BETA

Song.—The Owl.

When the cats run home and light is come,1
And dew is cold upon the ground,2
And the far-off stream is dumb,3
And the whirring sail goes round,4
And the whirring sail goes round ;5
Alone and warming his five wits,6
The white owl in the belfry sits.7
When merry milkmaids click the latch8
And rarely smells the new mown hay,9
And the clock hath sung beneath the thatch10
Twice or thrice his roundelay,11
Twice or thrice his roundelay :12
Alone and warming his five wits,13
The white owl in the belfry sits.14