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BEAUTY'S BABE, by                    
First Line: A babe was born to beauty: the new care
Last Line: "since now you rule the mistress, wife and mother."
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Babies; Beauty; Infants


A BABE was born to Beauty: the new care
So deeply into her young heart descended,
That little Love who long had triumphed there
Began to fear his blissful reign was ended.

But Beauty calmed the trembling boy and said,
"Take, Love, this pretty stranger for your brother,
Your empire is but strengthened, not decayed,
Since now you rule the Mistress, Wife and Mother."

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