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" And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretched straw... "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 483
1827
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1809 - 393 pages
...it them > what need they ? Tby are sped : And when they list, their lean and flash !y songs Crate on their scrannel 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...
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Cowper's Milton [the poetical works, with life, notes and tr. by W. Cowper ...

John Milton - 1810
...themselves know how t hold What recks it them ? What need they ? They are sped; And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel...wretched straw; 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:...
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Paradise regained. An account of Cowper's writings, relating to Milton. A ...

William Hayley - Poets, English - 1810
...faithful herdman's art bejongs 1 What recks it them ? What need they ? They arc sped; And, when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel...wretched straw; 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:...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...mean idea Comatcs had of the shepherd's piping. — Milton ; ad butli Theocritus and Virgil in view. Their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. Lycidas. 9. Uamo-'las dono mihi quam dedit olim. Eel. 2. 37. 12. Thy master sleeps] The ancients used...
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Licida, di Giovanni Milton: Mondodia per la morte del naufragato Eduardo King

John Milton - 1812 - 55 pages
...faithful herdsman's art belongs ! What recks it them? what need they? they are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel...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...
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The British Review, and London Critical Journal, Volume 4

English literature - 1812
...faithful herdsman's art belongs ! 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 vp and are not fed, But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With the Life of the Author, Volume 2

John Milton - 1813 - 565 pages
...herdinan's art belongs! What recks it them ? What need they ? They are sped ; And, when they list, tbtir lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes...wretched straw; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, l~But, swoIPn with wind and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...faithful herdsman's art belongs ! What recks rt them ? what need they ? They are sped; And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel...wretched straw ; 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...
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An Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of ..., Volume 3

William Harris - 1814
...belongs ! What recks it them ? what need they ? They are sped} And when they list, their lean and fl.ishy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, Hot swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...What recks it them ? What need they? They are sped ; And, when they list, their lean and flashy gongs 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, and foul contagion spread...
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