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Lyrics of Lowly Life (1896)

Lyrics of Lowly Life

With an introduction by W.D. Howells

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company

Copyright 1895 and 1896

Good-Night

The lark is silent in his nest,
The breeze is sighing in its flight,
Sleep Love and peaceful be thy rest,
Good night my love, good night, good night.

Sweet dreams attend thee in the sleep,
To soothe thy rest till morning's light,
And angels round thee vigil keep
Good night my love, good night, good night.

Sleep well my love on night's dark breast,
And ease thy soul with slumber bright;
Be joy but thine and I am blest.
Good night my love, good night, good night.

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Lyrics of Lowly Life, Majors and Minors

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