The Little Factory Girl's Complaint, To A More Fortunate Playmate

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Description

Narrated in first person from a young mill girl’s perspective, this poem explores her grief over a lost childhood. She confides in a friend, telling her about the difficulties of factory life and highlighting her parents’ desperation to comfort their “little factory girl” who yearns for a holiday.

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Title

The Little Factory Girl's Complaint, To A More Fortunate Playmate

Creator

G.P. Morris and Samuel Woodworth

Source

The New -York Mirror: A Journal Devoted to Literature and the Fine Arts

Date

March 22, 1834

Subject

Child labor--United States
Labor--Poetry

Coverage

New York, New York

Citation

G.P. Morris and Samuel Woodworth, “The Little Factory Girl's Complaint, To A More Fortunate Playmate,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 17, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/36.