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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
B. Jonson
 
LXXVIII. Hymn to Diana
 
QUEEN and Huntress, chaste and fair, 
    Now the sun is laid to sleep, 
Seated in thy silver chair 
    State in wonted manner keep: 
        Hesperus entreats thy light,         5
        Goddess excellently bright. 
  
Earth, let not thy envious shade 
    Dare itself to interpose; 
Cynthia's shining orb was made 
    Heaven to clear when day did close:  10
        Bless us then with wishèd sight, 
        Goddess excellently bright. 
  
Lay thy bow of pearl apart 
    And thy crystal-shining quiver; 
Give unto the flying hart  15
    Space to breathe, how short soever: 
        Thou that mak'st a day of night, 
        Goddess excellently bright! 
 
 
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