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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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The Divine Comedy, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1870
...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." 115. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and mant As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The Divine Comedy, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1871
...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." 1 1 5. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand...
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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the author; and dr ...

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 537 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swoll'n with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite oncev and smite no more.' Return, Alphens, the dread voice is past, That shrunk thy streams ; return,...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 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,...they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Beside what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said : But that two-handed...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870
...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 Rot...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed ; But that two-handed engine at the door 13 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Even lines as violently explicit as these draw power from the tact and balance of the poet : the pastoral...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...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,...inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim Woolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed, But that two-handed engine at the door,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...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,...nothing said; But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Retum Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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Shakespeare, Milton and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings ...

Marcus Walsh - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 240 pages
...Paradise Lost, but in his lengthy note on the most famous and contested interpretative crux in Lycidas: Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. (Lycidas, 128-31) After explaining the 'grim wolf by invoking the parallel of Spenser's similar image...
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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 241 pages
...ever-mounting abuses in the present-day church the anguish of time that comes through is delay. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoln with wind,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. (125-29) How long must it go on before something is said, before the "corrupted clergy ... in their...
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