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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! "
The Works of Thomas Hood - Page 149
by Thomas Hood - 1864
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rog - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...The brooding swallows cling. As if to show me their sunny backs, And twit me with the spring. " O! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...the sky above my head, And the grass beneath my feet 1 For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 50

Literature - 1861
...eaves The brooding swallows cling As if to show me then- sunny backs And twit me with the spring. Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of -the cowslip and primrose...knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal ! J Cowper feelingly notes how those who never pass their brick-wall bounds to range the fields and...
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The New Mirror, Volume 2

1843
...backs, And twit me with the spring. " Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sw With the sky above my head And the grass beneath my...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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The United States Catholic Magazine and Monthly Review, Volume 6

1847
...A table — a broken cbair — And a wall so blank, my shadow I thank For sometimes falling there. 0 ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal!" work-house. Those who do such high sounding charities " have received their reward." The impoverished...
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Reisen in England und Wales, Volume 3

Johann Georg Kohl - 1844
...! wenn unter ben 2)a$rtnnen bie brutenben Sdjroalben jwitfdjern, 208 -Dos Sieb bet ШЬепп. Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...woes of want And the walk that costs a meal ! *) 0 hot for one short hour! A respite however brief! No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, Bat only time...
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th. Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Eton-College, Windsor-Castle, Winchester ...

Johann Georg Kohl - Great Britain - 1844
...bi ba ег& etfrantunb ba e^rn erftarrt, fo nnc аиф bie mbt фапЬ. : У Oh ! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose...And the grass beneath my feet, For only one short honr To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal ! *)...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1844
...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— With the sky above my head. And the gross beneath my feet ; For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of...
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The Christian lady's magazine, ed. by Charlotte Elizabeth, Volume 21

Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna - 1844
...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 — With the sky above my bead, And the grass beneath my feet, For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel,' Before I knew...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 1-2

1844
...the spring. Oh but to breathe tho breath Of tho cowslip and primrose sweet — Witli the sky nbttvo my head, And the grass beneath my feet : For only one short hour To feel ax 1 used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want, And the walk that costs a meal ! Oh but for one...
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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...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...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 ;...
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