Get Up!
This poem appears in all the collections from 1871 onwards.  In a letter to Skipsey in that year, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet, wrote of the poem: "This little piece seems to me equal to anything in the language for direct and quiet pathetic force."  The poem also inspired a painting of the same name by Alfred Dixon (1842-1919).
Get up!” the caller cries, “Get up!
And in the dead of night
To win the bairns their bite and sup
I rise, a weary wight.

My flannel dudden donn’d, thrice o’er
I kiss the bairns, and then
With a sigh I shut the door
I may not open again.

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