"Ah! perhaps baby can be saved! Perhaps it will be just the same!"

from Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D'Urbervilles Chapter 14: "Maiden No More" Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tess' love for her daughter leads her to doubt Christianity and the power of baptism — her love for the baby outweighs her love for religion

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