Quotation by Thomas Hood

With fingers weary and worn,
With eyelids heavy and red,
A woman sat, in unwomanly rags,
Plying her needle and thread—
Stitch! stitch! stitch!
In poverty, hunger and dirt
And still with a voice of dolorous pitch
She sang the "Song of the Shirt."
Thomas Hood (1799–1845), British poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. Walter Jerrold (1906). The Song of the Shirt, st. 1 (1843).

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