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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Hugh Miller 1802–56

The Babie

NAE shoon to hide her tiny taes,

Nae stockings on her feet;

Her supple ankles white as snow

Of early blossoms sweet.

Her simple dress of sprinkled pink,

Her double, dimpled chin;

Her pucker’d lip and bonny mou’,

With nae ane tooth between.

Her een sae like her mither’s een,

Twa gentle, liquid things;

Her face is like an angel’s face—

We ’re glad she has nae wings.