Citáty John Dryden

„Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.“

—  John Dryden, The Poetical Works of John Dryden

Constantine the Great (1684), Epilogue.
Zdroj: The Poetical Works of John Dryden

„Beware the fury of a patient man.“

—  John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Pt. I, line 999–1005. Compare Publius Syrus, Maxim 289, "Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia" ("An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger").
Absalom and Achitophel (1681)
Varianta: Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.
Kontext: Oh that my Pow'r to Saving were confin’d:
Why am I forc’d, like Heav’n, against my mind,
To make Examples of another Kind?
Must I at length the Sword of Justice draw?
Oh curst Effects of necessary Law!
How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan,
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.

„Great wits are sure to madness near alli'd;
And thin partitions do their bounds divide“

—  John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Pt. I, lines 159–172.
Zdroj: Absalom and Achitophel (1681)
Kontext: A daring pilot in extremity;
Pleas'd with the danger, when the waves went high
He sought the storms; but for a calm unfit,
Would steer too nigh the sands, to boast his wit.
Great wits are sure to madness near alli'd;
And thin partitions do their bounds divide:
Else, why should he, with wealth and honour blest,
Refuse his age the needful hours of rest?
Punish a body which he could not please;
Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease?
And all to leave, what with his toil he won
To that unfeather'd, two-legg'd thing, a son:
Got, while his soul did huddled notions try;
And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy.

„Let those find fault whose wit's so very small,
They've need to show that they can think at all;
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below.“

—  John Dryden, All for Love

Prologue
Zdroj: All for Love (1678)
Kontext: Let those find fault whose wit's so very small,
They've need to show that they can think at all;
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls, must dive below.
Fops may have leave to level all they can;
As pigmies would be glad to lop a man.
Half-wits are fleas; so little and so light,
We scarce could know they live, but that they bite.

„The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And musick shall untune the Sky.“

—  John Dryden, The Major Works

Grand Chorus.
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day http://www.englishverse.com/poems/a_song_for_st_cecilias_day_1687 (1687)
Zdroj: The Major Works
Kontext: So, when the last and dreadful Hour
This crumbling Pageant shall devour,
The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And musick shall untune the Sky.

„Secret guilt by silence is betrayed.“

—  John Dryden, kniha The Hind and the Panther

Pt. III, line 763.
The Hind and the Panther (1687)

„But far more numerous was the herd of such,
Who think too little, and who talk too much.“

—  John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel

Pt. I, lines 532–533. Compare Matthew Prior, Upon a Passage in the Scaligerana, "They always talk who never think".
Zdroj: Absalom and Achitophel (1681)

„Happy who in his verse can gently steer
From grave to light, from pleasant to severe.“

—  John Dryden

The Art of Poetry, canto i, line 75.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit,
The power of beauty I remember yet.“

—  John Dryden, kniha Fables, Ancient and Modern

Lines 1–2.
Fables, Ancient and Modern (1700), Cymon and Iphigenia

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Podobní autoři

William Shakespeare foto
William Shakespeare224
anglický básník a dramatik
John Fletcher foto
John Fletcher7
anglický jakobínský dramatik
John Donne foto
John Donne7
anglický básník
Alexander Pope foto
Alexander Pope17
anglický básník 18. století
John Milton foto
John Milton13
anglický spisovatel, básník
Friedrich Schiller foto
Friedrich Schiller57
německý básník, filozof, historik a dramatik
Samuel Johnson foto
Samuel Johnson49
anglický spisovatel
George Herbert foto
George Herbert4
anglický básník, řečník a anglikánský kněz
Henry Fielding foto
Henry Fielding14
anglický romanopisec a dramatik
Jonathan Swift foto
Jonathan Swift58
anglo-irský satirik, esejista, básník
Dnešní výročí
Alexander Sergejevič Puškin foto
Alexander Sergejevič Puškin29
ruský básník 1799 - 1837
Kazma foto
Kazma6
internetový bavič 1985
František Palacký foto
František Palacký21
český archivář, filozof, historik, novinář, politický spiso… 1798 - 1876
Vissarion Grigorjevič Bělinskij foto
Vissarion Grigorjevič Bělinskij10
ruský literární kritik 1811 - 1848
Dalších 54 dnešních výročí
Podobní autoři
William Shakespeare foto
William Shakespeare224
anglický básník a dramatik
John Fletcher foto
John Fletcher7
anglický jakobínský dramatik
John Donne foto
John Donne7
anglický básník
Alexander Pope foto
Alexander Pope17
anglický básník 18. století
John Milton foto
John Milton13
anglický spisovatel, básník
x