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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Labour
 
On active worth the laurel war bestows;
Peace rears her olive for industrious brows;
Nor earth, uncultured, yields its kind supplies;
Nor heaven its showers, without a sacrifice.
        Shenstone.—The Judgment of Hercules, Line 400.
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As we are born to work, so others are born to watch over us while we are working.
        Goldsmith.—Essay, Specimen of a Magazine; Article “Speech.”
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Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred hands at the golden gate of the morning.
        Newman Hall.—Lecture in Exeter Hall, on Jan. 30th, 1855.
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Such hath it been—shall be—beneath the sun,
The many still must labour for the one!
        Byron.—The Corsair, Canto I. Stanza 8.
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I have had my labour for my travel.
        Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act I. Scene 1.
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We are pouring our words into a pierced cask: we are losing our pains.
        1 Riley’s Plautus, Pseudolus, Act I. Scene 3. Page 274.
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Labour like this our want supplies,
And they must stoop who mean to rise.
        Cowper.—Satire IX.
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