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" That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! 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... "
The poetical works John Milton. Repr., with memoir, notes, &c - Page 68
by John Milton - 1873
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...wretched straw ; " The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed; " But swoln with wind and the rank mSst they draw, " Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread;..." Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Jllpheus, the dread voice is past,a That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 65

1862
...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...they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread." Now, the removal of such men from its ministry was one of the greatest blessings which could be conferred...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 345 pages
...hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, " But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, MILTON. " Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : " Besides..." Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past,12 That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 1-2

1846
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But fed with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly...privy paw, Daily devours apace and nothing said ; But the two- handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Milton had already,...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1847
...need they ! They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Orate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up...engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smites no more." Here he next wrote his treatise, Of Practical Episcopacy, in defence of the Smectymneuns,...
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The Poetical Works, of John Milton: With a Memoir and Seven Embellishments

John Milton - 1847
...scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoll'n with wind, & the rank mist they draw. Rot inwardly, and foul contagion...two-handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, & smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is pass'd, That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, l! But, swoln wi.Ii wind, and ilia rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion...apace, and nothing said, But that two-handed engine ut the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past,...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1851 - 255 pages
...; " The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed ; " But swoln with wind and the rank mist they drav " Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; " Besides..." Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks, On whose...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 2

John Milton - 1852
...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,...door Stands ready to, smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, sivoln 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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