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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 John Milton with a Life of the Author: Preliminary ...

John Milton, Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 708 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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 784 pages
...But, swoln with wind, and the rank mist they drs w, 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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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865 - 216 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 said. Post hos, qui Galilsea regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus : habet manus utraque...
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The British Poets, Volume 3

1866 - 376 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 tea Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Translations Into English and Latin

Charles Stuart Calverley - English poetry - 1866 - 306 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 said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The Papal Drama: A Historical Essay

Thomas Hornblower Gill - Papacy - 1866 - 483 pages
...starved sheep of the Anglican fold, neglected by slothful and heedless shepherds, he adds — Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing said," 31 These lines clearly indicate the stealthy operations of the Roman Church in England during...
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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866 - 506 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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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 574 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 Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 2

Dante Alighieri - Poetry - 1867 - 780 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 Sunds ready to smite once, and smite no more." 115. Cowper,...
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The Poet's Pen

Andrew Kilpatrick Thomson, Judith Wright - Australian poetry - 1965 - 340 pages
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