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The First Drop of Bitterness - Harper's

THE FIRST DROP OF BITTERNESS.

THE FIRST DROP OF BITTERNESS.

Come, little one, open your mouth!
I know it is bitter to drink;
But if you'll stop squirming and squalling,
You'll have it all down in a wink.
The poor little baby is sick,
And this is to cure the bad pain;
So swallow the medicine, darling,
And soon you can frolic again.
How glad should we be, who are older,
And have bitter burdens to bear,
To find out some wonderful doctor
With cures for each sorrow and care!