Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
At thirty, still a dependant, without a settled occupation, without a definite social status, he often regretted that he had not " embraced the lucrative pursuits of the law or of trade, the chances of civil office or India adventure, or even the fat slumbers of the church."
The largest known species is the drummer of the West Indies (Blabera gigantea), so called from the tapping noise it makes on wood, sufficient, when joined in by several individuals, as usually happens, to break the slumbers of a household.
decrepit pictures, he was nine o'clock the familiar sound of the key turning made him from his slumbers.
For 360 nights you can be assured of peaceful slumbers.
Even the sailor on the Atlantic and Pacific is awakened by his voice; but its shrill sound never roused me from my slumbers.
We are conscious of an animal in us, which awakens in proportion as our higher nature slumbers.
A more soothing alarm clock can wake you up gently, allowing you to go to sleep safe in the knowledge that the alarm will not startle you out of your slumbers.
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