07. Invitation


Oh, come to the mountains !

Oh, come to the hills !

Where crystalline fountains

Dance in the sun,

And boisterous rills

Leap splashing

And flashing

In merry quadrilles,

Where cloud veils are spun

In the day just begun.


Oh, come to the valleys !

Oh, come to the glens !

Where willows and sallies

Shiver and shake.

And meadows and fens

Are dreaming

And gleaming

In yellows and greens;

And cows their thirst slake

When the sleepers awake !


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