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" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags Plying her needle and thread — Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that its tone could reach the... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 28
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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Gender, Genre, and Victorian Historical Writing

Rohan Amanda Maitzen - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 254 pages
...poem "The Song of the Shirt," published in Punch in 1843: "With fingers weary and worn," it begins. With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly...voice of dolorous pitch She sang the 'Song of the Shirt.'69 At least two paintings took their titles, and others their inspiration, from Hood's poem:...
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Women's Studies Quarterly (98:1-2): Working Class Studies

Renny Christopher, Lisa Orr, Linda J. Strom - Education - 1998 - 276 pages
...in the first poem are those workers who find labor a form of drudgery: With fingers weary and warn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly...with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song oj the Shirt. " Work — work — work — From weary chime to chime, Work — work — work — As...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 172 pages
...objectivity, humour, acceptance? When might it have been written? How can you tell? Text: Poem (v) (v) With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread 5 Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She...
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Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Roger Rosenblatt - Nature - 2006 - 248 pages
...circumstances of factory workers and aroused the public's sympathy, as well as Hood's. He wrote: With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that its tone could reach the Rich! — She sang this "Song of the Shirt!" (Thomas Hood, "The...
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Threading Time: A Cultural History of Threadwork

Dolores Bausum - Crafts & Hobbies - 2001 - 268 pages
...of women sewed by hand. Hood rallied the public to take notice of these invisible human beings. With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song of the Shirt." Having drawn this portrait of an exhausted seamstress, Hood addresses the men who heedlessly wear the...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - English language - 2001 - 598 pages
...children, wrore as early as 1843 a searing piece against the condition of a poor woman at work: With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...Woman sat, in unwomanly rags. Plying her needle and thtead Stiich! stiich! stirch! In poverty, hunger, and ditt. And still with a voice of dolorous pirch...
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Queen of Inventions: How the Sewing Machine Changed the World

Laurie M. Carlson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 36 pages
...mansion so he could go back to his first dream — acting! . Excerpt from "The Song of the Shirt" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...and dirt And still with a voice of dolorous pitch — Would that its tone could reach the rich! — She sang this "Song of the Shirt!7' (A popular ditty...
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The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson, with ...

Sarah Morgan Dawson, Francis Warrington Dawson - History - 2004 - 352 pages
...of the "steelfinger." Sarah took the t1tle from Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt" (1843): With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...dolorous pitch, She sang the "Song of the Shirt." Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! April 10, 1873 It is said that the bill to extend the patents for Sewing Machines...
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Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea

Laura Hapke - History - 2004 - 228 pages
..."The Song of the Shirt," the title of a widely circulated 1 843 poem by the Briton Thomas Hood.'' With fingers weary and worn With eyelids heavy and red...Stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with the voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song of the Shirt!" Its easily memorized lyrics poeticized...
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Wellspring

Donna E. Keene, Prufrock Press, Kathy D. Kenne - Children's poetry - 2009 - 70 pages
...toils for Mammon's sake, Without a brain to ponder and craze Or a heart to feel — and break! With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch — Would that its tone could reach the rich!— She sang this "Song of the Shirt!" 10 Alfred Tennyson...
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