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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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The new national reading books

New national reading books - 1880
...the earth, to get at the roots and worms which form a great part of its food. THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER. 1. 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. 2. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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John Heywood's complete series of home lesson books, Book 7

Alfonzo Gardiner - 1882 - 176 pages
...Turn thine eye, look. melodies, songs. 2 * clothed, covered. 2! For thy heart. THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER. When my mo-ther died I was very young, And my fa-ther sold me, 1 * while yet my tongue Could scarce-ly2 cry, 'weep ! 3 'weep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! So your chim-neys I...
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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

James Thomas Fields - 1884
...stand and stroke his silver hair, And be like him, and he will then love me. IV. 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 'B little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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Gems for the young from favourite poets, ed. by R. Mulholland

Gems - 1884
...in happy air, — A child, a friend, a wife, whose soft heart sings THE CHIMNEY SWEEPER. W. BLAKE. 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 new national reading books. Infant reader, Standard i

New national reading books - 1885
...forget for many a day. (By permission of the Religious Tract Society.) 23. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. 1. 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. 2. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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The Poems: With Specimens of the Prose Writings, of William Blake

William Blake - 1885 - 282 pages
...blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robinT" Near my bosom. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER. /T Tt/HEN my mother died I was very young, • ™ And my father...while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry, " Weep ! weep I weep ! weep ! " So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. 1 There's little Tom Dacre, who cried...
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Great English Painters

Allan Cunningham - 1886 - 311 pages
...— So he vanish'd from my sight : And I pluck'da hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs, Every...my tongue Could scarcely cry — Weep ! weep ! weep I So your chimneys I clean and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head,...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volumes 54-55

1887
...withhold his name altogether, sent Montgomery Blake's now well-known lines on the chimney-sweeper : " When my mother died I was very young And my father...yet my tongue Could scarcely cry Weep ! weep ! weep ! weep. So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep." They accordingly appear in Montgomery's little...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 172

1887
...withhold his name altogether, sent Montgomery Blake's now well-known lines on the chimney-sweeper: — When my mother died I was very young And my father sold me while yet my tonpac Could scarcely cry Weep I weep I weep! weep. So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep....
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All the Year Round, Volume 42

1888
...MAN'S FRIEND." I HAVE no doubt the seventh Eirl of Shaftesbury had often read Blake's exquisite poem : When my mother died I was very young ; And my father...scarcely cry " 'weep, 'weep, 'weep! " So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head. That curled like a lamb's...
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