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Come Sleep! Oh Sleep

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep

by Sir Philip Sidney

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep Summary

The speaker is really tired. He hasn't been feeling too good (Despair is throwing darts at him and there's a civil war inside of him) and he wants Sleep to help him out a little bit. He spends a few lines talking about all the good things Sleep does, before trying to bribe him with some cool gifts (a perfect sleeping chamber, a nice bed, etc.). If Sleep isn't interested in those things, however, he can look inside the speaker and see an image of the beautiful Stella. Perhaps that'll convince him.

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