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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. "
The British Martial: Or, An Anthology of English Epigrams: Being the Largest ... - Página 118
1806
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volúmenes1-2

1846
...poem because it was not the first, a description which reminds us of Dryden's clever epigram : — Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...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...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volumen1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...go, As harbinger of heaven, the way to show, The way which thou so well hast learnt below. — [On lates' rage. He gave UH this eternal spring surpass'd, The next in majesty ; in IxHh the ¡.MI . The force of nature could no further go ; To make...
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Summer excursions in ... Kent, along the banks of the rivers Thames and Medway

1847 - 306 páginas
...if he, with English pride, goes muttering on his way the lines now cut into the corner stone : — " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...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 form...
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A critique on the critics; or, The Britannia, Athenæum, and clique unmasked

William Richard Harris (writer of verse.) - 1847 - 71 páginas
...on?"—"No!"—Churton's Literary Rtgigter. Napoleon : an Epic Poem. By William Richard Harris. Longman & Co. " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn." So sung a rhymer in the last century. Had he lived to our time, he would have added— " But lo ! a...
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Guesses at Truth: Second Series

Julius Charles Hare, Augustus William Hare - 1848 - 383 páginas
...thoughts into so small a space, than are crowded into its last four lines. Does the reader remember it ? Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...majesty ; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two. As these lines are on the author of Paradise...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 páginas
...open. Perhaps we cannot do better than to conclude what we would say with the following stanza : — ON MILTON. " Three poets in three distant ages born,...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...
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Historical and miscellaneous questions

Richmal Mangnall - 1848
...best portrayed in Dryden's celebrated stanzas, written under Milton's picture, which are subjoined : " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...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 go, To...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - 1848 - 1798 páginas
...hundred can expect a poet in a hundred generations." He then repeated Dryden's celebrated lines, " i QN< UƉ ^2Ţ ." Yb a6 v( g ޒaIun 3 ^ N| r... J;Tj I $z `l-3 ^ T w7th Rp 8 Nr surpass'd ; The next, in majesty ; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volumen14

1854 - 590 páginas
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp].

Robert Kemp Philp - 1863
...lines, assigned him the superiority over all ancient and modem bards. " Three poets," says he — - in three distant ages born Greece, Italy, and England did adorn ; The firit in loftiness of thought lurpaised ; The next in majesty ; in both the lafit. The force of nature...
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