ONE HAPPY MOMENT
by: John Dryden
POEMS BY JOHN DRYDEN
- O, no, poor suff'ring Heart, no
- Choose to sustain the smart, rather than leave her;
- My ravish'd eyes behold such charms about her,
- I can die with her, but not live without her:
- One tender Sigh of hers to see me languish,
- Will more than pay the price of my past anguish:
- Beware, O cruel Fair, how you smile on me,
- 'Twas a kind look of yours that has undone me.
- Love has in store for me one happy minute,
- And She will end my pain who did begin it;
- Then no day void of bliss, or pleasure leaving,
- Ages shall slide away without perceiving:
- Cupid shall guard the door the more to please us,
- And keep out Time and Death, when they would seize us:
- Time and Death shall depart, and say in flying,
- Love has found out a way to live, by dying.
- John Dryden - A biography
of the Restoration dramatist.
- John Dryden (1631-1700)
- A biography of the Restoration dramatist.
- Restoration Drama
- An overview of Restoration theatre; includes information on
the appearance of women on the English stage, the persistance
of Elizabethan plays, parody of heroic drama, the nature of Restoration
comedy, women playwrights, and Collier's attack on the stage.
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