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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 Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - English poetry - 1868 - 574 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,...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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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread : Beside what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace,...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 shrunk...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...are not fed, But, swoln with wind an4the rank mist they draw, Lycidas. 125 Rot inwardly, and feral contagion spread ; • Besides what the grim wolf,...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 British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Great Britain - 1869
...The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 125 But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Bot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Besides what...with privy paw, Daily devours apace, and nothing said : 1 19. Untaught instructors ; manage. 120. Acquired other endowment. 121. Dutiful shepherd's business....
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The Divine Comedy, Volume 3

Dante Alighieri - 1870
...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." 115. Cowper, Task, II. : — " He that negotiates between...
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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the author; and dr ...

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 537 pages
...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,...nothing said : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite oncev and smite no more.' Return, Alphens, the dread voice is past, That shrunk...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 1

John Milton - 1870
...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 Rot...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed ; But that two-handed engine at the door 13 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return...
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Milton, Poet of Exile

Louis Lohr Martz - Poetry - 1986 - 356 pages
...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,...inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim Woolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed, But that two-handed engine at the door,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swol'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw....nothing said; But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Retum Alpheus, the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...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,...spread; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Dally devours apace, and nothmg said.s' (1 19-29) The violence of this indictment is signalled by 'Blind...
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