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The Chimney Sweeper

1 A little black thing among the snow: Leave a comment on line 1 0
2 Crying weep, weep, in notes of woe! Leave a comment on line 2 0
3 Where are thy father & mother? say? Leave a comment on line 3 0
4 They are both gone up to the church to pray. Leave a comment on line 4 0

5 Because I was happy upon the heath, Leave a comment on line 5 0
6 And smil’d among the winters snow: Leave a comment on line 6 0
7 They clothed me in the clothes of death. Leave a comment on line 7 0
8 And taught me to sing the notes of woe. Leave a comment on line 8 3

9 And because I am happy. & dance & sing. Leave a comment on line 9 0
10 They think they have done me no injury; Leave a comment on line 10 0
11 And are gone to praise God & his Priest & King Leave a comment on line 11 0
12 Who make up a heaven of our misery. Leave a comment on line 12 2

13 The Chimney Sweeper original page 1795. Leave a comment on line 13 0

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Source: https://marginalia.sunygeneseoenglish.org/short-poems/the-chimney-sweeper/

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