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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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Notes and Queries, Volume 7

1853
...JP [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,...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 pages
...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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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1854 - 426 pages
...we eanno' do better than to conclude what we would say with the following stanza : ON MILTON. " Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...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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Proceedings of the Liverpool Literary & Philosophical Society, Volumes 8-10

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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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1854 - 524 pages
...offence, And 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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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, Volume 3

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 first four books of Milton's Paradise lost; with notes, by C.W. Connon

John Milton - 1855
...poets who are accounted perfect ; whom it were a kind of treason to find fault with." CARLYLE. "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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The British Millennial Harbinger

1855
...POETRY. the highest genins of poetry. Of Homer, Virgil, and Milton, Dryden has said " Three pocts in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thonght surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last : The force of nature conld no further go,...
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Old Humphrey's Walks in London and Its Neighborhood ...

Old Humphrey - 1855 - 286 pages
...Milton moulders. Dryden's lines 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 surpaas'd, The next in gracefulness ; in both, the last. The force of nature could...
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