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" When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn That ten day-labourers could not end; Then lies him down, the lubber fiend, And, stretch'd out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength; And crop-full... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 292
by John Mitford - 1834
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...pinch'd, and pull'd, she said And he, by friar's lantern led, Tells how the drudging goblin sweat, To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night,...His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn, That ten day-lab'rors could not end ; Then lies him down the lubbar-fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimney's...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1863 - 405 pages
...pinch'd, and pull'd, she said ; And he, by friar's lantern led ; Tells how the drudging Goblin sweat To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night,...His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And, stretch'd out all the chimney's...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...pinched and pulled, she said, And he, by friar's lantern led ; Tells how the drudging goblin sweat, To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, ) 10...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...had thresh'd the corn, That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And. stretch'd out all the chimney's length, Basks...the fire his hairy strength ; And crop-full out of door he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings. Thus done the tales, to bed they creep, By whispering...
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Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire ..., Volumes 5-6

Cheshire (England) - 1865
...bath thresh'd the corn, That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubbar fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimney's length, Basks...crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock bis matin rings.* There is nothing said about Puck's size ; still we may infer it was much greater...
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Poetical Works: Volume 2. Paradise Regain'd; Samson Agonistes; Poems Upon ...

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 392 pages
...Flale hath thresh'd the Corn That ten day-labourers could not end, Then lies him down the Lubbar Fend, no And stretch'd out all the Chimney's length, Basks...the fire his hairy strength; And Crop-full out of dores he flings, Ere the first Cock his Mattin rings. Thus don the Tales, to bed they creep, 115 By...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...pinched and pulled, she said; And he, by Friar's lanthorn led, Tells how the drudging Goblin sweat To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath threshed the corn That ten day-labourers could not end; Then lies him down, the lubbar fend, And, stretched...
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Fairy Tales, legends and romances illustrating Shakespeare and other early ...

Dwarfs - 1977 - 426 pages
...hath thresh'd the corn That ten day-labourers could not end. Then lies him down, the lubbar fend ; And stretch'd out all the chimney's length, Basks...the fire his hairy strength ; And crop-full out of dores he flings, Ere the first cock his matin rings, ' is a matter of some difficulty. Perhaps the...
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The Elizabethan Hamlet

Arthur McGee - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 214 pages
...L'Allegro, shows that he knew of the superstition: Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And stretched out all the chimney's length Basks at the fire his...crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his mattin rings. The Christian symbolism of the cock is underlined as Marcellus goes on: Some say that...
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Romantic Parodies, 1797-1831

David A. Kent, D. R. Ewen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 409 pages
...pinch'd, and pull'd, she said; And he, by friar's lanthern led, Tells how the drudging goblin sweat To earn his cream-bowl duly set; When in one night,...His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn. That ten day-labourers could not end; Then lies him down the lubbar fiend, And, stretch'd out all the chimney's...
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