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Excerpt from The Night Watch: Or, Social Life in the SouthHave pity on them, for their lifeIs full of grief and care-You do not know one half the woesThe very poor must bear-You do not see the silent tearsBy many a mother shed,As childhood offersMoreExcerpt from The Night Watch: Or, Social Life in the SouthHave pity on them, for their lifeIs full of grief and care-You do not know one half the woesThe very poor must bear-You do not see the silent tearsBy many a mother shed,As childhood offers up the prayer,Give us our daily bread.In one of the large towns in the South, in a street not very remote from the central and business portion of the place, there are still standing two or three mean-looking, dilapidated, gloomy hovels. I know not why these are left there to cumber the earth, and to mar the general prospect, amid the neighboring tenements which present a new, clean, thrifty appearance, unless it be that it is property entailed- which is doubtless the case. The particular house before which we would now conduct our readers, presents a front of about eighteen feet of old, moldy boards, with a jutting, blackened roof. One small window has sidled off to the left, as if weary of standing up so straight- or may be, like the door, it has grown feeble by the weight of so many years, and is trying to find something to lean upon.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.