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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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Poems [a selection] ed. with life and notes by J.M. Ross

John Milton - 1871
...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 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return,...
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The poetical works of John Milton, ed. with a critical memoir by ..., Issue 322

John Milton - 1871
...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 Works of John Ruskin, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Oxford: Sesame ...

John Ruskin - 1871
...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 assigning...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 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 : But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus...
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Milton. Comus, Lycidas, L'allegro, Il penseroso, and selected sonnets, with ...

John Milton - 1871
...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 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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Our Poetical Favorites: A Selection from the Best Minor Poems of the English ...

Asahel Clark Kendrick - 1871 - 449 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: — But that two-handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return,...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 pages
...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, But that two-handed engine at the door, Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Even lines as...
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The Many Tongues of Literacy

Ray B. Browne - 1992 - 210 pages
...public in the same condition as John Milton's sheep in Lycidas that "look up, and are not fed," because "the grim wolf with privy paw/ Daily devours apace, and nothing said?" One can only marvel at such oxymoronic desires in people. We call the virginal the untouched—our...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...swol'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; But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Retum Alpheus,...
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Pastoral Process: Spenser, Marvell, Milton

Susan Snyder - 1998 - 241 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. (125-29) How long must it go on before something is said, before the "corrupted clergy ... in their...
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