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" 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 they draw, Rot inwardly... "
Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the ... - Page vi
by John Milton - 1759 - 416 pages
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord ...

William Harris - Great Britain - 1762 - 544 pages
...But fwoln with wind, and the rank miir. they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread ; Befldes what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing faid. MILTON. This is not meerly a poetical exaggeration. Soon after thefe lines were written, a polite writer,...
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Observations on The Fairy Queen of Spenser, Volume 1

Thomas Warton - 1762 - 264 pages
...occafionally written SED. This practice was continued as far down as the age of Milton. • B. . cz Bell Jes what the grim wolf, with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing SED. Said is thus printed SED in the edition of 1645, that it might appear to rhyme, with greater propriety,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. The Sixth ...

John Milton - 1763 - 670 pages
...with the lofs of his head, which afterwards happen'd to him thro' the fury of his enemies. At leaft I can think of no fenfe fo proper to be given to the...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing faidj But that two-handed engin at the door Stands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. About this...
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Piscatory Eclogues: With Other Poetical Miscellanies

Phineas Fletcher - Fishing - 1771 - 180 pages
...thin plank keeps in thy vital breath : Death ready waits. Fond boyes, to play with death I JfeGdes what the grim wolf, with privy paw,, Daily devours apace, and nothing faid, But that two.handed engine at the door Stands ready to fmite once, and finite no more. MILTON's Lycidas. 60 PISCATORY ECLOGUES....
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Piscatory Eclogues: With Other Poetical Miscellanies

Phineas Fletcher - Fishing - 1771 - 182 pages
...thin plank keeps in thy vital breath : Death ready waits. Fond boyes, to play with death J Betides what the grim wolf, with privy paw, Daily devours apace, and nothing faid, But that two- handed engine at the door Stands ready to finite once, and fruits no more. MILTON'S Lycidas. HI...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volumes 3-5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...fed, 125 But fwoll'n with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread i Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours...nothing faid, But that two-handed engin at the door, 130 Stands ready to finite once, and finite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is paft, That...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 320 pages
...But fwoll'n with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread i BeIidcs what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace...nothing faid, But that two-handed engin at the door, ijO Stands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is paft, That fhrunk...
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Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or Beauties of British Poetry, Volume 2

English poetry - 1781 - 512 pages
...But, fwoll'n with wind, and the rank mift they draw, • Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread : • Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw • Daily...devours apace, and nothing faid; • But that two-handed engine at the door ' Stands ready tofmite once, and fmite no more.' Return Alpheus, the dread voice...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin

John Milton - English poetry - 1785 - 702 pages
...fed, 125 But fwoln with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpread : Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing fed : 128. Bejides what tbe grim vitlf, &c.] It has been conjectured, that Milton in this paflage has...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788 - 630 pages
...But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace ; and nothing said, But that two-handed engin at the door, 1 30 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Their...
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