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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 Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - 1856 - 554 pages
...swollen with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread ; Besides what wett and company ; But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus,...
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Milledulcia: A Thousand Pleasant Things Selected from "Notes and Queries"

Robert Conger Pell - 1857 - 416 pages
...converts to the Roman faith daily made within their colleges : of those sheep — Whom the grim wolfwlth privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Life,...quoted as a preface to the remark that in James II. 's reigu, and at the time these party names originated, the Roman Catholies were in league with the Puritans...
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The Eagle, Volume 18

1895
...Steward laid his fell hand upon it, and it was swallowed up in the advance of the Kitchens' Department. The grim wolf, with privy paw, Daily devours apace, and nothing said. From this investigation Mr Moore Smith turned to wider fields, and the result of an immense amount...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw, I 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 smjte once and smite no more! ' " As if a strain...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1861 - 346 pages
...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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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...amounted to a formal renunciation of the claim of the State — on account of which * " Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said." so much blood had been shed in this and the previous century — to impose religious uniformity upon...
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Verses and Translations

Charles Stuart Calverley - 1862 - 203 pages
...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 Galilasa regit per stagna carinas, Post hos venit iturus: habet manus utraque clavim,...
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Complete Poetical Works

John Milton - 1862
...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, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...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, 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Sesame and lilies. Two lectures

John Ruskin - 1865 - 46 pages
...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 ; Let us think over this passage, and examine its words. 'First, is it not singular to find Milton...
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