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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 120
1806
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Notes and Queries, Volumen7

1853
...[Shakspeare's King Lear, Act IV. Sc. 1.] Quotation wanted. — Who is the author of the following lines ? — " 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 make...
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Eminent Characters of the English Revolutionary Period

Edwin Owen Jones - 1853 - 235 páginas
...great author the merit of having combined the beauties of his most illustrious predecessors : — " 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 farther go ; To make...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 páginas
...shall go, As harbinger of heaven, the way to show, The way which tliou so well hast learnt below. ON MILTON. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece,...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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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1854 - 426 páginas
...open. Perhaps we eanno' 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 j The next in majesty ; in both the last ; The force of nature could no further go ; To make...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1853 - 664 páginas
...and meant for ornaments to heaven. UNDER THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILTON, PREFIXED TO 'PARADISE LOST.' 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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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volúmenes8-10

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854
...popularity. The time immediately following produced Dryden's well known epigram :— " Three poets, iu 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...
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Cassell's lessons in English. From the 'Popular educator'.

John Relly Beard - 1854
...Milton's " Paradise Lost." Such is the perfection of these poems that they form a class by themselves. " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn." The formation of our hermit, from the Greek eremites, illustrates the change which words undergo in passing...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volumen2

John Dryden - 1854 - 524 páginas
...cruelty and blood was penitence. * Socrates. Orig. Ed. t This couplet recalls Dryden's own lines — ' Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn,' &c. On Milton's Picture. If sheep and oxen could atone for men, Ah! at how cheap a rate the rich might...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volumen3

John Dryden - 1854
...umjactat utrique parem. Cowper translated Dryden's lines into Latin.] Poets in three distant ages born, J- 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...
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The Original Rhythmical Grammar of the English Language

James Chapman - 1976
...hundred ways with two. p' pp P , P' r P P'PP* 4. Three poets ui three distant ages born, P' PPPPPPPP P' Greece, Italy, and England did adorn : The first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, , PPP P. PPP P', P PThe next in majesty, in both the last. „ P P' PPPP , , P /' , P P'...
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