TO MUSIC, TO BECALM A SWEET-SICK YOUTH.
by Robert Herrick
CHARMS, that call down the moon from out her sphere,
On this sick youth work your enchantments here :
Bind up his senses with your numbers so
As to entrance his pain, or cure his woe.
Fall gently, gently, and a while him keep
Lost in the civil wilderness of sleep :
That done, then let him, dispossessed of pain,
Like to a slumb'ring bride, awake again.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 122.