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wearisomeness of the world, and the security of heaven.
The carrying of suitcases and other numerous bundles of the ladies for a period of sixteen weeks added a considerable amount of wearisomeness. Many a time on that trip, I longed for the days of simple harmonic motion or igneous intrusions.
In his Dictionary, Johnson defines "tediousness" as "wearisomeness by continuance" or "wearisomeness by prolixity." This is clear enough, but the analogies which Johnson gives in his discussion of Solomon testify to the power of tediousness in a way that the Dictionary definitions do not.