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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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The History of Junius and His Works: And a Review of the Controversy ...

John Jaques - 1843 - 426 pages
...often like Sir Philip Francis. Lord Byron's " Vision of Judgment.' THE CONFLICTS AND PERILS OF JUNIUS. 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,...
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The Legion of Liberty!: And Force of Truth, Containing the Thoughts, Words ...

Julius Rubens Ames, Benjamin Lundy - Slavery - 1843 - 598 pages
...lines in reference to the detraction which : (ailed him on account of his writing in favor of liberty : I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs, By the known rules of aneient Liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me, Of owls and cuckoos, asses,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir, and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1843 - 364 pages
...would have made Quintilian stare and gasp. Thy age, like ours, O soul of Sir John Cheek, ON THE SAME. 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,...
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Forest Life, Volume 2

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - Michigan - 1844 - 252 pages
...common in his array. The time for opening the poll was near at hand, and not a moment was to be lost. 35 CHAPTER XXXVI. I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known laws of modern liberty. MILTOH. " GENTLEMEN," said the orator, taking off his hat and waving it in a courteous and...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 1-2

1846 - 844 pages
...Johnson remarks, is contemptible, and the other not excellent. But the reader shall judge for himself. " 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,...
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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States ..., Volume 4

John Adams - United States - 1851 - 666 pages
...Milton, in one of Ms sonnets, will bear an application, even in this country, upon some occasions : — " 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,...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853 - 376 pages
...the University of Cambridge, and afterwards made one of the tutors to Edward VI. XII. ON THE SAME. 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,...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical ..., Page 109, Volume 2

John Milton - 1853 - 372 pages
...the University of Cambridge, and afterwards made one of the tutors to Edward VI. XII. ON THE SAME. 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,...
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English Serfdom and American Slavery: Or, Ourselves--As Others See Us...

Lucien Bonaparte Chase - Slavery - 1854 - 276 pages
...utmost vigor, now and then accompanying it with n. rub-a-dub upon an imaginary drum. CHAPTER XX. " 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 cuckuos, asses,...
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Edward Irving: An Ecclesiastical and Literary Biography

Washington Wilks - Christian biography - 1854 - 308 pages
...I can offer, on his behalf, no better apology than the example of ' some illustrious names : — ' 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,...
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