poet Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick

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The Bell-Man

From noise of scare-fires rest ye free
From murders, Benedicite;
From all mischances that may fright
Your pleasing slumbers in the night
Mercy secure ye all, and keep
The goblin from ye, while ye sleep.
--Past one a clock, and almost two,--
My masters all, 'Good day to you.'

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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