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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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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...! that bread should lie so dear, And flesh aud blood so cheap I " Work — work — work ! My labor gnificent. Thou shalt lie down \Vithpatriarchs of the ii crust of bread — and rags, That shattered roof— and this naked floor— A table — -a broken chair...
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Golden leaves from the works of poets and painters, ed. by R. Bell

Robert Bell - 1872
...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 blood...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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Works, Volume 9

Thomas Hood - 1872
...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— work ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wageu ? A bed of straw, A crust of bread — and rags. That shatter'd roof — and this naked floor...
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The "romance" of Peasant Life in the West of England

Francis George Heath - Agricultural laborers - 1872 - 100 pages
...worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread. #*«.#* Work — work — work ! My labour 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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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - American literature - 1872 - 640 pages
...O God ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap 1 " 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 ; And...
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The Rival Collection of Prose and Poetry, for the Use of Schools, Colleges ...

Readers - 1872 - 504 pages
...God ! 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 Royal readers. (Roy. sch. ser.). Ser.3. No.1,2 [2 eds.], 4, Volume 6

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1873
...dirt; sewing at once, with a double thread, a shroud as well as a shirt. " But why do I talk of Death 1 that 'phantom of grisly bone ; I hardly fear his 'terrible...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, and...
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Encyclopaedia of English & American Poetry from Caedmon & King Alfred's ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - American poetry - 1873
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own Because of the fasts I keep ; 0 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 rag». That shatter'd roof — and this naked floor — A table — a broken...
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New code progressive reader [ed. by J. Ridgway]. First (-Sixth) standard

James Ridgway - 1873
...In poverty, hunger, and dirt ; Sewing at once, with a double thread, A shroud as well as a shirt ! " Work ! work ! work ! My labour 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 — And...
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The Student's Treasury of English Song: Containing Choice Selections from ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Poetry - 1873 - 512 pages
...SIGNIFICANT FORGET-ME-NOT." — THOMAS HOOD. 1 192 THOMAS HOOD. " A POET'S WIDE POSSESSION OF THE EARTH — " Work — work — work ! My labour never flags ; And what are its wages ? A bed of straw, i A crust of bread — and rags. Q u p That shattered roof — and this naked floor — A table —...
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