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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
S. Rogers
 
CXXXV. The Sleeping Beauty
 
SLEEP on, and dream of heaven awhile— 
Tho' shut so close thy laughing eyes, 
Thy rosy lips still wear a smile 
And move, and breathe delicious sighs! 
  
Ah, now soft blushes tinge her cheeks         5
And mantle o'er her neck of snow; 
Ah, now she murmurs, now she speaks 
What most I wish—and fear to know! 
  
She starts, she trembles, and she weeps! 
Her fair hands folded on her breast:  10
—And now, how like a saint she sleeps! 
A seraph in the realms of rest! 
  
Sleep on secure! Above controul 
Thy thoughts belong to Heaven and thee; 
And may the secret of thy soul  15
Remain within its sanctuary! 
 
 
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