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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Mother
 
There is a sight all hearts beguiling—
A youthful mother to her infant smiling,
Who with spread arms and dancing feet,
A cooing voice, returns its answer sweet.
        Baillie.—Legend of Lady Griseld, Verse 32.
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Happy be with such a mother.
        Tennyson.—The Princess.
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Where yet was ever found a mother
Who’d give her booby for another?
        Gay.—Fable III. Line 33.
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O wonderful son, that can so astonish a mother!
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Rosencrantz.)
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That would hang us every mother’s son.
        Shakespeare.—Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I. Scene 2.
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