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  • Writing Plays As A Source Of Income
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    Research Essay on John Dryden John Dryden was born on an unsure date in 1631 in Ald winkle, Northamptonshire. He was born the oldest of 14 children in a landed family of modest means. His parents sided with the Parliament against he King. There is some question to whether or not he was raised in a strict Puritan environment. His father was a country gentleman of moderate fortune. He was given the opportunity by his father to be educated at Westminster School and at the University of Cambridge. A...
  • John Dryden Dramatic Poesy
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    Quarrel of the Moderns and the Ancients " Those beauties of the French poesy are such as will raise perfection higher where it is, but are not sufficient to give it where it is not: they are indeed the beauties of a statue but not of a man" (Poesy Abridged). Dryden wrote this essay as a dramatic dialogue with four characters representing four critical positions. The four critical positions are ancients verses moderns, unities, French verses English drama, separation of tragedy and comedy verses ...
  • John Dryden
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    John Dryden was born on August 9, 1631 in the Vicarage of Ald winkle All Saints in Northamptonshire, England (DISCovering Authors 1). He was a cute, young boy who was described as "short, stout, and red-faced" (Britannica 8). His father was a countryman, and both his parents were very fond of Parliament siding with the Parliament Party against the King (Britannica 1). He was eleven years old when the war broke out between the royalist forces and the revolutionary forces, and that is when his lif...
  • Plays For King's Theatre
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    The Life and Works of John Dryden John Dryden was considered the most influential man of literature in the second half of the 17th century. He was the first of the great English neo-classical poets. He was well known for his poems, drama, and criticism. He called himself Neander, the "new man", in his essay Of Dramatic Poesy (1668), and implied that he was spokesman for the concerns of his generation and the embodiment of its tastes (King 189). Dryden was born in 1631 to a Puritan family in Ald ...
  • John Dryden
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    John Dryden is considered one of the most accomplished poets of the Restoration Period. He was also gifted as a dramatist, essayist, satirist and critic, but despite his popularity little is known of him except what is contained in his works. Born on August 9, 1631 at Ald winkle, Northamptonshire, Dryden grew older writing poems and already had been successful at it. Matthew Arnold said", Here at last we have the true English prose, a prose such as we would all gladly use if only we knew how" (4...

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