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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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The Central literary magazine, Volumen5

Birmingham central literary assoc - 1881
...wrote the following in regard to Milton, while the great Epic Poet was still in " dim eclipse :" — " 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...
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The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age

Joseph M. Levine - 1991 - 428 páginas
...poems, as in Dryden's famous epigram that adorned the 1688 edition: Three Poets, in three different ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first, in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty; in both the last. To make a third, she joined the former two.17 Of...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 páginas
...way to live, by dying. LiTB; OBEV; QFR; SeCV-2 Lines Printed under the Engraved Portrait of Milton 10 . surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last: The force of Nature could no farther go; To make...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - 1993 - 495 páginas
...much truth as it is usual to find in such pointed criticism: On Milton Three poets in three different ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn The first in loftiness of soul surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last. The force of nature could no further go; To...
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 páginas
...Dryden, 'Epigram' (1688), printed beneath Milton's portrait in Paradise Lost, ed. Jacob Tonson (i< 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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Culture and Society in the Stuart Restoration: Literature, Drama, History

Gerald MacLean - 1995 - 292 páginas
...strong writing, perhaps even literary histories of a slightly Whiggish cast,2 have so long determined 1 "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 cou'd no farther goe: / To...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 páginas
...than the then poet laureate, in a conventionally extravagant epigram, who first made the nomination: 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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Men of Letters and the English Public in the Eighteenth Century, 1660-1744 ...

Alexandre Beljame - 1998 - 492 páginas
...Pvems, the second Sih'f, and the third Examen Poeticum. See my Bibliography, sv Dryden. " Three Pvets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn. The First in lof1iness of thought Surpass Yl, The Next in Majesty ; in both the Last. The force of Nature couYl...
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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 - 891 páginas
...Descriptions, Similes, and Speeches.' Milton's epic had been given the status of a classic. Dryden commended 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 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
...61-62). 71. Dryden's brief "Lines on Milton" (1688) echo this sentiment and embody it in the figure of 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 cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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