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I have seen a swan
With bootless labor swim against the tide,
And spend her strength with over-matching waves.

SHAKS.: _3 Henry VI.,_ Act i., Sc. 4.

Labor, you know, is Prayer.

BAYARD TAYLOR: _Improvisations,_ St. 11.

Taste the joy
That springs from labor.

LONGFELLOW: _Masque of Pandora,_ Pt. vi.

To fall'n humanity our Father said,
That food and bliss should not be found unsought;
That man should labor for his daily bread;
But not that man should toil and sweat for nought.


To labor is the lot of man below;
And when Jove gave us life, he gave us woe.

POPE: _Iliad,_ Bk. x., Line 78.


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