1st Edition

The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Five 1697-1700

Edited By Paul Hammond, David Hopkins Copyright 2005
    738 Pages
    by Routledge

    744 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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  



    Paul Hammond, David Hopkins