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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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An historical account of needlework

Historical account - 1857
...connection with sin, it might have proved suggestive to him when he wrote his song of " The Shirt :" 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, and...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...HOOD. THOMAS HOOD, a distinguished poet and essayist, was born in London in 1798, and died in 1845. 1. WITH fingers weary and worn', With eyelids heavy and...rags', , Plying her needle and thread*; Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty*, hunger', and dirtf ; And still, with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sung the...
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The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe, Volume 1

Joseph Howe - Nova Scotia - 1858
...might have been good ground of complaint. There was a little poem of Hood's, that began thus: — •'' 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...
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Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little ...

Solon Robinson - New York (N.Y.) - 1858 - 408 pages
...over. Read. CHAPTER VIIL ATHALIA, THE SEWING GIRL. " How full of briars i> this working day world." ** With fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat In unwomanly rags, Flying her needle and thread." ATIIALIA wore not unwomanly rags at the period when I shall commence...
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The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe, Volume 1

Joseph Howe - Canada - 1858 - 642 pages
...might have been good ground of complaint. There was a little poem of Hood's, that began thus : — " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman Eat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread. Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger and...
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Our Plague Spot: In Connection with Our Polity and Usages : as Regards Our ...

Great Britain - 1859 - 604 pages
...gifted author, — the simple eulogy inscribed upon whose tomb is, "HE SANG 'THE SONG OF THE SHERT.'" " 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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Poets of England and America; being selections from the best authors of both ...

England - English poetry - 1860 - 472 pages
...ease my heart, But in their briny head 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 its...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - Readers - 1860 - 425 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 red, A woman sat, in unwomanly raga, Plying her needle and thread ; Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt ;...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - Readers - 1860 - 432 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 sate in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread ! Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! In poverty, hunger,...
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THE BRITISH POETS,

1861
...weakness, Her evil behaviour, And leaving, with meekness, Her sins to her Saviour ! 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...
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