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" Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest. Blind mouths ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have... "
L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas - Page 54
by John Milton - 1900 - 130 pages
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson Agonistes ...

John Milton - 1747 - 180 pages
...hold Blind mouths! that fcarce themfelves know how A flieep-hook, or have learn'd aught elfe the leaft That to the faithful Herdman's art belongs! What recks it them ? What need they ? They arefped ; And, when they lift, their lean and flafhy fongs Grate on their fcrannel Pipes of wretched...
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Paradise Regain'd: A Poem, in Four Books. To which is Added Samson ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1753 - 416 pages
...mouths ! that fcarce themfelvcs knew Bd* to hold **$ A fheep-hook, or have learn'd ought ette the leaft That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them ? What need they ? They arefpof i And 119. JJ&uf meutbs! flat fcarce thimfcl-ves knctu beta to hold jtjbeep-book, &c] See inftances...
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Piscatory Eclogues: With Other Poetical Miscellanies

Phineas Fletcher - 1771 - 180 pages
...mouthes ! that fcarce themfelves know how to hold A fiicep-hook, or have learn'd ought elfe the leaft That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? what need they ? they are fped : And, when they lift, their lean and fiafhy fongs Grate on their fcraunel pipes of wretched ilraw....
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...mouths ! that fcarce themfelves know how to A fheep-hook, or have learn 'd ought elfe the leaft no That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What need they ? They are fped ; And when they lift, their lean and flamy fongs Grate on their fcrannel pipes of wretched ftraw...
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The Works of the English Poets: Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 320 pages
...that fcarce themfelves know how to A fhcep-hook, or have learn'd ought elfe the leaft 129 That to tiie faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What need they ? They are fped ; And when they lifl, their lean and flafhy fongs Gnte on their fcrannel pipes of wretched ftraw;...
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The Beauties of Shakespear: Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a ...

William Shakespeare - 1780 - 290 pages
...mou-hs! that fcarce themfelves know how to holj A fheep-hook, or have learn'd ought elfe the leaft That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ! what need they ? They are fpeilj And when they lift their lean and flafhy fongs Grate on their fcrannel pipe of wretched ftraw...
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Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or Beauties of British Poetry, Volume 2

1781 - 512 pages
...fcarce themfelves know how to hold ' A fheep-hook, or have learn'd aught elfe the leaft That . That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What heed they ? They are fped i ' And when they lift, their lean and flalhy fongs ' Grate on their fcrannel...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - 1788 - 630 pages
...fold ? 1 1 j Of other care they little reck'ning make, Than how to seramble at the shearer's feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest ; Blind mouths!...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd ought else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them? what...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790 - 342 pages
...Blind mouths ! that fcarce themfelves know how to A fheep-hook, or have learn'd ought elfe the leaft 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them ? What need they? They are fped; And when they lift,' their lean and flamy fongs Grate on their fcrannel pipes of wretched ftraw;...
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Roach's Beauties of the Modern Poets of Great Britain: Carefully Selected ...

James Roach - 1794 - 272 pages
...mouths ! that fcarce themfelves know how to hold A ftieep-hook, or have learn'd ought elfethe leaft That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! What recks it them ? What need they ! They are fped ; And, when they lift, their lean and ftafhy fongs Crate on their fcrannel pipes of wretched ftraw....
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