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I don t know what that is, said Sancho; all I know is that so long as I am asleep I h ave neither fear

nor hope, trouble nor glory; and good luck betide him that inve nted sleep, the cloak that covers over all a man s thoughts, the food that removes hunger, the drink that drives away thirst, the fire that warms the cold, the co ld that tempers the heat, and, to wind up with, the universal coin wherewith eve rything is bought, the weight and balance that makes the shepherd equal with the king and the fool with the wise man. Sleep, I have heard say, has only one faul t, that it is like death; for between a sleeping man and a dead man there is ver y little difference.