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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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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791 - 478 pages
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790 - 342 pages
...fed, iz5 But fwoll'n with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foal contagion fpread : Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace; and nothing faid, Sat that two-handed engin at the door 130 Slands ready to fmite once, and fmite no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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Poems Upon Several Occasions: English, Italian, and Latin, with Translations ...

John Milton - 1791 - 608 pages
...25 " 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 : htrtlman (not herd/man) has a general fenfe in our old writers ; and, as Mr. Bowie remarks, often...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

John Roach - English poetry - 1794 - 272 pages
...not fed, But fwoln wich wired, 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 But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to fmite once, and fmites no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 744 pages
...fed, But fwoll'n with wind, and the rank mift they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fprcad ; Befides what the grim wolf, with privy paw, Daily devours apace ; and nothing laid, But that two-handed engine at the door, Stands ready to fmite once, and i'mite no more. ' Return,...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795 - 316 pages
...At least I can think of no sense so proper to be given to the following verses in Lycidas. Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said ; But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smire once, and smice no more. About...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 360 pages
...impunity and fuccefs in the court, the country, and even the univerfities. One of the fheep , . Whom the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace , and nothing faid, 5s Mr. WilliarnChillingworth, Mailer of Arts, and, Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford; who, at the;...
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...What recks it them ? What need they ? They are fpest; Rot inwardly, and foul contagion fpreac r BeDdcs what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace ; and nothing fiid, But that two-handed engin at the door 130 Stands ready to fmite once, and finite no more. Return,...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 111

English literature - 1860 - 564 pages
...published at this very time [October, 1628], is clearly warned of ' his approaching fate : ' " Besides what the grim 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;" ' else...
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The Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 2

Edmund Spenser - 1805 - 452 pages
...SED. This practice was continued as far down as the age of Milton. See Lycidas, ver, 128. • • " Befides what the grim wolf with privy paw ,' . " Daily devours apace,' and nothing SED." priety, to the preceding fpread : Later editors, not knowing the lailiion of1 writing faid, upon...
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