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The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Mothers who look after their children are bringing up a new generation of men. The following lines were written by William Ross Wallace:

They say that man is mighty,
He governs land and see,
He wields a mighty sceptre
O’er lesser powers than be;

But a mightier power and stronger
Man from his throne has hurdled,
For the and the rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.