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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. "
Shaw's New History of English Literature - Sivu 142
tekijä(t) Thomas Budd Shaw - 1879 - 404 sivua
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
...the void, by some rude shock we're broke, And all our boasted fire is lost in smoke. MLXXI. Congreve. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...of nature could no further go; To make a third, she join'd the former two. Under a portrait of Milton—Dryden. MLXXH. Must not that man be abandoned even...

Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - 1829
...the void, by some rude shock we're broke, And all our boasted fire is lost in smoke. Congreee. MLXXI. Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...of nature could no further go; To make a third, she join'd the former two. Under a portrait of Milton — Dryden. MLXXII. Must not that man be abandoned...

The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Nide 13,Osa 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...made shift to slink In at a corn /n/f, through a chink. id. Three poets in three distant ages born ; The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty ; in both the last. Dryden. -Man, the tyrant of our sex, 1 hate, A lowly servant, but a lofty mate. Id. Augustus and Tiberius...

The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Nide 16

1830
...imitated (perhaps unintentionally) by Dryden, in his celebrated encomium on Milton; beginning — " Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...and England did adorn ; The first in loftiness of thougbt surpass'd; The next in majesty— in both tlie last. The force of Nature could no farther go...

The Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory, Nide 2

1830
...should meet in the minds of the same individuals, anti-celtic prejudice, and pride of Celtic birth ! " The force of nature could no further go, To make a third she joined the former two." Yet, notwithstanding what we have said, we are far from feeling disrespect for the present...

The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - 1832 - 882 sivua
...And Music shall untune the sky. VNDER THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILTON. [Prefixed to " Paradise Lost."] THREE poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...England, did adorn, The first in loftiness of thought surThe next in majesty; in both the last, The force of nature could no further go; To make a third,...

John Milton: His Life and Times, Religious and Political Opinions: With an ...

Joseph Ivimey - 1833 - 397 sivua
...juster de scription of MILTON, considered as a poet, than in the well-known words of Dryden : — " Three Poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two." Mention has been made of the withdrawment of MILTON at the time of the plague, in 1666,...

John Milton: His Life and Times, Religious and Political Opinions: With an ...

Joseph Ivimey - 1833 - 397 sivua
...and juster description of MILTON, considered as a poet, than in the well-known words of Dryden :— " Three Poets in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...thought surpassed; The next in majesty; in both the lastThe force of nature could no further go : To make a third, she joined the former two." Mention...

The geography of the British Isles, Nide 1

Mary Martha Rodwell - 1834
...employed one of his daughters as his amanuensis : his character is thus portrayed by Dryden : — " 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...

Lectures on homiletics and preaching. With a preface, an appendix, and notes ...

Ebenezer Porter - 1835
...subject there is as much of truth as there is of enthusiasm, in the following epigram of Dryden. ' Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy,...— in both, the last. The force of nature could no farther go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.' 'this connexion is, that essayists can be...




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