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" How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake Creep and intrude and climb into the fold! Of other care they little reckoning make Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden... "
Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ... - Page 22
by John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - Classical poetry - 1862 - 230 pages
...metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain). He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake : " How well could I have spared for thee, young swain,...little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest; Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862 - 396 pages
...the party to which he would attach himself when the time came. He had there denounced the clergy who, "For their bellies' sake, Creep, and intrude, and...shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest. * First published in 1641. B Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1863 - 726 pages
...anticipate the execution of Laud. The passage is curious : — " How well could I have spared for thec, young swain, Enow of such as for their bellies' sake...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs 1 'What reeks it them . What...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863 - 788 pages
...sedge leaves or flags when dried. L. IDS. " The pilot of the Galilean lake," the apostle Peter. Or other care they little reckoning make, Than how to...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs! What recks it themt What...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864 - 586 pages
...twain; — IIO The golden opes, the iron shuts amain ; — He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake, How well could I have spared, for thee, young swain...little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest; Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1865 - 216 pages
...metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain). He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake : " How well could I have spared for thee, young swain,...little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest ; Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know...
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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
...young swain, Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake Creep, and intrude, and climb into the fold! 11 Of other care they little reckoning make, Than how...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 784 pages
...t— to elotnb this tint grand thief Into Ood'i fold ; go since into his church lwd ulreUngs climb. Of other care they little reckoning make, Than how...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn 'd aught else the least That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs! What recks it them * What...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1865 - 256 pages
...opes, the iron shuts amain), He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake, How well could I have sparM for thee, young swain, Enow of such as for their bellies'...little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearer's feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest; Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know...
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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866 - 506 pages
...metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain,) He shook his mitred locks, and stern bespake : ' How well could I have spared for thee, young swain,...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learned aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What...
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