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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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Waverly Novels, Volume 26

Walter Scott - 1851
...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, Moek'd our enchanted steps, for all was fairy ground. SAICUEL JOHNSON BY peep of day Quentin Durward...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 all was fairy ground." We have now surely lost much of the delay and much of the rapidity....
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Oxford essays, by members of the University

Oxford essays - 1855
...ground. Johnson's parody is — While many a merry tale and many a song Cheered the rough road, we wished the rough road long : The rough road then, returning in a round, Mocked our impatient steps— for all was fairy ground. It is obvious to remark that ' merry' has a...
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Quentin Durward

Walter Scott - 1855
...CHAPTER XVIII. PALMISTRY. When many a merry tale and many a long Cheer'd the rough road, we wish'd the rough road long. The rough road, then, returning in a round, Hock'd our enchanted steps, for all was fairy ground. Samuel Johnton. BY peep of day Queqtin Durward...
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THE WORKS OF ALEXANDER POPE

DR. WARBURTON - 1856
...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 bur impatient steps, for all was fairy ground; we have now surely lost much of the delay, and much...
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The Waverley Novels, Volume 32

Walter Scott - 1860
...THE EIGHTEENTH 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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Waverly Novels, Volume 32

Sir Walter Scott - 1864
...CHAPTER XVIII. 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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The Surgeon's Daughter, and Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott - 1871 - 415 pages
...years hence." CHAPTER FOURTH. 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. DR. JOHNSON. "IT was about the year of redemption...
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Miscellaneous writings, ed. by J.A. Symonds, with a memoir by H.J ..., Volume 1

John Conington - 1872
...ground. Johnson's parody is — While many a merry tale and many a song Cheered the rough road, we wished the rough road long : The rough road then, returning in a round, Mocked our impatient steps — for all was fairy ground. It is obvious to remark that ' merry ' has...
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Miscellaneous Writings of John Conington: Late Corpus Professor of ..., Volume 1

John Conington - 1872
...ground. Johnson's parody is — While many a merry tale and many a song Cheered the rough road, we wished the rough road long : The rough road then, returning in a round, Mocked our impatient steps — for all was fairy ground. It is obvious to remark that ' merry ' has...
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