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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 Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 160
by John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - 1808
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Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Suvir Kaul - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 337 pages
...echo this sentiment and embody it in the figure of Milton: 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 cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Gender, Theatre, and the Origins of Criticism: From Dryden to Manley

Marcie Frank - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 175 pages
...frontispiece for the fourth edition of Paradise Lost (1688): 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 cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Gender, Theatre, and the Origins of Criticism: From Dryden to Manley

Marcie Frank - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 175 pages
...frontispiece for the fourth edition of Paradise Lost (1688): 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 cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...beneath his portrait in the 1688 edition of Paradise Lost: Three poets, in three distant ages bom, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in...further go; To make a third, she joined the former two. There are hesitations in this celebration of Milton's genius: to confirm his classic status, Dryden...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

History - 2003 - 224 pages
...ancient epic poets, as Dryden's epigram of 1688 makes clear: 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 cou'd no farther goe; To make...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 510 pages
...some lines on Milton that were printed beneath a portrait. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England, did adorn. The first in...further go; To make a third, she joined the former two. The lines show Dryden's knowledge of Milton's tastes and of his 1645 Poems, republished in 1673. Dryden...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...met Milton and had turned Paradise Lost into a closet opera: 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 goe: To make...
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Shakespeare, Milton and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings ...

Marcus Walsh, Walsh Marcus - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 222 pages
...and bearing in its frontispiece Dryden's famous epigram: 2 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 cou'd no farther goe: To make...
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Anecdotes of Johnson

Hesther Lynch Piozzi - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 300 pages
...habet:" from the famous lines written under Milton's picture: "Three poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn; The first in...further go, To make a third she joined the former two." One evening in the oratorio season of the year 1771 Mr. Johnson went with me to Covent Garden Theatre,...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
...appreciate, and pay warm tribute to, their immediate predecessors: Three poets, in three distant ages bom, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in...majesty, in both the last: The force of Nature could no farther go; To make a third, she joined the former two. (1-6) These lines were written in 1688 for...
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