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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
Songs from “Sylvia; Or, the May Queen.” II. Morning-Song
George Darley (1795–1846)
AWAKE thee, my Lady-love!
  Wake thee, and rise!
The sun through the bower peeps
  Into thine eyes!
Behold how the early lark        5
  Springs from the corn!
Hark, hark how the flower-bird
  Winds her wee horn!
The swallow’s glad shriek is heard
  All through the air;        10
The stock-dove is murmuring
  Loud as she dare.
Apollo’s wing’d bugleman
  Cannot contain,
But peals his loud trumpet-call        15
  Once and again.
Then wake thee, my Lady-love!
  Bird of my bower!
The sweetest and sleepiest
  Bird at this hour!        20


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