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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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PROSE AND VERSE

THOMAS HOOD - 1854
...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 f With the sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet : For only one short hour To feel as I...
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Compitum: Or, The Meeting of the Ways at the Catholic Church, Book 7

Kenelm Henry Digby - 1854
...mothers and wives ! ***** Work — work — work, In the dull December light ; And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While...the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring." Where the religious orders exist, such tenderness...
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Our National Sinews; or, a word on, to, and for the working classes

Stephen SHIRLEY - 1855
...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...underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling As if to shew me their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, with a Biographical Sketch

Thomas Hood - 1854 - 490 pages
...light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While underneath the caves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " O ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet — With the sky above my head, And...
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Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for Boys and Girls

Mark Forrester - 1854 - 336 pages
...want; Who stitch, stitch, stitch, in the dull December light, And stitch, stitch, stitch, when the day is warm and bright ; While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit them with the spring. God bless the little girls with their needles, and...
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Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for Boys and Girls

Mark Forrester - 1854 - 336 pages
...stitch, in the dull December light, And stitch, stitch, stitch, when the day is warm and bright; 6 While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit them with the spring. God bless the little girls with their needles, and...
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Our Folks at Home, Or, Life at the Old Manor House

Edward Toliver - 1855 - 316 pages
...took off her bonnet, and began work. " Work, work, work, In the dull December light; And work, work, work, When the weather is warm and bright; While underneath...the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit her with the Spring. Oh, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...
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Forrester's Pictorial Miscellany for the Family Circle

Mark Forrester - 1855 - 336 pages
...stitch, in the dull December light, And stitch, stitch, stitch, when the day is warm and bright; 6 While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit them with the spring. God bless the little girls with their needles, and...
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...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...breathe the breath of the cowslip and primrose sweet — Witli the sky above my head, and the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour to feel as...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...hright ! While underneath the eaves The hrooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny hacks, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe...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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