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" O men with mothers and wives ! it is not linen you're wearing out, but human creatures' lives. Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! in poverty, hunger, and dirt ; sewing at once, with a double thread, a shroud as well as a shirt. " But why do I talk of Death ?... "
The New Mirror - Page 332
edited by - 1843
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The British orator

Thomas King Greenbank - 1849
...God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap ! Work — work — work ! My labor never flags; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That shatter'd roof, and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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Friendship, Love, and Truth: Containing Articles Illustrative of the ...

Poetry - 1849 - 288 pages
...NEW YORK, August, 1846. I. w. THE WIDOW'S FRIEND, BY TH MATTESON. "Work — work — work! My labor never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw. A i-rnst of bread — and rags: A shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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Prose and Verse

Thomas Hood - 1849 - 401 pages
...! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap ! " Work — work — work ! My labor never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw A crust of bread — and rags : A shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association ..., Volume 13

Young Men's Christian Associations (London, England) - Christianity - 1858
...scam, Till over the buttons she falls asleep, And sows them on in a dream ! Work — work — work Her labour never flags, And what are its wages ? — A bed of straw, A crust of bread and rags. That shatter 'd roof— and that naked floor, A table— a broken chair —...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Oh, God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and...flags ; And what are its wages ? a bed of straw, A crust of bread and rags. That shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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Rural Repository, Volumes 20-21

1843
...God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap! " Work — work — work ! My labor never flags ! And what are its wages! A bed of straw, A erusl of bread — and rags. That shattered roof— and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap I " Work — work — work 1 My labor never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags : A shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair—-...
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The Bible Question Decided in a Correspondence

Rev. William R. Williams - 1852
...keep, Oh ! God ! that bread should be so dear. And flesh and blood so cheap 1 Work—work—work ; My labour never flags; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread—and rags. That shatter'd roof—and this naked floor A table—a broken chair— And...
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The Young Ladies' Elocutionary Reader: Containing a Selection of Reading Lessons

Anna U. Russell - Elocution - 1853 - 480 pages
...poverty, hunger, and dirt, Sewing at once, with a double thread, A shroud as well as a shirt. " But why do I talk of death, That Phantom of grisly bone ?...flags ; And what are its wages? — A bed of straw, A crust of bread, — and rags. That shattered roof, — and this naked floor, — A table, — a broken...
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Poets of England and America: Being Selections from the Best Authors of Both ...

Poets, American - 1853 - 472 pages
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Oh ! God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and...flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread, and rags. That shattered roof, and this naked floor— A table — a broken chair —...
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