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. Brookiana - Página 1371804Vista completa
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Christopher D'Addario - 2007
...most famously in his lines on Paradise Lost that were attached prominently to Tonson's 1688 edition: "Three Poets, in three distant Ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn." 3 The surprising elevation of Milton to unmatched classical poet detaches his former contemporary from...