Quotes - • King Charles I named him poet laureate in...

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Quotes * “Here lies a great and mighty king whose promise none relies on;/He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.” —John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester * “This is very true: for my words are my own, and my actions are my ministers.” —King Charles II * “Two things fill the mind with awe, the more often and the more seriously reflection concentrates upon them: The starry heaven above me and the moral law within me.”—Immanuel Kant * “Plots, true or false, are necessary things, To raise up commonwealths and ruin kings.” —John Dryden Dryden and Pope John Dryden (1631–1700)
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Unformatted text preview: • King Charles I named him poet laureate in 1668. • Regarded as the first “modern” prose writer • He developed a style that was clear, precise, and dignified but at the same time lyrical and supremely natural, even transparent. • Also was a respected literary critic. • Wrote the highly regarded Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668) • Fables, Ancient and Modern includes Dryden’s translations of Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. • At the end of his life he taught younger writers in Will’s Coffee House, where many writers gathered together...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH ENC1102 at Broward College.

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