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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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The Beauties of Shakespeare: Selected from Each Play : with a General Index ...

William Shakespeare, William Dodd - Fore-edge painting - 1824 - 385 pages
...blowing of his nails, Can neither call it perfect day, nor night. THE BLESSINGS OF A SHEPHERD'S LIFE. 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...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1824
...dead ! if God's good will were so . For what is in this world, but grief and wo? * 0 God ! melhinks, it were a happy life. To be no better than a homely swain ; ' To sit upon a lull, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the...
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The London Magazine, Volume 9

1824
...well be supposed to utter those congenial lines which the poet has given him: — О God ! mi-thinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely awain ; To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see...
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Illustrations of Shakespeare: Comprised in Two Hundred and Thirty Vignette ...

John Thurston - 1825 - 1 pages
...walks, insulting o'er his prey; And so he comes to rend his limbs asunder. Act I. Scene III. K. Jim. O God ! methinks, it. were a happy life, To be no better than a homely swain. Act II. Scene V. K. Hen. Let me embrace these sour adversities ; For wiser men say, it is the wisest...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...sentiments might well be supposed to utter those congenial lines which the Poet has given him : " 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...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 14

Books - 1826
...while sitting on the molehill, apart from the battle-field of Towton ; .and is as follows : — " 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...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 2

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826
...sentiments might well be supposed to utter those congenial lines which the Poet has given him : " 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...
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Bibliography - 1826
...while sitting on the molehill, apart from the battle-field of Towton ; and is as follows : — " O God ! methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain ; To sit upon a hill, as 1 do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the...
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Village memoirs: in a series of letters. Literary memoirs, and epistolary ...

Joseph Cradock - France - 1828
...clouds contend with growing light ; Would I were dead ! if Heaven's good will were so. Methinks, O God, it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain, So that his hours, days, weeks, and months, and years Past over, to the end they were created, Might...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1828
...thence. 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 hy point, Therehy to see the...
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