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THE SISTER AT A MATERNITY HOSPITAL, by                    
First Line: When sister through the doorway peeps
Last Line: Madonna and the child asleep.
Subject(s): Birth; Jesus Christ; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Sisters; Women In The Bible; Child Birth; Midwifery; Virgin Mary; Theology

When Sister through the doorway peeps
(Her mortal flesh a saint-dom seeks)
And sees reclining ill at ease
A wife in toils her lord to please.

Then in her sacred hidden cell
She prays, "Oh Lord, 'tis well, 'tis well
Thy votaries with spirit fret,"
And cries, "Oh Lord here I am yet."

But now the sainted Sister peeps
And sees reclining there in heaps
Two saints so fair that she must weep,
Madonna and the child asleep.

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