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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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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...God ! that bread should be so dear', And flesh and blood so cheap* ! 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',...
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Our Plague Spot: In Connection with Our Polity and Usages : as Regards Our ...

Great Britain - 1859 - 604 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...work ! My labour never flags. And what are its wages PA bed of straw, A crust of bread, and rags !— That shatter'd roof, and this naked floor— A table,...
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Advanced Reading Book: Literary and Scientific

Advanced reading book - Readers - 1860 - 432 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 floorA table — a broken chair !...
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The London by Moonlight Mission: Being an Account of Midnight Cruises on the ...

John Blackmore - London (England) - 1860 - 324 pages
...lines of Hood's we have road long ago, and feel how near we have come to the misery he depicts : — " 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...
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The Ladies' Reader: Designed for the Use of Ladies' Schools and Family ...

John William Stanhope Hows - Readers - 1860 - 425 pages
...! that bread should bo 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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THE BRITISH POETS,

1861
...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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Life work; or, The Link and the rivet, by L.N.R.

Ellen Henrietta Ranyard - Church work with the poor - 1861 - 343 pages
...XL (Shis' lows anfr (J "For gin.shops and beer-shops, let us give them Dormitories and Kitchens." " 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...
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The King's highway; or, illustrations of the Commandments [sermons].

Richard Newton - Bible - 1861 - 342 pages
...band, Band, and gusset, and seam, Till over the buttons I fall asleep, And sew them on in a dream ! " 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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A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - Readers (Secondary) - 1861 - 552 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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THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS HOOD

1861
...that bread should be so dear?. And flesh and blood so cheap !. " Work — work — work I 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 floor — A table — a broken chair...
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