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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
Songs of Innocence
The Shepherd
 
HOW sweet is the Shepherd’s sweet lot!
From the morn to the evening he strays;
He shall follow his sheep all the day,
And his tongue shall be fillèd with praise.
 
For he hears the lamb’s innocent call,        5
And he hears the ewe’s tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace,
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.
 
 
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