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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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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 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,...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 assigning...
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The Poetical Works of Milton, Young, Gray, Beattie, and Collins: Complete in ...

English poetry - 1867
...need they 1 They tu sped; And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up,...rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spreau: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said : But that...
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The Divine Comedy, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1870
...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." 115. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and mant As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the author; and dr ...

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 537 pages
...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,...two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite oncev and smite no more.' Return, Alphens, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return,...
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Milton's Samson agonistes and Lycidas, with notes etc., by J. Hunter

John Milton - 1870
...and meagre, pipes. 115. And climb into the fold.] Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Beside what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace,...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Eeturn, Alphelia, the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870
...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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed ; But that two-handed engine at the door 13 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return...
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The Life of John Milton: 1638-1643

David Masson - 1871
...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." What did Milton mean by the last two lines ? What that metaphorical " two-handed engine " which was...
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Milton. Comus, Lycidas, L'allegro, Il penseroso, and selected sonnets, with ...

John Milton - 1871
...their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 1 2 5 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. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 2

David Masson - 1871
...straw. The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Eot inwardly and foul contagion spread, Besides what the...door Stands ready to smite once and smite no more." What did Milton mean by the last two lines ? What was that metaphorical " two-handed engine " which...
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Poems [a selection] ed. with life and notes by J.M. Ross

John Milton - 1871
...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,...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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