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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 Garland of Poetry for the Young: A Selection in Four Parts, Volumes 1-2

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1868
...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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Comstock's Elocution, Enlarged: A System of Vocal Gymnastics Designed for ...

Andrew Comstock, Philip Lawrence - 1808 - 314 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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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - 1868 - 588 pages
...of want, And the walk that costs a meal ! " Oh ! for but one short hour, 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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Analytical [-sixth] Reader, Book 6

Richard Edwards, John Russell Webb - 1868
...blessed leisure for love or hope, But only time for grief! • A little weeping would ease my heart J But in their briny bed My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread !" 11. With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying...
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English Literature of Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1869 - 798 pages
...short hour I 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 finger^ weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly ragu, Plving...
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A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice

M. S. Mitchell - 1869 - 396 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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The public school speaker and reader, ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1869
...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, o«<an»'ii tha taati i \ *; *£'• *5...
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The advanced reader

Scottish school-book assoc - 1869
...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 the needle and thread ! With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly...
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The Model Speaker: Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. For the Use ...

Philip Lawrence - 1870 - 395 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 I" With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her...
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The bane of a life, Volume 1

Thomas Wright - 1870
...more pathetic passage in the " Song of the Shirt" than that in which the sempstress exclaims — " A little weeping would ease my heart, But in their...must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread ;" and the principle embodied in the lines is generally applicable to the poor. To them grief is literally...
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