Famous quotes containing the word dryden:

    But, when to Sin our byast Nature leans,
    The careful Devil is still at hand with means;
    And providently Pimps for ill desires:
    The Good Old Cause, reviv’d, a Plot requires,
    Plots, true or false, are necessary things,
    To raise up Common-wealths and ruine Kings.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Nature meant me
    A wife, a silly harmless household Dove,
    Fond without art; and kind without deceit.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)

    Then for the Style; Majestick and Divine,
    It speaks no less than God in every Line:
    Commanding words; whose Force is still the same
    As the first Fiat that produc’d our Frame.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)