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Virgil

70 B.C.E.–19 B.C.E. Roman poet best known for The Aeneid, an epic poem.

At a Glance

Jane of Lantern Hill (1)

Aeneid

There are two gates of Sleep, one of which it is held is made of horn and by it easy egress is given to real ghosts; the other shining, fashioned of gleaming white ivory, but the shades send deceptive visions that way to the light. (Book 6, line 893)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 8 (“Jane went very happily through the gates of sleep”).

Source

Partington, Angela, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.