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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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Milton's Poetical Works: With Life, Critical ..., Page 109, Volume 2

John Milton - 1853 - 368 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 engine* at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Volume 7

Church and the world - 1853
...swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot invv.mlly. and foul contagion spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace : and nothing said, But that twi -handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." In the...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 560 pages
...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." Keturn,...
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The Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introductory Observations

George Croly - English poetry - 1854 - 426 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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The Complete Poetical Works of John Milton: With Life ...

John Milton - Bookbinding - 1855 - 562 pages
...But, swollen 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 fed : 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: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 644 pages
...least I can think of no sense so proper to he 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 smite once, and smite no more." About...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 802 pages
...But, swoin 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 I'M Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. ^efRetum,...
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 574 pages
...But, swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Besides P. Jewett and company said ; But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Ruskin: Sesame and lilies. Unto this last. The Queen of the air. The storm ...

John Ruskin - 1856 - 422 pages
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Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber: Or, The Influence of Romanism on ...

James Aitken Wylie - 1856 - 455 pages
...But, swollen 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." When this...
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