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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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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - English poetry - 1866 - 546 pages
...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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Spring-time with the poets, poetry selected and arranged by F. Martin

Frances Martin - English poetry - 1866
...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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The Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian life - 1866
...nest in the eaves, is the object of her frequent envy. Well might she use the poet's words : — • " 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 Poetical Works of Thomas Hood: With a Memoir, Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1867
...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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Analytical Fifth-[sixth] Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...! 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 shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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Standard Fifth Reader, Part 2

Epes Sargent - 1867
...that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap! VI. " 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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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1862 - 600 pages
...God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap I VI " 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 chair—...
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Analytical Sixth Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the General ...

Richard Edwards - Elocution - 1867 - 494 pages
...! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap I 6. "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 British Quarterly Review, Volume 35

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1862
...begins to swim ; Work — work — work Till the eyes are heavy and dim ! Work — work — wprk ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wages ? — A bed of straw, A crust of bread and rags ! ' us of Prostitution vfrsus Starvation. But here is a case sufficiently in...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 20

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1854
...toil in sickness and weariness, for a miserable permission not to die. ' Work—work—work ! Their labour never flags; And what are its wages: A bed of straw, A crust of bread, and rags— ' A shattered roof, and a naked floor— A table, a broken chair— And...
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