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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. "
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por Select epigrams - 1797
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The University of Chicago Magazine, Volúmenes5-6

1919 - 776 páginas
...borrow an expression from Dryden's famous, though rather cheap, epigram on Homer, Virgil, and Milton : The force of nature could no further go: To make a third she joined the former two. Thus, from our place in history, it would seem that the turning-point in...
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Voltaire's Visit to England, 1726-1729

Archibald Ballantyne - 1919 - 338 páginas
...bestow'd some verses upon him, in which he puts him upon a Level with, nay above Virgil and Homer : The force of Nature could no further go ; To make a third, she join'd the former two. ' The same Mr. Dryden, in his Preface upon his Translation of the A^neid,...
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Literary Culture in Early New England, 1620-1730

Thomas Goddard Wright - 1920 - 322 páginas
...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. then we have another evidence of acquaintance with Milton's « Ibid., i....
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1892 - 618 páginas
...England did adorn. The first in loftiness of mind 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." Even before these lines were written the habit of comparing Milton with...
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McGuffey's First [-sixth] Eclectic Reader, Volumen6

William Holmes McGuffey - 1921
...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 other two. NOTE. — The two poets referred to, other than Milton, are Homer and Dante....
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A Dictionary of Classified Quotations from Authors of All Nations and ...

Sir William Gurney Benham - 1921 - 653 páginas
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volumen9

James Boswell - 1922 - 348 páginas
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd; The next, in majesty; in both, the last. A mere madness, to live like a wretch, and die rich. BUBT she join'd the former two. DRYDEN — Under Mr. Milton's Picture. Homer, Virgil, Milton. (See also...
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The Caledonian, Volumen8

1908
...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 further go; To make a third she joined the former two." Again, in "The Soul of Books," Dryden writes that in opening Milton's pages...
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An Outline of Humor: Being a True Chronicle from Prehistoric Ages to the ...

Carolyn Wells - 1923 - 782 páginas
...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 further go; To make a third, she join'd the former two. The original of these fine lines was probably a Latin distich written by...
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