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The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886   By:

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"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" is a delightful collection of stories, poems, and articles geared towards young women of the late 19th century. The publication offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests and values of the era, covering topics such as fashion, literature, domesticity, and social issues.

The variety of content in this volume is impressive, ranging from thrilling short stories to practical advice on household management. The writing is engaging and well-crafted, making each piece a pleasure to read. Additionally, the inclusion of illustrations adds visual interest and enhances the overall appeal of the publication.

While some of the content may seem outdated to modern readers, "The Girl's Own Paper" provides valuable insights into the lives and concerns of young women in the 19th century. It is a unique and captivating read that offers a window into a bygone era. Overall, this volume is a charming and engaging piece of historical literature that is sure to delight readers of all ages.

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VOL. VIII. NO. 354.

OCTOBER 9, 1886.




In the heart of the heartless town, where hunger and death are rife; Where gold and greed, and trouble and need, make up the sum of life A woman lives with her only child, And toils 'mid the weary strife.

No end to the tiring toil to earn a wage so small; No end to the ceaseless care ah! the misery of it all! While the strongest snatch the hard earned crust, The weakest the crumbs that fall.

Oh, look at the pallid face as it bends o'er the dreary work; The stitch, and stitch, and stitch that she knows she dare not shirk! Her strength is ebbing away so fast That she scarcely feels it go.

Oh, list to the weary sigh a whole tale in one breath A widowed life, and a mother's love, and the fear of an early death. While there at her feet a pale boy sits, And weeps for his mother's woe.

She has called to her boy in the night; he has nestled beside her bed, And clung to her neck with a smothered cry and a feeling of sudden dread. And thus they lie, till the mother strives To speak with her tears unshed... Continue reading book >>

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