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ON FEATHER BEDS, by            
First Line: Ye prone to sleep (whom sleeping most annoys)
Last Line: Exhales his surfeit in prolixer dreams.


YE prone to sleep (whom sleeping most annoys),
On the hard mattress or elastic couch
Extend your limbs, and wean yourselves from sloth;
Nor grudge the lean projector, of dry brain
And springy nerves, the blandishments of down:
Nor envy while the buried bacchanal
Exhales his surfeit in prolixer dreams.





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