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" Their only Labour was to kill the Time ; And Labour dire it is, and weary Woe. . They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle Rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the Glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering Step and slow : This soon too rude an Exercise... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Página 376
1822
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1875 - 694 páginas
...knot, to twist, to range the vernal bloom ; But far is cast the distaff, spinning-wheel, and loom. 72 Their only labour was to kill the time ; (And labour...;) They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme; 8 This stanza was meant as a portrait of Thomson himself »nd was written bj Lord Lyttleton. 9 The...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 páginas
...now so strange do these things seem, Mine eyes have leisure for their tears. TENNYSON : In Memoriam. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it was, and weary woe: They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme; Then, rising sudden, to the glass...
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Self-help

Samuel Smiles - 1876 - 394 páginas
...society is often no higher than that of a polypus over which the tide floats. " His only labour is to kill the time, And labour dire it is, and weary woe." Yet the rich man, inspired by a right spirit, will spurn idleness as unmanly ; and if he bethink himself...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson, Volúmenes1-2

James Thomson - 1878
...to twist, to 'range the vernal bloom ; But far is cast the distaff, spinning-wheel, and loom. LXX1I. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, arid weary woe. They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the glass...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 páginas
...now so strange do these things seem. Mine eyes have leisure for their tears. TENNYSON : In Alemoriam. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it was, and weary woe : They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme; Then, rising sudden, to the glass...
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Notes and Queries

1879
...si sensus deficit, Ad firmandum cor sincerum Sola tides sufficit." K WALFORD, MA (5"- S. xi. 509.) " Their only labour was to kill the time, And labour dire it is, and weary woe." The lines (incorrectly quoted by CP) are by Thompson, Cattle of Indolence, stanza Ixxii. 11. 1, 2....
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The poetical works of James Thomson, ed. with a critical mem. by W.M. Rossetti

James Thomson - 1880
...knot, to twist, to range the vernal bloom ; But far is cast the distaff, spinning-wheel, and loom. 72. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary woe) 1 Dr. Murdoch. They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the glass they...
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Marriage: A Novel, Volumen1

Susan Ferrier - 1881
...take a retrospective glance at the last seventeen years of her Ladyship's life. CHAPTER XXVIIL Her "only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. " Castle of Indolence. YEARS had rolled on amidst heartless pleasures and joyless amusements, but Lady...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 páginas
...sluggardis'd at home, Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness. p Тим Gentlemenof Verona. Act I. Sc. 1. steps and This soon too rude an exercise they find ; Strait on the couch their limbs again they throw,...
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1882 - 694 páginas
...knot, to twist, to range the vernal bloom ; But far is cast the distaff, spinning-wheel, and loom. 72 Their only labour was to kill the time ; (And labour...;) They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle rhyme ; 8 This stanza was meant as a portrait of Thomson himself, and was written liy Lord Lyttleton. Then,...
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