Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BABY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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First Line: Baby in her slumber smiling
Last Line: "may she never sleep!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Babies; Infants

BABY in her slumber smiling,
Doth a captive take:
Whispers Love, "From dreams beguiling
May she never wake!"

When the lids, like mist retreating,
Flee the azure deep,
Wakes a newborn Joy, repeating,
"May she never sleep!"

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