A GOOD NIGHT - Francis Quarles Poems


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Close now thine eyes and rest secure;
Thy soul is safe enough, thy body sure;
    He that loves thee, He that keeps
And guards thee, never slumbers, never sleeps.
The smiling conscience in a sleeping breast
    Has only peace, has only rest;
    The music and the mirth of kings
Are all but very discords, when she sings;
    Then close thine eyes and rest secure;
No sleep so sweet as thine, no rest so sure.