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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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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser: With the Life of the Author ..., Volume 9

Edmund Spenser - English poetry - 1807 - 446 pages
...SED, This practice was continued as far down as the age of Milton. See Lycidas, ver. I28. ' Basides what the grim wolf with privy paw ' Daily devours apace, and nothing SKC.' RIO: - Said is thus printed SED in the edition of ' Hit'.';, that it might appear to rhyme, with...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807 - 434 pages
...Butswoll'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 dcor, Stands ready to smite once, and smiie no more. Return...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - 1810 - 424 pages
...But swolfn 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 engine at tlie door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." These...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810 - 540 pages
...But, swoln 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 sed: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810 - 418 pages
...But, swoln 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 sed: But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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Licida, di Giovanni Milton: Mondodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 78 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 engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 270 pages
...l~But, swoIPn 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 engine at the door, 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more/1 Return....
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814 - 546 pages
...Hot swoln 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. MILTOX. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after the'se lines were written, a polite...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816 - 490 pages
...But swoln 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 engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1820 - 832 pages
...But, swoln with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread . Besides to have been. When Hopkins dies, a thousand sed : But that two-handed engine at the door 1.10 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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