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First Line: One wept whose only child was dead
Last Line: "a mother, a mother was born."
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Variant Title(s): Maternity
Subject(s): Mothers; Stillbirth; Death - Childbirth


ONE wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,

"Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain,
A mother, a mother was born."





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