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" O God! methinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they run, How many make the hour full complete; How many hours bring... "
Tremaine: Or, The Man of Refinement - Page 286
by Robert Plumer Ward - 1825
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Works, Volume 5, Parts 2-3

William Shakespeare - 1795
...thence. Would I were dead, if God's good- will were fo: For what is in this world but grief and woe J ' O God! methinks it were a happy life ' To be no better than a homely fwain ; ' To fit upon a hill, as 1 do now, • To carve out dials queintly, point by point. ' Thereby...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1796 - 1008 pages
...blowing of his naih, Can neither call it perfcft day or night. The Klcffings of a Sbej'bml' s Lije. О God ! methinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely fwain ; To fit upon a hill, as 1 do now, To carve out didls quaintly, point by poinr, Thereby to fee...
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The beauties of Shakespeare, selected from his plays and poems

William Shakespeare - 1796
...my ewes graze, and my lambs fuck. As You Like It,^ A,. 3. Sc. 3s H tr ,h *% Vs LIFE. '• '\: .' . O God ! methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely fwain i To fit upon a hill, as- J do new ; \ '•'••'- * To carve out dials quaintly, point by...
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Works, Containing His Plays and Poems: To which is Added a Glossary, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1797
...'Would I were dead ! if God's good will were fo : For what is in this world, but grief and woe ? O God ! methinks, it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely fwain ; To fit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to fee...
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The Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare: With Introductory ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1798
...thence. 'Would I were dead ! if God's good will were fo For what is in this world, but grief and woe ? O God ! methinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely fwain ; To fit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to fee...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...Would I were dead ! if God's good will were fo : ' For what is in this world, but grief and woe ? " O God ! methinks, it were a happy life, ' To be no better than a homely fwain ; " To fit upon a hill, as I do now, " To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, " Thereby...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: King Henry VI, pt. 1-3

William Shakespeare - 1800
...Would I were dead ! if God's good will were fo: ' For what is in this world, but grief and woe ? " O God ! methinks, it were a happy life, ' To be no better than a homely fwain ; . " To fit upon a hill, as I do now, " To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, " Thereby...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1803
...'Would I were dead ! if God's good will were so : ' For what is in this world, but grief and woe ? * O God ! methinks, it were a happy life, ' To be no better than a homely swain ; * To sit upon a hill, as I do now, * To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, * Thereby to see...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1804
...'Would I were dead! if God's good will were so: ' For what is in this world, but grief and woe? * O God! methinks, it were a happy life, ' To be no better than a homely swain; * To sit upon a hill, as I do now, * To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, * Thereby to see...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...fellowship seem'd far unfit for warlike I'^^tn. Sfenser. a. A country servant employed in husbandry. It were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain. Stall f. j. A pastoral youth. Blest tviaini! whose nymphs in ev'ry grace Blest nymphs ! whose ttutiiu...
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