I am finding the following lines from Tennyson's Idylls of the King quite perplexing:
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?
I asked a related question on English Language & Usage, and it helped me grasp the grammar of the last two lines. They read: "ye think [that] the rustic cackle of your bourg [is] the murmur of the world."
But now my question is, what do those two lines mean? What does the "murmur of the world" refer to? And what is the significance of that murmur being equal (or unequal) to the "cackle of your bourg"?