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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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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 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,...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 dread...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - Classical poetry - 1862 - 203 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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilasa regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus: habet manus utraque clavim,...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 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,...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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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1863 - 706 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, awoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...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, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...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,...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...
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Waymarks in the Wilderness and Scriptural Guide, Volume 1

1864
...receive for the wants and needs of their souls. " 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." It may be that these High-Church doctors have come nearer than they know to the true interpretation...
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Sesame and lilies. Two lectures

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1865 - 46 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,...with 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...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...into God's fold; So, Rince, into hit churcb Inwd hlnsliugicliinb. 456 LYCIDAS. Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw: The hungry sheep look up,...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. Return,...
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Pre-Raphaelitism

John Ruskin - Pre-Raphaelitism - 1865 - 56 pages
...What need they? They we sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Orate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up,...spread ; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Doily devours apace, and nothing said." Let us think over this passage, and examine its words. First,...
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Verses and translations, by C.S.C.

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865
...Grate 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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilsea regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus : habet manus utraque clavim,...
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