadwell.
Dryden lived in an age of reaction against excessive religious idealism, and both his character and his works are marked by the somewhat unheroic traits of such a period.
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 John Dryden - Wikipedia
Dryden wurde in einem Dorfpfarrhaus bei Oundle in Northamptonshire geboren und besuchte Westminster School und Trinity College in Cambridge.
Ab etwa 1680 konzentrierte Dryden sich auf die Dichtung unter meisterhaften Nutzung des gereimten Couplets, wobei er auch weiterhin Bühnenwerke verfasste und einige Librettos schrieb.
Ersteres wurde kurz vor Dryden Konversion zum Katholizismus geschrieben, das zweite kurz danach.
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John Dryden, an English poet and dramatist who would dominate literary efforts of The Restoration, was born on August 19, 1631, in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England.
Dryden's relationship with Killigrew's company continued until 1678 at which point he broke with the theatre (which was floundering in debt) and offered his latest play, Oedipus, a drama he had co-authored with Nathaniel Lee, to another company.
John Dryden died in London on May 12, 1700, and was buried in Westminster Abbey next to Chaucer.
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