Quotation by William Blake

My mother groan'd! my father wept.
Into the dangerous world I leapt:
Helpless, naked, piping loud:
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Songs of Experience, "Infant Sorrow," (1794), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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