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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
 
For Music
By Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) (1787–1874)
 
NOW whilst he dreams, O Muses, wind him round!
  Send down thy silver words, O murmuring Rain!
Haunt him, sweet Music! Fall, with gentlest sound,—
  Like dew, like night, upon his weary brain!
Come, Odours of the rose and violet,—bear        5
Into his charmed sleep all visions fair!
So may the lost be found,
So may his thoughts by tender Love be crowned,
And Hope come shining like a vernal morn,
And with its beams adorn        10
The Future, till he breathes diviner air,
In some soft Heaven of joy, beyond the range of Care!
 
 
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