by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Rest, sweet nymphs
Language: English 
Rest, sweet nymphs, let golden sleep
Charm your star-brighter eyes,
While my lute her watch doth keep
With pleasing sympathies.
  Lullaby, lullaby,
Sleep sweetly, sleep sweetly,
Let nothing affright ye,
  In calm contentments lie.

Thus, dear damsels, I do give
Good night, and so am gone;
With your hearts' desires long live,
Still joy and never mourn.
  Lullaby, lullaby,
Hath eas'd you and pleas'd you,
And sweet slumber seized you,
  And now to bed I hie.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 76