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.
I suppose she will be married some day to a rough carter or a grinning ploughman
upon the first appearance of it unyokes his oxen, and betakes himself with them into covert.
Then he stood up in the trap, and whistled for the ploughman
The yard was full of life now: Marty was letting the screaming geese through the gate, and wickedly provoking the gander by hissing at him; the granary-door was groaning on its hinges as Alick shut it, after dealing out the corn; the horses were being led out to watering, amidst much barking of all the three dogs and many "whups" from Tim the ploughman
, as if the heavy animals who held down their meek, intelligent heads, and lifted their shaggy feet so deliberately, were likely to rush wildly in every direction but the right.
He who wins it will have a store of iron that will last him five years as they go rolling round, and if his fair fields lie far from a town his shepherd or ploughman
will not have to make a journey to buy iron, for he will have a stock of it on his own premises.
Peer or ploughman
, we will muster them pair by pair and shoulder to shoulder.
Have you never seen one ploughman
from the heights, or one shepherd from the valleys?
He might with equal probability have been an eccentric landowner or a gentlemanly ploughman
His boots were, on a small scale, the boots of a ploughman
, while his legs, so crossed and recrossed with scratches that they looked like maps, were bare below a very short pair of plaid drawers finished off with two frills of perfectly different patterns.
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
He emptied the pail with the wide thirst of the sweating ploughman
, returned it to me, and started up the plough.