“Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s” Early English nursery rhyme c 1744.
“Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green, When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen . .” 17th century English folk song.
“Now the day is over, night is drawing nigh; Shadows of the evening, steal across the sky”. (Sabine Baring-Gould 1834-1924)