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A Mill Girl Tells Her Story of Work

Lucy Larcom worked in the mills at Lowell as a young woman. Forty years later, she described her experiences in her book An Idyl of Work. She dedicated the book "to working women."

...When I first learned to doff bobbins

I thought it play

But when you do the same thing twenty times-

A hundred times a day-

It is so dull!

Source | Lucy Larcom, An Idyl of Work (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875) 49, from University of Virginia Library, http://xtf.lib.virginia.edu/xtf/view?docId=chadwyck_ap/uvaGenText/tei/chap_AM0116.xml.
Creator | Lucy Larcom
Item Type | Fiction/Poetry
Cite This document | Lucy Larcom, “A Mill Girl Tells Her Story of Work,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed November 19, 2017, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1784.

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