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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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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 280 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." Ye...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 278 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." Ye...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1845 - 278 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." Ye...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic ..., Volumes 1-2

1846 - 846 pages
...fed, But fed 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 the two- handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Milton...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1847 - 524 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 smites no more." Here...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1879 - 578 pages
...But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Hot inwardly and foul contagion spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said." DBB (3* 8. ix. 257 ; x. 258 ; 5"- 8. xi. 259, 458.) " Who would not rather trust and be deceived,"...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - English poetry - 1850 - 442 pages
...But, swoln wi.Ii wind, and ilia 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 ut the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1852 - 350 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" j.io Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more....
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852 - 456 pages
...But, sivoln 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." Eeturn,...
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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical Dissertation, and ..., Volume 2

John Milton - Milton, John, 1608-1674 - 1853 - 380 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 :3 But that two-handed engine4 at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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