Mother's Love

"Earth held no symbol, had no living sign
    To image forth the mother's deathless love;
    And so the tender care the righteous prove,
Beneath the ever-watching Eye divine,
Was given as type to show how pure a shrine
    The mother's heart was hallow'd from above;
And how her mortal hopes must intertwine
    With hopes immortal; -- and she may not move
From this high station which her Saviour seal'd
When in maternal arms he lay reveal'd.
Mrs. Hale's Poems
from Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.

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  • The Mother's Love, by Mrs. Ellis
    "... 'strong as death'..."

  • "To My Mother," by George W. Bethune.
    "My mother ! ..."

  • "The Gipsy Mother," by Mary Anne Browne.
    "A woman and a mother, and nought else, ..."

  • Letter V from Letters to Mothers, by Mrs. L.H. Sigourney, 1838.
    "To love children is the dictate of our nature. ..."

  • Engravings from Godey's Lady's Book, 1852.
    Depictions of mothers from the year of UTC's publication.