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" 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 wind, and the rank mist... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 277
by John Mitford - 1834
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. MiLfoS. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after these lines were written, a polite writer,...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, Hot swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. MILTOX. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after the'se lines were written, a polite...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw } The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swolu with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. MII.TO>. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after these lines were written, a polite...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...gongs 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,...nothing said, But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 807 pages
...son;^ Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; Tin- hungry shuep look up, and arc not fed, makes all the history ; Knough, that Virtue fill'd...being, to have been. When Hopkins dies, a thousand sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 1.10 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are hot fed, But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing fed : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The Second Advent; Or, The Glorious Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Being ...

John Fry - 1822
...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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said, &c. CHAPTER LVII. 1. THE righteous hath perished ' from off the earth,' But no man considereth : t...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 17

British poets - 1822
...The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, su oln with wind and the rank mist they draw, . Bot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Besides what...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing fed : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 1-2

British anthology - 1824
...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,...nothing said: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Alphens, the dread voice is pass'd That shrunk...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoll'n ters of Mes. Yes, you despise the man to books confin'd,...his study rails at human kind; Though what he learns Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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