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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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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...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." Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades,...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
..." 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,a That shrunk...
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Imagination and fancy; or Selections from the English poets, with critical ...

Leigh Hunt - 1845
...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,...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,* 3 That...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 255 pages
...wretched straw ; " The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed; " But swoln with wind and the rank mSst they draw, " Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread;...nothing said : " But that two-handed engine at the door " Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Jllpheus, the dread voice is past,a That...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 1-2

1846
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But fed with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly...privy paw, Daily devours apace and nothing said ; But the two- handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Milton had already,...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 345 pages
...hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, " But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, MILTON. " Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : " Besides...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,12 That...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1847
...flashy songs Orate 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 smites no more." Here he next wrote his treatise, Of Practical Episcopacy,...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 395 pages
...pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, l! But, swoln wi.Ii wind, and ilia rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion...apace, and nothing said, But that two-handed engine ut the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past,...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1879
..." The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Hot inwardly and foul contagion spread : Besides what...privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said." DBB (3* 8. ix. 257 ; x. 258 ; 5"- 8. xi. 259, 458.) " Who would not rather trust and be deceived,"...
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Poetical Works

John Milton - 1850 - 658 pages
...The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed; But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Wrought 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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