Oh hush thee my baby

(notes edited by John McGivering)

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This is the verse heading to “The White Seal” in The Jungle Book (1894). Kipling may have had in mind Sir Walter Scott’s “Lullaby for an Infant Chief”,
beginning “Hush thee my babie, thy sire was a Knight…”

[J.McG.]

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