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  1. Dryden, John Dryden(noun)

    the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)

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  1. John Dryden

    John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John."

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