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" Oh, but for one short hour! 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 My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread! "
Essentials of English Grammar: For the Use of Schools - Page 203
by William Dwight Whitney - 1877 - 260 pages
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1933
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Book of English Songs. From the 16th to the 19th Century

1861
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood: With Some Account of the Author ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hood - 1861
...meal! " Oh ! but for one short hour ! A respite however brief! No blessed leisure for Love or Hope, A little weeping would ease my heart, But in their...must stop,- for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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Folk Songs

John Williamson Palmer - 1861 - 466 pages
...short hour, 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...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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A First Class Reader: Consisting of Extracts, in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - 1861 - 552 pages
...A respite, however brief ! No blessed leisure for love or hope, But only time for grief! A li ttle weeping would ease my heart — But in their briny...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread I " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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Pearls from the golden streams, ed. by W. Hawkins

William Hawkins - 1870
...however brief; No Messed leisure for Love or Hope, Bat onlj time for Grief! A little weeping would case my heart, But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Binders needle and thread." A great sorrow often causes tears, but it is that sorrow, if sanctified,...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...short hour ! 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...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread." With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her...
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Complete poetical works

Thomas Hood - 1862
...short hour ! 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...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat hi unwomanly rags, Plying...
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The lady's reader: with rules for a good style of reading aloud

George Vandenhoff - 1862
...short hour ! 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...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread ! " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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Lays and Lyrics of the Nineteenth Century

1863
...short hour ! 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...must stop, for every drop hinders needle and thread — With fingers weary and worn, with eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, plying...
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