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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IV. The Higher Life.  1904.
 
IV. Sabbath: Worship: Creed
On an Infant
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
 
Which Died before Baptism

“BE, rather than be called, a child of God,”
Death whispered!—with assenting nod,
Its head upon its mother’s breast,
    The baby bowed, without demur—
Of the kingdom of the Blest        5
    Possessor, not inheritor.
 
 
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