by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling
Language: English  after the Latin 
Sleep, sweet babe! my cares beguiling:
Mother sits beside thee smiling;
Sleep, my darling, tenderly!
If thou sleep not, mother mourneth,
Singing as her wheel she turneth:
Come, soft slumber, balmily!

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First published in Courier, August 1811, revised 1817 with the word "Roman" removed from the title.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-03
Line count: 6
Word count: 31