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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 New Mirror - Page 332
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The Pioneer: Or, Leaves from an Editor's Portfolio

Henry Clapp - American literature - 1846 - 208 pages
...ease 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...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—...
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Poems, Volume 2

Thomas Hood - 1846 - 229 pages
...And yet, oh yet, that many a Dame Would dream the Lady's Dream ! I'ART ii. 15 THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. WITH fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...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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Voices of the True-hearted

American literature - 1846 - 288 pages
...foreign clime ENGLISH DESTITUTION. THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. BY THOMAS HOOD. With fingers weary and woni, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly...Plying her needle and thread — "Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the ' Song...
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...ease 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...Plying her needle and thread — Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Oh ! that its...
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Prose and verse

Thomas Hood - 1849
...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...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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Prose and Verse

Thomas Hood - 1849 - 401 pages
...so 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...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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Davidson's complete collection of the songs, scenas, &c. of Henry Russell

1850
...! we 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...rags. Plying her needle and thread. Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; And still, with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sang I he...
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Eliza Cook's Journal, Volume 3

Eliza Cook - 1850
...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 - 746 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...rags, Plying her needle and thread ; Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; And still with a voice of dolorous pitch — Would that...
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Rural Repository, Volumes 20-21

1843
...mournful echo In the hearts of nme who read it, even among us. THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. BY THOMAS HOOD. WITH fingers weary and worn, 'With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rage, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger and dirt, And still...
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