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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 Melbourne Review, Volume 3, Issues 9-12

1878 - 500 pages
...consequences that followed the triumph of his party is well put in the familiar lines 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,...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth, with notes, examination papers, and plan of ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 152 pages
...Richard //., I. iii. 200: 'The clogging burthen of a guilty soul.' Cfc also Milton's Sonnet xii. i : I 1 did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty.' 48. Buffering country under = country suffering under. This transposition...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: Reprinted from the Best Editions, with ...

John Milton - 1881 - 590 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st Cambridge, and king Edward, Greek. 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 Age of Fable ...

Thomas Bulfinch - Mythology, Classical - 1881 - 520 pages
...Milton's sonnets,. " On the detraction which followed upon his writing certain treatises." '' I <1U1 ("it 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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The poetical works of John Milton, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers ...

John Milton - 1881 - 894 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp, When thou taught'st Cambridge, and king Edward Greek. XII. ON THE SAME. DID but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty, AVhen straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses,...
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The Sonnets of John Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1883 - 252 pages
...set ' in, and take possession of our clergy.'— PW, 5' 372' JS..-J12 1645-6. ST. 38. 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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Yolande: The Story of a Daughter

William Black - 1884 - 494 pages
...would feel so much indignation as that if you would carry about this sonnet with you in your memory : ' 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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Selected Prose Writings of John Milton

John Milton - Milton, John, 1608-1674 - 1884 - 326 pages
...anxious to claim originality. As the Long Parliament had appealed to historic precedents, so Milton did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty. This suits the English character; it loves indeed to cherish individuality,...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 2

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1886 - 536 pages
...oblige me to apply to myself those lines of the immortal John Milton, in one of his sonnets: — " ' 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 Minor Poems of John Milton

John Milton - Poetry - 1887 - 258 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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