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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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Our Poetical Favorites: A Selection from the Best Minor Poems of the English ...

English poetry - 1871 - 476 pages
...metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain) ; He shook his mitered 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 herdsman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? what...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 2

David Masson - 1871 - 636 pages
...there is introduced one supposed to be spoken by St. Peter, as the representative of the Church : — " How well could I have spared for thee, young swain,...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learnt aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 664 pages
...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,...scarce themselves know how to hold A sheephook, or have learned aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What...
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The Works of John Ruskin, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Oxford: Sesame ...

John Ruskin - 1871 - 212 pages
...the iron shuts amain,) He shook his mitred locks, and stem bespake, ' How well could I have spar'd for thee, young swain, ' Enow of such as for their...themselves know how to hold ' A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else, the least ' That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! ' What recks it them ?...
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The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Issue 322

John Milton - 1871 - 530 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,...shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest j Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the...
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The Life of John Milton, Volume 2

David Masson - 1871 - 630 pages
...representative of the Church : — " How well could I have spared for thee, young swain, Jjiow of suclj as, for their bellies' sake, Creep and intrude and...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learnt aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them t What...
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Sesame and Lilies: Three Lectures

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1871 - 212 pages
...the iron shuts amain,) He shook his mitred locks, and stem bespake, ' How well could I have spar'd for thee, young swain, ' Enow of such as for their...shearers' feast, ' And shove away the worthy bidden guest ; 1 Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold ' A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: To which is Prefixed a Biography of the ...

John Milton, Edward Phillips - 1872 - 614 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,...shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest ; f~'Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A" sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author; Preliminary ...

John Milton - 1873 - 678 pages
...He shook hismitred locks, and slern bespake:— m How well could I have spared for thee, young swam Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake Cre'ep, and...Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold JTsheep-tooSTor have learn'd aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs 1...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1874 - 518 pages
...1 10 (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 learnt aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What...
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