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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 Age of Fable, Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes

Thomas Bulfinch - Animals, Mythical - 1855 - 508 pages
...one of Milton's sonnets, " On the detraction which followed upon his writing certain treatises." " I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known laws of ancient liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes and dogs....
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 7

Biography - 1855 - 364 pages
...might make appropriate to him the language of Milton, in relation to kindred efforts for other truths : 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 cuckeos, asses,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 644 pages
...names to our like mouths grow sleek, That would have made Quintilian stare and gasp. 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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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life ...

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 564 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taughtest Cambridge, and King Edward, Greek. VII. 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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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862 - 568 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st Cambridge, and king Edward, Greek. 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, as'ses,...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862 - 396 pages
...him endeavoured to put him down by clamour or by authority, instead of replying to his arguments. " 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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Poetry of the Age of Fable

English poetry - 1863 - 326 pages
...picture vanisheth away, Ne any token doth thereof abide. SPENSER. • •mi-- LATONA AND THE RUSTICS. I DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known laws of ancient liberty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes, and...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864 - 586 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st Cambridge, and King Edward, Greek. 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 cuccoos, asses, apes...
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Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government. ...

Charles Tennant - Utilitarianism - 1864 - 496 pages
...literally shouted, — Tally ho ! Has anything been heard so stupid as this since Milton wrote ? — " 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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Life and Times of Joseph Warren

Richard Frothingham - Physicians - 1865 - 602 pages
...Instead, the moderator said he witnessed what he could describe best in the words of Milton, — " 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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