Treasure Island

Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

The Song of the Shirt


The Song of the Shirt

With fingers weary and worn,
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  • Meryl Everett (5/1/2010 4:46:00 PM)

    I have an original pen & ink illustration of this poem by Joyce Mercer, known for her illustrations of Grimm's fairy tales. It was given to my aunt by the artist.
    A very graphic picture of a woman, with a background skeleton, sewing for her livelihood. Possibly this is the only copy. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (8/9/2007 7:56:00 AM)

    What a sad but beautiful poem of endless strain on the mind and body
    through endless labor. Written at a time when there was not a lot of
    pleasure in life.

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Sebastian Sequeira (9/30/2006 9:19:00 AM)

    This is a poem that shows the inhuman labor conditions leading to the fire in New York of the textile work shop in which so many died. Man's abuse of man... (Report) Reply

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