Care-charming sleep, thou easer of all woes, Brother to death, sweetly thyself dispose on this afflicted night fall like a cloud in gentle show'rs; give nothing to it loud or painful to his slumber; easy, sweet And as a purling stream, thou son of night. Pass by his troubled senses; sing his pain like hollow murmuring wind, or silver rain. Into thyself gently, O gently, o gently slide And kiss him into slumbers Like a bride.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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Researcher for this text: Sanna Mansikkaniemi
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