Saturday, February 27, 2010

drudgerie divine...

  It may be time for some internal housekeeping...I was reading Thoreau this morning and came across this:

"Of course it is the spirit in which you do a thing which makes it interesting whether it is sweeping a room or pulling turnips."

...which put me in mind of George Herbert's "The Elixir" which includes this:

"A servant with this clause
Makes drudgerie divine:
Who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
Makes that and th’ action fine."


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