I am finding the following lines from Tennyson's Idylls of the King rather perplexing (full text here):
A thousand pips eat up your sparrow-hawk!
Tits, wrens, and all wing'd nothings peck him dead!
Ye think the rustic cackle of your bourg
The murmur of the world. What is it to me?
First, what is a "pip"? I cannot find an appropriate definition anywhere, although I assume it is a small bird of some kind.
Second, is meant by "Ye think the rustic cackle of your bourg / The murmur of the world." This seems to be an incomplete sentence. Does it mean "Ye [wrongly] think [so highly of] the rustic cackle ...?"