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John Dryden (Джон Драйден)


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Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour. 



John Dryden's other poems:
  1. On the Monument of the Marquis of Winchester
  2. On Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in Norfolk
  3. To John Hoddesdon, on his Divine Epigrams
  4. To the Lady Castlemaine, upon Her incouraging his first Play
  5. Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of Gloucestershire


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