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    III.   Table of Contents     V.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- WORKING AND WAITING.
- IV.

IV.


What if the morning finds her still bearing
All the soul's load of a merciless lot!
Fate will not lighten a grain of the burden
While the poor bearer by man is forgot.
Sewing and sighing!
Sewing and dying!
What to such life is a day or two more?
God protect all of us--
God shelter all of us
From the new day's lease of woe to the Poor!

    III.   Table of Contents     V.