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" How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village train, from labour free, Led up their sports beneath the spreading tree, While many a pastime circled in the shade, The... "
Lives of the novelists - Page 108
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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The third book of reading lessons, Volume 3

Brothers of the Christian schools of Ireland - 1841
...cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topp'd the neighb'ring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and weary pilgrims made ! How often have I blest the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 429 pages
...shelter'd cot , the cultivated farm , The never-failing brook , the busy mill , The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill , The hawthorn bush , with seats...shade , For talking age and whispering lovers made ! How often have I bless' d the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play , And all the...
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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With the Portrait of the Author

Oliver Goldsmith - 1842 - 429 pages
...shelter'd cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whisp'ring lovers made. How often have I blest the coining day, When toil remitting lent its turn to...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 39

1842
...pictures, though somewhat feeble in hand, are beautifully tender and graceful. "The Hawthorn-bush, with seats beneath the shade, for talking age and whispering lovers made," is a beautiful picture for colour, sentiment, and composition. The old people, properly garrulous,...
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Ainsworth's Magazine

William Harrison Ainsworth - Popular literature - 1842
...pictures, though somewhat feeble in hand, are beautifully tender and graceful. " The Hawthorn-bush, with seats beneath the shade, for talking age and whispering lovers made," is a beautiful picture for colour, sentiment, and composition. The old people, properly garrulous,...
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Perennial Flowers

Children's poetry - 1843 - 172 pages
...cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church, that topt the neighboring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade For talking age and whispering lovers made ! How often have I blessed the coming day, When toil, remitting, lent its turn to play, And all the...
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Eclectic Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 1

John Holmes Agnew - American periodicals - 1843
...nut-brown draughts inspired," a heap of cemented stones points out the site of " the spreading tree,"— " The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made." The hawthorn was flourishing within existing memories: strengthened and sus•tained by this rude structure...
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION

The Mirror of Literature,Amusement,and Instruction New Series VOL.IV - 1843
...galleries, threading the labyrinth, or those who are so inclined, retiring to the yews and hawthorns with " Seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made." It is only, however, the sojourner or the inhabitant of Hampton Court who can be aware of the contrasts...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...shelter'd cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topt the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made ! How often have I bless'd the coming day, When toil remitting lent its turn to play, And all the village...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

People - 1845
...sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topped the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats...shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made." This is a true picture of the actual scene. And not less true is that of the village preacher, "passing...
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