John Danby
(c.1757 - 1798)

Such radiant eyes
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From Danby's fourth collection of glees, published posthumously "for the benefit of his widow and four infant children".
Lyrics: Mary Jones (of Oxford)

Such radiant eyes who can withstand,
That e'en in sleeping charm?
Or who resist the soft command,
Since thro' their shades they warm?

Insensible how much they shine,
As ah, how much I grieve;
I greedy gaze, you sleep supine,
Nor know the wounds you give.