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John Dryden

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John Dryden (–) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668. [1]

129 relations: Absalom and Achitophel, Aeneid, Albion and Albanius, Aldwincle, Alexander Pope, Alexander's Feast (Dryden poem), Alexandrine, All for Love (play), All Saints Church, Aldwincle, Amboyna (play), Amphitryon (Dryden play), An Evening's Love, Andrew Marvell, Annus Mirabilis (poem), Asiatic style, Astraea Redux, Aureng-zebe, Ben Jonson, Blue plaque, Catholic Church, Charles Dryden (English writer), Charles II of England, Chinatown, London, Clergy house, Covent Garden, Donald Greene, Essay of Dramatick Poesie, Fables, Ancient and Modern, Geoffrey Chaucer, George Crabbe, George Saintsbury, Giovanni Boccaccio, Glorious Revolution, Great Plague of London, Gregorian calendar, Heroic couplet, High church, Historiographer Royal (England), Homer, Horace, James Francis Edward Stuart, James Howell, John Donne, John Dryden (writer, born 1668), John Keats, John Milton, John Thurloe, John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, Jonathan Swift, Julian calendar, ..., King Arthur (opera), King's Company, Literary criticism, Long Acre, Lord Byron, Lucretius, Mac Flecknoe, Mark Van Doren, Marriage à la mode (play), Metaphysical poets, Momus, Mr. Limberham; or, the Kind Keeper, Nathaniel Lee, National Portrait Gallery, London, NPR, Oedipus, Oedipus (Dryden play), Ovid, Panegyric, Playwright, Poet, Poet laureate, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, Preposition stranding, Puritans, Rabanus Maurus, Religio Laici, Restoration (England), Restoration comedy, Richard Busby, Robert Howard (playwright), Romantic poetry, Royal Society, Royal Society of Arts, Satires (Juvenal), Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet, Sir Erasmus Henry Dryden, 5th Baronet, Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet, Sir Martin Mar-all, Smallpox, Sophocles, St Swithin, London Stone, T. S. Eliot, The Assignation, The Conquest of Granada, The Hind and the Panther, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, The Indian Emperour, The Indian Queen (play), The Maiden Queen, The Mistaken Husband, The Nine Muses, The Protectorate, The State of Innocence, The Tempest, The Tempest (Dryden and D'Avenant play), The Wild Gallant, Theocritus, Thomas Hill (Cambridge), Thomas Shadwell, Thrapston, Threnodia Augustalis, Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, To the Memory of Mr. Oldham, Translation, Trinity College, Cambridge, Tyrannick Love, University of Cambridge, Veni Creator Spiritus, Virgil, W. H. Auden, Walter Scott, Westminster Abbey, Westminster School, William Davenant, William Empson, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Wiltshire. Expand index (79 more) »

Absalom and Achitophel

Absalom and Achitophel is a celebrated satirical poem by John Dryden, written in heroic couplets and first published in 1681.

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The Aeneid (Aeneis) is a Latin epic poem, written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who travelled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.

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Albion and Albanius

Albion and Albanius is an opera, closely resembling a French tragédie en musique, by Louis Grabu with an English libretto by John Dryden.

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Aldwincle is a village and civil parish located in the district of East Northamptonshire, with a population at the time of the 2011 census of 322.

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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet.

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Alexander's Feast (Dryden poem)

Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music (1697) is an ode by John Dryden.

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Alexandrine is a name used for several distinct types of verse line with related metrical structures, most of which are ultimately derived from the classical French alexandrine.

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All for Love (play)

All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677.

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All Saints Church, Aldwincle

All Saints Church is a historic Anglican church in the village of Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England.

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Amboyna (play)

Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants is a tragedy by John Dryden written in 1673.

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Amphitryon (Dryden play)

Amphitryon is an English language comedy by John Dryden which is based on Molière's 1668 play of the same name which was in turn based on the story of the Greek mythological character Amphitryon as told by Plautus in his play from ca. 190-185 B.C. Dryden's play, which focuses on themes of sexual morality and power, premiered in London in 1690.

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An Evening's Love

An Evening's Love, or The Mock Astrologer is a comedy in prose by John Dryden.

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Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell (31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678.

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Annus Mirabilis (poem)

Annus Mirabilis is a poem written by John Dryden published in 1667.

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Asiatic style

The Asiatic style or Asianism (genus orationis Asiaticum, Cicero, Brutus 325) refers to an Ancient Greek rhetorical tendency (though not an organized school) that arose in the third century BC, which, although of minimal relevance at the time, briefly became an important point of reference in later debates about Roman oratory.

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Astraea Redux

Astraea Redux, written by John Dryden in 1660, is a royalist panegyric in which Dryden welcomes the new regime of King Charles II.

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Aureng-zebe is a Restoration drama by John Dryden, written in 1675.

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Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Charles Dryden (English writer)

Charles Dryden (1666–1704), was chamberlain to Pope Innocent XII, He was the eldest son of John Dryden the poet.

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Charles II of England

Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was king of England, Scotland and Ireland.

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Chinatown, London

Chinatown is an ethnic enclave in the City of Westminster, London, bordering the Soho to its north and west, Theatreland to the south and east.

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Clergy house

A clergy house or rectory is the residence, or former residence, of one or more priests or ministers of religion.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in Greater London, on the eastern fringes of the West End, between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane.

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Donald Greene

Donald Johnson Greene (November 21, 1914 – May 13, 1997) was a literary critic, English professor, and scholar of British literature, particularly the eighteenth-century period.

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Essay of Dramatick Poesie

Essay of Dramatic Poesie is a work by John Dryden, England's first Poet Laureate, in which Dryden attempts to justify drama as a legitimate form of "poetry" comparable to the epic, as well as defend English drama against that of the ancients and the French.

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Fables, Ancient and Modern

Fables, Ancient and Modern is a collection of translations of classical and medieval poetry by John Dryden interspersed with some of his own works.

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages.

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George Crabbe

George Crabbe (24 December 1754 – 3 February 1832) was an English poet, surgeon and clergyman.

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George Saintsbury

George Edward Bateman Saintsbury, FBA (23 October 1845 – 28 January 1933), was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur.

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Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist.

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Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, was the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III, Prince of Orange, who was James's nephew and son-in-law.

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Great Plague of London

The Great Plague, lasting from 1665 to 1666, was the last major epidemic of the bubonic plague to occur in England.

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Gregorian calendar

The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used civil calendar in the world.

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Heroic couplet

A heroic couplet is a traditional form for English poetry, commonly used in epic and narrative poetry, and consisting of a rhyming pair of lines in iambic pentameter.

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High church

The term "high church" refers to beliefs and practices of ecclesiology, liturgy, and theology, generally with an emphasis on formality and resistance to "modernisation." Although used in connection with various Christian traditions, the term originated in and has been principally associated with the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, where it describes Anglican churches using a number of ritual practices associated in the popular mind with Roman Catholicism.

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Historiographer Royal (England)

In England the office of Historiographer Royal, a historian under the official patronage of the royal court, was created in 1660 with an annual salary of £200 and a butt of sack.

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Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature.

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian).

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James Francis Edward Stuart

James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales (10 June 1688 – 1 January 1766), nicknamed the Old Pretender, was the son of King James II and VII of England, Scotland and Ireland, and his second wife, Mary of Modena.

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James Howell

James Howell (c. 1594 – 1666) was a 17th-century Anglo-Welsh historian and writer who is in many ways a representative figure of his age.

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John Donne

John Donne (22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England.

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John Dryden (writer, born 1668)

John Dryden (1668–1701), was a writer.

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John Keats

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet.

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John Milton

John Milton (9 December 16088 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.

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John Thurloe

John Thurloe (June 1616 – 21 February 1668) of Great Milton in Oxfordshire and of Lincoln's Inn, was a secretary to the council of state in Protectorate England and spymaster for Oliver Cromwell.

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John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

John Wilmot (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680) was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court.

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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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Julian calendar

The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 46 BC (708 AUC), was a reform of the Roman calendar.

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King Arthur (opera)

King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), is a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden.

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King's Company

The King's Company was one of two enterprises granted the rights to mount theatrical productions in London at the start of the English Restoration.

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Literary criticism

Literary criticism (or literary studies) is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature.

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Long Acre

Long Acre is a street in the City of Westminster in central London.

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Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known as Lord Byron, was an English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.

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Titus Lucretius Carus (15 October 99 BC – c. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher.

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Mac Flecknoe

Mac Flecknoe (full title: Mac Flecknoe; or, A satyr upon the True-Blew-Protestant Poet, T.S.Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004) is a verse mock-heroic satire written by John Dryden.

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Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was an American poet, writer and critic.

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Marriage à la mode (play)

Marriage à la Mode is a Restoration comedy by John Dryden, first performed in London in 1673 by the King's Company.

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Metaphysical poets

The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of 17th-century English poets whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by a greater emphasis on the spoken rather than lyrical quality of their verse.

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Momus (Μῶμος Momos) was in Greek mythology the personification of satire and mockery, two stories about whom figure among Aesop’s Fables.

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Mr. Limberham; or, the Kind Keeper


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Nathaniel Lee

Nathaniel Lee (c. 1653 – 6 May 1692) was an English dramatist.

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National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.

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National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Oedipus (Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning "swollen foot") was a mythical Greek king of Thebes.

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Oedipus (Dryden play)

The heroic drama Oedipus: A Tragedy, is an adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, written by John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee.

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Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.

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A panegyric is a formal public speech, or (in later use) written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and undiscriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical.

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A playwright or dramatist (rarely dramaturge) is a person who writes plays.

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A poet is a person who creates poetry.

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Poet laureate

A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically expected to compose poems for special events and occasions.

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Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom

The British Poet Laureate is an honorary position appointed by the monarch of the United Kingdom on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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Preposition stranding

Preposition stranding, sometimes called P-stranding, is the syntactic construction in which a preposition with an object occurs somewhere other than immediately adjacent to its object; for example, at the end of a sentence.

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The Puritans were English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.

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Rabanus Maurus

Rabanus Maurus Magnentius (780 – 4 February 856), also known as Hrabanus or Rhabanus, was a Frankish Benedictine monk and theologian who became archbishop of Mainz in Germany.

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Religio Laici

Religio Laici, Or A Layman's Faith (1682) is a poem by John Dryden, published as a premise to his subsequent The Hind and the Panther (1687), a final outcome of his conversion to Roman Catholicism.

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Restoration (England)

The Restoration of the English monarchy took place in the Stuart period.

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Restoration comedy

The term "Restoration comedy" refers to English comedies written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710.

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Richard Busby


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Robert Howard (playwright)

Sir Robert Howard (January 1626 – 3 September 1698) was an English playwright and politician, born to Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire and his wife Elizabeth.

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Romantic poetry

Romantic poetry is the poetry of the Romantic era, an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.

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Royal Society

The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society.

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Royal Society of Arts

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges.

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Satires (Juvenal)

The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by the Latin author Juvenal written in the early 2nd centuries AD.

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Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet

Sir Erasmus Dryden, 1st Baronet (20 December 1553 – 22 May 1632) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1624.

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Sir Erasmus Henry Dryden, 5th Baronet

Sir Erasmus Henry Dryden, 5th Baronet (1669–1710) was an English Roman Catholic priest.

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Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet

Sir Gilbert Pickering, 1st Baronet (1611 – October 1668) was a regicide, a member of the English Council of State during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell, and a member of Cromwell's Upper House.

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Sir Martin Mar-all

Sir Martin Mar-all, or The Feign'd Innocence is an English Restoration comedy, first performed on 15 August 1667.

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Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.

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Sophocles (Σοφοκλῆς, Sophoklēs,; 497/6 – winter 406/5 BC)Sommerstein (2002), p. 41.

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St Swithin, London Stone

St Swithin, London Stone, was an Anglican Church in the City of London.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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The Assignation

The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery is a Restoration comedy written by John Dryden.

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The Conquest of Granada

The Conquest of Granada is a Restoration era stage play, a two-part tragedy written by John Dryden that was first acted in 1670 and 1671 and published in 1672.

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The Hind and the Panther

The Hind and the Panther: A Poem, in Three Parts (1687) is an allegory in heroic couplets by John Dryden.

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding.

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The Indian Emperour

The Indian Emperour, or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards, being the Sequel of The Indian Queen is an English Restoration era stage play, a heroic drama written by John Dryden that was first performed in the Spring of 1665.

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The Indian Queen (play)

The Indian Queen is a play by Sir Robert Howard, written in collaboration with John Dryden, his sister's husband.

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The Maiden Queen

Secret Love, or The Maiden Queen is a 1667 tragicomedy written by John Dryden.

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The Mistaken Husband

The Mistaken Husband is a Restoration comedy in the canon of John Dryden's dramatic works, where it has constituted a long-standing authorship problem.

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The Nine Muses

The Nine Muses, Or, Poems Written by Nine severall Ladies Upon the death of the late Famous John Dryden, Esq. (London: Richard Basset, 1700) was an elegiac volume of poetry published pseudonymously.

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The Protectorate

The Protectorate was the period during the Commonwealth (or, to monarchists, the Interregnum) when England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland were governed by a Lord Protector as a republic.

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The State of Innocence

The State of Innocence was intended to be performed as an opera, with the libretto written in 1674, (first published in 1677) by John Dryden.

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The Tempest

The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–1611, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.

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The Tempest (Dryden and D'Avenant play)

The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island is a comedy adapted by John Dryden and William D'Avenant from Shakespeare's comedy The Tempest.

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The Wild Gallant

The Wild Gallant is a Restoration comedy written by John Dryden.

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Theocritus (Θεόκριτος, Theokritos; fl. c. 270 BC), the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.

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Thomas Hill (Cambridge)

Thomas Hill (died 1653) was an English Puritan divine.

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Thomas Shadwell

Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642 – 19 November 1692) was an English poet and playwright who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.

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Thrapston is a small town in Northamptonshire, England.

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Threnodia Augustalis

The Threnodia Augustalis is a 517-line occasional poem written by John Dryden to commemorate the death of Charles II in February 1685.

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Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire

Titchmarsh is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, England.

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To the Memory of Mr. Oldham

To the Memory of Mr.

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Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text.

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Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in England.

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Tyrannick Love

Tyrannick Love, or The Royal Martyr is a tragedy by John Dryden in rhymed couplets, first acted in June 1669, and published in 1670.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.

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Veni Creator Spiritus

"Veni Creator Spiritus" ("Come Creator Spirit") is a hymn believed to have been written by Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century.

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Publius Vergilius Maro (traditional dates October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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Westminster School

Westminster School is an independent day and boarding school in London, England, located within the precincts of Westminster Abbey.

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William Davenant

Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright.

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William Empson

Sir William Empson (27 September 1906 – 15 April 1984) was an English literary critic and poet, widely influential for his practice of closely reading literary works, a practice fundamental to New Criticism.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

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Wiltshire is a county in South West England with an area of.

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