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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Toil
 
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas,
Ease after war, death after life, does greatly please.
        Spenser.—The Fairy Queen, Book I. Canto IX. V. 40.
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Hard toil can roughen form and face,
And want can quench the eye’s bright grace.
        Scott.—Marmion, Canto I. Stanza 28.
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The toils of honour dignify repose.
        Hoole’s Metastasio.—Achilles in Sycios, Act III. Scene last.
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