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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
The Shepherd Tonie
XVII. Colin
BEAUTY sat bathing by a spring 
  Where fairest shades did hide her; 
The winds blew calm, the birds did sing, 
  The cool streams ran beside her. 
My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye         5
  To see what was forbidden; 
But better memory said, fie! 
  So vain desire was chidden:— 
          Hey nonny nonny O! 
          Hey nonny nonny!  10
Into a slumber then I fell, 
  When fond imagination 
Seemèd to see, but could not tell 
  Her feature or her fashion. 
But ev'n as babes in dreams do smile,  15
  And sometimes fall a-weeping, 
So I awaked, as wise this while 
  As when I fell a-sleeping:— 
          Hey nonny nonny O! 
          Hey nonny nonny!  20

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