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lecture on the works of Dryden, and the poetry of the 17th century.

Vernon Smith

lecture on the works of Dryden, and the poetry of the 17th century.

by the Right Hon. R. Vernon Smith, M.P. Delivered to the Northampton Mechanics" Institute, November 3, 1853..

by Vernon Smith

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dryden, John.

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    Pagination53p.
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17486261M

    An 18th-century English poet, Alexander Pope was best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of the works of Homer. Born in London, England, he was raised as a Catholic, which proved to be a matter of concern as Catholics were barred of their fundamental rights and . English literature - English literature - Locke: The greatest philosopher of the period, John Locke, explicitly acknowledges Newton and some of his fellow “natural philosophers” in the opening of his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (). Locke declared himself to be an “underlabourer” to what today is called a “scientist.” The philosopher’s role, according to Locke, was.

    Eighteenth-Century Critical Responses "Preface." Fables Ancient and Modern by John Dryden The Advancement and Reformation of Modern Poetry by John Dennis The Grounds of Criticism in Poetry by John Dennis "Preface." Britannia Trimphans by John Dennis The Spectator, Numbers , , , , , , by Joseph Addison. The great English poets of the 17th century did not always fare especially well. John Milton, following the Restoration in May , had to go into hiding until a royal pardon was issued exonerating him for the civic and poetic work he did during Oliver Cromwell’s reign (some of his poems in that era were seen as condoning Cromwell’s regicide of King Charles I).

      Francis Beaumont, , and John Fletcher, Multiple and early editions of many of the plays, including the first folio of their Comedies and Tragedies ().. John Dryden, About versions of works by Dryden, including multiple and early editions of many collection also includes editions of Dryden's translations of works by Ovid, Plutarch, and . The editors of this legendary and hilarious anthology write: "It would seem at a hasty glance that to make an anthology of Bad Verse is on the whole a simple matter On the contrary Bad Verse has its canons, like Good Verse. There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the constant preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book chiefiy good Bad Verse."4/5(4).


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Lecture on the works of Dryden, and the poetry of the 17th century by Vernon Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

After John Donne and John Milton, John Dryden was the greatest English poet of the 17th William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was the greatest he has no peer as a writer of prose, especially literary criticism, and as a translator.

Other figures, such as George Herbert or Andrew Marvell or William Wycherley or William Congreve, may figure more prominently in.

Dryden’s masterpieces of the s and early s are much better known and more often studied than the works he produced in the last decade of the 17th century, but those later works reveal quite different satiric impulses and techniques.

Under James II (r. –88), Dryden remained Poet Laureate and a favourite of the king. John Dryden (/ ˈ d r aɪ d ən /; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] ) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was appointed England's first Poet Children: Charles, John, and Erasmus Henry.

The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of 17th-century English poets whose work was characterised by the inventive use of conceits, and by a greater emphasis on the spoken rather than lyrical quality of their poets were not formally affiliated and lecture on the works of Dryden were highly regarded until 20th century attention established their importance.

Metaphysical poet, any of the poets in 17th-century England who inclined to the personal and intellectual complexity and concentration that is displayed in the poetry of John Donne, the chief of the Metaphysicals.

Others include Henry Vaughan, Andrew Marvell, John Cleveland, and Abraham Cowley as. John Dryden, however, remains a crucial figure in the poetry, plays, and criticism that were written during the last half of the 17th century.

Dryden, who lived from towas born in a. A great playwright, exceptional poet, fine translator, solid critic, and an excellent satirist, John Dryden wore many hats during his living. He was a legendary figure of the seventeenth century who ranks amongst the greatest English poets such as John Donne and John Milton and the greatest playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Ben Johnson.

One of the most popular works of medicine in seventeenth-century England was physician and botanist Nicholas Culpeper’s The English Physitian, first published in The book was reissued in new editions well into the eighteenth century and beyond.

On Aug Aug By Sarah Lindenbaum In 17th century, classics, female book ownership By Sarah Lindenbaum and Tara Lyons The Illinois State University’s Milner Library in Normal, IL is where the famous early reader Frances Wolfreston’s copy of Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania () came to reside.

If not the shaper of poetry in the first half of the century, Donne stands at least as its representative poet, while Dryden, born only a few months after Donne died inprobably has an even. John Dryden was an English poet, critic, and playwright active in the second half of the 17th century.

Over the span of nearly 40 years, he dabbled in a wide range of genres to great success and acclaim. As a poet, Dryden is best known as a satirist and was England's first poet laureate in The Caroline, Interregnum and Restoration eras - Those took up roughly the remainder of the 17th century and saw important work from the three Johns: Milton, Dryden and Bunyan.

A History of Seventeenth-Century Literature outlines significant developments in the English literary tradition between the years and An energetic and provocative history of English literature from Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series.

Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts. English playwright and poet John Dryden may have hoped in for a world in which “every father govern’d as a King,” but reality for 17th century Restoration England women of the royal household was not easy.

The court was hedonistic and dangerous. Winn has gathered together a group of essays about the Middle English writer and poet, Dryden.

All the essays presuppose that at the very least, the reader is well familiar with Dryden's best known works. One interesting analysis is offered by Harth, who describes how Dryden was acutely interested in the main public issues of his s: 1.

Genre/Form: Biographies Poems Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dryden, John, Poetical works of John Dryden. London, J.W. Parker and. Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses the surviving literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England (Jutes and the Angles) c.after the withdrawal of the Romans, and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in These works include genres such as epic poetry.

Which brings me to my chief complaint: Dryden is badly mistreated. He gets much less space than Donne, Jonson and Herrick -- less space even than Drayton and Herbert -- and that little space is misused.

Mac Flecknoe, easily the most influential poem of the later seventeenth century, is represented by a tiny s: 7. John Dryden was a famous English poet who was made the first Poet Laureate of England. He also worked as a literary critic, translator and playwright. The flexibility in his forms of writing marked him as a legend of the 17th century.

He was one of the greatest poets and often compared to playwrights such as William Shakespeare and Ben Johnson. The “Mr. Oldham” of the title refers to John Oldham, a 17th-century satirist whom Dryden greatly admired and who died in at the age of thirty.

Published the following year, “To the Memory of Mr. Oldham” is both a tribute to a talent gone too soon and a showcase for Dryden’s own skills as a poet. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dryden, John, Poetical works of John Dryden. London ; New York: Macmillan and Co., (OCoLC)  " Dryden works Horace into some sharp-suited epigrams, as in the final couplet of this stanza and the last line of the next (fifth): "The best is but in season best.".Start studying The Writers and Works of the 18th Century Study & Lecture Guide.

Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. a comic poem that treats trivial material in an epic style), employs the _____ that John Dryden had perfected in his Translation of Virgil and _____. 17th Century Study.