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" Their only Labour was to kill the Time ; And Labour dire it is, and weary Woe. . They sit, they loll, turn o'er some idle Rhyme ; Then, rising sudden, to the Glass they go, Or saunter forth, with tottering Step and slow : This soon too rude an Exercise... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 376
1822
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 5

Robert Shiells - 1753
...is caft the diftaff, fpinning-wheel, and {loom. He purfues the defcription in the fubfequent Stanza. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhime ; Then rifing fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Thomson - English literature - 1763
...range the vernal bloom.; Bus. far is caft.the diftaff, fjrinning-wheel and loom. LXXI1. .,-.•• Their only labour was to kill the .time: And labour dire it is, and weary woe. . . i They fIt, they loll,.turn o'er fomeidle rhyme ; Then, rifmg fudden, to the glafs.they go, Or...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and Improvements. ...

James Thomson - 1760
...to twift, to range the vernal bloom ; But far is caft the diftaff, fpinning-wheel, and loom. LXXIL Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme ; Then, rifing fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Thomson - 1774
...twift, to range the vernal bloom j But far is cafl the diftaff, fpinning-whecl, and loom* 3 LXXII. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary wo. They lit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme f. Then, rifiag fudden, to the glafs they go, Or...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 48, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...range the vernal bloom ; But far is caft the diftaff, fpinniiig-wheel, and loom. LXXII. Theii LXXII. Their only labour was to kill the time; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme; Then, rifmg fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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Lady's Poetical Magazine, Or Beauties of British Poetry, Volume 4

English poetry - 1782
...knot, totwift, to range the vernal bloom. But far is call the diftafi", (pinning- wheel, and loom. Their only labour was to kill the time; And labour dire it is, and weary woe : They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme. Then, rifing fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 91-92

John Bell - English poetry - 1787
...knot, to twift, to range the vernal blodm, But far iscaftthediftaff, fpinning-wheel, and loom. LXXII, Their only labour was to kill the time, And labour dire it is, and weary woe : They fit, they loll, torn o'er fome idle rhyme, Then, riling fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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The Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Thomson, Patrick Murdoch - 1788
...to twift, to range the vernal bloom ; But far is caft the diftaff, fpinning-wheel, and loom. LXXII. Their only labour was to kill the time; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme; Then, rifing fudden, to the glafs they go,Or faunter forth,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 54

English poets - 1790
...rang; the vernal bloom ; But far is caft the diftaff, fpinrung-whed, and loom. LXXII. Their LXXII. Their only labour was to kill the time ; And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they loll, turn o'er fome idle rhyme ; Then, rifing fudden, to the glafs they go, Or faunter forth,...
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Elegant Extracts; Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry ..., Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - Conduct of life - 1791
...To knot, to twift, to range the vcmal bloom : Jut far is call thediftaff', fpinning-whccl.and loom. Their only labour was to kill the time : And labour dire it is, and weary woe. They fit, they-loll, turn o'er Come idle rhyme : Then rifini; fudden, to the glafs they go, Or iaimter forth,...
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