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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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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton, George Gilfillan - 1853
...on their scrannel2 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 :3 But that two-handed engine4 at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...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,...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 Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...need they ? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel1 pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up,...they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw But that two-handed...
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Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber: Or, The Influence of Romanism on ...

James Aitken Wylie - 1856 - 455 pages
...poet's description : — " And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up,...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." When this...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up. and are not fad; 125 But, swoin 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 I'M Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. ^efRetum,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...: i The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, I Rot Inwardly and foul contagion spread; Besides what...that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smjte once and smite no more! ' " As if a strain so stern and polemical had scared away the ordinary...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 346 pages
...their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, sped ; But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot inwardly,...more.' Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrank thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - Classical poetry - 1862 - 203 pages
...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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilasa regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus: habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...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,...paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said : But that two handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread...
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