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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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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866
...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,...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Alpheus,2 the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams ; return, Sicilian Muse, And call...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 546 pages
...need they ? They arc 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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Translations Into English and Latin

Charles Stuart Calverley - English poetry - 1866 - 279 pages
...Radit stridentem stipulis. Pastore negato Suspicit segra pecus : vento gravis ac lue tracta But swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...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 the...
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The British Poets, Volume 3

1866
...Todd. Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, iss But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door tea Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - Poetry - 1867 - 760 pages
...need they r 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." 115. Cowper, Task, II.:— " He that negotiates between God and man. As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - Poetry - 1867 - 760 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,...nothing said : But that two-handed engine at the door Sunds ready to smite once, and smite no more." 115. Cowper, Task, II.: — " He that negotiates between...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1867 - 451 pages
...and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and ire not fed ; But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they...door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." 1 1 5. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1867
...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,...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 - English poetry - 1868 - 574 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,...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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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...are not fed, But, swoln with wind an4the rank mist they draw, Lycidas. 125 Rot inwardly, and feral contagion spread ; • Besides what the grim wolf,...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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