Author: Milton, John
Title: To The Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): cromwell; english literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
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Size: 135 words (really short) Grade range: 54-58 (graduate school) Readability score: -51 (very difficult)
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1645 TO THE LORD GENERALL CROMWELL MAY 1652 by John Milton To the Lord Generall Cromwell May 1652 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 feild 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. .