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" Oh! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet. With the sky above my head. And the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal! "
A course of elementary reading in science and literature, compiled by J.M. M ... - Page 200
edited by - 1882
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New York Illustrated Magazine Annual

1847
...and beautiful, now worn with care and sorrow, without being reminded of the Poet's touching song : " Oh but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...feet, — For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal !" Survey well the apartment of...
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...well as the weary hand. Work — work — work ! In the dull December light! And work — work — work ! When the weather is warm and bright — While...feet; For only one short hour, To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, Oh but for one short hour! A respite however brief! No blessed...
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Prose and Verse

Thomas Hood - 1849 - 401 pages
...the weary hand ! " Work — work — work, In the dull December light ; And work — work — work ! The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their...feet : For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh ! but for one short hour...
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Prose and verse

Thomas Hood - 1849
...well as the weary hand ! " Work—work—work, In the dull December light ; And work—work—work ! The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their...breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet j With the sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet: For only one short hour To feel as I used...
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Volume 13

Young Men's Christian Associations (London, England) - 1858
...table— a broken chair — And a wall so blank, her shadow she thankf For sometimes falling there. Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet— With the sky above her head, And the grass beneath her feet: For only one short hour To feel as she used to feel. Before...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...benumb'd, As well as the weary hand. " Work ! work ! work ! In the dull December light ; And work ! work ! work ! When the weather is warm and bright ! While...feet. For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, Aiid the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh, but for one short hour...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - 1851 - 312 pages
...well as the weary hand. " Work — work — work, In the dull December light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While...feet. For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh, but for one short hour...
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Rural Repository, Volumes 20-21

1843
...well as the weary hand. " Work — work — work In (he dull December night, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While...Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primroBe sweet — With the sky above my bead, And the grass beneath my feet, For only one short hour...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 pages
...well as the weary hand ! " Work — work — work, In the dull December light ; And work — work — work! When the weather is warm and bright : While...sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but lo breathe the breath Of the cowslip and prin*ose sweet ; With the sky above my head, And the grass...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 pages
...hand ! " Work — work — work, In the dull December light ; And work — work — work 1 When tho weather is warm and bright : While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show mo their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath With the sky above...
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