[...]faced gentleman, sitting in Will's Coffee House surrounded by younger authors who vie with one ather for the hor of a pinch out of his snuffbox. He died at the age of sixty-nine, and was buried in the Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, near Chaucer and Cowley. Dryden is often called the first of the moderns. This is because he was one of the earliest to write clear, strong English prose, and because as a poet he was thoughtful and brilliant rather than highly imaginative.[...].