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" Toiling in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labour dithering stands, Beats and blows his numbing hands ; And upon the crumping snows Stamps, in vain, to warm his toes. "
Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery - Page iv
by John Clare - 1820 - 222 pages
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The Monthly magazine

1841
...as in the following lines — so simple, yet so beautiful : — " Toiling in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labour dithering stands,...crumping snows, Stamps in vain to warm his toes." And again : " Though all's vain to keep him warm, Poverty must brave the storm ; Friendship none its...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 82

1864
...one of his complainte : — " Toiling in the naked fields Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labor dithering stands, Beats and blows his numbing hands,...the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes." A delicate poetic organization earning a maximum wage of nine shillings a week, on condition of going...
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Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases, Volume 1

Anne Elizabeth Baker - English language - 1854
...give such a sound as ice or frozen snow does when it yields to the feet." So used by us. See CRAUNCH. And upon the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes. CLARE'S " Rural Life," &c. p. 47. The frozen snow crumps loud beneath his tread. CLARE's MS. Poems....
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Life and Remains of John Clare: The Northamptonshire Peasant Poet

John Clare, John Law Cherry - 1873 - 349 pages
...simplicity, and the vivid realism of the scene which they depict : — • Toiling in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labour dithering stands,...crumping snows Stamps, in vain, to warm his toes. Leaves are fled, that once had power To resist a summer shower ; And the wind so piercing blows, Winnowing...
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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1875 - 534 pages
...TOIT.INO in the naked fields, Wiie re no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labor dithering stands. Boats and blows his numbing hands, And upon the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes. Though all's in vain to keep him warm. Poverty must brave the storm, Friendship none its aid to lend,...
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A New Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1877
...FRANCES S. OSCOOO. THE LABORER. TOILING in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labor dithering stands, Beats and blows his numbing hands,...the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes. Though all 's in vain to keep him warm, Poverty must brave the storm, Friendship none its aid to lend,...
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The Family Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1880 - 1065 pages
...SARGENT OSGOOD. THE LABORER. TOILING in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labor Though all 's in vain to keep him warm, Poverty must brave the storm, Friendship none its aid to lend,...
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The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

Henry Troth Coates - American poetry - 1881 - 1002 pages
...РДВКЕН. THE LABORER. TOILIXO in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labor The shout of them that feast ; And they who, with...Leader, Have conquer'd in the fight, For ever and for ev Though all's in vain to keep him warm, Poverty must brave the storm, Friendship none its aid to lend,...
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Complete Glossary to the Poetry and Prose of Robert Burns: With Upwards of ...

John Cuthbertson - Scotland - 1886 - 464 pages
...Hard and brittle, spoken oi bread (and other easily broken things). Toiling in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy Labour dithering stands,...the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes. — Clare. She took some little cakes out of her basket which she gave him, and he crumfd them between...
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Echoes of Life: Or, Beautiful Gems of Poetry & Song. A Choice Collection of ...

Mrs. Grace Townsend - English poetry - 1890 - 557 pages
...chain. —George W. Cutter. TOILING in the naked fields, Where no bush a shelter yields, Needy labor dithering stands, Beats and blows his numbing hands,...the crumping snows Stamps in vain to warm his toes. Though all's in vain to keep him warm, Poverty must brave the storm, Friendship none its aid to lend,...
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