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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 Works of John Ruskin, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Oxford: Sesame ...

John Ruskin - 1871
...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 John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - 1872 - 574 pages
...need they ? They are spedAnd when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel-pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and...two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite onee, and smite no more." Return, AJphens, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return,...
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The poetical works John Milton. Repr., with memoir, notes, &c, Issue 477

John Milton - 1873
...Grate on their scrannel5 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. The Cam. 3 " The pilot of the Galilean lake" is The Hyacinth ; supposed to bear the St. Peter....
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Milton's Paradise lost, books i. and ii., Comus, Lycidas, Il penseroso, and ...

John Milton - 1874
...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. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with life and notes [by G. Gilfillan ...

John Milton - 1874
...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 iso Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more."...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1875
...wretched straw. The hungry sheep look up and arc not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mint they draw, Rot inwardly and foul contagion spread;...at the door Stands ready to smite once and smite no morel ' " As if a strain so stern and polemical had scared away the ordinary pastoral muses, the mourning...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1875 - 534 pages
...and are not fed, But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul coutagion spread ; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw...Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alphens, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams; return, blaze, PARNASSUS. And call the vales,...
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Cassell's illustrated readings, Volume 2

Cassell, ltd - 1875
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; Tho 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 fed : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...Grale on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swoln sed : But that Iwo-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877 - 950 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,...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Eeturn, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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