Wilkie's Simplicity

ON the birth of a friend's son (now a well-known novelist), Sir David

Wilkie was requested to become one of the sponsors for his child. Sir

David, whose studies of human nature extended to everything but infant

human nature, had evidently been refreshing his boyish recollections of

puppies and kittens; for, after looking intently into the child's eyes,

as it was held up for his inspection, he exclaimed to the father, with

serious astonishment and satisfaction, He sees!

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