A labor of love


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a labor undertaken on account of regard for some person, or through pleasure in the work itself, without expectation of reward.

See also: Love

References in classic literature ?
There was not, for many years afterwards, a Governor of Massachusetts; and the magistrates, who had charge of such matters, saw no objection to Esther Dudley's residence in the Province House, especially as they must otherwise have paid a hireling for taking care of the premises, which with her was a labor of love.