Upon a Quiet Conscience

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Close thine eyes and sleep secure,Thy soul is safe, thy body sure;He that guards thee, he that keeps,Never slumbers, never sleeps.A quiet conscience, in a quiet breast,Has only peace, has only rest:The music and the mirth of kingsAre out of tune, unless she sings.Then close thine eyes in peace, and rest secure,No sleep so sweet as thine, no rest so sure.

© Charles I king of Great Britain