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WORK AND SONG. From labor health, from health contentment | Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound, springs.
She feels no biting pang the while she sings ; The Minstrel.
Nor, as she turns the giddy wheel around,
Revolves the sad vicissitudes of things.
R. GIFFORD. Sweats in the eye of Phoebus, and all night Sleeps in Elysium ; next day after dawn
There was a jolly miller once, Doth rise and help Hyperion to his horse,
Lived on the river Dee; And follows so the ever-running year
He worked and sung from morn till night, With profitable labor to his grave.
No lark more blithe than he. And, but for ceremony, such a wretch
Love in a Village, Act i. Sc. 2.
I. BICKERSTAFF. Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep, Hath the forehand and vantage of a king.
Feels, and owns in carols rude King Henry V., Act iv. Sc. I.
SHAKESPEARE. That all the circling joys are his
Of dear Vicissitude. Cheered with the view, man went to till the From toil he wins his spirits light, ground
From busy day the peaceful night ; From whence he rose ; sentenced indeed to toil, Rich, from the very want of wealth, As to a punishment, yet (even in wrath,
In heaven's best treasures, peace and health. So merciful is heaven) this toil became
| Ode on the Pleasure arising from Vicissitude. T. GRAY. The solace of his woes, the sweet employ Of many a livelong hour, and surest guard Against disease and death.
And for my means, I'll husband them so well MACDUFF. I know this is a joyful trouble to They shall go far with little. you,
Hamlet, Act iv. Sc. 5.
SHAKESPEARE. But yet, 't 'is one. MACBETH. The laborwe delight in physics pain. Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Hamlet, Acti. Sc. 3.
SHAKESPEARE. Macbeth, Act ii. Sc. 3.
NOBILITY OF LABOR. Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore When Adam dolve, and Eve span, task
Who was then the gentleman ? * Does not divide the Sunday from the week ?
J. BALL. What might be toward, that this sweaty haste
* "Lines used by John Ball, to encourage the Rebels in Wat Doth make the night joint-laborer with the day? Tyler's Rebellion. Hume's History of England, Vol. i. Ch. 17, Hamlet, Act i. Sc. I.
SHAKESPEARE, Note 8,” says BARTLETT.
- The Star-spangad hanner
sagi can you see by the down's early light
hat do Kroudly we hails at the twiligan's tast gleaming,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there?