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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 lady's reader: with rules for a good style of reading aloud

George Vandenhoff - 1862
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Oh God 1 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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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; Sewing at once, with a double thread, A shroud as veil as a shirt. " Work — work — work ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wages 1 A bed of straw, A crust of bread, and rags. That shattered roof— and this naked floorA table —...
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The advanced reader

Scottish school-book assoc - 1863
...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— And...
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...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 1 A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That shattered roof — and this naked floorA table...
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Lays and Lyrics of the Nineteenth Century

1863
...— It seems so like my own, because of the fasts I keep : Alas ! that bread should be so dear, aud flesh and blood so cheap ! " Work — work — work...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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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1863 - 364 pages
...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 : A shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken chair...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Readers (Elementary) - 1863 - 600 pages
...! 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 : A shatter' (1 roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood - English poetry - 1864 - 480 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. That shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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The King's Highway, Or, Illustrations of the Commandments

Richard Newton - Bible - 1864 - 266 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 1 A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A...
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The News magazine, ed. by T. Smith

Thomas Smith (head master of the Classical sch, Peterborough) - 1864
...drudges in their " dog holes" the following verses from Thomas Hood, who "sang the Song of the Shirt." Work— Work— Work ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wages ? Л hod of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That sliatter'd roof — and this naked floor- —...
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