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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Leisure
 
And leave us leisure to be good.
        Gray—Hymn. Adversity. Sc. 3.
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No blessed leisure for Love or Hope,
But only time for Grief.
        Hood—The Song of the Shirt.
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            Retired Leisure,
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure.
        MiltonIl Penseroso. L. 49.
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Mend when thou canst; be better at thy leisure.
        King Lear. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 232.
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Leisure is pain; take off our chariot wheels,
How heavily we drag the load of life!
Blest leisure is our curse; like that of Cain,
It makes us wander, wander earth around
To fly that tyrant, thought.
        Young—Night Thoughts. Night II. L. 125.
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