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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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Lectures and Essays: The letters of Charles Lamb. How I traced Charles Lamb ...

Alfred Ainger - 1905
...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 Lyrical Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 1905 - 203 pages
...happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom. The Chimney Sweeper my mother died I was very young, And my father sold...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 Lyrical Poems of William Blake

William Blake - 1905 - 203 pages
...happy blossom Hears you sobbing, sobbing, Pretty, pretty robin, Near my bosom. The Chimney Sweeper my mother died I was very young, And my father sold...me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ' 'weep ! Veep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! ' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There 's little Tom Dacre,...
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The Poetical Works of William Blake: A New and Verbatim Text from the ...

William Blake - 1905 - 384 pages
...verso to the second plate of ' Spring." The Chimney Sweeper When my mother died I wal very young, 1 And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ''weep! 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!' • So your chimneys I sweep, & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his...
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The Poetical Works of William Blake, Volume 1

William Blake - 1906
...pretty Robin, Near my Bosom. THE CHIMNEY-SWEEPER WHEN my mother died I was very young, And my rather sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry **Weep ! /weep ! weep 1 Veep ! ' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There 'u little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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The Essays of Elia

Charles Lamb - 1909 - 403 pages
...Blake " the most extraordinary man of his age." 131 : 15. The peep-peep, etc. Blake's poem opened : " When my mother died I was very young, And my father...my tongue Could scarcely cry, ' Weep ! weep ! weep ! weep ! ' " i3i:29. fauces Averai. The jaws of Avernus, Hell; Virgil's Mneid, VI., 201. 132: 11. kibed....
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The Book of Georgian Verse

William Stanley Braithwaite - 1909 - 1313 pages
...Or bless the mellowing year, When the blasts of winter appear ? W. Blake 14.8. The Chimney Sweeper my mother died I was very young, And my father sold...my tongue Could scarcely cry ' weep ! 'weep ! 'weep ! 'weep 1 ' So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when...
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The Poetical Works of WILLIAM BLAKE

1914
...Moon. 1 1 aged] rev'rend Isl. in Moon. wise guardians] the guardians Isl. in Moon. The Chimney Sweeper When my mother died I was very young, And my father...me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry ' 'weep ! Veep ! 'weep ! Veep ! J So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There 's little Tom Dacre,...
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The Children's Great Texts of the Bible, Volume 3

James Hastings - 1920
...them. That must have been an uncomfortable life — worse than any short bed with narrow blankets. When my mother died I was very young, And my father...me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry, " Weep 1 weep ! weep ! weep !* So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Daere, who...
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A Book of English Verse on Infancy and Childhood

Leonard Southerden Wood - 1921 - 365 pages
...where'er the rain does fall, Babe can never hunger there, Nor poverty the mind appal. 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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