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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... "
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Threading Time: A Cultural History of Threadwork

Dolores Bausum - Crafts & Hobbies - 2001 - 217 pages
...millions of women sewed by hand. Hood rallied the public to take notice of these invisible human beings. 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 the "Song of...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 570 pages
...for children, wrore 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...Woman sat, in unwomanly rags. Plying her needle and thtead Stiich! stiich! stirch! In poverty, hunger, and ditt. And still with a voice of dolorous pirch...
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Queen of Inventions: How the Sewing Machine Changed the World

Laurie M. Carlson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 32 pages
...his mansion so he could go back to his first dream — acting! . Excerpt from "The Song of the Shirt" 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 its tone...
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The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson, with ...

Sarah Morgan Dawson, Francis Warrington Dawson - History - 2004 - 274 pages
...slaves" of the "steelfinger." Sarah took the t1tle from Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt" (1843): 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 the "Song of...
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Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea

Laura Hapke - Political Science - 2004 - 202 pages
...sang "The Song of the Shirt," the title of a widely circulated 1 843 poem by the Briton Thomas Hood.'' 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 the voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song...
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Wellspring

Donna E. Keene, Prufrock Press - Children's poetry - 2005 - 64 pages
...That toils 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...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...
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Women and Work in Britain Since 1840

Gerry (University of Sussex Holloway, UK), Gerry Holloway - History - 2005 - 308 pages
...Thomas Hood's 'The Song of the Shirt' conjured up an enduring picture of the poor, oppressed seamstress: 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 And still with...
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David Herbert Lawrence - 2006 - 675 pages
...reputation nationally and trebled the circulation of Punch where it was published (1843). It began: With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...rags, Plying her needle and thread Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty hunger and dirt. 273:31 "I think [273:16] ... his head." DHL greatly revised this...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...consciences. The poem was reprinted in the Times and translated into many languages. The Song of the Shirt 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 "Work! work! work! While...
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American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts

Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, Madelyn Shaw - Antiques & Collectibles - 2007 - 326 pages
...and carnivals. As a theatrical extra, he gave heartrending recitations of the 'Song of the Shirt.'"6 With fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy and...rags, Plying her needle and thread, Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! In poverty, hunger and dirt; Machine Twist Twisted threads: (left) three twisted strands; (right)...
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