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John Dryden (Джон Драйден)


Dreams


Dreams are but interludes which Fancy makes;
When monarch Reason sleeps, this mimic wakes:
Compounds a medley of disjointed things,
A mob of cobblers, and a court of kings:
Light fumes are merry, grosser fumes are sad;
Both are the reasonable soul run mad;
And many monstrous forms in sleep we see,
That neither were, nor are, nor e'er can be.
Sometimes forgotten things long cast behind
Rush forward in the brain, and come to mind.
The nurse's legends are for truths received,
And the man dreams but what the boy believed.
Sometimes we but rehearse a former play,
The night restores our actions done by day;
As hounds in sleep will open for their prey.
In short, the farce of dreams is of a piece,
Chimeras all; and more absurd, or less. 



John Dryden's other poems:
  1. A Song (High State and Honours to others impart)
  2. Upon the Death of Lord Hastings
  3. Epitaph on a Nephew in Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire
  4. Upon the Death of the Viscount of Dundee
  5. Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of Gloucestershire


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Robert Herrick (Роберт Геррик (Херрик)) Dreams ("Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd")
  • Anne Brontë (Энн Бронте) Dreams ("While on my lonely couch I lie")
  • John Newman (Джон Ньюмен) Dreams ("OH! miserable power")
  • Caroline Norton (Каролина Нортон) Dreams ("SURELY I heard a voice-surely my name")
  • Robert Service (Роберт Сервис) Dreams ("I had a dream, a dream of dread")
  • Edgar Poe (Эдгар По) Dreams ("Oh! that my young life were a lasting dream!")
  • Amy Lowell (Эми Лоуэлл) Dreams ("I do not care to talk to you although")
  • Henry Timrod (Генри Тимрод) Dreams ("Who first said "false as dreams?" Not one who saw")

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