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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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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 560 pages
...and thread." 190 LINES WRITTEN IN A HIGHLAND GLEN. With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heary and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch— stiloh— stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that...
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Life in New York, in Doors and Out of Doors

Industries - 1853 - 102 pages
...SHIRT. With finger* wpary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, / woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Fiyinsr her needle and thread Stitch— stitch— stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt; .And stili with a voice of dolorous pitch She tang the " Song oi the Shirt!" . •' Work— work— work!...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, with a Biographical Sketch

Thomas Hood - 1854 - 536 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 ! " THE LADY'S...
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Poems

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1854 - 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,...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that its tone could reach the Eich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt ! " THE LADY'S DEEAM....
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Our National Sinews; or, a word on, to, and for the working classes

Stephen SHIRLEY - 1855 - 210 pages
...my heart, But in their briny bed, My tears must stop for ev'ry 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 the song of the shirt." Oh dreadful selfishness...
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Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little ...

Solon Robinson - New York (N.Y.) - 1854 - 428 pages
...Bead. CHAPTER VIII. ATHALIA, THE SEWING GIRL. " How full of briars is this working day world." " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread." ATHALIA wore not unwomanly rags at the period when I shall commence her history. She was clad in the...
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Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated: Including the Story of Little ...

Solon Robinson - Temperance - 1854 - 436 pages
...Head. CHAPTER VIII. ATHALIA, THE SEWING GIRL. " How fall of briars is this working day world." " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red,...in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread." ATHALIA wore not unwomanly rags at the period when I shall commence her history. She was clad in the...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856 - 1048 pages
...heart, Bat 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,...Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and flirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that its tone could reach the rich ! She sang...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856 - 474 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 !" HOOD. IV. THE LAY OF...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 6

Ireland - 1856 - 1492 pages
...of them might not at present say, in the language of poor deep-hearted Hood's undying song — '• Work— Work— Work, Till the brain begins to swim...Work— Work— Work, Till the eyes are heavy and dim !" Yea, perhaps, until brain and eyes fail altogether; and then — sad reflection, " poverty, hunger,"...
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