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Sonnet to a Friend

(to a friend who asked, how i felt when
the nurse first presented my infant to me)

Charles! my slow heart was only sad, when first
I scanned that face of feeble infancy:
For dimly on my thoughtful spirit burst
All I had been, and all my child might be!
But when I saw it on its mother's arm,
And hanging on her bosom (she the while
Bent o'er its features with a tearful smile)
Then I was thrilled and melted, and most warm
Impressed a father's kiss: and all beguiled
Of dark remembrance and presageful fear,
I seemed to see an angel-form appear -
'T was even thine, beloved woman mild!
So for the mother's sake the child was dear,
And dearer was the mother for the child.

Samual Taylor Coleridge . 1772-1834

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