John Dryden (; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who in 1668 was appointed England's first Poet Laureate.He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the...
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
None are so busy as the fool and knave.
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.