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Day is dying! cool sweet winds

Language: English

Day is dying! cool sweet winds
Over lake and woods are borne;
Eve in [filmy]1 fetters binds
Earth, with din and labour worn.
Lady, close each wearied eye,
Soothed by this our lullaby;
Lullaby from maidens fond:
Slumber, lady Rosamond!

Slumber in thy scented bed!
Take the quiet of the night!
Slumber, little goldenhead,
Golden head on pillows white!
Hark! the wind, thy lattice nigh,
Sings a crooning lullaby!
Answer birds from woods beyond:
Slumber, lady Rosamond!

Slumber thou, a rose atween
Silver lilies' stainless snow,
Very rose and very queen
Of each subject rose below!
Hark! late shepherd-pipings soft,
Sweeten yon fair blossom'd croft,
Whisp'ring with thy maidens fond:
Slumber, lady Rosamond!

J. Roeckel sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Röckel: "silv'ry"

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Text added to the website: 2012-04-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:52
Line count: 24
Word count: 113

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