A Quote by Robert Southey on day, fear, losing, motherhood, sorrow, and tears

Oh, when a mother meets on high The babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight?

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Curse of Kehama. Canto x. Stanza 11.

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