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" The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But, 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... "
L'allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas - Page 54
by John Milton - 1900 - 130 pages
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Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante - 2008 - 264 pages
...Milton directs this demonizing strategy against prelates, or "Blind Mouths!" whose unfortunate flock are not fed, But swoln with wind, and the rank mist...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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Golden Priest, Wooden Chalice

Tim Norris, Tess Livingstone - 2005 - 126 pages
...some of these New Age and not-so-new beliefs evokes memories of John Milton's Lycidas: "The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, but swoln with wind...they draw, rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread." Perhaps the current search for meaning is related to the fragile state of the world at present. Whatever...
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Northrop Frye on Milton and Blake, Volume 16

Northrop Frye - 2005 - 529 pages
...distressing image, and Milton touches it very lightly, picking it up again in an appropriate context: But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly . . . In the writing of Lycidas there are four creative principles of particular importance. To say...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - 2006 - 66 pages
...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...nothing said. But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus; the dread voice is past That shrunk...
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L' Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

John Milton - 2006 - 102 pages
...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...wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more." Return, Alpheus;...
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Sesame and Lillies: Three Lectures

John Ruskin - 2006 - 193 pages
...them ? What a;d tiwy - They are sped ; And when they list, their lean and Mashy songs Grate on iheir scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep...But 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...
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Meals to Come: A History of the Future of Food

Dr. Warren Belasco - 2006 - 397 pages
...corrupt church's unresponsiveness to hungry parishioners and comes from Milton's "Lycidas": The hungry sheep look up and are not fed But swoln with wind,...rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread.29 In the era of Johnson's and Nixon's presidencies, such tales seemed no more feverish than...
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How to Teach with a Hangover: A Practical Guide to Overcoming Classroom Crises

Fred Sedgwick - 2005 - 168 pages
...were not fed', Causley directs us to Milton's 'Lycidas', and those whose . . . lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed ... Here 'scrannel' means thin, lean, meagre, and is a perfect word for a cynical government's...
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Protestant Nonconformist Texts: 1550 to 1700

Robert Tudur Jones, Kenneth Dix, Alan Ruston - 2006 - 448 pages
...need they? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel1 pipes of wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up and are not fed, But swoll'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly and foul contagion spread; Besides what...
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On Eloquence

Denis Donoghue - 2008 - 207 pages
...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...inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim Woolf with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing sed, But that two-handed engine at the door,...
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