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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
edited by - 1843
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...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 red, A woman sate in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread ! Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger,...
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The Bible Question Decided in a Correspondence

Rev. William R. Williams - 1852
...ease my 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, A woman sate in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread-— Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger,...
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The Young Ladies' Elocutionary Reader: Containing a Selection of Reading Lessons

Anna U. Russell - Elocution - 1853 - 480 pages
...one weightier theme, — oh ! need I mention DINNER T EXERCISE CLXXV. THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. Hood. 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, She sang the " Song...
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Moral Aspects of City Life

Edwin Hubbell Chapin - Cities and towns - 1853 - 191 pages
...to the very motion of the needle-woman's toil, and is the most articulate expression of her woe. " 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 Wheat-sheaf; Or, Gleanings for the Wayside and Fireside ...

American literature - 1853 - 416 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...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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Life in New York, in Doors and Out of Doors

William Burns - Industries - 1853 - 90 pages
...their brinv bed My tears must stop, lor every drop Hinders needle unJ thread." " With fingers wcnry and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat...Plying her needle and thread— Stitch— stitch— stitch! In poverty hunger and dirt, And still with a voice ol dolorous pitch. Would that its tuns could...
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The Wheat-Sheaf: a Suggestive Reader. [A Collection of Extracts in Prose and ...

Elizabeth Nicholson - Literature - 1853 - 396 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 red, A woman sat, in unwomanly raga, Plying her needle and thread ! Stitch ! — stitch ! — stitch ! In poverty, hunger and dirt,...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 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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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 29

Commerce - 1853
...fragments of eome of the darker trap rocks or dark porphyries. WAGES OF THE SHIRT SEWERS Ш NEW YORK. u With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman eat, in unwomanly rage, Plying her needle and thread. Stitch— etilch— stitch ! In poverty, hunger,...
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Our National Sinews; or, a word on, to, and for the working classes

Stephen SHIRLEY - 1855
...suppose the celebrated Thomas Hood had this case under his eye when he penned 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, She sang the song of...
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