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Babies in the Eyes

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That is, love in the expression of the eyes. Love is the little babe Cupid, and hence the conceit, originating from the reflection of the onlooker in the pupil of another’s eyes.

“In each of her two crystal eyes

Smileth a naked boy [Cupid].”



“She clung about his neck, gave him ten kisses,

Toyed with his locks, looked babies in his eyes.“


Heywood: Love’s Mistress.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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B. of B.K
Baal-Peor
Baal Samin
Baal Shemesh
Baal Zeboub [Beelzebub]
Ba ba
Babau
Babes in the Wood
Babes (Deities of)
Babies in the Eyes
Babel
Babouc
Babouin
Baby Charles
Babylon
Babylonian Numbers
Babylonish Captivity
Babylonish Garment (A)
Baca
Bacbuc