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First Line: The lark now leaves his watery nest
Last Line: Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn!
Alternate Author Name(s): D'avenant, William
Variant Title(s): Song;song To His Mistress
Subject(s): Dawn; Music & Musicians; Sunrise


The lark now leaves his watery nest,
And climbing shakes his dewy wings.
He takes this window for the East,
And to implore your light he sings --
Awake, awake! the morn will never rise
Till she can dress her beauty at your eyes.

The merchant bows unto the seaman's star,
The ploughman from the sun his season takes;
But still the lover wonders what they are
Who look for the day before his mistress wakes.
Awake, awake! break through your veils of lawn!
Then draw your curtains, and begin the dawn!




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