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" 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, Thereby to see the minutes how they run, — How many make the hour full complete ; How many hours... "
The World's Best Poetry - Seite 317
1904
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Band 2

William Shakespeare - 1838
...what is in this world, but grief and wo ? * О God ! mcthinks, it were a happy life, ' To be no bettor than a homely swain ; * To sit upon a hill, as I do...point, * Thereby to see the minutes how they run: * Hew many make the hour full complete, * How many hours brin? about the day, * How many days will...
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An Address Delivered Before the Peithessophian and ..., Band 47,Ausgabe 2

William Wirt - 1838 - 34 Seiten
...pensively on the side of a hill, hear him exclaim, 0 God ! I would 1 were an humble swain, To carve ovt dials quaintly, point by point, Thereby to see the minutes how they pass — how painfully do we feel his unfitness for his station, and how do we long for that bold and...
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Shakspearian Readings: Selected and Adapted for Young Persons and Others

William Shakespeare, Benjamin Humphrey Smart - 1839 - 453 Seiten
...so! For what is in this world but woe and grief ? O heaven ! methinks it were a happy life, To be no better than a homely swain; To sit upon a hill, as...Thereby to see the minutes how they run; How many of them make the hour complete, How many hours will bring about the day, How many days will finish...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...the Poet has attributed to him : — " Kingdoms are but cares ; State is devoid of stay ; ' To be no better than a homely swain ; * To sit upon a hill,...quaintly, point by point, * Thereby to see the minutes now they run ; * How many make the hour full complete, * How many hours bring about the day, * How...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI ...

William Shakespeare - 1839
...that he may compare them with the congenial thoughts the Poet has attributed to him:— ' To be no better than a homely swain ; * To sit upon a hill,...now, * To carve out dials quaintly, point by point, * How many make the hour full complete, * Thereby to see the minutes how they run; * How many hours...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Band 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 works of Shakspere, revised from the best authorities: with a ..., Band 3

William Shakespeare - 1843
...For what is in this world hut grief and woe ? O God ! methinks it were a happy life To he no hetter than a 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 full complete, How many...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature, Band 1

Robert Chambers - 1844
...О God ! methinks it were a happy life To be no better than a homely swain ; To sit upon a hill, a« ed wears, himself doth nimbly fling, And often when...drag'd him safe to land, Is seen by natural forre time : So many hours must I tend my flock ; So many hours must I take my rest ; So many hours must...
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Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art, Band 6

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1844
...King Henry, of that name the Sixth : — " Ah, me ! methinks it is a quiet life To sit upon a bench, as I do now ; To carve out dials quaintly, point by...will finish up the year — How many years a mortal prince may live. When this is known, then to divide the time ; So many hours may I take my rest, So...
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