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ON AN INFANT WHICH DIED BEFORE BAPTISM, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be, rather than be called, a child of god'
Last Line: Possessor, not inheritor.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Worship; Death - Babies


"Be, rather than be called, a child of God,"
Death whispered! -- with assenting, nod,
Its head upon its mother's breast,
The baby bowed, without demur --
Of the kingdom of the Blest
Possessor, not inheritor.




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