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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
Poems of Home: I. About Children
On the Picture of an Infant
Leonidas of Alexandria
From the Greek by Samuel Rogers

Playing near a Precipice

WHILE on the cliff with calm delight she kneels,
  And the blue vales a thousand joys recall,
See, to the last, last verge her infant steals!
  O, fly—yet stir not, speak not, lest it fall.—
Far better taught, she lays her bosom bare,        5
And the fond boy springs back to nestle there.

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