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

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Jane of Lantern Hill (1)


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”).


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

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