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A CRADLED CHILD.

(To E. A. G.)


Behold! the world's inheritance,
 The treasure-trove of happy homes;
 Whereby the poorest hut becomes
A fairy-palace of romance.


A cradle is the mother's shrine:
 Two lamps o'erhang it—her sweet eyes.
 Whose love-light falls, Madonna-wise,
On sleeping infancy divine.