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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 Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1868
...! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap 1 " Work — work — work I 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 American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1868 - 588 pages
...of the fasts I keep ; Oh, God ! that bread should be so dear, " 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...
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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...like my own — The Song of the Shirt. 475 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...
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The advanced reader

Scottish school-book assoc - 1869
...— It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep, Oh, God ! that bread should be so tlear, 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. That shatter'd roof— and this naked fluorA table — a broken chair —...
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A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice

M. S. Mitchell - Elocution - 1869 - 396 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 shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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Proceedings, Volume 24

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1870
...grievously felt ; and have more than once called for the interference of Government. It is as Hood said : " Work, work, work ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. Stitch — stitch — stitch, In poverty, hunger, and dirt, Sewing at...
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The Model Speaker: Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. For the Use ...

Philip Lawrence - English language - 1870 - 395 pages
...God! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap ! " Work — work — work 1 My labor never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. This shattered roof — and this naked floor A table — a broken chair...
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The poetical works of Thomas Hood, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

Thomas Hood - 1871
...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 chair...
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A Hand-book of English Literature Intended for the Use of High Schools, as ...

Francis Henry Underwood - 1871 - 608 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 floorA table — a broken chair—...
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The Book of Oratory: Compiled for the Use of Colleges, Academies, and the ...

Angela Gillespie, Member of the Order of the Holy Cross - Elocution - 1871 - 648 pages
...1 that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap 1 6. Work — work — work 1 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...
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