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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 English Journal of Education - Page 58
1851
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Old Humphrey's Walks in London and Its Neighbourhood

Old Humphrey - 1799 - 372 pages
...Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in majesty of thought surpass'd, The next in gracefulness ;—in both, the last. The force of Nature could no further go, To make a third, she join'd the other two." The fog seems to increase, and every distant object is hidden,...
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Poetry Explained for the Use of Young People

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1802 - 152 pages
...contemporaries, and yet has since been placed at the head of English classic literature by Dryden : — " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn, Homer in loftiness of thought surpass'd, Virgil in majesty, in both the last." " And ever against eating...
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Brookiana, Volumes 1-2

1804 - 512 pages
...TP TO; . H ^u<ri5 c! OTforsf e; a>w nfyvacura, /AEW/VOT, Tov Tf iron (ts^arrEn, TS<TW The Original. 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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Poésie, versification [etc

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806 - 360 pages
...l'expression. Dryden me paraît avoir écouté l'orgueil national plus que la justice , quand il a dit : , , Three poets , in three distant ages born , Greece...England did adorn : The first in loftiness of thought surpass'dr The next in ma jesty , in both the last. The force of nature could no further go : To make...
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The British Martial: Or, An Anthology of English Epigrams: Being ..., Volume 1

1806 - 274 pages
...captain, I'd put on gay looks, " If the judge and the jury to try me were cooks." CCXLVIII. MILTON. Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...England did adorn ; The first in loftiness of thought surpast ; The next in majesty — in both the last. The force of Nature could no farther go ; To make...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

1806 - 408 pages
...Can Stuart or Nassau claim higher? Under MILTON'S PICTURE, before kis PARADISE LOST. (DRYDEN.J THRKE Poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpass'dj The next, in majesty; in both the last. The pow'r of Nature could no further go; To make...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 1

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - 1806 - 360 pages
...distant ages born , Greece, Italy and 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 other two.* DRÏDEN > Misccll.-.nies. * Si une nation pouvait se vanter...
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The Juvenile Plutarch:: Containing Accounts of the Lives of Celebrated ...

1806 - 224 pages
...epigram, constantly prefixed to Para» John Milton. disc Lost, is little more than a translation : Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn : The first in majesty of thought surpass'd, The next in gracefulness, in both the last. The force of nature could...
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A select collection of epitaphs and monumental inscriptions, with anecdotes ...

Select collection - 1806 - 262 pages
...rose satisfy'd, Thank' d heav'n that he hadliv'd, and that he dy'd. * This plain floor ON JOHN MILTOX. Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn : Thejint in loftiness of thought surpast ; The next in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807 - 458 pages
...EPIGRAMMATIC LINES Under MILTON'S Picture before Paradise Lost. rp J HREE poets, in three distant ages bom, Greece, Italy, and England, did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpast ; The next, in majesty ; in both, the last. The force of Nature could no further go ; To make...
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