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To A Beautiful Child

Manley Hopkins in "Gerard Manley Hopkins" at the Poetry Foundation (c. 1875).

… thy book
Is cliff, and wood, and foaming waterfall;
Thy playmates — the wild sheep and birds that call
Hoarse to the storm; — thy sport is with the storm
to wrestle; — and thy piety to stand
Musing on things create, and their Creator’s hand!