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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 Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Page 412
1830
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Poetry Explained for the Use of Young People

Richard Lovell Edgeworth - English poetry - 1802 - 115 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
...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, 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,...
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Poésie, versification [etc

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - English poetry - 1806
...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...and 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...
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The British Martial: Or, An Anthology of English Epigrams: Being ..., Volume 1

Epigrams, English - 1806
...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,...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 farther go...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 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, and 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;...
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The Juvenile Plutarch:: Containing Accounts of the Lives of Celebrated ...

Biography - 1806 - 204 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 - Epitaphs - 1806 - 230 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 Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...at Rome : Graecia Moeonidem, jactet sibi Roma Maronem, Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parent. I HREE poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and 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...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...I who bless'd like Paris, fear'd his fall, Swore each a Venus was,— and pleas'd them all. MILTON. THREE poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn ; The 6rst in loftiness of thonght surpast; The next in majesty — in both the last. The force of Nature...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...throne, Trace the dark paths of Providence Divine, " And justify the ways of God to man." FC 1610. THREE poets, in three 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 farther go:...
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