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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Oh, Come to Me When Daylight Sets
By Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
OH, come to me when daylight sets;
  Sweet! then come to me,
When smoothly go our gondolets
  O’er the moonlight sea;
When Mirth’s awake, and Love begins,        5
  Beneath that glancing ray,
With sounds of lutes and mandolins,
  To steal young hearts away.
Then, come to me when daylight sets;
  Sweet! then come to me,        10
When smoothly go our gondolets
  O’er the moonlight sea.
 
Oh, then’s the hour for those who love,
  Sweet! like thee and me;
When all’s so calm below, above,        15
  In heaven and o’er the sea;
When maidens sing sweet barcarolles,
  And Echo sings again
So sweet, that all with ears and souls
  Should love and listen then.        20
So, come to me, when daylight sets;
  Sweet! then come to me,
When smoothly go our gondolets
  O’er the moonlight sea.
 
 
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