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  • The hot and sleep-inviting day had rolled slowly by; never had the river looked brighter and clearer, or more keenly reflected the rays of the sun.

    Middy and Ensign

  • This afternoon we will rest and write letters, unless some one comes to call, 'said Livy, leading her girls to the reading-room, where sleep-inviting chairs, tables supplied with writing-materials, and groves of newspapers, wooed the stranger to repose.

    Shawl-Straps A Second Series of Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

  • All things conspire to aid him: the ancient joints, ranged side by side like corpses in a morgue, each one decently hidden under its white muslin shroud, whispering of death and decay; the dish of dead flies, thoughtfully placed in the centre of the table; the framed advertisements extolling the virtues of heavy beers and stouts, of weird champagnes, emanating from haunted-looking chateaux, situate -- if one may judge from the illustration -- in the midst of desert lands; the sleep-inviting buzz of the bluebottles.

    The Angel and the Author, and others

  • Do you see after what a sleep-inviting fashion the lights are twinkling all down the shore? "

    Say and Seal, Volume II


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