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First Line: Let not the sluggish sleep
Last Line: With twenty mortal foes.
Variant Title(s): "let Not The Sluggish Sleep"";
Subject(s): Sleep


Let not the sluggish sleep
Close up thy waking eye,
Until with judgment deep
Thy daily deeds thou try.

He that one sin in conscience keeps
When he to quiet goes,
More venturous is than he that sleeps
With twenty mortal foes.






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