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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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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...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. DRYDEN. — Lines under Milton's Picture. Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp...
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The Standard Book of Jewish Verse

Joseph Friedlander, George Alexander Kohut - 1917 - 820 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 join'd the former two." But he said nothing of Hebrew poetry. Probably he had in mind that the...
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The University of Chicago Magazine, Volúmenes5-6

1919
...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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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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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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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1908 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 twoir^B. , . Jokn ON A CERTAIN LADY AT I KNOW a thing that 's most uncommon;...
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A History of Modern English Romanticism, Volumen1

Harko Gerrit de Maar - 1924 - 246 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. Still, there were many who did not take up the modern attitude of indiscriminate...
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