If there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life's fresh crown Only a rose-leaf down. If there were dreams to sell, Merry and sad to tell, And the crier rang the bell, What would you buy? A cottage lone and still, With bowers nigh, Shadowy, my woes to still, Until I die. Such pearl from Life's fresh crown Fain would I shake me down. Were dreams to have at will, This best would heal my ill, This would I buy.
Song Cycle by St. John Brougham
?. Dream-Pedlary  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849), "Dream-Pedlary", appears in The Poems Posthumous and Collected of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, first published 1851 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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