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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 Black Shore

Joseph O'Neill - 2000 - 263 pages
...hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, swol'n with wind and the rank mist they draw, Besides what the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. Presumably, O'Neill is substituting "Rot inwardly with privy paw" with "Rot inwardly with privy maw"...
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A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Michael Hattaway - 2002 - 786 pages
...against prelarical wolves who abandon pastoral care and misappropriate church wealth: 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. (1l. 128-31)...
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November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg

Kent Gramm - 2001 - 344 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 Alpheus,...
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Genre and Ethics: The Education of an Eighteenth-century Critic

Edward Tomarken - 2002 - 284 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." (1:1794) Milton...
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Shakespeare, Milton and Eighteenth-Century Literary Editing: The Beginnings ...

Marcus Walsh, Walsh Marcus - 1997 - 222 pages
...in his lengthy note on the most famous and contested interpretative crux 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. (Lycidas, 128-31)...
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 272 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. . . . (125-2.9) The "grim Wolf" here is the Roman Catholic Church, whom Milton renders elsewhere as...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 pages
...with wind, and the rank mist they draw. inhale 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." (119-131) This...
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Sesame and Lillies: Three Lectures

John Ruskin - 2006 - 192 pages
...swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Kt imvarfily, and foul contagion spread ; Beside; 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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