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Henry Clay Work

(1 October 1832 – 8 June 1884 / Middletown, Connecticut)

Poems of Henry Clay Work

1. Andy Veto 1/3/2003
2. Babylon Is Fallen! 1/3/2003
3. Beautiful Rose 1/3/2003
4. Brave Boys Are They! 1/3/2003
5. Columbia's Guardian Angels 1/3/2003
6. Come Back to the Farm! 1/3/2003
7. Come Home, Father! 1/3/2003
8. Come to Me, Sunbeam! I'm Dying 1/3/2003
9. Come, Pretty School-Girl! 1/3/2003
10. Corporal Schnapps 1/3/2003
11. Crossing the Grand Sierras 1/3/2003
12. Crying For Bread 1/3/2003
13. Dad's a Millionaire 1/3/2003
14. Don't Be Cruel to the Motherless Darlings 1/3/2003
15. Farewell, My Loved One! 1/3/2003
16. Georgie Sails To-Morrow! 1/3/2003
17. Grafted Into the Army 1/3/2003
18. Grand-Father's Clock 1/3/2003
19. Grandmother Told Me So 1/3/2003
20. Joy in Heaven 1/3/2003

Shadows on the Floor

Saturday night! Saturday night!
The hope that lingered has taken to flight;
From morning till evening, the weary week through,
In vain has he battled for something to do.
Poor man! emptyhanded, how can he return
To those whose fate hangs on the pence he may earn?
How can he reply to his questioner sweet --
"Did Papa bring Papa's girl somethin' to eat?"

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