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" I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes, and dogs... "
Forest Life - Page 62
by Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1842 - 484 pages
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1707 - 480 pages
...Learning worfe than Toad or Afpj When thou raught'ft Cambridge, and KingEdward XII. On the fame -[Greek. I did but prompt the Age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient Liberty, When ftrait a barbarous noife environs me Of Owls and Cuckoes, AlFes, Apes...
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Another cordial for low spirits

Thomas Gordon - Great Britain - 1751 - 398 pages
...complains of the ill Treatment he met with tor his free and generous Principles, in the following Manner : I did but prompt the Age to quit their Clogs By the known Rules of ancient Liberty, Whea When ftraight a barbarous Noifc invirons me Of Owls, and Cuckoes, Afles,...
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The Monthly Review Or, Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1768 - 612 pages
...leniiule. His ftyle however is pretty much of a piece with the paffage iiorn Milton, in his title-page. He did but prompt the age to quit their clogs, By the known rules of ancient liberty, When ilrait a barbarous noife environs him , Of owls and cuckoos, aiiu.-,...
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Essays historical, political and moral; suppl. to Baratariana. By ..., Volume 2

Brutus (pseud.) - 1774 - 342 pages
...fully fenfiblt ble of this, in the following lines, with which I iliall conclude : 1 ti ' ' •. ' s I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs, By the known 'rules of ancient liberty : When ftrajght a barbarous noife invirons me, Of owls, and cuckoos, idles....
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - English poetry - 1785 - 698 pages
...noble perfonages hated Kings " Richard worfo than a toadt tr a ftrtent." XII. To XII. On the SAME. I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When flrait a barbarous noife environs me Of owls and cuccoos, afles, apes...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788 - 628 pages
...worfe than toad or alp, [G reek. When thou tangh t'tt Cambridge, and -King Edward XII. On the fame. I DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When ftrait a barbarous noife environs me Of owls and cuecoos, afles, apes...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790 - 342 pages
...toad or afp, When thou taught'ft Cambridge, and king Edward Greek. MILTON'S POEMS. XII. On the fame. I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When ftrait a barbarous noife environs me Of owls and cuckoos, afles, apes,...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin, with Translations ...

John Milton - 1791 - 668 pages
...publication of thefe diflertations in defence of domeltic liberty, that he complains in his twelfth Sonnet. I did but prompt the age to quit their CLOGS By the known rules of ancient liberty, When ftrait a barbarous noife environs me Of owls and cuccoos, afles, apes,...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796 - 610 pages
...worse than toad or asp ; When thou taught'st Cambridge and King Edward Greek. SONNET XII. ON THE SAME. I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When strait a barbarous noise environs me, Of Owls and cuckoos, asses, apes,...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807 - 434 pages
...than toad or asp, When thou tatight'st Cambridge, and King Edward E 2 [Greek. XII. On ill- tame. 1 DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, When strait a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuccoos, asses, apes...
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