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  • My friend Philosewers and I, contemplating a farm-labourer the other day, who was drinking his mug of beer on a settle at a roadside ale-house door, we fell to humming the fag-end of an old ditty, of which the poor man and his beer, and the sin of parting them, form the doleful burden.

    Contributions to All the Year Round

  • Knut Pedersen, vagabond, wanders about the country with his tramp-companions, Grindhusen, the painter who can ditch and delve at a pinch, or Falkenberg, farm-labourer in harvest-time, and piano-tuner where pianos are.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • They cut off three of his toes, but the others recovered so that he was still able to work and went on living for another twenty years, first as a farm-labourer, then in his old age as a watchman.

    Master and Man

  • Paris, or a farm-labourer whom he will pay to have taught a trade.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • On the farms, the regular farm-labourer lives on his employer's property.

    "Apartheid - the Indictment"

  • If not-well, you will be found by some farm-labourer early in the morning. '

    The Circus of Adventure

  • Slimak winced at the word 'farm-labourer', but he said nothing.

    Selected Polish Tales

  • Nor is he less skilful in the humble food and cooking of the farm-labourer; indeed, he seems never satisfied until he fairly exhausts all the useful matter contained in every subject upon which he touches.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • He educated himself during the time while he was working as farm-labourer.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • Farmer Jennings has taken him to work in his hay-field, and says if he does well he may perhaps keep him as a farm-labourer? '

    Holiday Tales

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