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Pastoral Poems (Breton); Selected Poetry (Wither); Pastoral Poetry (Browne)/Music on the Thames

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Music on the Thames

As I have seen when on the breast of Thames
A heavenly bevy of sweet English dames,
In some calm ev'ning of delightful May,
With music give a farewell to the day,
Or as they would, with an admired tone,
Greet Night's ascension to her ebon throne,
Rapt with their melody a thousand more
Run to be wafted from the bounding shore.
From Britannia's Pastorals.