Tew look upon the trak that life takes--tew see the sunshine and shower--tew plead for the best, and shrink from the wust--tew shudder when sikness steals on, and tew be chastened when death comes--tiz this--oh! tiz this that makes the fust baby a hope upon arth, and a gem up in heaven.
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Source Notes: "The Fust Baby," The Complete Works of Josh Billings (1876). Shaw also notes the way a new father sees his wife differently after the birth of a child: "Tew find the pale Mother again bi yure side, more luvly than when she was wooed--tew see a new tenderness in her eye, and tew hear the chastened sweetness of her laff, as she tells you something new about 'Willie'--tew luv her far more than ever, and tew find oftimes a prayer on yure lips--tiz this that makes the first baby a fountain or sparkling plezure."
Humorist and lecturer Josh Billings
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