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FRAGMENTS INTENDED FOR DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: SLEEPER'S COUNTENANCE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: There smiles methinks
Last Line: And half-forgotten times.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Sleep; Nightmares


Duke. There smiles methinks
A cherished dream, that lies upon her lips
As the word love deep written in a rose,
With which the story of our youth begins.
Could'st thou but see whose image so delights her!
Ziba. Her thoughts are far from us in early childhood:
For 'tis our wont to dream of distant friends
And half-forgotten times.





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