The Philosophy of Sleep

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D. Appleton, 1834 - Sleep - 296 pages
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Page 64 - At this moment he was unfortunately called out by a person on business from Porlock, and detained by him above an hour, and on his return to his room, found, to his no small surprise and mortification, that though he still retained some vague and dim recollection of the general purport of the vision, yet, with the exception of some eight or ten scattered lines and images, all the rest had passed away like the images on the surface of a stream into which a stone had been cast, but, alas! without the...
Page 90 - I was stared at, hooted at, grinned at, chattered at, by monkeys, by paroquets, by cockatoos. I ran into pagodas : and was fixed, for centuries, at the summit, or in secret rooms ; I was the idol ; I was the priest ; I was worshipped ; I was sacrificed.
Page 281 - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
Page 254 - I keep the subject constantly before me, and wait till the first dawnings open slowly by little and little into a full and clear light.
Page 89 - Man is a weed in those regions. The vast empires also, into which the enormous population of Asia has always been cast, give a further sublimity to the feelings associated with all Oriental names or images. In China, over and above what it has in common with the rest of southern...
Page 110 - I replied, 0 let me have the same grant given to Hezekiah, that I may live fifteen years, to see my daughter a woman : to which they answered, It is done ; and then, at that instant, I awoke out of my trance ; and Dr. Howlsworth did there affirm, that that day she died made just fifteen years from that time.
Page 60 - Space swelled, and was amplified to an extent of unutterable infinity. This, however, did not disturb me so much as the vast expansion of time; I sometimes seemed to have lived for...
Page 97 - Though thy slumber may be deep, , Yet thy spirit shall not sleep ; There are shades which will not vanish, There are thoughts thou canst not banish...
Page 91 - Hitherto the human face had mixed often in my dreams, but not despotically, nor with any special power of tormenting. But now that which I have called the tyranny of the human face began to unfold itself. Perhaps some part of my London 'life might be answerable for this.
Page 110 - Did you not promise me fifteen years, and are you come again?' which they not understanding, persuaded her to keep her spirits quiet in that great weakness wherein she then was; but some hours after, she desired my father and Dr Howlsworth might be left alone with her, to whom she said, 'I will acquaint you, that during the time of my trance I was in great quiet, but in a place I could neither distinguish nor describe; but the sense of leaving my girl, who is dearer to me than all my children, remained...

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