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" 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, Would that its tone could reach... "
The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ... - Página 282
editado por - 1832 - 882 páginas
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Putting Popular Music in Its Place

Charles Hamm - 2006 - 390 páginas
...Henry Russell's "The Gambler's Wife," and their own setting of Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt": With fingers weary and worn, With eye-lids heavy and...and dirt. And still with a voice of dolorous pitch. She sang the song of the shirt. Work, work, work, 'Till the brain begins to swim; Work, work, work,...
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Consuming Desires: Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Roger Rosenblatt - 2006 - 240 páginas
...living circumstances of factory workers and aroused the public's sympathy, as well as Hood's. He wrote: With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...reach the Rich! — She sang this "Song of the Shirt!" (Thomas Hood, "The Song of the Shirt") Today that woman is Mexican or Chinese, but the basic circumstance...
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Threading Time: A Cultural History of Threadwork

Dolores Bausum - 2001 - 217 páginas
...millions of women sewed by hand. Hood rallied the public to take notice of these invisible human beings. With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song of the Shirt." Having drawn this portrait of an exhausted seamstress, Hood addresses...
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Queen of Inventions: How the Sewing Machine Changed the World

Laurie M. Carlson - 2003 - 32 páginas
...his mansion so he could go back to his first dream — acting! . Excerpt from "The Song of the Shirt" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...could reach the rich! — She sang this "Song of the Shirt!7' (A popular ditty of the early 1800s written by Thomas Hood that tells of the hardships of...
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The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson, with ...

Sarah Morgan Dawson, Francis Warrington Dawson - 2004 - 274 páginas
...slaves" of the "steelfinger." Sarah took the t1tle from Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt" (1843): With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sang the "Song of the Shirt." Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! April 10, 1873 It is said that the bill to...
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Wellspring

Prufrock Press - 2005 - 64 páginas
...(Oh, rare was the revel, and well worth while That made those glowering witch-men smile.) Thomas Hood With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song of the Shirt." "Work — work — work, Till the brain begins to swim; Work —...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - 2006 - 486 páginas
...consciences. The poem was reprinted in the Times and translated into many languages. The Song of the Shirt With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and...and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch "Work! work! work! While the cock is crowing aloof! And work — work — work, Till the stars shine...
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - 1851 - 320 páginas
...! A respite however brief ! No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, But only time for Grief ! A little weeping would ease my heart, But in their briny bed...reach the Rich ! She sang this " Song of the Shirt ! " DEAR IS MY LITTLE NATIVE VALE. SAMUEL EOOEES. DEAR is my little native vale, The ring-dove builds...
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