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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 Classical Reader: A Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse, from the ...

Francis William Pitt Greenwood, George Barrell Emerson - Readers - 1830 - 408 pages
...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 William Shakspeare, Volume 5

William Shakespeare, William Harness - 1830
...do now, * To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, * Thereby to see the minutes how theyrun : * How many make the hour full complete, * How many hours...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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Literary and Graphical Illustrations of Shakspeare, and the British Drama ...

English drama - 1831 - 204 pages
...To be no better than a homely swain i 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. Act 2. Sc. li. f AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY, BY WILLIAM 8HAKSPEARE. IN the commencement of this drama, which,...
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The Dramatic Works, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1831
...be no bettor 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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Sundials: Their Theory and Construction

Albert Edmund Waugh - Technology & Engineering - 1973 - 228 pages
...life. To be no better than a homely swain. To sit upon a hill as 1 do now. To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they...day; How many days will finish up the year ; How many vears a mortal man mav live. Shakespeare King Henry VI, Part III, 2, v. Preface The origin of sundials...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 45

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1882
...House of Lancaster : 0 God ! methinks it -were a happy life . To see the minutes how they run, TIow many make the hour full complete, How many hours bring about the day, How many days will finish up Ihe year, How many years, &c. But Shakespeare knew better than to repeat this style of thing too. often....
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Rosenstock-Huessy Papers, Volume 1

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy - Literary Criticism - 1981
...to carve out dials quaintly, point my point, thereby to see the minutes how they run, how many makes the hour full complete how many hours bring about...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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An Audition Handbook of Great Speeches

Jerry Blunt - Acting - 1990 - 207 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 knows, then to divide the times: So many hours must I tend my flock; So many hours must...
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Of Time, Passion, and Knowledge: Reflections on the Strategy of Existence

Julius Thomas Fraser - Science - 1990 - 529 pages
...better than a homely swain; To sit upon the hill, as I do now, To carve out dials quaintly, point to point, Thereby to see the minutes how they run How many make the hour full complete . . . How many years a mortal man may live. When this is known, then to divide the times: So many hours must I tend...
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Selected Poems

William Shakespeare - Poetry - 1995 - 128 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 run How many makes the hour full complete, How many hours brings about the day, How many days will finish up the...
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