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" 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 door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is past,... "
The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations - Página 86
por George Croly - 1831 - 395 páginas
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - 1848 - 484 páginas
...universities of the converts to the Roman faith daily made within their colleges; of those sheep, —“ Whom the grim wolf with privy paw Daily devours apace and nothing said.” in approaching Dryden, therefore, a Catholic priest had to combat few of those personal prejudices,...
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Notes and Queries

1887 - 678 páginas
...double-edged. I am sot at all sure that the passage quoted by Ma. BIRKBECK TaRRY from Milton's ‘Lycidas,' But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more, refers to the two-handed sword of the archangel Michael or to the fiery sword described in the following...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1849 - 290 páginas
...already familiar with it. It is the passage which contains that exquisite description of the flowers: " Return, Alpheus; the dread voice is past That shrunk thy streams; return, Sicilian Muse, And call the vales, and bid them hither cast Their bells and flow'rcts of a thousand hues. Ye...
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Punch, Volúmenes48-49

Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman - 1865 - 582 páginas
...rouse into fury over religious themes. The Second Warning, the Appropriation Bill, was given. The huge two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once and smite no more. The proceedings on Frida;/ were a mixture of dullnesses and formalities. VERY MUSICAL. PfDAL PlPIS...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 páginas
...songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, 30 But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smites no more." Return, Alpheus, the dread voice is pass'd 31 Ay me! whilst thee the shores and sounding...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry, Donne to Marvell

Thomas N. Corns - 1993 - 340 páginas
...that was meted out in the revolution with the abolition of the bishops and the ejection of clergy: 'But that two-handed engine at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' (lines 130-1) It is not an isolated digression in its preoccupations. The political note is there from...
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Death in Milton's Poetry

Clay Daniel - 1994 - 194 páginas
...immutable rather than whimsical, Peter, and Milton, through his knowledge of God's way can prophesy " 'that two-handed engine at the door / Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more'" (130-31). And, as the headnote that Milton proudly added to Lycidas for the 1645 edition of his poems...
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The Works of John Milton: With an Introduction and Bibliography

John Milton - 1994 - 630 páginas
...and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what the grim wolf'° 9 with privy paw Daily devours apace, and nothing said. But that two-handed engine” 0 at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.' Return, Aipheus,” the dread voice...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 páginas
...straw. The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed, But swol'n with wind, and the rank mist they draw, Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread: Besides what...nothing said; But that two-handed engine at the door 130 Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more.” Return Alpheus, the dread voice is past That...
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 500 páginas
...expressing himself very obscurely in the following lines of his 'Lycidas', But that two-handed engin at the door Stands ready to smite once, and smite no more. These are the last words of Peter predicting God's vengeance on his church by his ministry. The making...
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