Archive for April 12th, 2019

Friday, 12 April 2019

Morpheus’s Song from “Circe, a Tragedy” by Charles Davenant

Begone fair Visions, to the Court remove.
Whose bus’ness is to dream of Love;
And you black terrors of the Night appear;
You wilde Creations of our Wilder fear;
You dismal Visions that on guilt attend.
Furies and Fiends from Hell ascend;
Religion finds you better far than Law,
To rule Mankind and keep the World in awe:
Oh horror, horror from Death’s gloomy shade,
Arise, arise! the frighted World invade.

From: Davenant, Charles, Circe a tragedy as it is acted at His Royal Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre, 1677, Richard Tonson: London, p. 52.

Date: 1677

By: Charles Davenant (1656-1714)