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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
573. The Babie
 
Hugh Miller (1802–1856)
 
 
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,        5
  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;        10
Her face is like an angel’s face—
  We’re glad she has nae wings.
 

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