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John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668.

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Farewell Ungrateful TraitorRate it:
Happy the manRate it:
Cymon And Iphigenia. From BoccaceRate it:
A Song. Go Tell Amynta, Gentle SwainRate it:
Ask not the cause why sullen springRate it:
A PrologueRate it:
A Song for St. Cecilia's DayRate it:
A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of Town In The SpringRate it:
A Song. High State And Honours To Others ImpartRate it:
A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A PrizeRate it:
Absalom and AchitophelRate it:
Ah, how sweet it is to love!Rate it:
Alexander's Feast; Or, The Power Of MusicRate it:
An EpilogueRate it:
An Ode, On the Death of Mr. Henry PurcellRate it:
Annus Mirabilis, The Year Of Wonders, 1666Rate it:
ASTRÆA REDUX. A Poem, on the Happy Restoration and Return of His Sacred Majesty, Charles the SecondRate it:
Britannia Rediviva: A Poem on the Birth of the PrinceRate it:
By a dismal cypress lying: A Song from the ItalianRate it:
Calm was the even, and clear was the skyRate it:
Can life be a blessingRate it:
DreamsRate it:
Eleonora : A PanegyricalRate it:
Epilogue on the Same Occasion (Princess of Cleves)Rate it:
Epilogue to Henry II.Rate it:
Epilogue to The Husband His Own CuckoldRate it:
Epitaph On a Nephew, In Catworth Church, HuntingdonshireRate it:
Epitaph on Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in NorfolkRate it:
Epitaph on Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb in Westminster AbbeyRate it:
Epitaph on the Lady WhitmoreRate it:
Epitaph on the Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady, Who Died at Bath, and is There InterredRate it:
Epitaph on the Monument of the Marquis of WinchesterRate it:
Fair Iris I Love and Hourly I DieRate it:
Farewell, Fair Armida. A SongRate it:
Fragment of a Character of Jacob Tonson, His PublisherRate it:
Heroic StanzasRate it:
Hidden FlameRate it:
Hymn For St. John's Eve, 29th JuneRate it:
Impromptu Lines Addressed To His Cousin, Mrs. Creed, In A Conversation After Dinner On The Origin Of NamesRate it:
Life a CheatRate it:
Lines In A Letter To His Lady Cousin, Honor Driden, Who Had Given Him A Silver Inkstand, With A Set Of Writing Materials, 1655Rate it:
Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrait Of Milton, In Tonson's Folio Edition Of The Paradise Lost, 1688Rate it:
Mac Flecknoe: A Satire upon the True-blue Protestant Poet TRate it:
MankindRate it:
Marriage A-La-ModeRate it:
O Souls, In Whom No Heavenly FireRate it:
OdeRate it:
On the Death of a Very Young GentlemanRate it:
On the Death of Amyntas. A Pastoral ElegyRate it:
Palamon And Arcite; Or The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book II.Rate it:
Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book I.Rate it:
Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tale. From Chaucer. In Three Books. Book III.Rate it:
Prologue For The Women, When They Acted at the Old Theatre, Lincoln's-Inn-FieldsRate it:
Prologue For The Women, When They Acted at the Old Theatre, Lincoln's-Inn-FieldsRate it:
Prologue Spoken at the Opening of The New House, March 26, 1674Rate it:
Prologue Spoken the First Day of the King's House Acting After the FireRate it:
Prologue to AlbumazarRate it:
Prologue to Caesar BorgiaRate it:
Prologue to His Royal Highness, Upon His First Appearance at the Duke's Theatre After His Return from Scotland.Rate it:
Prologue To Sophonisba; Spoken at Oxford, 1680Rate it:
Prologue to the Princess of ClevesRate it:
Prologue to the Prophetess, by Beaumont and Fletcher. Revived by Dryden. Spoken by Mr. BettertonRate it:
Prologue to the True WidowRate it:
Prologue To The University Of Oxford, 1674.Rate it:
Religio LaiciRate it:
RoundelayRate it:
Satire On The DutchRate it:
Sigismond And Guiscardo. From BoccaceRate it:
Song (Sylvia The Fair, In The Bloom Of Fifteen)Rate it:
Song From AmphitryonRate it:
Song From An Evening's LoveRate it:
Song From Marriage-A-La-ModeRate it:
Song Of A Scholar And His Mistress, Who, Being Crossed By Their Friends, Fell Mad For One Another; And Now First Meet In BedlamRate it:
Song to a Fair Young LadyRate it:
Suum CuiqueRate it:
Tarquin And TulliaRate it:
Te DeumRate it:
The Beautiful Lady Of The MayRate it:
The Character Of A Good Parson. Imitated From Chaucer, And EnlargedRate it:
The Cock And The Fox: Or, The Tale Of The Nun's PriestRate it:
The Fair Stranger. A SongRate it:
The Flower And The Leaf, Or the Lady In The Arbour. A VisionRate it:
The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part II.Rate it:
The Hind And The Panther, A Poem In Three Parts : Part III.Rate it:
The Hind and the Panther: Part I (excerpts)Rate it:
The MedalRate it:
The Secular MasqueRate it:
The Tears Of Amynta, For The Death Of Damon. A SongRate it:
The Wife Of Bath Her TaleRate it:
Theodore And Honoria. From BoccaceRate it:
Threnodia Augustalis: A Funeral Pindaric Poem, Sacred To The Happy Memory Of King Charles II.Rate it:
To Mr. Granville, On His Excellent Tragedy, Called Heroic LoveRate it:
To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve On His Commedy Call'd The Double DealerRate it:
To my Friend Mr. Motteux, on His Tragedy Called Beauty in Distress, Published in 1698Rate it:
To my Honor'd Friend, Dr. Charleton (excerpt)Rate it:
To my Honoured Kinsman John Driden, of Chesterton, in the County of Huntingdon, Esq.Rate it:
To Sir Godfrey Kneller, Principal Painter to His MajestyRate it:
To the Lord Chancellor Hyde. Presented on New-Year's Day, 1662Rate it:
To The Memory Of Mr OldhamRate it:
To The Pious Memory Of The Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne KilligrewRate it:
Troilus And CressidaRate it:
Upon the Death of Lord HastingsRate it:
Upon the Death of the Viscount of DundeeRate it:
Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of GloucestershireRate it:
Veni, Creator SpiritusRate it:
Verses to Her Royal Highness the Duchess, on the Memorable Victory Gained by the Duke Against the Hollanders, June 3rd, 1665Rate it:
Why should a foolish marriage vowRate it:
You charm'd me not with that fair faceRate it:
Your hay it is mow'd, and your corn is reap'dRate it:

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