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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 Works of Thomas Hood...: Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1861 - 482 pages
...Her evil behavior, And leaving, with meekness* Her sins to her Saviour ! THE SONG OF THE -SHEET. WITH fingers weary and worn, With .eyelids heavy and red,...rags, Plying her needle and thread —— Stitch! stiteh! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the...
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The Works of Thomas Hood...: Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1861 - 520 pages
...weakness, Her evil behavior, And leaving, with meekness, Her sins to her Saviour ! THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her ncedle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice...
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The King's highway; or, illustrations of the Commandments [sermons].

Richard Newton - Bible - 1861 - 326 pages
...was called " The Song of the Shirt." It described a poor woman at her work, iu this way : — " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rag Plying her needle and thread — • Stitch— stitch— stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt,...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862 - 626 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 rich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt 1" A PARENTAL ODE TO MY...
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Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1862 - 522 pages
...Hinders needle and thread ! " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat hi unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread - Stitch...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 I " e* THE LADY'S...
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The lady's reader: with rules for a good style of reading aloud

George Vandenhoff - 1862 - 382 pages
...is difficult to say in which he excelled; he held the master key to each avenue to the heart.} WITH fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...Plying her needle and thread, — Stitch ! stitch I stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still, with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sang the "...
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How it was Done at Stow School

Stow School - 1862 - 320 pages
...upon Stow, of idleness it stands fully acquitted. Like Thomas Hood's shirtmaker, with us it was — " Work — work — work, Till the brain begins to swim,...— work — work, Till the eyes are heavy and dim." All sorts of subjects — History, Mathematics, Grammar, Drilling, &c., &c., &c. ; and all sorts of...
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"Drifting About"; Or, What "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville," Saw-and-did. An ...

Stephen C. Massett - California - 1863 - 382 pages
...recitation of the " Song of a Shirt." It was something like this : With fingers weary and worn — (echo) With eyelids heavy and red A woman sat in unwomanly...with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the Song of a Shirt . . worn. red. dead. ditch. hurt. stitch. dirt ! And so on. As I am going occasionally to initiate...
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Lays and Lyrics of the Nineteenth Century

1863 - 150 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 tones could reach the rich !) She sang this — " Song of the Shirt." & $salm of fife....
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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1863 - 390 pages
...which was a leading trait in Ilood's nature, and forms an attractive element in his writings.] 1. WITH fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still, with a voice of dolorousi piteh, She sang the "Song of the Shirt!" 2. " Work — work — work ! While the cock is...
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