To The Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652

Poem By John Milton

On The Proposalls Of Certaine Ministers At The Committee For
Propagation Of The Gospell


Cromwell, our cheif of men, who through a cloud
Not of warr onely, but detractions rude,
Guided by faith & matchless Fortitude
To peace & truth thy glorious way hast plough'd,
And on the neck of crowned Fortune proud
Hast reard Gods Trophies, & his work pursu'd,
While Darwen stream with blood of Scotts imbru'd,
And Dunbarr field resounds thy praises loud,
And Worsters laureat wreath; yet much remaines
To conquer still; peace hath her victories
No less renownd then warr, new foes aries
Threatning to bind our soules with secular chaines:
Helpe us to save free Conscience from the paw
Of hireling wolves whose Gospell is their maw.

Comments about To The Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652

A paean for Oliver Cromwell, The Lord Protector of England for a while in the 17th. century. Milton was republican in politics, which is why he endorsed Cromwell rather than the Stuart Monarchy. Cromwell is not so well liked in Ireland, however.


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