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" That to the faithful herdman'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 up, and are not fed, But, swoln with... "
The British poets, including translations - Page 216
by British poets - 1822
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Piscatory Eclogues: With Other Poetical Miscellanies

Phineas Fletcher - Fishing - 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 - English poetry - 1779 - 334 pages
...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 Beauties of Shakespear: Regularly Selected from Each Play. With a ...

William Shakespeare - 1780 - 288 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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Bell's Edition, Volumes 31-32

John Bell - English poetry - 1788 - 628 pages
...bidden guest ; Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learn'd ought else the least That to the faithful herdman's art...they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their serannel pipes of wretehed straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 1z5 But swoll'n with...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poets - 1790 - 342 pages
...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 - English poetry - 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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The Works of the British Poets, Volume 5

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 740 pages
...mouths ! that fcarce thur.ii.ivi., know how to hold A Iheep-hook, or have learn'd ought clfe the lead 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 flafliy fongs Grate on their fcrannel pipes of wretched ftraw...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1803 - 446 pages
...bidden guestj " 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 ! " What recks it them ? what need they ? They.are sped ; " And when they list, their lean and flashy songs " Grate on their scrannal pipes...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 3-4

John Milton - 1807 - 434 pages
...themselves know how to A sheep-hook, or have learn'd aught else the least That to the faithful herdsman's art belongs! What recks it them ? what need they ? they are sped ; And when they list, their lean aad flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretehed straw ; The hungry sheep look up, and are...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Apologetics - 1809 - 410 pages
...bidden guest ; 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 ! What recks it them > what need they ? Tby are sped : And when they list, their lean and flash !y songs Crate on their scrannel pipes...
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