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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 Retrospective Review, Volume 14

Books - 1826
...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 Dramatic Works of Shakespeare: With a Life, Volume 5

William Shakespeare - 1828
...homely swain ; To sit upon a hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point hy point, Therehy to see the minutes how they run ; How many make the hour fall complete, How many hours bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year, How many...
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Sir Thomas More: Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of ..., Volume 2

Robert Southey - Social problems - 1829 - 868 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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...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...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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Sir Thomas More, Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of ..., Volume 2

Robert Southey - Christian life - 1829
...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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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...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...about the day, How many days will finish up the year, 0 How many years a mortal man may live. When this is kjiown, then to divide the times: So many hours...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...hour of death. See the minutes how they ran : How many makes the hour full complcai. How many houri bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year. How many years a mortal man may live. Stealapeare. The hour runs through the roughest day. Id. Our eslate may not endure Hazard so near us,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, George Steevens - 1829
...Thereby to sec the minutes how they run: * How many moke the hour full complete, * How many hours brin;,' about the day, * How many days will finish up the year, * How many years a mortal man may live. * When this is known, then to divide the times : * So many hours must 1 tend my flock; * So many hours...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 2, Volume 11

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...hour of death. See the minutes how they run : How many makes the hour full complcat. How many houri bring about the day, How many days will finish up the year, How many yean a mortal man may live. Shalapeare. The hour runs through the roughest day. Id. Our estate may...
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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
...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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