Breathe soft, ye winds

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Lyricist: Ambrose Philips, from the Sixth Pastoral (1709)

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Breathe soft ye winds, ye waters gently flow;
Shield her ye trees, ye flowers around her grow.

Ye swains, I beg you, pass in silence by;
My love, in yonder vale, asleep doth lie.

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