by Robert Herrick

PLAY, Phoebus, on thy lute ;
And we will sit all mute,
By listening to thy lyre,
That sets all ears on fire.

Hark, hark, the god does play !
And as he leads the way
Through heaven the very spheres,
As men, turn all to ears.

  Raphael. Mount Parnassus [det.]. 1510-11.
Raphael. Mount Parnassus [det.]. 1510-11.
Stanza della Segnatura, Vatican.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 190.

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