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From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment. Options
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From reading too much, and sleeping too little, his brain dried up on him and he lost his judgment.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
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What, the donkey or the man?
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DONKEY !!



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Sorry. That was juvenile. But I Had to.
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see, Mom! I need to sleep late and bunk off school. Cervantes says so!
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And for sleeping too much and reading too little, he went through the life being a sleepy donkey.
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Now I am unsure of the specific date, and unwilling to make the effort to double check at the moment, but the quote here by our Mr. Cervantes calls to mind the study habits of Edward Kelly. In 'The Emerald Tablet', written by Dennis W. Hauck, the fifteenth century alchemist is described as having trained himself to only four hours of sleep. The relevance therein being that he used the majority of the remaing 20 hours for study and alchemical procedure. Sadly this great mind met his end by plumeting to the ground whilst attempting to escape from a prison tower. His imprisonment was due to the fact that he refused to be held captive as a gold producing slave for the king of France. Just as an end note, I am not positive that it was the king of France and not some other soveriegn.
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Didn't Thatcher go by with two hours a night?
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Probably. Once you've joined the undead anything's possible. Chances are she was using Dennis as a sleep golem of some kind. He seemed pretty chilled.
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[quote=uuaschbaer]Didn't Thatcher go by with two hours a night?[/quote

Explains why she made a lot of her decisions

I find 4 hours good when away working, six when at home
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The Don, not the donkey...

"In resolution, he plunged himself so deeply in his reading of these books, as he spent many times in the lecture of them whole days and nights; and in the end, through his little sleep and much reading, he dried up his brains in such sort as he lost wholly his judgment. His fantasy was filled with those things that he read, of enchantments, quarrels, battles, challenges, wounds, wooings, loves, tempests, and other impossible follies. And these toys did so firmly possess his imagination with an infallible opinion that all that machina of dreamed inventions which he read was true, as he accounted no history in the world to be so certain and sincere as they were."

Don Quixote by Cervantes

The First Part

I. Wherein Is Rehearsed the Calling and Exercise of the Renowned Gentleman, Don Quixote of the Mancha
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