by John Milton (1608 - 1674)
Translation by John Dalton (1709 - 1763)

By dimpled brook
Language: English  after the English 
By dimpled Brook, and Fountain brim,
The Wood-Nymphs deckt with Daisies trim,
Their merry wakes and pastimes keep:
What hath night to do with sleep?

Night has other joys in store,
skies with jewels studded o'er
Tuneful voices, twinkling feet,
The cheering cup and converse sweet.


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Word count: 46