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  • A sailor scowls about Herculean tasks

Encyclopedia

  • The Twelve Labours of Hercules (Greek: Δωδεκαθλος, dodekathlos) are a series of archaic As they survive, the Labours of Heracles are not told in any single place, but must be. — “Labours of Hercules - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The title is normally given as Love's Labour's Lost. The use of apostrophes varies in early editions. In the 1623 First Folio it is Loues Labour's Lost and in the 1631 edition it is Loues Labours Lost. — “Love's Labour's Lost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • From top: marchant of vennis, taming of a shrew, knak to know a knave, knak to know an honest man, loves labor lost, loves labor won. Love's Labour's Won is the name of a lost play written by William Shakespeare before 1598. Another theory is. — “Love's Labour's Won - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • It was the first time I and Davies had been separated for so long; yet so used had we grown to freedom from interference that this would not have disturbed me in the least were it not for a sudden presentiment that on this first night of the second stage of our labours something would happen. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • Our labours were scarcely over when I heard Earnshaw's tread in the passage; my assistant tucked in his tail, and pressed to the wall; I stole into the nearest doorway. — “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
  • Here those problems connected with the labours of a working class, hitherto insoluble above ground, and above ground conducing to such bitterness between classes, were solved by a process the simplest,–a distinct and separate working class was dispensed with altogether. — “The Coming Race” by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton
  • In the end, these difficulties so chilled Tientietnikov's enthusiasm that he took to supervising the labours of the field with greatly diminished attention. — “Dead souls” by Nikolai Gogol
  • O Slawkenbergius! thou faithful analyzer of my Disgrazias–thou sad foreteller of so many of the whips and short turns which on one stage or other of my life have come slap upon me from the shortness of my nose, and no other cause, that I am conscious of.–Tell me, Slawkenbergius! what secret impulse was it? what intonation of voice? whence came it? how did it sound in thy ears?–art thou sure thou heard'st it?–which first cried out to thee–go–go, Slawkenbergius! dedicate the labours of thy life–neglect thy pastimes–call forth all the powers and faculties of thy nature–macerate thyself in the service of mankind, and write a grand Folio for them, upon the subject of their noses. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • But this exceeds all meanness of spirit in persons of such a quality as they were, to think to derive any great renown from babbling and prating; even to the publishing of their private letters to their friends, and so withal, that though some of them were never sent, the opportunity being lost, they nevertheless presented them to the light, with this worthy excuse that they were unwilling to lose their labours and lucubrations. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne

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