More From John Dryden
- "Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son."
- "When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit."
- "Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are."
More In Poetry
- "Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom."― Wallace Stevens
- "But for me, being an editor I’ve been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most."― Peter Davison
- "As I was coming out of the closet, our car was hurtling over an embankment."― Lance Loud