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" 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 wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the ... - Page vi
by John Milton - 1759 - 416 pages
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton

John Milton - 1750
...with the lofs of his bead, which afterwards happened to him thro' the fury of his enemies. At leaft I can think of no fenfe fo proper to be given to the following verfes in Lycidas, Bcfides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing faid -, But that two-handed...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, Volume 1

John Milton - English poetry - 1750
...The fame idea occafion'd his exprefling himfelf very obfcurely in the following lines of his Lycidas, But that two-handed engin at the door Stands ready to fmite once, and finite no more. Thefe are th.e laft words of Peter predicting God's vengeance on his church by his...
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A Letter Concerning a New Edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene. To Gilbert ...

John Upton - 1751 - 39 pages
...not fed, But fwoln with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly and foul contagion fpread : Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing fed, . . • *, '. But that two-handed engine at the door . . Stands ready to. fmite once, and fmite...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 2

Theophilus Cibber, Thomas Coxeter - Poets, English - 1753
...head, a fate which he afterwards met, thro' the fury of his enemies ; at leaft, fayť Dr. Newton, I can think of no fe.nfe fo proper to be given to the following verfes in Lycidas i Fcfulcs what the grim wolf, with privy paw, Daily devours apace, and nothing laid ; But that two-handed...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1753 - 350 pages
...they draw. Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread i Befides what the grim wolf with privy pav? Pally devours apace, and nothing faid, But that two-handed engin at the door 130 Stands ready to finite once, and finite no more.' Return Return Alpheus, the dread voice is -paft,...
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The Canons of Criticism, and Glossary, Being a Supplement to Mr. Warburton's ...

Thomas Edwards - English poetry - 1758 - 344 pages
...idea *' occafioned his expreffing himfelf very obfcurely c' in the following lines of his Lycidas : But that two-handed engin at the door Stands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. " Thefe are the laft words of Peter, predicting " God's vengeance on his Church by his miniftry. *'...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added, Samson ...

John Milton - Epic poetry, English - 1759 - 390 pages
...fed; 125 But fwoln with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread : Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...nothing faid, But that two-handed engin at the door 130 Stands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. Return Alpheus, the dread voice is paft, That fhrunk...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1759 - 388 pages
...fed; 125 But fwoln with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread : Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...nothing faid, But that two-handed engin at the door 130 Stands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. Return Alpheus, the dread voice is paft, That fhrunk...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord ...

William Harris - Great Britain - 1762 - 543 pages
...But fwoln with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread : Betides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing faid. MILTON. This is not meerly a poetical exaggeration. Soon after thefe lines were written, a polite writer,...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord ...

William Harris - Great Britain - 1762 - 543 pages
...But fwoln with wind, and the rank miir. they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread ; Befldes what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing faid. MILTON. This is not meerly a poetical exaggeration. Soon after thefe lines were written, a polite writer,...
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