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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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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 pages
...of hope for happiness in their work is more convincing than many lines of moralizing or preachment. 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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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 pages
...of hope for happiness in their work is more convincing than many lines of moralizing or preachment. When my mother died I was very young, And my father...while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry " 'weep ! 'weep 1 'weep ! 'weep I" So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried...
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An Anthology of Pure Poetry: Edited with an Introduction

George Moore - 1924 - 174 pages
...reply; He is watchful while they are in peace, For they know when their Shepherd is nigh. William Blake 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 his...
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Vision and Disenchantment: Blake's Songs and Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads

Heather Glen, Senior Lecturer Faculty of English Cambridge University and Fellow of New Hall Heather Glen - 1983 - 399 pages
...way as real sweeps in these years were giving evidence to coroners' courts and committees of enquiry: When my mother died I was very young. And my father...while yet my tongue. Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep. So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. The facts that he recounts are the familiar facts...
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience

William Blake - 1994 - 209 pages
...'Who killed Cock Robin?' the sparrow is an archer, the robin his victim. Plate 12: The Chimney Sweeper When my mother died I was very young, And my father...while yet my tongue, Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep, So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. Theres little Tom Dacre. who cried when his head...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...Earth EnRP; NAEL-2; NOBE; OAEL-2 SONGS OF INNOCENCE (the fottmving 12 poems) The Chimney Sweeper 86 37 These are the desolate, dark weeks when nature...barrenness equals the stupidity of man. (1. 1 -3) 38 (Th weep. So your chimneys I sweep & in soot I sleep. 87 And the Angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy,...
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Canti dell'innocenza e dell'esperienza

William Blake - 1993 - 154 pages
...male.... (Frye, Agghiacciante simmetria. Uno studio su William Blake, p. 50). 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, & in soot I sleep. There's little Tom Dacre, who cried when his...
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William Blake: Selected Poems

William Blake - 1995 - 128 pages
...knee. And then I'll stand and stroke his silver hair, And be like him and he will then love me. 26 When my mother died I was very young, And my father...while yet my tongue, Could scarcely cry weep weep weep weep. So your chimneys I sweep &. in soot I sleep. Theres little Tom Dacre, who cried when his head...
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Children and the Politics of Culture

Sharon Stephens - 1995 - 366 pages
...The Child as Laborer and Consumer: The Disappearance of Childhood in Contemporary Japan NORMA FIELD 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. ( William Blake, "The Chimney Sweeper") Didn't...
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Bachelors of Science: Seventeenth-century Identity, Then and Now

Naomi Zack - 1996 - 249 pages
...human attributes and men became divine. Part Three The Unidentified Ten Abuses and Uses of Children When my mother died I was very young, And my father...scarcely cry '"weep! 'weep! 'weep!" So your chimneys I sweep, & in soot I sleep. — WILLIAM BLAKE, "The Chimney Sweep" Here a pretty baby lies Sung asleep...
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