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Datebook: August 9 – John Dryden’s 380th birthday

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John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England. He established the heroic couplet as a standard form of English poetry by writing successful satires, religious pieces, fables, epigrams, compliments, prologues, and plays with it. He was made Poet Laureate in 1667. Dryden is also believed to be the first person to posit that English sentences should not end in prepositions because it was against the rules of Latin grammar.

 

It’s Tuesday, August 9.

Paducah’s Yeiser Art Center opens a special show “Remembering Sara Roush” with a gala reception Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. See Sarah’s paintings, prints, ceramic sculptures and mixed media collages – marking the pinnacle of her life as an artist and the end of her struggle with breast cancer. The show runs through September 10. The Yeiser’s on Markethouse Square open Tuesday through Saturday 10 to 4, admission free.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College hosts an open house for its Automotive Technology Program tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at its Skilled Craft Training Center in Hickory.

Submission of digital images for entries in The Hopkinsville Art Guild’s 41st Juried Art Exhibition at Hopkinsville Community College in September are due Friday. See a prospectus at hopkinsvilleartguild.org. Entries may be in six categories.

WKMS offers a special $125 per ticket experience for A Prairie Home Companion at the CFSB Center November 5, including a commemorative poster, preferred parking, and post-show reception. See wkms.org or call 800-599-4737.

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  1. I really don’t know what Dryden was talking about.

    Angie Hatton

    August 9, 2011 at 9:52 am


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