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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 Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 708 pages
...Mlltou wrote this Sonnet In sport. — ToDlt. 1 Tclrachordon. This was one of Mil480 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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The British Poets, Volume 3

1866 - 376 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st Cambridge and King Edward Greek. XH. 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',...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 3; Volume 34

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, Robert Gibbes Barnwell, Edwin Bell, William MacCreary Burwell - Southern States - 1867 - 640 pages
...not written in Latin instead of in the vulgar tongue, and from the language of his Twelfth Sonnet. 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 Book of the Sonnet, Volume 1

Leigh Hunt, Samuel Adams Lee - Sonnets, American - 1867 - 722 pages
...given to a council of war. II. ON THE DETRACTION WHICH FOLLOWED UPON THE WRITING OF CERTAIN TREATISES. 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 Solitudes of Nature and of Man: Or, The Loneliness of Human Life

William Rounseville Alger - Loneliness - 1867 - 420 pages
...him with ignorance and wrong he repelled their slanderous insolence with contemptuous indignation. 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 Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - English poetry - 1868 - 632 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, [Greek. When thou taught'st Cambridge and king Edward 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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Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts

Edmund Quincy - Legislators - 1868 - 590 pages
...of my friend Mr. Quincy had been received reminded me of one of the sonnets of John 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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Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts

Edmund Quincy - 1869 - 578 pages
...of my friend Mr. Quincy had been received reminded me of one of the sonnets of John 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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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870 - 436 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st 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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The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Issue 322

John Milton - 1871 - 530 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st 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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