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.