1 And, after many, many years, a new grave was delved, near an old and sunken one, in that burial-ground beside which King's Chapel has since been built.
2 Digging and delving, ploughing and sowing they were singing, but the wind blew their words away.
3 Digging and delving we break with the share of the plough the clod.
4 Mr Tate withdrew his delving hand and spread out the essay.
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5 Here and there warm isles of sand gleamed above the shallow tide and about the isles and around the long bank and amid the shallow currents of the beach were lightclad figures, wading and delving.
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