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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
Song in Hen. VIII, iii. 1

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
ORPHEUS 1 with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
  Bow themselves, when he did sing:
To his music plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers        5
  There had made a lasting spring.
Everything that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
  Hung their heads, and then lay by.
In sweet music is such art;        10
Killing care and grief of heart
  Fall asleep, or hearing, die.
Note 1. Shakespeare. Song in ‘Hen. VIII’, iii. 1. [back]

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