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Daemon
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Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
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Daemon wrote:
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Don't try and read Shakespeare if you are tired. ;-)

Love the quote, but it took me a couple reads to understand it.

The best way to control the opposition is to finance it. Birds of prey have two wings; the left wing & right wing.
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Daemon wrote:
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


This may help: "" Macbeth Act 2, Scene 2, Page 3

Original Text

MACBETH
Methought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep”—the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.


Modern Text Thanks to No Fear Shakespeare.

Macbeth
I thought I heard a voice cry, “Sleep no more! Macbeth is murdering sleep.”
Innocent sleep. Sleep that soothes away all our worries. Sleep that puts each day to rest.
Sleep that relieves the weary laborer and heals hurt minds.
Sleep, the main course in life’s feast, and the most nourishing.""

Read more here: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_58.html
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Whatever we may say, the happiest moment of the happy man is that of his falling asleep, just as the unhappiest moment of the unhappy man is that of his awaking. - Arthur Schopenhauer
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William Shakespeare is KALIDASA of English Litreture
Miriam...
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I especially like this passage from Macbeth. I think Shakespeare was a genius in his understanding the human psyche. I find reading these lines to be comforting, even if Macbeth could not. Just as I do when I read about the River Lethe being the river of forgetfulness. I think this must be the reason why people, who are extremely tortured in their minds, choose 'sleeping pills' to kill themselves. I think they long for the bliss of sleep, and wish never to wake up.
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In a traditional prayer in my family, one verse pleads with the Almighty:
" Sleep the eternal whore
She charms me all the while
(Save me from) Wasting my life in her arms"
~Sant Namdeo

"...hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
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Oh, how I love sleep to take me away from my world
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Thanks Mariam. You have expressed it so lucidly.
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Daemon wrote:
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


It is seems that we took a wrong turn in Macbeth's time: half modern world have murdered sleep. Where's my sleeping pills, darling?
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Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

FROM MACBETH - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:47:45 PM

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Everything he wrote was lyrical brilliance. I wonder if his everyday speech was similarly eloquent. Imagine how it might sound if Shakespeare pulled into a drive through at McDonald's.

"Now" is the eternal present.
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Privy thee noble scion... perchance… nay may-hap thou wouldst hand me one on those beef’en burgers lest I besmirch thy reputation… wait… to beef or not to beef that is the question whether it is nobler in the stomach to forstay the appetite and opt for a vegan diet then take up issue in a noble cause and suffer a sea of troubles and by opposition end slaughter!... bugger... I will have done with this flowery dialogue… just put lashings of sauce on and hand me it at once



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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:16:00 PM

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Obviously he loved to sleep.

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mustafa barakat 1
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I believe so ( Mr. I think140) "LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE EATEN UP BY HATE"
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I so loved Ihink140's order at the drive through--so imaginative and amusing.
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Daemon wrote:
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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“The young need their sleep and their dreams; only we who are old dream best when we are awake. ” E.H.
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loved the guy, invented pretty bruce insults

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140 - Brilliant adaptation! ....It's the ghost of Sir William Shakespeare on a fast food binge.



"Now" is the eternal present.
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