Matthias Barr

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Matthias Barr (December 6th, 1831, Edinburgh, Scotland – ?), was a Scottish poet.

Only a Baby Small[edit]

Verse 1

  • Only a baby small,
    Dropt from the skies;
    Only a laughing face,
    Two sunny eyes;

    Only two cherry lips,
    One chubby nose,
    Only two little hands,
    Ten little toes.


Verse 3 (final)

  • Only a tender flower
    Sent us to rear,
    Only a life to love
    While we are here,

    Only a baby small,
    Never at rest;
    Small, but how dear to us
    God knoweth best.

Also attributed to Addie Layton.

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