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TO MY LITTLE COUSIN, WITH HER
BY MISS BOWLES.
Fairies ! guard the baby's bonnet !-
Watch and ward set all about,-
A score, at least, on either side,
Gift it to protect her well,
And the bonny babe! on her
As much of frankness, bland and free,
Befits me better, babe! for thee To' invoke Almighty agency ;Almighty love—Almighty power, To nurture up the human flower ; To cherish it with heavenly dew, Sustain with earthly blessings too ; And when the ripe, full time shall be, Engraft it on Eternity.