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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Song on May Morning
By John Milton (1608–1674)
 
NOW the bright morning Star, Dayes harbinger,
Comes dancing from the East, and leads with her
The Flowery May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow Cowslip, and the pale Primrose.
  Hail bounteous May that dost inspire        5
  Mirth and youth, and warm desire,
  Woods and Groves, are of thy dressing,
  Hill and Dale, doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early Song,
And welcom thee, and wish thee long.        10
 
 
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