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Over The Hill To The Poor-House
What is the use of heapin' on me a pauper's shame?
Am I lazy or crazy? am I blind or lame?
True, I am not so supple, nor yet so awful stout;
But charity ain't no favor, if one can live without....
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Title: Over The Hill To The Poor-House
Creator: Will Carleton (author)
Date: 1897
Format: Article
Source: The Poorhouse Story (
Keywords: Aging; Almshouses; Charity; Death; Economics; Family; Government Agencies; Institutions; Labor; Physical Disability; Poetry; Poverty; Psychiatric Disability; Public Welfare; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations