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" How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep ! — O Sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down... "
Shakspere's Werke, herausg. und erklärt von N. Delius. [With] Nachträge und ... - Page 59
by William Shakespeare - 1857
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A popular treatise on diet and regimen, Volume 2

William Henry Robertson - 1848
...depressing passions of grief or anxiety be likewise at work, the effect is largely added to. — " Sleep, gentle Sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber ; Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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Reading lessons for the higher classes in classical, middle and diocesan schools

William Balmbro'. Flower - 1848 - 80 pages
...enemies. Shakspearc. SLEEP. How many thousand of my poorest subjects, Are at this hour asleep ! — Sleep, gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber ; Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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The reciter's companion; comprising the most popular recitations, comic ...

Reciter - 1848
...HENRY IV.'t SOLILOQUY ON SLEEP. How many thousands of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep ! O gentle Sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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Henry IV, pt. 2. Henry V. Henry VI, pts. 1-3

William Shakespeare - 1848
...these letters, And well consider of them. Make good speed. Are at this hour asleep ! — O Sleep, O gentle Sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the...
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Naomi: Or, Boston Two Hundred Years Ago

Eliza Buckminster Lee - Boston (Mass.) - 1848 - 324 pages
...future to the love and wisdom of her Heavenly Father. Again and again would Naomi exclaim, — " O sleep, 0 gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have...eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness ? " The loss of sleep induced a general lassitude and irritability of the nervous system, harder to...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 24-25

1871
...but if you will read it twice through, we think you will say, that it is very beautiful : — Sleep, gentle sleep. Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber; Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw.] The ..., Volumes 25-26

1738
...but if you will read it twice through, we think you will say that it is very beautiful :— " Sleep, gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber ; Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...triumphed!" SOLILOQUY ON SLEEP. How many thousands of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep ! O ! gentle Sleep, Nature's soft nurse — how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...FOURTH'S SOLILOQUY ON SLEEP. How many thousands of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep 1 O gentle Sleep ! Nature's soft nurse ! how have I frighted...And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sounds...
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Mnemotechny, Or Art of Memory ...: With a Mnemotechnic Dictionary

Pliny Miles - 1850
...2. SHAKSPEARE. KNOWN. 37. How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep ! Sleep, gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted...smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hushed with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber ; Than in the perfumed chambers of the great, Under...
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