The Works of J. W. von Goethe/Volume 9/The Brothers

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Slumber, Sleep—they were two brothers, servants to the Gods above:
Kind Prometheus lured them downwards, ever filled with earthly love;
But what Gods could bear so lightly, pressed too hard on men beneath.
Slumber did his brother's duty—Sleep was deepened into Death.