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Excerpt from Hagar and Ishmael: And Other PoemsPoor Hagar! yes, the child is born,A joy to make thy bosom mourn-A son, for whom such prayers were given,They reached at length the throne of Heaven-And after years, when womankindHave left theirMoreExcerpt from Hagar and Ishmael: And Other PoemsPoor Hagar! yes, the child is born,A joy to make thy bosom mourn-A son, for whom such prayers were given,They reached at length the throne of Heaven-And after years, when womankindHave left their early hopes behind,He comes to bless his mothers sight,And glad her with a new delight.His mother is a wedded dame,Of state, and mightiness, and name-Egyptian handmaid thou to her,Who did the accustomed right confer,Of bearing to her childless spouseThe offspring, she then sought in vain:What pleasured once, now griefs arouse, -Thy lovely boys become her bane.Thy mistress Sarah, Abrahams mate,The fair youth views with jealous hate-Thy Ishmael, so loved of thee,Long dreamed his fathers heir to be,About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.