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Sleeping in a bed -- it is, apparently, of immense importance. Against those who sleep, from choice or necessity, elsewhere society feels righteously hostile. It is not done. It is disorderly, anarchical.

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Dame Rose Macaulay (August 1, 1881 - October 30, 1958), affectionately known as Emilie (her actual first name), was an English novelist. She published thirty-five books, mostly novels but also biography and travel. The novels include Abbots Verney (1906), The Lee Shore (1920), Potterism (1920), Dangerous Ages (1921), Told by an Idiot (1923), And No Man's Wit (1940), and The Towers of Trebizond (1956).

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