John Dryden

John Dryden was an English poet and translator. He was appointed as England’s first Poet Laureate in 1668 and was crucial to the literary world during the Restoration period in England. His work was factual in nature, and he attempted to express himself in a clear manner.

A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day

‘A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day’ is a well-known poem of John Dryden, written on the occasion of Saint Cecilia’s Day (22nd November 1687). It praises the power of music and the patron St. Cecilia in an awe-inspiring tone.

Farewell, Ungrateful Traitor!

‘Farewell, Ungrateful Traitor!’ by John Dryden swears off men and relationships. The speaker asserts that men are incapable of being truthful or loving as much as women.