O! quid solutis est beatius curis! Cum mens onus reponit, ac peregrino Labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum Desideratoque acquiescimus lecto. Hoc est, quod unum est pro laboribus tantis. O, what is more sweet than when the mind, set free from care, lays its burden down; and, when spent with distant travel, we come back to our home, and rest our limbs on the wished-for bed? This, this alone, repays such toils as these! CatullusCarmina. 31. 7.
Lifes race well run, Lifes work well done, Lifes victory won, Now cometh rest. Dr. Edward Hazen ParkerFuneral Ode on President Garfield. Claimed for him by his brother in Notes and Queries, May 25, 1901. P. 406. Claimed by Mrs. John Mills, for John Mills of Manchester, 1878. Appears in the Life of John Mills with account of origin. See Notes and Queries. Ser. 9. Vol. IV. P. 167. Also Vol. VII. P. 406.
Master, Ive filled my contract, wrought in Thy many lands; Not by my sins wilt Thou judge me, but by the work of my hands. Master, Ive done Thy bidding, and the light is low in the west, And the long, long shift is over Master, Ive earned itRest. Robert ServiceSong of the Wage Slave.