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 332edited by - 1843Full view
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Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...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 shattered roof — and this naked floorAnd a wall so blank, my shadow...