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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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Studies in Interpretation, Volumes 1-2

Esther M. Doyle, Virginia Hastings Floyd, Virginia Floyd - 1973 - 362 pages
...smoaks along the ground. While many a merry tale, and many a song, Chear'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.13...
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The Editor; the Journal of Information for Literary Workers, Volumes 27-28

1908
...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," says the Doctor, "lost much of the delay and much...
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Essy on Criticism

Alexander Pope - 1728 - 35 pages
...numbers to another sense : ' While many a merry tale, and many a song, Chear'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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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 192-193

1852
...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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Quentin Durward

Walter Scott, Erich Walter
...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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