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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
The unchecked thought
Wanders at will upon enchanted ground,
        Making no sound
        In all the corridors …
The bell sleeps in the belfry—from its tongue
A drowsy murmur floats into the air,
Like thistle-down. Slumber is everywhere.
The rook’s asleep, and, in its dreaming, caws;
And silence mopes where nightingales have sung;
The sirens lie in grottoes cool and deep,
        The naiads in the streams.
        T. B. Aldrich.—Invocation to Sleep.
We sleep, but the loom of life never stops; and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up to-morrow.
        Henry Ward Beecher.—Life Thoughts.

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