Home  »  The Book of Georgian Verse  »  Sir William Jones (1746–1794)

William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

On Parent Knees, a Naked New-born Child

Sir William Jones (1746–1794)

ON parent knees, a naked new-born child,

Weeping thou sat’st while all around thee smiled:

So live, that sinking to thy life’s last sleep,

Calm thou may’st smile, whilst all around thee weep.