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" THREE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty •, In both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two. "
Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society - Página 95
por Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854
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The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volumen4

Richard Gameson, Formerly Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism D F McKenzie, Lotte Hellinga, John Barnard, D. F. McKenzie, Joseph Burney Trapp, Nigel J. Morgan, Rodney M. Thomson, Maureen Bell, Ian R. Willison, David McKitterick, Michael F. Suarez, Michael L. Turner, Andrew Nash, Claire Squires - 1998 - 920 páginas
...Speeches.' Milton's epic had been given the status of a classic. Dryden commended Milton: Three Poets, in three distant Ages born; Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought Surpass'd; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'dno farther goe: To make...
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Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Suvir Kaul, Professor Suvir Kaul - 2000 - 337 páginas
..."Lines on Milton" (1688) echo this sentiment and embody it in the figure of Milton: Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought Surpass'd; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Gender, Theatre, and the Origins of Criticism: From Dryden to Manley

Marcie Frank - 2002 - 175 páginas
...poem that appeared on the frontispiece for the fourth edition of Paradise Lost (1688): Three Poets in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd The next in Majesty: in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Gender, Theatre, and the Origins of Criticism: From Dryden to Manley

Marcie Frank - 2002 - 175 páginas
...poem that appeared on the frontispiece for the fourth edition of Paradise Lost (1688): Three Poets in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpass 'd The next in Majesty: in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 páginas
...beneath his portrait in the 1688 edition of Paradise Lost: Three poets, in three distant ages bom, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in...could no further go; To make a third, she joined the former two. There are hesitations in this celebration of Milton's genius: to confirm his classic status,...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Jack Lynch, John T. Lynch - 2003 - 224 páginas
...is usually that of the ancient epic poets, as Dryden's epigram of 1688 makes clear: Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought Surpass 'd; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther goe; To make...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - 2004 - 510 páginas
...contributed anonymously some lines on Milton that were printed beneath a portrait. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England,...could no further go; To make a third, she joined the former two. The lines show Dryden's knowledge of Milton's tastes and of his 1645 Poems, republished...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - 2004 - 164 páginas
...heroic poets. Dryden had met Milton and had turned Paradise Lost into a closet opera: Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought Surpass'd; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last: The force of Nature could no farther goe: To make...
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Shakespeare, Milton and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings ...

Marcus Walsh, Walsh Marcus, Professor of Literary History Faculty of English Howard Erskine-Hill - 1997 - 222 páginas
...with twelve 'Sculptures', and bearing in its frontispiece Dryden's famous epigram: 2 Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The First in loftiness of thought Surpass'd; The Next in Majesty; in both the Last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Anecdotes of Johnson

Hesther Lynch Piozzi - 2006 - 300 páginas
...potuere duos, tertius unus habet:" from the famous lines written under Milton's picture: "Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England...could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two." One evening in the oratorio season of the year 1771 Mr. Johnson went with me to Covent...
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