But in his poem called The Vision of Piers the Ploughman he says, "I have lived in the land, quoth I, my name is long Will.
But if Langland did not rise high in the Church, he made himself famous in another way, for he wrote Piers the Ploughman.
But the rascal of a painter, poet, novelist, or other voluptuary in labor, is not content with his advantage in popular esteem over the ploughman
; he also wants an advantage in money, as if there were more hours in a day spent in the studio or library than in the field; or as if he needed more food to enable him to do his work than the ploughman
to enable him to do his.
He emptied the pail with the wide thirst of the sweating ploughman
, returned it to me, and started up the plough.
His shape and limbs were indeed exactly proportioned, but so large that they denoted the strength rather of a ploughman
than any other.
Then he stood up in the trap, and whistled for the ploughman
Every blow that shakes it will serve to harden it against a future stroke; as constant labour thickens the skin of the hand, and strengthens its muscles instead of wasting them away: so that a day of arduous toil, that might excoriate a lady's palm, would make no sensible impression on that of a hardy ploughman
Uncle Ebenezer trudged in the ditch, jogging from side to side like an old ploughman
coming home from work.
upon the first appearance of it unyokes his oxen, and betakes himself with them into covert.
He might with equal probability have been an eccentric landowner or a gentlemanly ploughman
I suppose she will be married some day to a rough carter or a grinning ploughman
Peer or ploughman
, we will muster them pair by pair and shoulder to shoulder.