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John Denham

a.k.a. Sir John Denham

Author Code: EJDE

Born: 1615 - Dublin, Ireland

Died: Mar. 10, 1669 - London, England

Educated at Trinity College, Oxford and Lincoln's Inn, London, Denham divided his time between the law and poetry. He was admitted to the bar in 1639. In 1642, he published The Sophy, a play which was well-received and later that same year Cooper's Hill. The latter became an instant popular success and is probably the work for which he is best-remembered. A faithful Royalist, Denham took part in the battles of Dartmouth and Exeter and was a prisoner of war on two occasions. He spent a year in France and two years in Poland raising funds for the Royalist cause. Although his estates had been confiscated during the Revolution, his loyalty to the Crown paid off when the Restoration took place in 1660. He was appointed Surveyor of the Works, where he supervised the construction of Greenwich Palace and Burlington House and the paving of many of London's streets. When Charles II became king, Denham received the Order of the Bath and was appointed Clerk of the Works in the Tower of London. In 1661, he became an MP for Old Sarum. In 1663, he was elected a member of the Royal Society. In addition to his poetry, Denham translated numerous works from French, Greek and Latin and also produced an essay on gambling (one of his strongest passions) entitled The Anatomy of Play (1651). John Dryden considered Denham to be a major poetical force.

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EJDE001 The Poetical Works of Sir John Denham
  Cooper's Hill
  The Destruction of Troy
  On the Earl of Strafford's Trial and Death
  Elegy on the Death of Henry Lord Hastings, 1650
  To the Five Members of the Honourable House of Commons, the Humble Petition of the Poets
  Friendship and Single Life, Against Love and Marriage
  To the Hon. Edward Howard, on ‘The British Princes.'
  Of Justice
  On Mr Abraham Cowley, His Death, and Burial Amongst the Ancient Poets
  On Mr John Fletcher's Works
  On Mr Thomas Killigrew's Return From Venice, and Mr William Murrey's From Scotland
  On My Lord Croft's and My Journey Into Poland
  Natura Naturata
  An Occasional Imitation of A Modern Author Upon the Game of Chess
  Of Old Age
  The Passion of Dido for Aeneas
  The Progress of Learning
  Of Prudence
  Sarpedon's Speech to Glaucus, in the Twelfth Book of Homer
  A Second Western Wonder
  To Sir John Mennis, Being Invited From Calais to Boulogne, to Eat A Pig
  To Sir Richard Fanshaw, Upon His Translation of ‘Pastor Fido.'
  A Song
  A Speech Against Peace At the Close Committee
  A Western Wonder
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