Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast. ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth : La belle au bois dormant. (Sleeping Beauty)
Gebhard Boos (German, 1730/31–1814). Pyramus and Thisbe, ca. 1775-80. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, H. Rodes and Patricia Hart Gift, and Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, by exchange, 2001 (2001.639).