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The Birds

Hilaire Belloc 1870 (La Celle-Saint-Cloud) – 1953

When Jesus Christ was four years old
  The angels brought Him toys of gold,
  Which no man ever had bought or sold.

  And yet with these He would not play.
  He made Him small fowl out of clay,
  And blessed them till they flew away:
  Tu creasti Domine

  Jesus Christ, Thou child so wise,
  Bless mine hands and fill mine eyes,
  And bring my soul to Paradise.

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Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902, but kept his French citizenship. more…

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