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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
Sweet Music
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From ‘King Henry VIII.’

ORPHEUS 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.
 
 
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