Selected Poems

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Penguin, 30/08/2001 - 582 páginas
In his lifetime, John Dryden gained fame at the cost first of gossip and scandal and then of suspicion and scorn. He wrote to order, currying favor with the Crown and repeatedly savaging its enemies. Yet the finest works of his political and spiritual imagination- "Absalom and Achitophel" and "The Hind and the Panther"-develop the themes of envy, ambition, and misdeed in ways that far transcend their era. During the Glorious Revolution, Dryden fell from patronage and favor: he then transformed himself into perhaps the greatest of English translators, a superb interpreter of Virgil and Horace, Juvenal and Persius, Boccaccio and Chaucer.

With a preface and annotations accompanying each poem, modernized spelling and punctuation, and an informative introduction and chronology, this Penguin Classics edition is the only paperback volume of its kind available.
 

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INTRODUCTION
ix
UPON THE DEATH OF THE LORD HASTINGS
1
HEROIC STANZAS
4
ASTRÆA REDUX
11
TO HIS SACRED MAJESTY
20
TO DR CHARLETON
24
ANNUS MIRABILIS
26
PROLOGUES EPILOGUES AND SONGS FROM THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA
90
TO THE MEMORY OF MR OLDHAM
189
TRANSLATIONS FROM LUCRETIUSDE RERUM NATURA
190
TRANSLATIONS FROM HORACE
207
TO THE PIOUS MEMORY OF MRS ANNE KILLIGREW
214
THE HIND AND THE PANTHER
220
A SONG FOR ST CECILIAS DAY 1687
292
LINES ON MILTON
295
ELEONORA
296

MACFLECKNOE
99
PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO ALL FOR LOVE
106
THE PROLOGUE AT OXFORD 1680
109
THE EPILOGUE SPOKEN TO THE KING AT OXFORD
110
ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL
111
PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE UNHAPPY FAVOURITE
142
THE MEDAL
145
PROLOGUES TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK
159
RELIGIO LAICI
162
TO THE EARL OF ROSCOMMON
186
FROM THE SATIRES OF JUVENAL AND PERSIUS
311
TO MY DEAR FRIEND MR CONGREVE
349
TO SIR GODFREY KNELLER
352
AN ODE ON THE DEATH OF MR HENRY PURCELL
357
FROM THE WORKS OF VIRGIL
359
ALEXANDERS FEAST
391
LINES ON TONSON
397
FROM FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN
398
THE SECULAR MASQUE
515
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Most of John Dryden's (1631-1700) early work was for the theatre. He wrote romantic comedies, adaptations and tragi-comedies including 'Marriage -la-Mode'. He was Poet Laureate from 1668 to 1688 during which time he wrote his most celebrated satires and criticism. In his later years, he turned to translation. Steven N. Zwicker & David Bywaters have edited this volume. Zwicker teaches English at Washington University and is author of 'The Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1650-1740'.

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