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James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.

T. Hood

But evil is wrought by want of thought / As well as want of heart.

Evil is wrought by want of thought / As well as want of heart.

O God, that bread should be so dear, / And flesh and blood so cheap!

Our very hopes belied our fears, / Our fears our hopes belied; / We thought her dying when she slept, / And sleeping when she died.

Rarity / Of Christian charity / Under the sun.

Sewing at once a double thread, / A shroud as well as a shirt.

There’s not a string attuned to mirth / But has its chord in melancholy.

Well for the drones of the social hive that there are bees of an industrious turn, willing, for an infinitesimal share of the honey, to undertake the labour of its fabrication.

With fingers weary and worn, / With eyelids heavy and red, / A woman sat in unwomanly rags, / Plying her needle and thread— / Stitch! stitch! stitch!

Work, work, work, / Till the brain begins to swim; / Work, work, work, / Till the eyes are heavy and dim; / Seam, and gusset, and band, / Band, and gusset, and seam, / Till over the buttons I fall asleep, / And sow them on in a dream.