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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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Verses and translations, by C.S.C.

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865
...Grate 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 Galilsea regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus : habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Pre-Raphaelitism

John Ruskin - Pre-Raphaelitism - 1865 - 56 pages
...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,...spread ; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Doily devours apace, and nothing said." Let us think over this passage, and examine its words. First,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...straw : The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed ; But, swoln with wind, and the rank mist they drs w, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Besides...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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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866
...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,...said ; — But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Alpheus,2 the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 546 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, 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 shrunk...
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The British Poets, Volume 3

1866
...Todd. Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw, The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, iss But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,...nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door tea Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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Translations Into English and Latin

Charles Stuart Calverley - English poetry - 1866 - 279 pages
...Radit stridentem stipulis. Pastore negato Suspicit segra pecus : vento gravis ac lue tracta But swollen 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, That shrunk...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1867 - 451 pages
...songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw : The hungry sheep look up, and ire 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." 1 1 5. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates...
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - Poetry - 1867 - 760 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 Sunds ready to smite once, and smite no more." 115. Cowper, Task, II.: — " He that negotiates between...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1867
...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,...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 assigning...
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