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" What recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot inwardly,... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 464
by John Milton - 1857 - 570 pages
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788
...their serannel pipes of wretehed straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 1z5 But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...devours apace ; and nothing said, But that two-handed engin at the door, 1 30 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Their bells, and flourets of...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretehed straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, Butswoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...devours apace ; and nothing said, But that two-handed engin at the dcor, Stands ready to smite once, and smiie no more. Return Alpheus, the dread voice is...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - 1810 - 345 pages
...country, unless we live in the spirit of the Gospel. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swolfn with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...; and nothing said. But that two-handed engine at tlie door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." These words of MILTON are certainly severe,...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Licida, di Giovanni Milton: Mondodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 55 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return Alphčus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return Sicilian Muse, And call the vales,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, l~But, swoIPn with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...nothing said: But that two-handed engine at the door, 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more/1 Return. Alphetts, the dread voice is past. That...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, Hot swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. MILTOX. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after the'se lines were written, a polite...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Electronic book - 1820 - 807 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; Tin- hungry shuep look up, and arc not fed, But, swoln he history ; Knough, that Virtue fill'd the space...being, to have been. When Hopkins dies, a thousand sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 1.10 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The Second Advent; Or, The Glorious Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Being ...

John Fry - 1822
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed ; But, swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said, &c. CHAPTER LVII. 1. THE righteous hath perished ' from off the earth,' But no man considereth : t...
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