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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 Code poetical reader, by a teacher

Code poetical reader - 1877
...list, their lean and flashy * songs Grate on their scrannel * pipes of wretched straw; 1 25 The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swollen with...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said : 130 But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Macmillan's Reading Books

Readers - 1878
...The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swoll'n with wind and the rank mist they draw, Eot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Besides what...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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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1878 - 28 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,...inwardly, and foul contagion spread; Besides what the grirn wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the...
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A Poetry-book of Elder Poets: Consisting of Songs & Sonnets, Odes & Lyrics ...

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1878 - 298 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: LYCIDAS. 39 — But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more."...
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A poetry-book of elder poets, selected and arranged by A. B. Edwards

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - 1879
...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: LYCIDAS. 39 — But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more."...
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Milton's L'allegro, Il penseroso and Lycidas: ed. with an intr., paraphrase ...

John Milton - 1879
...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 1 30 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return...
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The Works of John Ruskin: Sesame and lilies

John Ruskin - 1880
...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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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - English literature - 1880 - 440 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, 125 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; iso But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: Reprinted from the Best Editions, with ...

John Milton - 1881 - 562 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,...said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands rendy to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy...
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Poetry for Home and School

Anna Callender Brackett - American poetry - 1881 - 320 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,...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...
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