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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 poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...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,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door, 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus ! the dread voice is past, That...
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Waymarks in the Wilderness and Scriptural Guide, Volume 1

1864
...emphatically of the kind of satisfaction men receive for the wants and needs of their souls. " The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swollen with wind,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed." It may be that these High-Church doctors have come nearer than they know to the true interpretation...
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Verses and translations, by C.S.C.

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865
...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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilsea regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus : habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Sesame and lilies. Two lectures

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1865 - 46 pages
...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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said ; Let us think over this passage, and examine its words. 'First, is it not singular to find Milton...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...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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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866
...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, Alpheus,2 the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales,...
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The British Poets, Volume 3

1866
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, iss But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door tea Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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The Divine Comedy, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1867
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and ire not fed ; But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." 1 1 5. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1867
...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,...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." 1 1 5. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 1

Dante Alighieri - He11 - 1867 - 760 pages
...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,...nothing said : But that two-handed engine at the door Sunds ready to smite once, and smite no more." 115. Cowper, Task, II.: — " He that negotiates between...
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