The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five: 1697-1700, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five

1697-1700, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Hammond, David Hopkins


744 pages

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This volume completes the five-volume Longman Annotated Poets Edition of the poems of John Dryden, the major poet of Restoration England. It provides a modernized text along with full explanatory annotation. The poems include Dryden's spirited translation from Ovid, Homer, Chaucer, and Boccaccio.

This volume presents, in newly-edited texts and with a substantial editorial commentary, the complete non-dramatic poetry of John Dryden’s later years. It contains the full text of Dryden’s final collection, Fables Ancient and Modern, including its prose Dedication and Preface, together with a number of other poems of the late 1690s, and some posthumously published items.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

Chronological Table of Dryden's Life and Publications Abbreviations



Alexander's Feast

To Mr Granville

To Peter Motteux

Lines on Tonson

The Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady

Fables Ancient and Modern

Dedication and Preface to Fables Ancient and Modern

To the Duchess of Ormonde

Palamon and Arcite (from Chaucer's The Knight's Tale)

To John Driden of Chesterton Meleager and Atalanta (from Ovid's Metamorphoses VIII)

Sigismonda and Guiscardo (from Boccaccio's Decameron)

Baucis and Philemon (from Ovid's Metamorphoses VIII)

Pygmalion and the Statue (from Ovid's Metamorphoses X)

Cinyras and Myrrha (from Ovid's Metamorphoses X)

The First Book of Homer's Ilias

The Cock and the Fox (from Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale)

Theodore and Honoria (from Boccaccio's Decameron)

Ceyx and Alcione (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XI)

The Flower and the Leaf (from the poem attributed to Chaucer)

The Twelfth Book of Ovid his Metamorphoses

The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XIII)

The Wife of Bath her Tale (from Chaucer)

Of the Pythagorean Philosophy (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XV)

The Character of a Good Parson (from Chaucer)

Cymon and Iphigenia (from Boccaccio's Decameron)

[End of Fables Ancient and Modern]

Posthumously Printed Work

Prologue, Epilogue, Song and Secular Masque from The Pilgrim

On the Death of Amyntas

Ovid's Amours, Book I Elegy I

Ovid's Amours, Book I Elegy IV

On the Death of a Very Young Gentleman

Upon Young Mr Rogers of Gloucestershire

Song ('Fair, sweet and young, receive a prize')

Ovid's Art of Love, Book I

Epitaph on Mrs Margaret Paston

Aesacus Transformed into a Cormorant (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XI)

Lines to Mrs Creed

Epitaph on Erasmus Lawton

Appendix A. Contents of Fables Ancient and Modern

Appendix B. Index of Poems Excluded from this Edition

Index of Titles in Volume V

Index of First Lines in Volume V

Cumulative Index of Titles for Volumes I-V

Cumulative Index of First Lines for Volumes I-V

About the Series

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POETRY / General