Thus they are written for the nation rather than the self, and the Poet Laureate (as he would later become) is obliged to write a certain number of these per annum.
In November 1662 Dryden was proposed for membership in the Royal Society, and he was elected an early fellow.
Joyce's novel traces the intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus as he begins ...
This version of Emerson's Essays is an historic 1909 edition.
Dryden’s works occasionally contain outbursts against the married state but also celebrations of the same.
Thus, little is known of the intimate side of his marriage.
Rightly concluding, as the noise subsides, that the English have triumphed, they order the bargeman to row them back upriver as they begin a dialogue on the advances made by modern civilization.
They agree to measure progress by comparing ancient arts with modern, focusing specifically on the art of drama (or "dramatic poesy").
Even Neander's final argument with Crites over whether rhyme is suitable in drama depends on Aristotle's Poetics: Neander says that Aristotle demands a verbally artful ("lively") imitation of nature, while Crites thinks that dramatic imitation ceases to be "just" when it departs from ordinary speech--i.e. A year later, the two brothers-in-law quarreled publicly over this third topic.
See Dryden's "Defense of An Essay of Dramatic Poesy" (1669), where Dryden tries to persuade the rather literal-minded Howard that audiences expect a play to be an imitation of nature, not a surrogate for nature itself.