Music on the Thames

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Music on the Thames
by William Browne

As I have seen when on the breast of Thames
A heavenly bevy of sweet English dames,
In some calm ev'ning of delightful May,
With music give a farewell to the day,
Or as they would, with an admired tone,
Greet Night's ascension to her ebon throne,
Rapt with their melody a thousand more
Run to be wafted from the bounding shore.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.