Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.
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. 1
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. 2
Clamorous labour knocks with its hundred hands at the golden gate of the morning. Newman Hall.Lecture in Exeter Hall, on Jan. 30th, 1855. 3
Such hath it beenshall bebeneath the sun, The many still must labour for the one! Byron.The Corsair, Canto I. Stanza 8. 4
I have had my labour for my travel. Shakespeare.Troilus and Cressida, Act I. Scene 1. 5
We are pouring our words into a pierced cask: we are losing our pains. 1 Rileys Plautus, Pseudolus, Act I. Scene 3. Page 274. 6 Labour like this our want supplies, And they must stoop who mean to rise. Cowper.Satire IX. 7