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CHILDREN: THE GIRL-CHILD, by            
First Line: Give her a flower to keep and hold
Last Line: Sing for the girl-child — mother, sing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Madeline
Subject(s): Children; Girls; Mothers; Childhood


GIVE her a flower to keep and hold,
A waxen doll in a silken gown,
A chain of coral with clasp of gold,
A tiny kitten as soft as down;
And sing, with your lips against her cheek,
Love's dear lullaby, whispering,
Till sleep comes over her eyelids meek,
Sing for the girl-child — mother, sing!





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