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THE BRETHREN

THE BRETHREN

SLUMBER and Sleep, two brethren ordain’d by the gods to their
Service,

Were by Prometheus implored, comfort to give to his race;
But though so light to the gods, too heavy for man was their burden,

We in their slumber find sleep, we in their sleep meet with death.

1789.*



Poem THE BRETHREN - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe