Stephen Paxton
(1734 - 1787)

Sweet sleep
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From A Collection of Glees and Catches, London, 1782.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Sweet sleep, tho' image of the dead,
Yet come, be partner of my bed.
Haste balmy sleep, I long, I sigh,
That bliss ecstatic soon to try;
In death to live, in life to die.