The Delia Sonnets

by Samuel Daniel


Care-charmer sleep, son of the sable night,
  Brother to death, in silent darkness born,
  Relieve my languish, and restore the light;
  With dark forgetting of my care return,
And let the day be time enough to mourn
  The shipwreck of my ill-adventured youth;
  Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn,
  Without the torment of the night's untruth.
Cease, dreams, the images of day-desires,
  To model forth the passions of the morrow;
  Never let rising sun approve you liars,
  To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow;
Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain,
And never wake to feel the day's disdain.

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