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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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Berenice: A Novel

Emily Pierpont De Lesdernier - 1856 - 332 pages
...and gusset, and band, Till the heart is sick, and the brain benumbed, As well as the weary hand. O, 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 ! " Ruth still adhered to her...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 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...their sunny backs And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! bat to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet — With the sky above my bead, 1 Ani...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1857 - 785 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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The Wheat-sheaf

1857 - 416 pages
...light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — 1 60 THI SoNa OF THE SHIRT. While underneath the eaves, The brooding Swallows...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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Poems

Thomas Hood - 1857 - 388 pages
...work, In the dull December light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and brightWhile underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling As...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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An historical account of needlework

Historical account - 1857
...and band ; Band, gusset, and seam ; Till over the buttons I fall asleep, And sew them on in a dream ! Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and...feet ! For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, Or the walk that costs a meal ! Oh ! men with sisters dear, Oh...
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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1857 - 448 pages
...benumb'd, As well as the weary hand. 8. "Work! work! work! In the dull December light, And work! work! work! When the weather is warm and bright; While underneath...me their sunny backs, And twit me with the Spring. 9. " Oh! but to breathe the breath Of the ^cowslip and ^primrose sweet! With the sky above my head...
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Punch, Volumes 32-33

1857
...breathe the breath Of the heather aud gorse so sweet, With my wide-awake on my head, And my luncheon at my feet ! For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, After a morning's blaze at the birds, For an. appetite for my meal ! With patience threadbare...
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Pen and Pencil Pictures

Tom Hood - 1857 - 337 pages
...trellised with roses ? If not, how shall he remember the beauty of the green fields, sighing — " Oh, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet, kWith the sky above my head And the grass beneath my feet !" thing like the architectural ones of the...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - 1858 - 480 pages
...benumb'd, As well as the weary hand. 8. "Work! work! work! In the dull December light, And work ! work ! work ! When the weather is warm and bright; While...me their sunny backs And twit me with the spring. 9. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet, With the sky above my head,...
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