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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
II. Rest
‘And more, to lulle him in his slumber soft’
By Edmund Spenser (1552?–1599)
From ‘The Faery Queene’, Book I, Canto I, Stanza XLI.

AND more, to lulle him in his slumber soft,
A trickling streame from high rocke tumbling downe
And ever-drizling raine vpon the loft,
Mixt with a murmuring winde, much like the sowne
Of swarming Bees, did cast him in a swowne:        5
No other noyse, nor peoples troublous cryes,
As still are wont t’annoy the wallèd towne,
Might there be heard; but carelese Quiet lyes,
Wrapt in eternal silence farre from enemyes.

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