Silver key of the fountain of tears, Where the Spirit drinks till the brain is wild; Softest grave of a thousand fears, Where their Mother, Care, like a [drowsy]1 child, Is laid asleep in flowers . . .
1 Bacon: "drowning"
- by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822), written 1817, first published 1839 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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