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" Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces to the exclusion of all others, it would be, that the great want which mankind labors under at this present period is sleep. The world should recline its vast head on the first... "
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846
...come. He says : " Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces lo the exclusion of all others, it would be, that the...take an age-long nap. It has gone distracted, through л morbid activity, and, while preternaturally wide-awake, is nevertheless tormented by visions, that...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 4

George Hooker Colton, James Davenport Whelpley - 1846
...the day, have felt to be called for, and prayed might come. He says : " Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces...which mankind labors under, at this present period, is—Sleep ! The world should recline its vast head on the first convenient pillow, and take an age-long...
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Mosses from an Old Manse...: In Two Parts, Volume 1

Nathaniel Hawthorne - American literature - 1846
...dismissed him, with but misty reminiscences, as if he had been dreaming of us. Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces...which mankind labors under, at this present period, is—Sleep ! The world should recline its vast head on the first convenient pillow, and take an age-long...
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Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne - 1851
...dismissed him, with but misty reminiscences, as if he had been dreaming of us. Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces to the exclusion of oil others, it would be, that the great want which mankind labors under, at this present period, is...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 19

1854
...in my embraces to the exclusion of all others, it would be that the great want which mankind labor under at this present period is — Sleep ! The world should recline its head upon the first convenient pillow, and take an age-long nap." We have a peculiar theory on this...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

1867
...brooks." These softening influences had no effect on the old buccaneer, who had the true Anglounder, at this present period, is — sleep ! The world should...has gone distracted, through a morbid activity, and, whije preternaturally wide awake, is nevertheless tormented by visions that seem real to it now, but...
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The Monthly Christian Spectator. 1851-1859

Religion - 1857
...idea, and fondle it in my embraces, it would be that the great want which mankind labours under at the present period is — sleep ! The world should recline...first convenient pillow, and take an age-long nap ' — with Palmerston to watch it ! There is an indefinite notion that the coming session will be the...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

1867
...through a long sleep, is well put by Mr. Hawthorne, in " The Old Manse." " Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces to the exclusion of all others," he says, " it would be, that the great want which mankind labors zine. That Sinbad lied confoundedly,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 19

American literature - 1867
...through a long sleep, is well put by Mr. Hawthorne, in "The Old Manse." "Were I to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces to the exclusion of all others/' he says, " it would be, that the great want which mankind labors zine. That Sinbad lied confoundedly,...
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The Free churchman and Christian spectator [formerly The Christian spectator ...

...of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep." " Were I," says Hawthorne, " to adopt a pet idea, as so many people do, and fondle it in my embraces,...others, it would be, that the great want which mankind labours under, at this present period, is — sleep ! The world should recline its vast head on the...
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