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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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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1856
...need they ? They ave sped ; And when they list, their lean and flashy sou^s Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up...spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Dayly devours apace, and nothing said ; Bnt that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up. and are not fad; 125 But, swoin 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 I'M Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. ^efRetum,...
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Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber: Or, The Influence of Romanism on ...

James Aitken Wylie - 1856 - 455 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swollen 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." When this...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1857 - 706 pages
...and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up and an not fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they...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 Smectymneans,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1857 - 570 pages
...enemies, At least I can think of no sense so proper to be given to the following verses in Lycidas— " Besides, what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." About this time, as we learn from one of his familiar epistles, he had some thoughts of taking chambers...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...songs Grate 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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - Great Britain - 1859
...: i The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, I Rot Inwardly and foul contagion spread; Besides what...that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smjte once and smite no more! ' " As if a strain so stern and polemical had scared away the ordinary...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...songs Grate 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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, sped ; But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrank thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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English Puritanism and Its Leaders: Cromwell, Milton, Baxter, Bunyan

John Tulloch - Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691 - 1861 - 488 pages
...away the worthy bidden guest. And, when they list, their lean and flashy songn Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up...they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.' " The difference between the stern strength, the vehement and even harsh earnestness of these lines,...
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