sleep-wake cycle quotes

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someones married their everyones
laughed their cryings and did their dance
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Plead, Sleep, my cause, and make her soft like thee,
That she in peace may wake and pity me.
Making such difference 'twixt wake and sleep
As is the difference betwixt day and night
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And you shall wake, from country sleep, this dawn and each first dawn,
Your faith as deathless as the outcry of the ruled sun
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Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
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One who never turned his back but marched breast forward,
Never doubted clouds would break,
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We came home from the ridotto so late, or rather so early, that it was not possible for me to write. Indeed we did not go ... till ...
It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe--you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
We wake and whisper awhile,
But, the day gone by,
Silence and sleep like fields
Of amaranth lie.
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And Death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die!
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