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, and dogs;

by John Milton Click to read full poem

Comments (11)

Great sonnet calling for revolt against 'all this waste of wealth and loss of blood. Nice message, too. When straight a barbarous noise environs me for freedom.... be wise and good
A powerful poem. Indeed, freedom and liberty, the cornerstones of democracy were attained by Truth. Revolution and rallies were drawn in this piece as unnecessary wastes of money and ultimately loss of lives. A great write.
Licence they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that must first be wise and good: .. nice. Beautiful poem shared.
But from that mark how far they rove we see, For all this waste of wealth and loss of blood. Silence at times is more powerful than the loudest. Lovely poem.
The silent truth speaks louder that the noisy lies.... great write by John Milton...
Indeed freedom and liberty cry can be settled only by Truth according to John Milton in this poem, which is meaningful in this great sonnet of that great master poet!
Milton's poetry was never easy to understand, but then the deepest thoughts are never easy to comprehend.
Incomprehensible without the political context.
Licence they mean when they cry Liberty; For who loves that must be wise and good. A great truth put forth through this brilliant write by the great John Milton. Thanks for sharing it here.
That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood, And still revolt when Truth would set them free. Some people ignore the truth of the words of God written in the Bible.... Nice sharing.... Thanks..
Clogs, logs! Of ancient liberty. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.