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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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THE BRITISH POETS,

1861
...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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A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - 1861 - 552 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...me their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " O, but to breathe the breath With the sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet 1 For only...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD

1861
...^and, Till the heart is sick, and the brain benumbed,As well as th& weary hand, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While...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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The Works of Thomas Hood...: Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1861
...work, In the dull December light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and brighc — While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling,...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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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - 1861 - 466 pages
...When the weather is warm and bright ! While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling, 17-2 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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The lady's reader: with rules for a good style of reading aloud

George Vandenhoff - 1862
...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...my head And the grass beneath my feet, For only one sweet hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal...
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The Museum: A Quarterly Magazine of Education, Literature, and Science, Volume 1

1862
...and the cravings of her mind :— "Work! work! work! In the dull December light, And work ! work ! work ! When the weather is warm and bright! While...me with the Spring. " Oh, but to breathe the breath And the grass beneath my feet. For only one short hour Of the cowslip and primrose sweet, With the...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...floorA table — a broken chair ; And a wall so blank, my shadow I thank For sometimes falling there ! " 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, And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh, but for one short hour...
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Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1862
...The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " 0 ! 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 ! " 0 ! but for one short hour...
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London Society, Volume 19

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1871
...sighings and aspirations come: ' Work — work — work, In the dull Deeember light, And work — work — work, When the weather is warm and bright — While...me their sunny backs And twit me with the spring, 0, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet — With the sky above my head. And...
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