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|10: Fell round him in the grove of Academe. (27) From Stanzas Composed in the |
Simplon Pass, l. ... 377-378: Making night do penance for a day Spent in a round
of strenuous idleness. See the preceding reference to Horace. (31) Of his Ode ...
|William Wordsworth observed that "Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous |
idleness," and we agree, except that we prefer to think of golf as a game, a sport,
an activity, a lifetime spent in pursuit of strenuous and not-so-strenuous, but
|The uncertainty that is spectacularly apparent when he revises the line 'With an |
exhausted mind worn out by toil' (4: 381) to the specification, in 1850, of a day '
Spent in a round of strenuous idleness' (4:377) is evident also in much of the rest
|He would not have invented Sunday lunch. Jimmy Hill You know what your |
main trouble is? What? You stand too close to the ball after you've hitit. Eric
Morecambe and Ernie Wise Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
|It is the episode beginning at line 370, where Wordsworth narrates how, one |
autumn evening, he "left a flower decked room" in which . . . spirits overwrought
were making night do penance for a day Spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
|Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH |
But you don't have to go up in the stands and play your foul balls. I do. SAM
SNEAD, TO TED WILLIAMS, ARGUING WHICH WAS MORE DIFFICULT TO HIT
|60 A day Spent in a round of strenuous idleness. The Prelude (1850) bk. 4, l. 377 |
We poets in our youth begin in gladness; But thereof comes in the end
despondency and madness. 'Resolution and Independence' (1807) st. 7 Still
glides the ...
|Gary McCord You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the |
end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. Jim Bouton There are
two ... John Updike Golfis a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. William ...
|He lived on a £900 inheritance left by a dying friend and wrote poetry during days |
spent in a round of strenuous idleness, as he put it in The Prelude. He finished
that autobiographical poem in 1805, but continued to somewhat desultorily ...
|... survived To a late hour), and spirits overwrought Were making night do |
penance for a day Spent in a round of strenuous idlenessMy homeward course
led up a long ascent, Where the road's watery surface, to the top Of that sharp