1688 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

John Dryden, "Under Mr. Milton's Picture" Milton, Paradise Lost (1688) no sig.



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 goe:
To make a Third she joyned the former two.