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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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Milton, Man and Thinker

Denis Saurat - 1925 - 388 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, asses, apes,...
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The Making of Political Thought

Charles E. Tomlinson - Political science - 1925 - 102 pages
...prose rather than to poetry. Still, there are glimpses in his few sonnets of his political sentiments. I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs By the known rules of ancient liberty. He writes for freedom, but finds that there are those — That bawl for freedom...
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The Silver Book of English Sonnets: A Selection of Less-known Sonnets

Robert Lynd - Sonnets, English - 1927 - 80 pages
...before I slept. Sir John Davies K ON THE DETRACTION WHICH FOLLOWED UPON MY WRITING 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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Milton on Education: The Tractate Of Education, with Supplementary Extracts ...

John Milton - Education - 1928 - 410 pages
...317. • Ibid. 1. 480-1. [On the Detraction which Followed upon my Writing certain Treatises] (1645). 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 on Education, the Tractate Of Education

John Milton - Education - 1928 - 402 pages
...317. UU. 1. 480-1. [On the Detraction which Followed upon my Writing certain Treatises] (1645). 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 Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Literature - 1909 - 500 pages
...learning worse than toad or asp. When thou taught'st Cambridge and King Edward Greek. ON THE SAME (1645-6) 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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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of ...

Thomas Bulfinch - Charlemagne (Romances, etc.) - 1913 - 972 pages
...in 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 1'berty, When straight a barbarous noise environs me Of owls and cuckoos, asses, apes and dogs....
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Modern German Drama: A Study in Form

C. D. Innes - Literary Criticism - 1979 - 316 pages
...Minetti's Lear, powerfully acting out the same image of despairing rejection as in Milton's 'detraction' 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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Rewriting the Renaissance: The Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early ...

Margaret W. Ferguson, Maureen Quilligan, Nancy Vickers - History - 1986 - 464 pages
...seventeenth-century maenad, embodied the feminine "licence" that Milton attacks in the sonnet's opening quatrain: 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 Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - Fiction - 1993 - 390 pages
...their disproportioned bellies white, and in short they are now frogs, and dwell in the slimy pool.' 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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