Goddess Excellently Bright ~ The Moon

Cynthia’s Revels: Queen and huntress, chaste and fair

 Queen and huntress, chaste and fair,

Now the sun is laid to sleep,

Seated in thy silver chair

State in wonted manner keep:

         Hesperus entreats thy light,

         Goddess excellently bright.

 Earth, let not thy envious shade

Dare itself to interpose;

Cynthia’s shining orb was made

Heaven to clear when day did close:

         Bless us then with wished sight,

         Goddess excellently bright.

 Lay thy bow of pearl apart

And thy crystal-shining quiver;

Give unto the flying hart

Space to breathe, how short soever:

         Thou that mak’st a day of night,

         Goddess excellently bright.

 ~ Ben Jonson  ~

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