by Robert Herrick

MUSIC, thou queen of heaven, care-charming spell,
          That strik'st a stillness into hell :
Thou that tam'st tigers, and fierce storms that rise,
          With thy soul-melting lullabies,
Fall down, down, down from those thy chiming spheres,
To charm our souls, as thou enchant'st our ears.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 128.

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