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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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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are hot fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing fed : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 1-2

British anthology - 1824
...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,...Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Alphens, the dread voice is pass'd That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...enemies. At least I can think of no sense so proper to be given to the following verses in Lycidas, Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. About this time, as we learn from one of his familiar epistles, he had some thoughts of taking chambers...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1825 - 345 pages
...unless we live in the spirit of the Gospel. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist .they draw, Rot inwardly,...door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." These words of Milton are certainly severe, but yet not more so than the occasion deserves. If they...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1832
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 125 But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door iso Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins

English poetry - 1836
...and flashy songt Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and arc not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mist...devours apace, and nothing said : But that two-handed enginet at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice...
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Anglo-India, Social, Moral, and Political: Society and manners

Anglo-Indian literature - 1838
...tirade the more impressive, that vehement declamation of the poet on the abuses of the Romish church, Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...door Stands ready to smite once and smite no more. " For it does its work," he continued, " quite clean. It picks its suitors to the bone. The law, whether...
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Eminent British Statesmen: Oliver Cromwell

Great Britain - 1838
...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,...privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said." . So great was the influence acquired by Cromwell, in his masterly seizure of such grievances as these,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes and a Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1839
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 125 But swoln 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. "5 elimb] "Crept into the fold.' Prose Works, ii....
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look on, 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 fed : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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