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Herrick, Robert: The Night-piece, to Julia

Portre of Herrick, Robert

The Night-piece, to Julia (English)

Her eyes the glow-worm lend thee,

The shooting stars attend thee ;

And the elves also,

Whose little eyes glow

Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.


No Will-o'-th'-Wisp mislight thee,

Nor snake or slow-worm bite thee ;

But on, on thy way,

Not making a stay,

Since ghost there's none to affright thee.


Let not the dark thee cumber :

What though the moon does slumber ?

The stars of the night

Will lend thee their light

Like tapers clear without number.


Then, Julia, let me woo thee,

Thus, thus to come unto me ;

And when I shall meet

Thy silv'ry feet

My soul I'll pour into thee.

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