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LINES PRINTED UNDER THE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT OF MILTON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three poets, in three distant ages born
Last Line: To make a third she join'd the former two.
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674); Nature; Poetry & Poets


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;
To make a third she join'd the former two.





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