The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring, so be deep!
Heaven have her in its sacred keep!
This chamber changed for one more holy,
This bed for one more melancholy,
I pray to God that she may lie
Forever with unopened eye,
While the pale sheeted ghosts go by!
-Edgar Allan Poe, “The Sleeper”
Illustration by Edmund Dulac
from The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe