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   English Poetry III: From Tennyson to Whitman.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
625. Sweet and Low
 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
 
  SWEET and low, sweet and low,
    Wind of the western sea,
  Low, low, breathe and blow,
    Wind of the western sea!
  Over the rolling waters go,        5
  Come from the dying moon, and blow,
    Blow him again to me;
While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.
 
  Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
    Father will come to thee soon;        10
  Rest, rest, on mother’s breast,
    Father will come to thee soon;
  Father will come to his babe in the nest,
  Silver sails all out of the west
    Under the silver moon:        15
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.
 

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