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  • A real work-girl would have been bolder; but Eve, gently bred, and fallen into poverty, resigned herself to her dreary lot.

    Two Poets

  • No one saw him enter it, and the pity that henceforth should shelter David was the most resourceful pity of all — the pity of a work-girl.

    Eve and David

  • A real work-girl would have been bolder; but Eve, gently bred, and fallen into poverty, resigned herself to her dreary lot.

    Two Poets

  • No one saw him enter it, and the pity that henceforth should shelter David was the most resourceful pity of all — the pity of a work-girl.

    Eve and David

  • Raoul had actually smothered himself, like any poor work-girl, with a pan of charcoal.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • ‘Oh, I don’t mean that for ME the work-girl would be preferable; by no means; but for a man like Reardon.

    New Grub Street

  • Later on, when he studied medicine, and never had his purse full enough to treat some little work-girl who would have become his mistress?

    Madame Bovary

  • I ought to have looked about for some simple, kind-hearted work-girl; that was the kind of wife indicated for me by circumstances.

    New Grub Street

  • London work-girl is rarely capable of raising herself or being raised, to a place in life above that to which she was born; she cannot learn how to stand and sit and move like a woman bred to refinement, any more than she can fashion her tongue to graceful speech.

    New Grub Street

  • A musician with his instrument in a case, two fat women talking to each other, a little Cockney work-girl, and her young man, and then -- a lady.

    The Heavenly Twins

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