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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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Notes and Queries

1879
...swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Hot inwardly and foul contagion spread : Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said." DBB (3* 8. ix. 257 ; x. 258 ; 5"- 8. xi. 259, 458.) " Who would not rather trust and be deceived,"...
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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 pages
...swoln wi.Ii wind, and ilia 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 ut the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton, Volume 3

John Milton - 1852
...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" j.io Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...sivoln 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." Eeturn, Alpheus...
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Notes and Queries

1853
...questions, and not greatly divided in their temporal interests. Both were sufferers in the plot, both n-ere enemies of the sectaries, both were adherents of the...paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said.' " Life, 3rd edit. 1834, p. 272. I quote this passage partly because it gives Sir Walter's interpretation of...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

1853 - 472 pages
...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 Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Volume 7

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 commencement...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...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 Poetical Works of John Milton: A New Edition Carefully Revised from the ...

John Milton - 1855 - 570 pages
...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 this time,...
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