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" Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long; The rough road then, returning in a round, Mock'd our impatient steps, for all was fairy ground. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ... - Page 185
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1826 - 133 pages
...numbers to another sense : While many a merry tale, and many a song-, Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long. The rough road then, returning in a round, Mock'd our impatient steps, for ail was fairy ground. We have now surely lost much of the delay, and much of the rapidity....
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Waverley Novels, Volume 32

Sir Walter Scott - 1831
...DURWARD. CHAPTER I. PALMISTRY. When many a merry tale and many a song Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long. The rough road, then, returning in a round, Mock'd our enchanted steps, for all was fairy ground. SAMUEL JOHNSON. BY peep of day Quentin Durward had forsaken...
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Count Robert of Paris and Castle Dangerous

Sir Walter Scott - 1832 - 330 pages
...years hence." CHAPTER IV. While many a merry lay and many a song Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long ; The rough road then returning in a round, Mark'd their impatient steps, for all was fairy ground. Da JOBMSOK. " IT was about the year of redemption...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...numbers to another sense : While many a merry tale, and many a none, Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd at events can be hastened or retarded only by persons of elevated dignity impaticnl steps, for all was fairy ground. We have now surely lost much of the delay, and much of the...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1838
...to another sense : While many a merry tale, and many a song, Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd ihe rough road long. The rough road then returning in a round, Mock'd our impatient siepj, for all was fairy ground. We have now surely lost much of the delay, and much of the rapidity....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...numbers to another sense: While many a merry tale, and many a »one, Cheer'il the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long. The rough road then returning in a round, Mock' J our impatient steps, for ail was fairy around. We have now surely lost much of the delay, and...
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Waverley Novels, Volume 5

Walter Scott - 1845
...devotion. CHAPTER XVHI. PALMISTRY. When many a merry tale and many a song Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long. The rough road, then, returning in a round, Moek'd our enchanted steps, for alt was fairy ground. SAMUEL JOHNSON. BY peep of day Quentin Durward...
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Waverly Novels: Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well

Walter Scott - 1845
...his devotion. PALMISTKY. \Vhen many a merry tale and many a song Cheer'd the rough road, we wished the rough road long. The rough road, then, returning in a round, Moek'd our enchanted steps, for all was fairy ground.. SAMUEL JOHNSON. IY peep of day Q.uentin Durward...
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Waverley Novels: Vol. 12, Volume 12

Walter Scott - 1847 - 524 pages
...hundreds of years hence." Wliile many a merry lay and many a song Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'il the rough road long; The rough road then returning in a round, Mark'd their impatient steps, for all was fairy ground. DR. JOHNSON. ;T was about the year of redemption...
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Notes and Queries

1888
...the following lines : — While many a merry tale, and many a Bong, Cheered the rough road, we wished the rough road long* The rough road then returning in a round, Mocked our impatient etepa, for all was fairy ground. But he does not say that Pope is their author....
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