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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 public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...laid my hand upon thy mane, as I do here. 32.— THE SONG OF THE SHIRT. THOMAS HOOD. [See p. 429.") 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 "...
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1869 - 798 pages
...But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread 1" With finger^ weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly ragu, Plving her needle and thread; Stitch — stitch — stitch ! In poverty, hunger, and dirt; And...
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The Standard Fifth Reader: With a New Treatise on Elocution and an ..., Part 2

Epes Sargent - 1870 - 528 pages
...England to the movement on behalf of the distressed needle, women. See in Index, DOLOKOUS, SEW, HOOD. I. 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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The Model Speaker: Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. For the Use ...

Philip Lawrence - English language - 1870 - 395 pages
...whom all glories are ; And glory to our sovereign lord, King Henry of Navarre. THE SONG OF THE SHIKT. 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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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pages
...the Song of the Shirt is the lament of a poor overwrought sempstress crying aloud in her misery : — With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...Plying her needle and thread. Stitch— stitch— stitch ! In hunger, poverty, dirt ; And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the Song of the...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...my heart ; But in their briny bed Ыу tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " Freedom to worship God. FELICIA HEMANS. THE FREEMAN....HE is the freeman whom the truth makes free, And a ! stitch I In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; And still with a voice of dolorous pitch — Would that its...
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The poetical works of Thomas Hood, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

Thomas Hood - 1871
...express, Now stamp'd with the image of Gcod Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary. 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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The Uses of Poetry

Denys Thompson, Arthur Denys Halstead Thompson - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 238 pages
...undistinguished poet, wrote The Song of the Shirt (1843), of which the first stanza runs: With fingers wean, and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A Woman sat,...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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An Anthology of Chartist Poetry: Poetry of the British Working Class, 1830s ...

Peter Scheckner - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 353 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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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...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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