From babies who had but a week or two of life behind them, to crooked old men and women who seemed to have but a week or two of life before them; and from ploughmen
bodily carrying out soil of England on their boots, to smiths taking away samples of its soot and smoke upon their skins; every age and occupation appeared to be crammed into the narrow compass of the 'tween decks.
All India was at work in the fields, to the creaking of well-wheels, the shouting of ploughmen
behind their cattle, and the clamour of the crows.
The people wherewith you plant ought to be gardeners, ploughmen
, laborers, smiths, carpenters, joiners, fishermen, fowlers, with some few apothecaries, surgeons, cooks, and bakers.
Now, giant-like, the tall young ploughmen
go Between me and the sunset, footing slow; My spirit, as an uninvited guest, Goes with them, wondering what desire, what aim, May stir their hearts and mine with common flame, Or, thoughtless, do their hands suffice their soul?
And there were ploughmen
breaking up the good soul, clothed in tunics girt up.
The uniform brownness of the harrowed field glowed with a rosy tinge, as though the powdered clods had sweated out in minute pearls of blood the toil of uncounted ploughmen
Of the 85 entries, seven ploughmen
cancelled, two failed to show and another broke down en route.
IT was a beautifully sunny day, yet very windy, when 42 ploughmen
- two of them women - from Scotland, Northern England and Yorkshire met at North Acomb farm, Stocksfield, Northumberland, on Sunday for the Northern Counties Championships.
Chairman Roger Minchin said it was a delight to see nearly 70 skilled horse and tractor ploughmen
turning the soil impeccably.
were sought-after and it was the midst of a cattle plague.
A BREAK in the weather was all the incentive needed by ploughmen
who had pencilled in this year's Sarn & District ploughing match.
We all know that a ploughman's lunch is made up of fresh bread, hard cheese, onion and pickles, and harks back to simpler times when ploughmen
pulled up their horses in shady furrows, unpacked their humble lunches and tucked in with gusto.