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 Beauty of Buttermere.Beaux Esprits (French). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beauty Sleep.
 
Sleep taken before midnight. Those who habitually go to bed, especially during youth, after midnight, are usually pale and more or less haggard.   1
        “Would I please to remember that I had roused him up at night … . [in] his beauty sleep.”—Blackmore: Lorna Doone, chap. 64.
 


 Beauty of Buttermere.Beaux Esprits (French). 

 
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