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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 student's treasury of English song, selections from the poets of the ...

English song - 1873
...HOOD. And flesh and blood so cheap ! 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, 1 A crust of bread— and rags. • That shattered roof — and this naked floor— 3 > A table —...
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Manual of Elocution: Embracing the Philosophy of Vocalization...

Charles P. Bronson - Elocution - 1873 - 330 pages
...Till over the buttons I fall asleep And sew them on in a dream I , Work — work — work ! 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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Analytical Fourth [-sixth] Reader: Containing Practical Directions for ...

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 — ar.d this naked floor — «> A table — a broken...
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The model elocutionist, by A. Comstock and J.A. Mair

Andrew Comstock - 1874
...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 ? 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 chair, and...
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Evening hours, ed. by E.H. Bickersteth, Volume 1

Edward Henry Bickersteth (bp. of Exeter) - 1874
...transmission to the printer, hence the omission.] (To be continued.} ütecblebmman. BY ELLEN BAЕLЕЕ. " Work, work, work— My labour never flags, And what are its wages ? — a bed of straw, A crust of bread, and rags." A ND what do you propose doing for a live•ft lihood ? " asked a sympathising...
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Schneider's Progressive French composition. Partie anglaise. [With key ...

Charles Henri Schneider - 1875
...terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep : Alas ! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood...labour never flags : And what are its wages ? A bed of strawA crust of bread — and rags ; That shattered roof — and this naked floor— A table — a...
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The Graded-school First-fifth Reader, Book 5

Thomas Wadleigh Harvey - Readers - 1875
...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 shattered roof—and this naked floor— A table—a broken chair—...
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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...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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Macleod's First text-book of elocution

Alfred Macleod - 1877
...terrible shape, it seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, because of the fasts I keep : Alas ! 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 -this naked floor — a table — a broken chair —...
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Revue de linguistique et de philologie comparée, Volume 24

Philology - 1891
...like my own.... — It seems so like my own, because of the fasts I keep : — Alas ! that bread could be so dear, and flesh and blood so cheap ! « Work,...: — And what are its wages? A bed of straw.... a cust of bread.... and rags; — That shattered roof.... and this naked floor.... a table.... a broken...
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