One Happy Moment By John Dryden

One Happy Moment NO, no, poor suff’ring Heart, no Change endeavour, Choose to sustain the smart, rather than leave her; My ravish’d …

Hidden Flame By John Dryden

Hidden Flame I FEED a flame within, which so torments me That it both pains my heart, and yet contents me: ‘Tis …

Ode By John Dryden

Ode To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady, Mrs Anne Killigrew, Excellent in the Two Sister-arts of Poesy and Painting. …

Heroic Stanzas By John Dryden

Heroic Stanzas Consecrated to the Glorious Memory of His Most Serene and Renowned Highness, Oliver, Late Lord Protector of This Commonwealth, etc. …

The Secular Masque By John Dryden

The Secular Masque Enter JANUS JANUS Chronos, Chronos, mend thy pace, An hundred times the rolling sun Around the radiant belt has …

Te Deum By John Dryden

Te Deum Thee, Sovereign God, our grateful accents praise; We own thee Lord, and bless thy wondrous ways; To thee, Eternal Father, …

A Prologue By John Dryden

A Prologue Gallants, a bashful poet bids me say, He’s come to lose his maidenhead to-day. Be not too fierce; for he’s …

Mankind By John Dryden

Mankind Men are but children of a larger growth; Our appetites are apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, …

Roundelay By John Dryden

Roundelay I. Chloe found Amyntas lying, All in tears, upon the plain, Sighing to himself, and crying, Wretched I, to love in …