[John Milton.]Three Poets, in three distante Ages born Greece Italy and England did adorn. This first in loftiness of thought surpass'd, The next in Majesty in both the last. The force of Nature cou'd no farther go: To make a third she joind the former two. Dyrden.
Fine engraving. 165 x 89mm. 6½ x 3½". False margins added.
Portrait of John Milton, bust length in an oval frame, long hair, wearing bands and gown; used as frontispiece to Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Milton (1608-1674), the English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He is known for his epic poem 'Paradise Lost'.
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