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Would send a glistering guardian, if need were,
Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph, that liv'st unseen
Within thy airy shell,
By slow Meander's margent green, And in the violet-embroidered vale,
Where the love-lorn nightingale
Oh! if thou have
Tell me but where,
Sweet queen of parley, daughter of the sphere,
So mayst thou be translated to the skies, And give resounding grace to all Heaven's harmonies.
Can any mortal mixture of earth's mould Breathe such divine enchanting ravishment ?
Sure something holy lodges in that breast,
Nay, gentle shepherd, ill is lost that praise
What chance, good lady, hath bereft you thus ?
Dim darkness, and this leafy labyrinth.
Could that divide you from near-ushering guides ?
They left me weary on a grassy turf.