William Paxton
(1737 - 1781)

Soft god of sleep
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From A Collection of Glees and Catches, London, 1782.
Lyrics: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Soft god of sleep, when next you steal
To charming Celia's eyes,
In dreams to the dear maid, reveal
Who 'tis that for her dies.

But should the fair one be displeased
At the unwelcome theme,
Fly her, and let her mind be eased
By finding it a dream.