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John Dryden quotes

John Dryden
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.
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Plots, true or false, are necessary things, To raise up commonwealths and ruin kings.
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Not Heav'n itself upon the past has pow'r; But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour.
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An horrible stilness first invades our ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.
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We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
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Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.


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I am devilishly afraid, that's certain; but ... I'll sing, that I may seem valiant.
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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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