Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TRIUMVIRATE, by ELIZABETH THOMAS

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THE TRIUMVIRATE, by            
First Line: Oh! Wondrous force of sympathy
Last Line: May cry at sight, ''tis very he!'
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery

OH! wondrous force of sympathy,
Where three unite in harmony;
Where master with the maid combines,
And mistress with them issue joins;
Where all unanimous agree
To club for future progeny.

Ah! may the household gods adorn
This happy infant, yet unborn,
With mother's cleanliness and air
(A stately, silly, tattered fair);
The mistress' form may it partake,
Her awkward mien and clumsy make,
Her broken mouth, her Judas grin,
And all the fiend which reigns within.

But Daddy's lines! oh, let the face
Reflect, with such expressive grace!
That all who shall this infant see
May cry at sight, ''Tis very he!'

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