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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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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849 - 446 pages
...all was o'er — Dead silence reign'd around — The clock struck four! THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. WITH fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, COATES. " Work — work — work ! While the cock is crowing aloof! And work — work — work ! Till...
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Prose and verse

Thomas Hood - 1849 - 424 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,...sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread ; Stitch—stitch—stitch! In poverty, hunger and dirt; And still with a voice of dolorous pitchWould...
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Toil and trial. To which are added The iron rule, and, A story of ..., Volume 3

Camilla Crosland - 1849 - 188 pages
...her own could be. : Thus passed the winter ; and now the " busy season " had arrived. CHAPTER II. " Work — work — work Till the brain begins to swim...— work— work ! Till the eyes are heavy and dim ! " — HOOD. " ETTY," said the child to her sister, one day, speaking in a high-pitched tone across...
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Prose and Verse

Thomas Hood - 1849 - 430 pages
...extreme ; And yet, oh yet, that many a Dame Would dream the Lady's Dream ! THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. WITH fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and threadStitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt And still with a voice of dolorous pitch,...
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Toil and Trial: A Story of London Life. To which are Added The Iron Rule ...

Mrs. Newton Crosland - 1849 - 196 pages
...than her own could be. Thus passed the winter ; and now the " busy season " had arrived. CHAPTER II. " Work— work— work! Till the brain begins to swim...— work — work ! Till the eyes are heavy and dim ! " — HOOD. "ETTY," said the child to her sister, one day, speaking in a high-pitched tone across...
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Davidson's complete collection of the songs, scenas, &c. of Henry Russell

1850 - 98 pages
...are saved !' THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. Poetry by the late Thomas Hood.— Music by Henry BuMell. WITH fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy and red,...And still, with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sang I he song of the shirt: — Work, work, work, While the cock is crowing aloof; And work, work, work,...
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Volume 13

Young Men's Christian Associations (London, England) - Christianity - 1858 - 580 pages
...rooms, and jewels sparkle, and beauty fascinates, while she tits in her loneliness, and must — " Work — work — work Till the brain begins to swim;...— work — work Till the eyes are heavy and dim I Seam, and gusset, and land, Band, and gnsset, and scam, Till over the buttons she falls asleep, And...
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Eliza Cook's Journal, Volume 3

Eliza Cook - 1850 - 432 pages
...sometimes falling there ! " and to similar dens where, as now, " With fingers weary and worn, \Vith eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread " All praise to him, too, for that companion piece, "The Bridge of Sighs," where he sees, in one of...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 780 pages
...'tis little joy To know I'm farther off from heaven Than when I was a boy. THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...sang the " Song of the Shirt !" "Work! work! work! While the cock is crowing aloof! And work — work — work ! Till the stars shine through the roof!...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - Ballads, English - 1851 - 332 pages
...my 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 Hich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt ! " DEAR IS MY LITTLE...
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