But much of his labour was heavy hackwork of a very uninteresting character.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
His blood proved traitor to his will, and the plan of life and literary hackwork in London broke down at once on trial, or even before trial.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
He had in effect emancipated himself from "hackwork," and could turn his attention to more congenial and ambitious labour.
"Turner" by William Cosmo Monkhouse