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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 advanced reader

Scottish school-book assoc - 1863
...I work ! In the dull December light; And work ! work ! work ! When the weather is warm and blight! While underneath the eaves The brooding swallows cling,...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 1 Oh ! but for one short hour—•...
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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - 1863 - 364 pages
...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. " O, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet, With the sky above my head, And...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1863 - 600 pages
...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...cling, As if to show me their sunny backs, And twit me wife the Spring. 9. "Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet ; Wife the sky...
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Nora: the lost and redeemed

Lydia Folger Fowler - 1863 - 219 pages
...suffering in its every form :— " ' O, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose twcct, AVith 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 woeb of a want, And the walk that costs a meal. " ' 0, but for one short hour,...
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...benumbed, 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...the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and...
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Lays and Lyrics of the Nineteenth Century

1863
...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 their sunny backs, and twit me with the Spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath of the primrose...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood - 1864 - 480 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 Of the cowslip and primrose sweet — With the sky above my head, And...
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Family walking sticks; or, Prose portraits of my relations [ed. by M. Mogridge].

George Mogridge - 1864
...seen of the city, the more I have longed to be roaming in the country with my hazel stick. " I longed to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet." Grasping my hazel in my hand, I have visited the British Museum, with its almost endless curiosities,...
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Notes and Queries

1864
...in a well-known passage, connects the swallow with the earlier of the two seasons : — " . . . .' underneath the eaves, The brooding swallows cling...me their sunny backs, And twit me with the Spring." Hood's Song of Oic Shirt. ALFBED A iMri;. Alrewas, Lichfield. PSALM xc. 9. (3rd S. v. 57.)— The following...
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An easy English grammar, Volume 3

John Miller D. Meiklejohn - 1864
...in the following sentences : — 1. The governor's servants told them to fire upon the soldiers. 2. The brooding swallows cling, as if to show me their sunny backs, and twit me with the spring. 3. The nurse, wishing to see the city, stepped ont of the boat. 4. The bleak wind of March made her...
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