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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 Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, sped ; But swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw Rot...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 shrank...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Memoir and Critical ..., Volume 2

John Milton, James Montgomery - 1861
...; 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...nothing said : But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...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,...paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said : But that two handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - Classical poetry - 1862 - 203 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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilasa regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus: habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Verses and translations, by C.S.C.

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1862
...The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Kot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Post hos, qui Galilsea regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus : habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1863 - 706 pages
...Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But, awoln 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 smites no more." Here he next wrote his treatise, Of Practical Episcopacy,...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...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,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door, 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus ! the dread voice is past, That...
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Waymarks in the Wilderness and Scriptural Guide, Volume 1

1864
...receive for the wants and needs of their souls. " 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." It may be that these High-Church doctors have come nearer than they know to the true interpretation...
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Sesame and lilies. Two lectures

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1865 - 46 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,...with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said ; Let us think over this passage, and examine its words. 'First, is it not singular to find Milton...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 688 pages
...LYCIDAS. 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,...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. Return,...
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