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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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Our Plague Spot: In Connection with Our Polity and Usages : as Regards Our ...

Plague Spot - Great Britain - 1859 - 632 pages
...— But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread. • " Witli fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...dirt — And still with a voice of dolorous pitch — Would that its tone could reach the rich — She sang thin ' Song of the Shirt !'" The bitter experience...
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The New York Speaker: A Selection of Pieces Designed for Academic Exercises ...

Warren P. Edgarton - Recitations - 1860 - 530 pages
...heart, But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread !" 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 sung this "Song of the Shirt." Ex. CL.—TKE...
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Poets of England and America; being selections from the best authors of both ...

England - English poetry - 1860 - 532 pages
...heart, But in their briny head My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread." 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. f iw toritttn...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - Readers - 1860 - 458 pages
...Hinders needle and thread !" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sate in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread !...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!" LONGFELLOW is the most...
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Our homeless poor; and what we can do to help them, by the author of 'Helen ...

Ellen Barlee - Poor - 1860 - 262 pages
...workroom, that my girls often drop down on the floor dead asleep or fainting ! " CHAPTER VI. f rites. Work — work — work — Till the brain begins to...the eyes are heavy and dim : Seam, and gusset, and baud — Band, and gusset, and seam — Till over the buttons she falls asleep And sews them on in...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - Readers - 1860 - 450 pages
...heart — But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread !" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly raga, Plying her needle and thread ; Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt ;...
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The King's highway; or, illustrations of the Commandments [sermons].

Richard Newton - Bible - 1861 - 290 pages
...was called " The Song of the Shirt." It described a poor woman at her work in this way, — " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...the eyes are heavy and dim. Seam, and gusset, and bund, Band, and glisset, and seam, Till over the buttons T full asleep, And sew them on in a dream...
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A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers (Secondary) - 1861 - 562 pages
...heart — But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread I " 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!" CLX. — MOSS-SIDE....
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood: With Some Account of the Author ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1861 - 394 pages
...heart, But in their briny bed My tears must stop,- for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " 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 1'* THE LADY'S DREAM....
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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - Folk songs - 1861 - 540 pages
...envy pale 'twill lose its dye. And Yorkish turn again. ANONYMOUS. r* Ifi!) THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. WITH fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy and red,...Stitch, stitch, stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; 170 T;;E r~w ' j3:.7C LIBRARY A ~TOP, LENOX IDN FOUNDATIONS And still with a voice of dolorous pitch...
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