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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Infancy (See Childhood)
 
  A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure.
Tupper.    
  1
        Of all the joys that brighten suffering earth,
What joy is welcom’d like a new-born child?
Mrs. Norton.    
  2
        A young star, who shone
O’er life, too sweet an image for such gloss,
A lovely being scarcely form’d or moulded,
A rose with all its sweetest leaves yet folded.
Byron.    
  3
        Joy them bring’st, but mix’d with trembling;
Anxious hopes and tender fears,
Pleasing hopes and mingled sorrows,
Smiles of transport dashed with tears.
Cottle.    
  4
        ’Tis aye a solemn thing to me
To look upon a babe that sleeps—
Wearing in its spirit-deeps
The unrevealed mystery
Of its Adam’s taint and woe,
Which, when they revealed lie,
Will not let it slumber so.
Mrs. Browning.    
  5
        The hour arrives, the moment wish’d and fear’d,
The child is born by many a pang endear’d,
And now the mother’s ear has caught his cry;
O grant the cherub to her asking eye!
He comes—she clasps him. To her bosom press’d
He drinks the balm of life, and drops to rest.
Rogers.    
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