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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
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The Book of English Songs: From the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

Charles Mackay - 1851 - 312 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 her...
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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...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 sate in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 8

1851
...short hour, To know I am fit to stand In white array by the altar's side, And clasp a loyal hand ! A little weeping would ease my heart ; « But in their briny bed The tears must stop. I must win to-night : — They would make my eyelids red. With a voice of beguiling...
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The Bible Question Decided in a Correspondence

Rev. William R. Williams - 1852
...blessed leisure for Love or Hope, But only time for Grief ! A little weeping would ease my heart. Bat in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread !" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sate in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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The Young Ladies' Elocutionary Reader: Containing a Selection of Reading Lessons

Anna U. Russell - 1853 - 480 pages
...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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PROSE AND VERSE

THOMAS HOOD - 1853
...short hour ! A respite, however brief! No blessed leisure for love or hope, But only time for grief I 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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The Wheat-sheaf, a Suggestive Reader: Containing Germs of Pure and Noble ...

Elizabeth Nicholson - 1853 - 396 pages
...short hour ! A respite however brief ! No blessed leisure for Love and 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 raga, Plying...
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The Wheat-sheaf; Or, Gleanings for the Wayside and Fireside ...

1853 - 416 pages
...short hour ! A respite however brief! No blessed leisure for Love and 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: on the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 pages
...leisure for love or hope, But only time for grief ! A little weeping would ease my heart — But iu their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread!" With fingers weary and worn. With eyelids heavy und red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her...
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Work, Or, Plenty to Do and how to Do it

Margaret Maria Gordon - 1854 - 125 pages
...short hour ! A respite however brief ! No blessed leisure for love and 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 !" HOOD. It is said by the Political Economist, that " the lowest point to which wages can be permanently...
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