It's such a little thing to weep, So short a thing to sigh; And yet by trades the size of these We men and women die!
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "It's such a little thing", alternate title: "Weeping and sighing", c1959. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
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