17th-century English poet and playwright
John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was appointed England's first Poet Laureate in 1668.
John Dryden Quotes Page 5
Plots, true or false, are necessary things, To raise up commonwealths and ruin kings.
Not Heav'n itself upon the past has pow'r; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
An horrible stilness first invades our ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.
I am devilishly afraid, that's certain; but ... I'll sing, that I may seem valiant.
In squandering wealth was his peculiar art: Nothing went unrewarded, but desert. Beggar'd by fools, whom still he found too late: H had his jest, and they had his estate.
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