drudgery


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And so fell George's last hope;--nothing before him but a life of toil and drudgery, rendered more bitter by every little smarting vexation and indignity which tyrannical ingenuity could devise.
As one of these wretched underlings, he did his drudgery, sometimes abroad, sometimes at home, and long endured the various miseries of such a station.
Then Trefusis, expanding his chest like a man just released from some cramping drudgery, rejoined Mr.
That my health was much impaired, by the continual drudgery of entertaining the rabble every hour of the day; and that, if my master had not thought my life in danger, her majesty would not have got so cheap a bargain.
He said, too, that to go on, mind, hand, pen always restricted to writing upon one single subject, and speaking through the mouths of a few characters, was intolerable drudgery, the result of which was never equal to the author's labour, and that to avoid this he had in the First Part availed himself of the device of novels, like "The Ill-advised Curiosity," and "The Captive Captain," which stand, as it were, apart from the story; the others are given there being incidents which occurred to Don Quixote himself and could not be omitted.
It is sad, however, that you should be brought up in ignorance of the most ordinary branches of education; had you known something of history and grammar you might, by degrees, have relinquished your lace-mending drudgery, and risen in the world.
It is not only beautiful to look at, it hides some awesome technology behind its pretty facie, technology that has taken the drudgery out of the wash day, and replaced it with sheer convenience, ease of operation and a lot of fun.
AWAY from the drudgery of the games against Slovenia and Lithuania, there was a truly eyecatching England performance in the last week.
Despite the botched handover from Sir Alex Ferguson to David Moyes and the drudgery under Louis van Gaal, United have won more trophies in the last 13 months than Spurs have in 25 years - while Liverpool have hoisted one trophy in the last decade.
For God's sake, the poor boy's got a life of duty and drudgery ahead of him with no escape.
The movie was a comedy-thriller about three young men who try to escape the drudgery of their daily lives through unconventional means, Dawn reported.
30pm ITV) WHEN Katy fell for Ryan, one of the big attractions was that he represented a break from the drudgery of motherhood.