• Role of Dryden
    ABOUT THE LIFE OF JOHN DRYDEN JOHN DRYDEN was born at Aldwinkle, Northampton shire, in 1631. He came of a Puritan family, which had been for years very active in the political world. Dryden was sent to school at Westminster. He published some verses at the age of eighteen. In 1650 he entered Trinit...
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  • Dryden as a Poet
    John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) was an eminent English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John...
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