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The Night-piece: To Julia

HER eyes the glow-worm lend thee,
The shooting stars attend thee;
        And the elves also,
        Whose little eyes glow
Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.

No Will-o'-the-wisp mislight thee,
Nor snake or slow-worm bite thee;
        But on, on thy way
        Not making a stay,
Since ghost there 's none to affright thee.

Let not the dark thee cumber:
What though the moon does slumber?
        The stars of the night
        Will lend thee their light
Like tapers clear without number.

Then, Julia, let me woo thee,
Thus, thus to come unto me;
        And when I shall meet
        Thy silv'ry feet,
My soul I'll pour into thee.

 
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