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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume VII. Descriptive: Narrative.  1904.
 
Descriptive Poems: I. Personal: Great Writers
Under the Portrait of John Milton
John Dryden (1631–1700)
 
Prefixed to “Paradise Lost”

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;        5
To make a third, she joined the former two.
 
 
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