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" When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn That ten day-labourers could not end; Then lies him down, the lubber fiend, And, stretch'd out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength; And crop-full... "
The Poetical Works of John Milton - Page 292
by John Mitford - 1834
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The Rural Poetry of the English Language: Illustrating the Seasons and ...

Joseph William Jenks - English poetry - 1856 - 554 pages
...the eorn That ten day-laborers oould not end ; Then lice him down, the lubber fiend, And, stretched out all the chimney's length, Basks at the fire his...And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cook his matin rings. Thus done the tales, to bed they creep, By whispering winds soon lulled asleep....
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A collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856 - 102 pages
...pinch' d, and pull'd, she said, And he by friar's lanthorn led ; Tells how the drudging goblin sweat, To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh' d the corn That ten day-lab'rers could not end : Then lies him down the lubbar fiend, And stretch'...
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The Works of Shakespeare: the Text Carefully Restored According to the First ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...spoken of in his L'Allegro : " And he, by friar's lantern led, Tells how the drudging goblin swet, To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh d the corn, That ten day-labourers could uot end : Then lies him down the lubbar fiend, And,...
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Works, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - English literature - 1859
...flail had thrash'd the corn, That ten-day laborers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimney's length Basks at...And crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first ccck his matin rings. Thus done tho tales, to bed they creep, By whispering winds soon lulFd to slecf....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1860 - 558 pages
...day-labourers could not end , Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimneys length, Basks at the fire his hairy strength, And...crop-full out of doors he flings, Ere the first cock his matins rings." The reader will observe that our simple ancestors had reduced all these whimsies to...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - Readers - 1860 - 425 pages
...she said ; And he, by friar's lantern led, Tells how the drudging goblet sweat To earn his cream bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn, That ten day laborers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And, stretch'd out all the chimney's...
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Horę Subsecivę, Volume 1

John Brown - English literature - 1861
...infancy, and of that " drudging goblin," of whom we all know how he " Sweat To earn his cream-bowl daily set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn, That ten day lab'rers could not end ; Then lies him down, the lubber1 fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimney.s...
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Spare Hours

John Brown - 1861 - 458 pages
...infancy, and of that " drudging goblin," of whom we all know how he " Sweat To earn his cream-bowl daily set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh'd the corn, That ten day lab'rers could not end ; Then lies him down, the lubber ' fiend, 1 Lob-lye-by-the-fi>e. And stretch'd...
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THE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING.

1861
...flail had threshed the corn That ten day laborers could not end ; Then lays him down the lubber-fiend, And stretch'd out all the chimney's length Basks at...the fire his hairy strength, And crop-full, out of door he flings Ere the first cock his matin rings." But beside these household Dobbies, there are others...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...pinch'd, and pull'd, she said ; And he, by friar's lantern led ; Tells how the drudging Goblin sweat To earn his cream-bowl duly set, When in one night, ere glimpse of morn, His shadowy flail hath thresh d the corn That ten day-labourers could not end ; Then lies him down the lubber fiend, And,...
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