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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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Standard Fifth Reader, Part 2

Epes Sargent - 1867 - 544 pages
...heart, But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread! " XI. 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." CXVI. — UNIVERSAL...
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An Anthology of Chartist Poetry: Poetry of the British Working Class, 1830s ...

Peter Scheckner - Chartism - 1989 - 360 pages
...drop 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!' The Penguin Book of Socialist...
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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volume 27

Columbia Historical Society (Washington, D.C.) - Washington (D.C.) - 1925 - 478 pages
...These ladies as they industriously plied their needles could have reminded of Hood's doleful song: "Work, work, work Till the brain begins to swim ! Work, work, work Till the eyes are heavy and dim!" ''/'A. Evening Star. The Mount Pleasant Hospital consisted of a two story frame structure and accommodated...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 226 pages
...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!' The Bridge of Sighs...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1172 pages
...life is found, (1. 1-4) CH; EBEV; EnRP; NOBE; OBEV; OBNC; PoEL-4; Son The Song of the Shirt \ I With iketh hem nature in hir corages Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages. (1. 7-12) 5 (1. 1—6) 12 It is not linen you're wearing out But human creatures' lives! Stitch — stitch —...
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英美名詩一百首

American poetry - 1993 - 412 pages
...a heart to feel @ and break!] 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!" - 手指又酸又痛 眼皮又紅又重;...
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Putting Popular Music in Its Place

Charles Hamm - Music - 1995 - 408 pages
...Russell's "The Gambler's Wife," and their own setting of Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt": With fingers weary and worn, With eye-lids heavy and red,...Work, work, work, 'Till the eyes are heavy and dim . . . Oh, men with sisters dear, Oh, men with mothers and wives, 10 Ibid., vol. I, pp. 281-2. 107 It...
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Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies

Rob Pope - Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) - 1995 - 236 pages
...responsihle act and thought As also in hirth and death. A socialist response to the Duchess's mantle? With fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy and red,...of the Shirt'. [. . .] 'Work - work work Till the hrain hegins to swim: Work - work - work Till the eyes are heavy and dim! Seam, and gusset, and hand,...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - English language - 1997 - 613 pages
...children, wrote 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, A Woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She...
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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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