CategoryMark Akenside

The Nightingale


To-night retired, the queen of heavenWith young Endymion stays;And now to Hesper it is givenAwhile to rule the vacant sky,Till she shall to her lamp supplyA stream of brighter rays. Propitious send thy golden ray,Thou purest light above!Let no false flame seduce to strayWhere gulf or steep lie hid for harm;But lead where music’s healing charmMay soothe afflicted love. To them, by many a...