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John Dennis

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Born 1657

John Dennis was an English critic and dramatist, born in Harrow, London He was educated at Harrow School and Caius College, Cambridge, where he took his B.A. degree in 1679. In the next year he was fined and dismissed from his college for having wounded a fellow-student with a sword. He was, however, received at Trinity Hall, where he took his M.A. degree in 1683.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1658 Birth He was born in the parish of St Andrew Holborn, London, in 1658.

TWENTIES

1679 21 Years Old He was educated at Harrow School and Caius College, Cambridge, where he took his B.A. degree in 1679. … Read More
1683 25 Years Old He was, however, received at Trinity Hall, where he took his M.A. degree in 1683. … Read More

FORTIES

In the years prior to 1704 he reigned as one of the leading coffee house wits alongside Congreve.
1706 48 Years Old His Essay on Italian Opera in 1706 argues that the introspection encouraged by the sensuality of music, but particularly Italian opera, is harmful to public spirit at a time of war.

FIFTIES

In 1711 he fell out with both Joseph Addison and Alexander Pope.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1734 76 Years Old …  Dennis died within three weeks of this performance, on 6 January 1734. … Read More
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