Quotation by John Milton

Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold
A sheephook, or have learn'd ought 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 scrannel pipes of wretched straw,
The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed,
John Milton (1608–1674), British poet. Lycidas (l. 119–125). . .

The Complete Poetry of John Milton. John T. Shawcross, ed. (1963, rev. ed. 1971) Doubleday.
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