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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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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...no life is found, (1. 1-4) CH; EBEV; EnRP; NOBE; OBEV; OBNC; PoEL-4; Son The Song of the Shirt \ I So priketh hem nature in hir corages Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages. (1. 7-12) 5 stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, (1. 1—6) 12 It is not linen you're wearing out But human creatures'...
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英美名詩一百首

American poetry - 1993 - 395 pages
...道地地的鐵木機器, 為財神鞠躬又盡痺。 沒有頭惱去冥思遙想, Or a heart to feel @ and break!] 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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Putting Popular Music in Its Place

Charles Hamm - Music - 1995 - 390 pages
...Henry Russell's "The Gambler's Wife," and their own setting of Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt": With fingers weary and worn, With eye-lids 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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Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies

Rob Pope - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1995 - 213 pages
...responsihle act and thought As also in hirth and death. A socialist response to the Duchess's mantle? 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 - 1997 - 584 pages
...for children, wrote 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 red, A Woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 156 pages
...objectivity, humour, acceptance? When might it have been written? How can you tell? Text: Poem (v) (v) With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread 5 Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She...
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Gender, Genre, and Victorian Historical Writing

Rohan Amanda Maitzen - Social Science - 1998 - 229 pages
...poem "The Song of the Shirt," published in Punch in 1843: "With fingers weary and worn," it begins. 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 She sang the 'Song of...
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Working Class Studies

Renny Christopher, Lisa Orr, Linda Strom - Social Science - 1998 - 256 pages
...in the first poem are those workers who find labor a form of drudgery: With fingers weary and warn, 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 She sang the "Song oj...
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Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Roger Rosenblatt - Nature - 2006 - 240 pages
...living circumstances of factory workers and aroused the public's sympathy, as well as Hood's. He wrote: 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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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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