... caused woes by him Whose vows of love her youth beguiled ; A drunkard's wife, a drunkard's child Are doomed to want and penury grim. This night the mother's heart was wrung : She saw, by dim light, faintly shed, Oh, grief ! beside her darling's bed...
The Brooklet reciter for temperance societies and bands of hope - Page 92
by Harriet A. Glazebrook - 1883
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