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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Infant Sorrow
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
MY mother groan’d, my father wept,
Into the dangerous world I leapt;
Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
 
Struggling in my father’s hands,        5
Striving against my swaddling-bands,
Bound and weary, I thought best
To sulk upon my mother’s breast.
 
 
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