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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
345. On Parent Knees a Naked New-born Child
 
Sir William Jones (1746—1794)
 
 
ON parent knees, a naked new-born child,
Weeping thou sat’st while all around thee smiled:
So live, that sinking to thy life’s last sleep,
Calm thou may’st smile, whilst all around thee weep.
 

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