At the Instant, I was only conscious that what would have been a pleasure once was now a hopeless toil
He told him that he should try to do nothing to stain the whiteness of that apron, which symbolized strength and purity; then of the unexplained trowel, he told him to toil
with it to cleanse his own heart from vice, and indulgently to smooth with it the heart of his neighbor.
And as in thatched hives bees feed the drones whose nature is to do mischief -- by day and throughout the day until the sun goes down the bees are busy and lay the white combs, while the drones stay at home in the covered skeps and reap the toil
of others into their own bellies -- even so Zeus who thunders on high made women to be an evil to mortal men, with a nature to do evil.
Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil
as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?
Silent, slow, and solemn; bowing over still further his chronically broken back, he toiled
away, as if toil
were life itself, and the heavy beating of his hammer the heavy beating of his heart.
Shiv, who poured the harvest and made the winds to blow, Sitting at the doorways of a day of long ago, Gave to each his portion, food and toil
and fate, From the King upon the guddee to the Beggar at the gate.
So I begged the one who owned the nest to which I had been carried to take as much as he would of my treasure, but he contented himself with one stone, and that by no means the largest, assuring me that with such a gem his fortune was made, and he need toil
The busy and sagacious bees fixed their republic in the clefts of the rocks and hollows of the trees, offering without usance the plenteous produce of their fragrant toil
to every hand.
They give to us their all; ought we not to toil
unceasingly, that they may bloom in peace within their quiet homes?
And when he should be summoned hence, he trusted to meet blessed spirits in another world, whose bliss would have been earned by his patient toil
in translating the word of God.
The day passed in patient toil
, on the part of the poor girl, the only relief she enjoyed being those moments when she was called on to attend to the wants of her grandmother.
On the trail that thou must tread To the thresholds of our dread, Where the Flower blossoms red; Through the nights when thou shalt lie Prisoned from our Mother-sky, Hearing us, thy loves, go by; In the dawns when thou shalt wake To the toil
thou canst not break, Heartsick for the Jungle's sake: Wood and Water, Wind and Tree, Wisdom, Strength, and Courtesy, Jungle-Favour go with thee!
It is all over--the toil
of months, the object of my life.
At the best, toiling as only picked men could toil
, they made no more than three miles an hour.
He had no thoughts save for the nerve-racking, body- destroying toil