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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
  The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.
Napoleon I.    
        O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
                    Sweet pillows, sweetest bed;
A chamber deaf to noise, and blind to light;
A rosy garland, and a weary head.
Sir Philip Sidney.    
        In bed we laugh, in bed we cry;
And born in bed, in bed we die;
The near approach a bed may show
Of human bliss to human woe.
Isaac De Benserade.    
                        Oh! thou gentle scene
Of sweet repose; where by th’ oblivious draught
Of each sad toilsome day to peace restor’d.
Unhappy mortals lose their woes awhile.
  There should be hours for necessities, not for delights; times to repair our nature with comforting repose, and not for us to waste these times.
        Night is the time for rest;
  How sweet when labours close,
To gather round an aching breast
  The curtain of repose;
Stretch the tir’d limbs, and lay the head
Down on our own delightful bed.
James Montgomery.    
  It is a delicious moment, certainly, that of being well nestled in bed, and feeling that you shall drop gently to sleep. The good is to come, not past; the limbs have just been tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful; the labor of the day is gone.
Leigh Hunt.    
  Bed is a bundle of paradoxes; we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; and we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
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