The Princess: Sweet and Low

Original Text: 
Alfred lord Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, 3rd edn. (London: E. Moxen, 1850). tenn T366 P756 1850 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto). Alfred lord Tennyson, Works (London: Macmillan, 1891). tenn T366 A1 1891a Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto).
2      Wind of the western sea,
3Low, low, breathe and blow,
4      Wind of the western sea!
5Over the rolling waters go,
6Come from the dying moon, and blow,
7      Blow him again to me;
8While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.
9Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
10      Father will come to thee soon;
11Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
12      Father will come to thee soon;
13Father will come to his babe in the nest,
14Silver sails all out of the west
15      Under the silver moon:
16Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.


1] The Princess: A Medley, published 1847. This poem was added in the edition of 1850. Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
H. M. McLuhan
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