|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Laman Blanchard. (18031845)|
| Sooth t were a pleasant life to lead,|
With nothing in the world to do
But just to blow a shepherds reed,
The silent season thro
And just to drive a flock to feed,
Sheepquiet, fond and few!
| Dolce far Niente. Stanza 1.|
| Give me to live with Love alone|
And let the world go dine and dress;
For Love hath lowly haunts
If lifes a flower, I choose my own
T is love in Idleness.
| Dolce far Niente. Stanza 4.|