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Dryden, John (1631-1700), poet, playwright, and critic

Paul Hammond

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Dryden, John (1631-1700), poet, playwright, and critic

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Education and government service, 1644-1659 | Marriage and early literary career, 1660-1667 | Drama and the laureateship, 1667-1680 | Polemical writings and translations, 1681-1685 | Conversion to Catholicism, 1685-1688 | Post-revolutionary writings, 1689-1700 | Character, achievement, and reputation

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