The Child to his Mother, Absent

Original Text: 
Cambridge University Library Add. MS. 7617B
2Over Land and over Sea,
3Dost thou think upon thy Son?
4Love and bless thy darling one?
5Pray to God, that I may be
6Child of Him as child of thee:
7Love and please him better still
8As I learn to know his will.


1] Mother: Mary Pitt, who died in 1832.thee: me in an earlier draft. Back to Line
8] The date, present in an earlier draft, is crossed through in the fair copy. Back to Line
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Publication Notes: 
With thanks to Cambridge University Library for access to this manuscript.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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