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First Line: On parents' knees, a naked, new-born child
Last Line: Thou then mayst smile while all around thee weep.
Variant Title(s): A Moral Tetrastich;so Live;to An Infant Newly Born
Subject(s): Babies; Children; Infants; Childhood


On parents' knees, a naked, new-born child
Weeping thou sat'st, when all around thee smiled:
So live, that, sinking in thy last long sleep,
Thou then mayst smile while all around thee weep.




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