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" WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! 'weep !" So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - Page 148
by Allan Cunningham - 1830
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Town and Forest

Anne Manning - 1860 - 286 pages
...poor half-crazy Blake, the artist, write his pathetic little poem of " The Chimney Sweep : " — " When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely call out, ' 'Weep, 'weep, 'weep ; ' So your chimneys I clean, and on soot I sleep. "There's little...
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Life of William Blake, "Pictor Ignotus".: With Selections from His ..., Volume 2

Alexander Gilchrist, Anne Burrows Gilchrist, William Blake - 1863 - 389 pages
...happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my father...my tongue Could scarcely cry, ' Weep ! weep ! weep ! weep ! ' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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Songs of Innocence and Experience: with Other Poems

William Blake - 1866 - 108 pages
...happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my father...my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep, 'weep, 'weep, 'weep ! " So your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre,* who cried when his...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...of a bridal mood, Through the white spaces of infinitude. David Gray. ccxxxv1 THE CHIMNF Y-SWEEPER. When my mother died I was very young, And my father...tongue Could scarcely cry, ' 'Weep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! ' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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STORIES FROM MY ATTIC

1869
...to love it, because he knew that God did too. Here are some lines of his upon THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry, " Veep, 'weep ! Veep, Veep ! " So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre,...
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A Household Book of English Poetry

Richard Chenevix Trench - 1870 - 438 pages
...nearer, till I breathe Corruption. Drop, stark night, upon my death! ccxxxv1n , THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. When my mother died I was very young, And my father...tongue Could scarcely cry, ' 'Weep ! 'weep! 'weep ! 'weep !' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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The mother's book of poetry, selected by Mrs. A. Gatty

Mother - 1872
...blessing, Said, " I knew that the angels were whispering with thee." Samuel Lover. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. HEN my mother died I was very young, And my father sold...yet my tongue Could scarcely cry, "Weep! weep! weep! weep !" So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his...
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Old and New

Edward Everett Hale - 1873
...superlative nonsense also indited the song of " The Chimney Sweeper ? " " When my mother died I was vcrv young. And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry, ' weep ! weep 1 weep ! weep 1 " So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried...
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The poems of William Blake [ed. by R.H. Shepherd].

William Blake - 1874
...happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my father...my tongue Could scarcely cry "'weep, 'weep, 'weep, 'weep !" So your chimneys I sweep and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his...
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The Children's Treasury of English Song

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1877 - 302 pages
...himself, though not of lands ; And having nothing, yet hath all. Sir H. Wotton * 21 * THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my father...tongue Could scarcely cry, 'weep .' 'weep ! ' 'weep ! 'weep \ So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when hts...
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