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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
The bed be blest that I lye on.
        Thomas Ady—A Cradle in the Dark. P. 58. (London, 1656).
Théâtre des ris et des pleurs
Lit! où je nais, et où je meurs,
Tu nous fais voir comment voisins
Sont nos plaisirs et chagrins.
  In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
  And born in bed, in bed we die;
  The near approach a bed may show
  Of human bliss to human woe.
        Isaac De Benserade. Dr. Johnson’s trans.
  To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.
        Nicholas Breton—Court and County. (1618 reprint.) P. 183.
Like feather-bed betwixt a wall
And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
        Butler—Hudibras. Pt. I. Canto II. L. 871.
O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
        Hood—Miss Kilmansegg. Her Dream.
Rise with the lark and with the lark to bed.
        James Hurdis—The Village Curate.
  The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.
        Napoleon I.

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