Though all his life long he had toiled
and moiled, he only left his widow and son two hundred florins.
But the longer Bell toiled
at his musical telegraph, the more he dreamed of replacing the telegraph and its cumbrous sign-language by a new machine that would carry, not dots and dashes, but the human voice.
The time and distance seemed endless, and my knees trembled and my breath came laboured as I toiled
up the endless steps to the abbey.
It was still distant when night came and swallowed it up; and all night I toiled
to keep my blaze bright and high, and the eyes of the Beasts shone out of the darkness, marvelling.
All day he toiled
on untiringly, and by the evening he had succeeded in extracting ten handfuls of plaster and fragments of stone.
Therefore are we sad, dear Primrose, for she has toiled
and cared for us, and we can do nothing to help or advise her now.
It was a sweet emblem of conjugal affection, as they toiled
up the difficult ascent, gathering strength from the mutual aid which they afforded.
But it is a grievous thing to me that he should have toiled
so hard to translate the Bible, and now the language and the people are gone
So, grasping the rough protuberances of the rock, he tugged and toiled
amain, and got himself quite out of breath, without being able to stir the heavy stone.
Hence they toiled
on to Godin River; so called after an Iroquois hunter in the service of Sublette, who was murdered there by the Blackfeet.
And Adrienne toiled
the succeeding day, not only until her fingers and body ached, but, until her very heart ached.
On the other hand, had he found Annie what he fancied, his lot would have been so rich in beauty that out of its mere redundancy he might have wrought the beautiful into many a worthier type than he had toiled
for; but the guise in which his sorrow came to him, the sense that the angel of his life had been snatched away and given to a rude man of earth and iron, who could neither need nor appreciate her ministrations,--this was the very perversity of fate that makes human existence appear too absurd and contradictory to be the scene of one other hope or one other fear.
Twelve hours a day, six in the twilight, and six in the dark, they toiled
on the trail.
So Martin did not scorch that, and eased down on his muscular tension, though nervous tension rose higher than ever, and he listened sympathetically to the other's blasphemies as he toiled
and suffered over the beautiful things that women wear when they do not have to do their own laundrying.
Down the frozen waterway toiled
a string of wolfish dogs.