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By John Dryden

This selection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and includes paintings that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, non secular controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and useful critic. one of the works contained here's his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie."

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By way of our universal legislation, which the Poet by way of an expression within the fourth Act may loa Prose 1668-1691 make us think is in strength at Morocco, she will be yet Executrix or Administratrice; for frowns might be yet reckoned between items and Chattels on the most sensible, and the way can she be possessed of this property, and her Father go away those frowns in the back of him after his dying, i can't comprehend. Our amorous flights like threatning Comets are, Which therefore draw after 'urn, a educate of blood. the following he compares an amorous factor to a threatning factor; and a flight to a Comet, a movement to a substance. And this mo10 tion he calls an amorous movement: i do know no movement yet one who can correctly be known as amorous; he has scarce such a lot of Syllables in his traces as non-sensical meanings. Now I recount the Scenes of our previous storms. To arme our fancy with extra unique kinds. she is going to arm his fancy with a extra enjoyable shape than the Scene of a hurricane. As Purgatory does make means for Heaven. He makes Mahometans think a Purgatory. And has my Father, lets then and are 20 Our Loves and Hopes Oh! my unruly pleasure The smooth headed King is so blunder'd with Morena's nonsense, that he can't deliver out a simple observe. And an analogous jealousie that made his breath Decree your Chains, made him pronounce your loss of life. This Poet has so perverse a posh, that he inverts the entire order of nature; he'll make humans see with their Ears, and listen to with their Noses: right here he makes the outdated Emperour pronounce with out physique is aware what, and contrive and decree together with his Breath. it truly is common with him to place one college so upon an imployment which belongs to a different. If he tells you a guy sees a specific thing, it's detached to him no matter if he tells you he sees together with his Eyes or his nostril. yet he's not so huge in his Commissions to any factor as Breath. right here he makes Breath dei 7 18 20 27 in strength at] at strength in Q. 7 draw] S; attracts Q. blood] S; blare Q (corrected in Errata). sixteen typhoon. ] ~ , Q. Mahometans] Mahometans Q. 19 has] S; ha's Q. As in S; divided after Hopes in Q (our). pay attention with] pay attention wth Q. Notes and Observations 103 cree. within the subsequent web page he makes it Paint, Write, Print, Guild, or whatever of that sort; for he says, Whose couragious Breath, Can set such wonderful Characters on demise. Breath has braveness too, and within the moment Act he makes it pay attention. Her mild Breath already, from fust reputation, Has kindly entertain'd your wonderful identify. within the 3rd Act he provides it Regal Dominion, the Queen 10 mom claims a supremacy above her Son the King, simply because She gave him Breath in which he does command. And but she gave him no longer Breath neither; at so much she gave him yet Lungs wherewith to breath, and the negative idiot may need sound Lungs and but be still-born. Nay within the comparable Act he makes Breath transmigrate like Souls, and subsist after a Mans loss of life in Parchment and Paper, For this guilt, our Prophets Breath, Has in our sacred legislation pronounc'd your dying. it kind of feels Mahomets Breath subsisted in his Books for above 20 1000 years after his dying, a really unusual Miracle, and will our Poet turn out it to be precise, he could do countless carrier to the Turkish faith, and the Mufti may possibly do at least procure him to be made a Mamamouchi.

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