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  • Scarcely was the Querrie stept into his bed, unheard or discerned by any of his fellowes, divers of them lodging both in that and the next Chamber: but it pleased the King to visite the Queene, according to his wonted manner, to the no little mervaile of the drowsie wayting woman, who was never twice troubled in a night before.

    The Decameron

  • Tessa, who was better acquainted with the knocke, then plaine honest meaning John was, dissembling as if shee awaked out of a drowsie dreame, saide: Alas Husband, dost thou know what this is?

    The Decameron

  • In drowsie fit he findes: of nothing he takes keepe.

    The Faerie Queene — Volume 01

  • Wherein were leaping and running little Sqirrels, and the drowsie Dormouse, and other harmeles beastes.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Whereunto the drowsie Hostler half asleepe, and turning on the other side, answered, What know I whether you have murthered your Companion whom you brought in yesternight, or no, and now seeke the means to escape away?

    The Golden Asse

  • Thus as we reasoned together the courage of Venus assailed, as well our desires as our members, and so she unrayed herself and came to bed, and we passed the night in pastime and dalliance, till as by drowsie and unlusty sleep I was constrained to lie still.

    The Golden Asse

  • These are my drowsie days; in vain I do not wake to sleep again: O come that hour, when I shall never Sleep again, but wake for ever.

    Religio Medici

  • Gerard's summary of its virtues: "The moderate use of it is good for the head, and maketh sences more quicke and lively, shaketh off heavy and drowsie sleep and maketh a man mery."

    The plant-lore & garden-craft of Shakespeare

  • Soe drowsie and dulle am I, as scarce to be able to pray for myself.

    Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary

  • With heavy Motion to her drowsie Eyes [Latin: 820]

    The Third Part of the Works of Mr. Abraham Cowley Being his Six Books of Plants

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