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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
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The Wheat-sheaf; Or, Gleanings for the Wayside and Fireside ...

American literature - 1853 - 416 pages
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Alas ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood...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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The Wheat-Sheaf: a Suggestive Reader. [A Collection of Extracts in Prose and ...

Elizabeth Nicholson - Literature - 1853 - 396 pages
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Alas ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood...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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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 19

1853
...still reverberates throughout the land. It tells the same dismal story, in the same sad accents : — Work — work — work : My labour never flags ; And what are its wages 7 A lied of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That shatter'd roof— and this nuked floor — A...
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Poems

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1854 - 388 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 shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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Our National Sinews; or, a word on, to, and for the working classes

Stephen SHIRLEY - 1855
...like my own. It seems so like my own, Because of the fast I keep ; Oh ! God that bread should be eo dear, And flesh and blood so cheap. Work, work, work,...flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread and rags. 1 hat shattered roof and naked floor, And a wall so blank my shadow I tbank...
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Work, Or, Plenty to Do and how to Do it

Margaret Maria Gordon - Christian life - 1854 - 125 pages
...hand and at nominal prices by the gay shop and the fashionable tailor. " Work — work — work ! Thy 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—...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 1-3

Henry Pitman - 1856
...Because of the fasts I keep ; Oh, God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap ! i( 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...
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Poems

Thomas Hood - 1857 - 388 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 shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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The Wheat-sheaf

American literature - 1857 - 416 pages
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Alas ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood...work ! My labour never flags : And what are its wages ta bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags ! That shattered roof — and this naked floor — A...
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McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader: Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, with ...

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1857 - 448 pages
...Oh God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap 1 6. "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, And a...
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