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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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    Since ev’ry man who lives is born to die,
    And none can boast sincere felicity,
    With equal mind, what happens, let us bear,
    Nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
    —John Dryden (1631–1700)