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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 other two. "
THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D - Page 66
by JAMES BOSWELL - 1892
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The Visitor: Or, Monthly Instructor

1840
...the three greatest poets that ever lived. The following lines by Dryden speak much in their praise. " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adoru. The first in majesty of thought surpassed, The next in gracefulness ; — in both, the last....
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Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ...

John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
...natural, as he was the author of the famous epigram — " Three poets, in three distant ages horn, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn : The first in loftiness of thought surpassed ; The second in dignity ; in hoth the last. The force of nature could no farther go ; To...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...sublimity, there are few who have courted the Muses with equal success in other departments of poesy. 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 conld no further go : To make...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 320 pages
...friends from death 1 Can It soothe the king of terrors, or mitigate the agonies of the dying * VARIETIES. 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, ihe last. . The force of nature could no further go ; To...
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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 pages
...friends from death? Can il soothe the king of terrors, or mitigate the agonies of the dying? VAB1ETIES. 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 lust. The force of nature could no further go ; To...
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Elocution; Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 368 pages
...t Can il soothe the king of terrors, or mitígale the agonies oftlie dying? VARIETIES. Three poels, 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...
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Old Humphrey's Walks in London and Its Neighbourhood

Old Humphrey - 1845 - 279 pages
...Milton moulders. Dryden's fines on the three great poets, Homer, Virgil, and Milton, are well known.. " 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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Elocution, Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 pages
...friends from death 1 Can it soothe the king of terrors, or mitigate the agonies of the dying? VARIETIES. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftineaa of thought surpassed ; The next, in majesty ; in both, the last. The force of nature could...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 79

1876
...outside wall recorded the date of his death, and the following inscription by the poet Dryden : — " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn ; The lint in loftiness of thought surpast ; The next in majesty ; in both the last. The force of nature...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...live to Thee. Doddridge. II. LINES UNDER MILTON'S PORTRAIT. THREE poets in three distant ages horn, 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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