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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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1859 - 780 pages
...was educated. Of other care they little reckoning make, Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest! Blind mouths...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs! What recks it them? What...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connection with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859 - 720 pages
...Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest. Blind months ! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learnt aught else the least That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs! Whnt recks it them? What need they? They are sped; And,...
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Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1859 - 550 pages
...mouths ! that scarce themselves know how !.ri " A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the lea: ' That to the faithful herdman's art belongs ! ' What recks it them? What need they ? They a f J ', ' And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs ' Grate on their scrannel pipes of...
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Miscellaneous Poems ; Paradise Regain'd ; & Samson Agonistes

John Milton - 1926 - 360 pages
...themselves know how to hold A Sheep-hook, or have learn d ought els the leaft That to thefaithfull Herdmans art belongs! What recks it them? What need they? They are Sped; And when they lift, their lean andjiashy songs Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretched sTraw, The hungry Sheep...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 pages
...shears And slits the thin-spun life. 28 Last came, and last did go. The pilot of the Galilean lake. 29 P7 . 6 .@ 0 learn'd ought else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns, Senior Lecturer Department of English Thomas N Corns - 1993 - 340 pages
...into the fold? Of other care they little reck'ning make, Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest; Blind mouths!...themselves know how to hold A Sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least That to the faithful Herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 630 pages
...worthy bidden guest. Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learned aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's...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...
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Death in Milton's Poetry

Clay Daniel - 1994 - 194 pages
...rigorously to restate this problem. The swain meditates the death of the skilled Lycidas amidst hedonistic "blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold / A Sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least / That to the faithful Herdman's art belongs" (119-21). As one of these...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...into the fold? Of other care they little rcck'ning make. Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast. And shove away the worthy bidden guest; Blind mouths!...themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have leam'd aught else the least 120 That to the faithful herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What...
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Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948: Volume 1: Debates. Volume 2 ...

James Hiller, Michael Harrington - 1995 - 1508 pages
...of State) that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have leam'd aught else the least That to the faithful Herdman's art belongs! What recks it them? What need they? Thay are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretched...
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