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Rent Strike Poem (1889)

Our husbands are on strike; for the wives it is not honey, And we all think it is right not to pay the landlord’s money, Everyone is on strike, so landlords do not be offended; The rent that’s due we’ll … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread — Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang … Continue reading

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