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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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    Thus have I made my own opinions clear;
    Yet neither praise expect, nor censure fear:
    And this unpolished, rugged verse I chose,
    As fittest for discourse and nearest prose;
    John Dryden (1631–1700)

    From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony
    This universal Frame began:
    From Harmony to Harmony
    Through all the Compass of the Notes it ran,
    The Diapason closing full in Man.
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