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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,... "
MILLEDULCIA: A THOUSAND PLEASANT THINGS - Page 193
1857
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...with impunity and success in the court, i. F the the country, and even the universities. One of the sheep, Whom the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said, is Mr. William Chillingworth, Master of Arts, anil Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford ; who, at the...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...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. MiLfoS. This is not merely a poetical exaggeration. Soon after these lines were written, a polite writer,...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...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, Alpheus,...
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The Second Advent; Or, The Glorious Epiphany of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Being ...

John Fry - 1822
...swoll'n 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, &c. CHAPTER LVII. 1. THE righteous hath perished ' from off the earth,' But no man considereth : t...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - 1824 - 822 pages
...swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Besides what ; Though what he learns But that two-handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 1-2

British anthology - 1824
...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, Alphens,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 1

John Milton - 1824
...least I can think of no sense so proper to be 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 this time,...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...laboured with impunity and success in the court, the country, and even the universities. One of the sheep, Whom the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said, is Mr William Chillingworth, Master of Arts, and Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford ; who, at the ripe...
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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 pages
...dashed against each other the figurative half-meanings of the Protestant sects ; every objection was the same side in political questions, and not greatly...privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing said. In approaching Dryden, therefore, a Catholic priest had to combat few of those personal prejudices...
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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826
...dashed against each other the figurative h2lf-meanings of the Protestant sects ; every objection was the same side in political questions, and not greatly...privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing said. In approaching Dryden, therefore, a Catholic priest had to combat few of those personal prejudices...
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