in the arms of Morpheus

in the arms of Morpheus

Asleep. Morpheus, son of Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep, was the god of dreams. He lent his name to morphine and to the pretentiously classical allusion “in the arms of Morpheus.”
See also: arm, of
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Be fore, however, he was quite locked—to use the language that would suit the Della-cruscan humor of certain refined minds of the present day—” in the arms of Morpheus,” he spoke aloud, observing due pauses between his epithets, the impressive terms of “monkey,” “parrot,” “picnic,” “tar pot,” and