John Dryden

John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) was an influential 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." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.

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    Thus intranc’d they did lie,
    Till Alexis did try
    To recover new breath, that again he might die:
    Then often they died; but the more they did so,
    The nymph died more quick, and the shepherd more slow.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)