• No man can tell but he that loves his children, how many delicious accents make a man's heart dance in the pretty conversation of those dear pledges; their childishness, their stammering, their little angers, their innocence, their imperfections, their necessities, are so many little emanations of joy and comfort to him that delights in their persons and society.

    Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1856). “The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor ...: Clerus domini. Office ministerial. Discourse of friendship. Rules and advices to the clergy. Heber's Life of Bp. Taylor, and indexes to the ten volumes”, p.63
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