Quotation by Thomas Hood

It is not linen you're wearing out
But human creatures' lives!
In poverty, hunger, and dirt,
Sewing at once, with a double thread,
A Shroud as well as a Shirt.
Thomas Hood (1799–1845), British poet. The Song of the Shirt (l. 27–32). . .

Faber Popular Reciter, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Faber and Faber.
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