The Works of John Dryden, Volume VII

The Works of John Dryden, Volume VII : Poems, 1697-1700

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Dryden's last three years of published works begin with Alexander's Feast and end with Fables, his largest miscellany of poetical translations. Alexander's Feast, like the earlier Song for St. Cecilia's Day (Works, III), was commissioned by the Musical Society for performance at its annual tribute to sacred music. The Fables included selections from Homer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. Extensive and detailed notes to these translations show readers how well Dryden succeeded in transmitting the styles and the very sounds of his originals. Volume VII ends with a section of miscellaneous pieces published at other times, including Dryden's only known Latin work. The presentation of the writings in this volume, like that of the entire twenty-volume series, is a tribute not only to Dryden but also to the editors who have guided it through five decades.show more

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  • Hardback | 1001 pages
  • 163.6 x 244.9 x 72.4mm | 1,896.04g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0520021231
  • 9780520021235

About John Dryden

Vinton A. Dearing, editor of the California Dryden edition, is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.show more

Table of contents

Poems 1697-1699 Alexander's Feast; or the Power of Musique. An Ode, In Honour of St. Cecilia's Day To Mr. Granville, on his Excellent Tragedy, call'd Heroick Love To my Friend, the Author [Peter Motteux] FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN; TRANSLATED INTO VERSE, FROM HOMER, OVID, BOCCACE, & CHAUCER: WITH ORIGINAL POEMS To His Grace the Duke of Ormond Preface To Her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond Palamon and Arcite: or, The Knight's Tale From Chaucer. In Three Books To My Honour'd Kinsman, John Driden, of Chesterton in the County of Huntingdon, Esquire Meleager and Atalanta, Out of the Eighth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses Sigismonda and Guiscardo, from Boccace Baucis and Philemon, Out of the Eighth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses Pygmalion and the Statue, Out of the Tenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses Cinyras and Myrrha, Out of the Tenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses The First Book of Homer's Ilias The Cock and the Fox: Or, The Tale of the Nun's Priest, From Chaucer Theodore and Honoria, from Boccace Ceyx and Alcyone, Out of the Tenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses The Flower and the Leaf; Or, The Lady in the Arbour. A Vision The Twelfth Book of Ovid his Metamorphoses, Wholly Translated The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses, From Ovid's Metamorphoses Book XIII The Wife of Bath Her Tale Of the Pythagorean Philosophy From Ovid's Metamorphoses Book XV The Character of a Good Parson; Imitated from Chaucer, and Inlarg'd The Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady, Who dy'd at Bath, and is there Interr'd Cymon and Iphigenia, from Boccace POSTHUMOUS PIECES AND MISCELLANY From Covent Garden Drollery, 1672 Prologue to Julius Ceasar Epitaphs In Obitum Johannis Smithii On the Monument of the Marquis of Winchester Epitaph of Sir Palmes Fairborne Upon Young Mr. Rogers of Gloucestershire Epitaph on Mrs. Margaret Paston of Barningham in Norfolk Epitaph on Erasmus Lawton Impromtus Epigram on Jacob Tonson Lines to Mrs. Elizabeth Creed From A New Collection of Poems, 1701 The Fair Stranger From Poetical Miscellanies: The Fifth Part, 1704 On the Death of Amyntas: A Pastoral Elegy A Song ("Fair, sweet and young") From Ovid's Metamorphoses, 1717 AEsacus Transform'd into a Cormorant Commentary Textual Notes Appendixes Index to the Commentaryshow more