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Three Poets in three distant Ages born Greece, Italy and England did adorn The First in loftinefs of thought Surpafsd; The Next in Majesty in both the Last. The

force of Nature cou'd no further goe: make a Third she joynd the Former is,

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Paradise Lost.se

A

POEM

IN

TWELVE BOOKS,

The AUTHOR
JOHN MILTON.

The NINTH EDITION, Adorn’d

with SCULPTURES.

ND

LONDON:
Printed for facob Tonfon, at Shake-
Spear's Head, over-againft Catherine
Streer in the Strand. MDCCXI.

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PRODESSES

To the Right Honourable

Hohn Lord Sommers,

Baron of Evesham.

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My Lord,
T was Your Lordship's Opi-

nion and Encouragement

that occasion’d the first Appearing of this Poem in the Folio Edition, which from thence has been fo well receiv'd, that notwithstanding the Price of it was Four times greater than before, the Sale encreas'd double

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