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" 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... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ... - Page 247
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 18

William Shakespeare - 1821
...point by point, * Thereby to see the minutes how they run : * How many make the hour full complete 9, * How many hours bring about the day, * How many days will finish up the year, 7 Both TUGGING to be victors, breast to breast,] Hence, perhaps, the vulgarism that gives such acknowledged...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 18

William Shakespeare - 1821
...confirms the remark made by Sir Joshu* Reynolds on a passage in Macbeth, vol. xi. p. 69, n. 3. MJUOSB9 Thereby to see the MINUTES how they run : How many make the HOUR FULL COMPLETE,] So, in our author's Rape of Lucrece : * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known,...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 20

William Shakespeare - 1821
...FILL UP HOURS ;] So, in King Henry VI. Part III. : " cloak'dby unresisted lust." STEEVENS. " —— to see the minutes how they run, " How many make the hour full-complete." MALONE. 8 The Roman lord MARCHETH to Lucrece' bed.] Thus the quarto 1594. The edition...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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...the year, * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known, then to divide the times . * So many hours must I tend my flock ; * So many hours...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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...the year, * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known, then to divide the times: * So many hours must I tend my flock; * So many hours...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: King Henry V ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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...up the year, How many years a mortal man may live. When this is known, then to divide the times : So many hours must I tend my flock ; So many hours must...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 38

1841
...day, or, as Shakspeare says : " Thereby to see the minutes how they run, How many make tbe hour fall complete. How many hours bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year." A clock, we know, is a wonderful object to man in all his seven ages ; but a large clock to a child,...
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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
...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...up the year, How many years a mortal man may live. When this is known, then to divide the times: So many hours must I tend my flock; So many hours must...
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The Plays, Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1824
...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...the year, * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known, then to divide the times : * So many hours must I take my rest ; * So many hours...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1824
...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...the year, * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known, then to divide the times : * So many hours must I tend my flock ; * So many hours...
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