A Quote by James Russell Lowell on children, heaven, lies, and rest

This child is not mine as the first was; I cannot sing it to rest; I cannot lift it up fatherly, And bless it upon my breast. Yet it lies in my little one's cradle, And sits in my little one's chair, And the light of the heaven she 's gone to Transfigures its golden hair.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Changeling.

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