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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
S. Daniel
 
XXXV. "Care-charmer Sleep, son of the sable Night"
 
CARE-CHARMER Sleep, son of the sable Night, 
Brother to Death, in silent darkness born, 
Relieve my languish, and restore the light; 
With dark forgetting of my care return. 
  
And let the day be time enough to mourn         5
The shipwreck of my ill-adventured youth; 
Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn, 
Without the torment of the night's untruth. 
  
Cease, dreams, the images of day-desires, 
To model forth the passions of the morrow;  10
Never let rising Sun approve you liars, 
To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow: 
  
Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain, 
And never wake to feel the day's disdain. 
 
 
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