Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
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|Anthologization||Sarah, Lady Piers||
SLP was one of the contributors to The Nine Muses, the all-female anthology of elegies on the death of Dryden which was edited by Delarivier Manley , and published in 1700. She expressed some...
SF contributed an elegy on Dryden 's death to The Nine Muses; she wrote the same year for another collection on the same topic.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
Apart from many more or less creatively distant imitations, AB produced several actual translations.
She was invited by Dryden to contribute to...
Scholars sometimes differ about what to class as largely original and what not.
|Anthologization||Elizabeth Singer Rowe||
Thirty of her poems from The Athenian Mercury were recycled with other contents of the magazine in a new venture of Dunton's, a collection entitled The Athenian Oracle. Her poems also appeared in Divine...
The idea had been that Jack and Suzan Robbins should select a boarding school for Sibylle and have her to stay for the holidays. Instead, with the money provided by her family and trustees, they...
Whether or not TT 's education was Puritanical (most sources about her life have no higher status than gossip) she was well read in the emergent canon of English literature, from Shakespeare and Milton through...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Isham||
She had already had enquiries from prospective husbands when she was in London, but the time of wooing came after her return home: a time marked also by her sister's illness and her own religious...
|Friends, Associates||Mary, Lady Chudleigh||
MLC 's circle of friends was largely maintained by correspondence. She discussed literary and philosophical ideas with John Dryden , Mary Astell (Almystrea in Chudleigh's poetry), Elizabeth Thomas , and other women who are...
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Thomas||
|Friends, Associates||William Congreve||
As a young man Congreve formed a friendship with the older and distinguished Dryden . He later belonged to the Whig Kit-Cat Club , and counted most of its members among his friends, while remaining...
|Friends, Associates||Virginia Woolf||
Leonard Woolf wrote to Eliot, whose Prufrock and Other Observations he had read, to invite him to send some work to the Hogarth Press . The letter led to a meeting, and ultimately to the...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Barker||
JB writes to one male friend (my Adopted Brother) on his approaching marriage, not to congratulate but to dissuade.
She reflects her intimate knowledge of the work of Katherine Philips and Abraham Cowley
Barker, Jane. Poetical Recreations. Benjamin Crayle, 1687.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Henrietta Battier||
HB 's mock epithalamium is a close parody of Dryden 's Alexander's Feast, and had the ROYAL
on her title-page printed upside-down. She brings together in her sights the prince as an individual...
Battier, Henrietta. Marriage Ode Royal. Sold at No. 17, Fade Street, 1795.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anne Plumptre||
AP tackles, more boldly than any novelist before her, the unwritten rule whereby a heroine has to be beautiful. She also reverses conventional gender expectations in highlighting the inconstancy, self-indulgence, and emotionalism of men and...
Aurangzeb seized the Mughal (or Mogul) throne, becoming Emperor of a territory including most of present-day India and parts of what are now other countries. His near fifty-year rule was less than half over at...
John Dryden published Astræa Redux, a poem of welcome to the returning Charles II ; he followed it with other monarchist poems.
5 February 1663
John Dryden 's first play, The Wild Gallant, a comedy, opened on stage.
16 January 1664
The Indian Queen, the first heroic tragedy on the English stage, by John Dryden and Sir Robert Howard , opened in London.
John Dryden 's The Indian Emperour (sequel to The Indian Queen) was first performed in London.
3 June 1665
The English fleet defeated the Dutch in a sea-battle fought close enough to shore for the cannonade to be heard in London; John Dryden set the dialogue of An Essay of Dramatick Poesie (1667...
January or February 1667
John Dryden published his heroic, or epic, poemAnnus Mirabilis.
2 March 1667
Dryden 's Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen had its first performance at Drury Lane Theatre , with Nell Gwyn in the cast and Samuel Pepys , Charles II , and the future James II in the audience.
John Dryden published An Essay of Dramatick Poesie, bearing the title-page date of 1668.
13 April 1668
Six days after the death of Sir William Davenant , the Poet Laureate, John Dryden was appointed to fill the position.
7 November 1670
The joint operatic adaptation of Shakespeare 's The Tempest by John Dryden and the late Sir William Davenant was first staged.
The Rehearsal, containing Buckingham 's merciless satirical portrait of Dryden , finally reached the stage.
By 17 November 1675
John Dryden 's heroic tragedyAureng-Zebe had its first performance.
12 December 1677
John Dryden 's tragedyAll for Love; or, The World Well Lost (a blank-verse re-writing of Shakespeare 's Antony and Cleopatra) received its first known (perhaps not its first) performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane .
John Dryden , with others, published a collaborative versetranslation of Ovid 's Epistles (or Heroides).