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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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Literary & Miscellaneous Memoirs: Village memoirs; Literary memoirs ...

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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Sir Thomas More, Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

Robert Southey - Christian life - 1829 - 868 pages
...poor creeping ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to " 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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...a stale at chess, where it is no mate, but yet the game cannot stir. — Lord Bacon. DCXIX. — — Methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a hill, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ...

1829
...boards, TWELVE DRAMATIC SKETCHES, FOUNDED ON THE PASTORAL POETRY OF SCOTLAND. BrW. M. HETHERINGTON, AM " Methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain !** SHAKSPKARK. Edinburgh: CONSTABLE & Co. 19, Waterloo Place j and HUMT, CHANGS, & Co. London. " An...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...stay; like a stale at chess, where it is no mate, but yet the game cannot stir.—Lord Bacon. DCXIX. Methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a bill, To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they...
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Sir Thomas More, Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

Robert Southey - Christian life - 1829 - 868 pages
...ants upon the earth, I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, to " O God! nu;tliinks 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 Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 1

1829
...DRAMATIC SKETCHES, FOUNDED OH THE PASTORAL POETRY OF SCOTLAND. BY VV. M. HETHERINGTON, AM " Methinlu it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain !" SHAKSPKARK. Edinburgh: CONSTABLE & Co., 19, Waterloo Place; a HI-KST, CHANCE, and Co. London. NEW...
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Illustrations of Shakspeare; comprised in 230 vignette engravings by [J ...

John Thompson - 1830
...walks, insulting o'er his prey; And so he comes to rend his limbs asunder. Act I. Scene III. A". Hen. О 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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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...'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 the...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1831
...'Would I were dead ! if God's good will were so : ' For what is in this world, but grief and wo ? 0 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 sec...
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