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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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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 491 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...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 Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...enemies, At least I can think of no sense so proper to he given to the following verses in Lycidas— " Besides, what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...nothing said; But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." About this time, as we learn from one of his familiar...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swollen C 1 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber: Or, The Influence of Romanism on ...

James Aitken Wylie - 1856 - 455 pages
...on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...wolf, with privy paw, Daily devours apace, and nothing sed ; But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." When this...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up. and are not fad; 125 But, swoin with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed: But that two-handed engine at the door I'M Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. ^efRetum,...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1856
...flashy sou^s 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,...spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Dayly devours apace, and nothing said ; Bnt that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...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,...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - Great Britain - 1859
...: i The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, I Rot Inwardly and foul contagion spread; Besides what...nothing said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smjte once and smite no more! ' " As if a strain so stern and polemical had scared...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859 - 729 pages
...they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : But, swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly...spread ; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Dally devours apace, and nothing said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite...
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