The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVII
Prose, 1668-1691: An essay of Dramatick Poesie and Shorter Works
Publication Year: 1972
Published by: University of California Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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...rian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literarypolemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Here "the otherEnglish criticism, that is but one subject on which his prose pencarefully articulated piece of literary criticism, familiarly knownof its ideas, but also by reason of its quasi-fictional dialogue...
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Of Dramatick Poesie, An Essay
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IT was that memorable day, in the first Summer of the lateWar, when our Navy ingag'd the Dutch: a day wherein thetwo most mighty and best appointed Fleets which any ageand little, into the line of the Enemies; the noise of the Cannon10 from both Navies reach'd our ears about the City: so that allborrowed names, that they may not suffer by so ill a relation asao then every one favouring his own curiosity with a strict silence,...
Notes and Observations on The Empress of Morocco
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When I first saw the Empress of Morocco, though I found it then to be a Rapsody of non-sense, I was very well contented to have let it pass, that the Reputation of a new Authour might not be wholly damn'd; but that he might be encourag'd to make his Audience some part of amends another time. ...
Heads of an Answer to Rymer
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H EE who undertakes to Answer this Excellent Critick ofMr. Rymer, in behalf of our English Poets against theGreek, ought to do it in this manner.tends for, which consists in this, that the fivOoi (i.e.) the DesignDefinition of Tragedy, of its Parts, of its Ends, of its Beauties;10 visibly so little; or whether what they did was not very easieis the same in all Places, and Reason too the same; yet the Cli-...
His Majesties Declaration Defended
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SINCE you are pleas'd to require my Opinion of the KingsDeclaration, and the Answer to it, which you write meword was sent you lately, I shall obey you the more will-10 tended, to justifie the Dissolution of the two last Parliaments;squeeze into it. Accordingly, upon the first appearance of it inPrint, five several Pens of their Cabal were set to work; and thehim as a forerunner of another Parliament to be speedily call'd:...
Contributions to Plutarchs Lives
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ECRETIUS, endeavouring to prove from the principles ofhis Philosophy, that the world had a casual beginningfrom the concourse of A tomes; and that Men, as well asTo let pass those happy Patriarchs, who were striplings at four-...
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ECRETIUS, endeavouring to prove from the principles ofhis Philosophy, that the world had a casual beginningfrom the concourse of A tomes; and that Men, as well asTo let pass those happy Patriarchs, who were striplings at four-short interval of years, (wherein Nature seem'd to take a breath-French, so it suffer'd this double disadvantage, first that it was20 reasons, and least so useful a piece of History, shou'd lie op-...
The Publisher to the Reader
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...as they may conveniently be dispatch'd from the Press. It is notfarther, then under the Office of a fair, and a careful Publisher,the benefit, and satisfaction of the Bookseller, as well as of theyou to the Learned and Ingenious Translators of this first part,to say what profit, and delight will accrue to the English Reader...
The Life of Plutarch
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Iknow not by what Fate it comes to pass, that Historians,who give immortality to others, are so ill requited byPosterity, that their Actions and their Fortunes are usuallyhave left concerning him) is all we can collect, relating to thisof fat weathers, as Juvenal calls it, produc'd three wits, which7 Pindar] 03-4; Pyndar Ol-2. 11 Charonea] Oib; Cheeronea Oia, 02-4.6 Inscription at Delphos] inscription at Delphos Oi~4 (Inscription 02-4)....
Contribution to A Defence of the Papers: A Defence of the Third [Duchess's] Paper
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Idare appeal to all unprejudic'd Readers, and especially tothose who have any sense of Piety, whether upon perusal ofthe Paper written by Her late Highness the Duchess, theySoul; whether they did not plainly and perfectly discern in it theManuscript, I could not but consider it as a Discourse extremelyceedings, and the Truth of her plain Relation, even so far as to10 count, not only of the Passages in her Soul, and the Agonies of...
Epistle Dedicatory for The Vocal and Instrumental Musick of the Prophetess
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...of Dedicating not onely it, but also the unworthy Authour of it,trees, which being of a tender constitution, and delicate in theirnature, require the shadow of the Cedar to shield their Infancy,that of notes: and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, soBesides, that she is a single piece; to be seen onely in one place,...
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Bacon, Works: The Works of Francis Bacon, ed. James Spedding, RobertBH: Samuel Johnson, Lives of the English Poets, ed. George BirkbeckCatalogue: A Catalogue of the Collection of Tracts for and AgainstPopery, ed. Thomas Jones, Remains, Chetham Society, XLVIII (1859),Clough: Plutarch's Lives. The Translation Called Dryden's. Corrected...
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Index to the Commentary
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Page Count: 544
Publication Year: 1972
Series Title: Works of John Dryden