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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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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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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - 1863 - 364 pages
...short hour ! A respite4, 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 ! " 11. With fingers weary and worn, Stitch *— stitch — stitch — In poverty, hunger, and dirt,...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1863 - 600 pages
...short hour! A respite, however brief! No blessed leisure for love t>r 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 I" 11. Wifli fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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The poetical reader for school and home use, ed. by J.C. Curtis

John Charles Curtis - 1863
...short hoar ! 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 1 " With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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Nora: the lost and redeemed

Lydia Folger Fowler - 1863 - 219 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...stop, for every drop, Hinders needle and thread.. " I should have been comparatively happy if I could only, with all my strenuous exertions and rigid...
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The advanced reader

Scottish school-book assoc - 1863
...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 - i, My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders the needle and thread ! With fingers weary and worn,...
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