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" Oh! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet. With the sky above my head. And the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal! "
New York Illustrated Magazine Annual - Seite 410
1847
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The New York Journal: An Illustrated Literary Periodical, Band 3

1854
...disconsolately upon the roofs of the crowded city, her hands clasped, as she sings the following doleful lines : For only one short hour. To feel as I used to feel,...the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal. MY COUSIN WILLIAM. T WAS as sure as one human heart could be of ans*' other, that my cousin William...
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Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little ...

Solon Robinson - 1854 - 408 Seiten
...Through many a day and many a night, 'As prisoners work for crime ;' mitil she sighed and sung : " ' Oh, for only one short hour, To feel as I used to feel,...the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal.' " " And did Walter do nothing ?" What could he do ? He knew nothing — had never iearned to do anything...
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Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little ...

Solon Robinson - 1854 - 408 Seiten
...Through many a day and many a night, ' As prisoners work for crime ;' until she sighed and sung : " ' Oh, for only one short hour, To feel as I used to feel,...I knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs A me»l.' " " And did Walter do nothing ?" What could he do 3 He knew nothing — had never learned to...
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PROSE AND VERSE

THOMAS HOOD - 1854
...work ! The brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny backs. And twit me with the Spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet f With the sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet : For only one short hour To feel as I...
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Our Folks at Home, Or, Life at the Old Manor House

Edward Toliver - 1855 - 316 Seiten
...the eaves The brooding swallows cling, As if to show their sunny backs, And twit her with the Spring. Oh, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet, With the sky above her head, And the grass beneath her feet; For only one short hour, To feel as she used to feel, Before...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...eaves The hrooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny hacks, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and...knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh, but for one short hour ! A respite, however brief ! No blessed leisure for love or hope, But...
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Berenice: A Novel

Emily Pierpont De Lesdernier - 1856 - 332 Seiten
...and gusset, and band, Till the heart is sick, and the brain benumbed, As well as the weary hand. O, but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal ! " Ruth still adhered to her plan of preparing her meals in her own room. She took very little time,...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Bände 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...brooding swallows cling As if to show me their sunny backs And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! bat to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet — With the sky above my bead, 1 Ani the grass beneath my feet, For only one short hoar To feel as I used to feel, Before I...
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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1856
...eaves the brooding swallows cling, As if to show me their sunny backs, and twit me with the Spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath of the cowslip and primrose sweet — Witli the sky above my head, and the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour to feel as...
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Poems

Thomas Hood - 1857 - 388 Seiten
...eaves The brooding swallows cling As if to show me their sunny backs And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and...knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh ! but for one short hour ! A respite however brief! No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, But...
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