books

previous page: A History Of Dreams, Visions, Apparitions, Ecstasy, Magnetism, And Somnambulism | by A. Brierre De Boismont
  
page up: Dreams Books
  
next page: The Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams | by Frank Seafield

The Theory Of Dreams: In Which An Inquiry Is Made Into The Powers And Faculties Of The Human Mind | Robert Gray



As they are illustrated in the most remarkable dreams recorded in sacred and profane history.

TitleThe Theory Of Dreams: In Which An Inquiry Is Made Into The Powers And Faculties Of The Human Mind
AuthorRobert Gray
PublisherF. C. And J. Rivington
Year1808
Copyright1808, F. C. And J. Rivington
AmazonThe Theory of Dreams

Vol II

-Chapter XII. Farther Account Of Modern Dreams
You will own, 'tis no small pleasure with mankind to make their dreams pass for realities; and that the lore of truth is, in earnest, not half so prevalent as this passion for novelty and surprise, j...
-Farther Account Of Modern Dreams. Part 2
The next night, or shortly after, the same person appeared to him again m the same place, and about the same time of the night, with an aspect a little more severe than before; and asked him, whether...
-Farther Account Of Modern Dreams. Part 3
To the truth of an account so fully and circumstantially given, and on such authority, it may be thonght an unreasonable attachment to system to refuse assent; and it must be' ad-mitted, that if we co...
-Farther Account Of Modern Dreams. Part 4
It is related of Dr. Harvey, who was one of the college of physicians, that upon setting off on his travels to Padua, he shewed on his arrival at Dover his pass, but was detained by the governor witho...
-Chapter XIII. General Reflections On Sleep And Dreaming, With Reference To Some Remarkable Accounts
Next how soft sleep o'er all spreads thoughtless rest, And frees from anxious care the troubled breast. Creech's Lucret B. 4. In what the author has advanced in the preceding chapters, he has no...
-General Reflections On Sleep And Dreaming, With Reference To Some Remarkable Accounts. Part 2
and the wretched exile return to the tend of fair affection. In general, however, our reflections in sleep are regulated by certain laws of association, and the predominant complection which distingu...
-General Reflections On Sleep And Dreaming. Part 3
* Bacon. * Diogenes Laertius,.Epimen, L. i. Plin. Hist. Nat. L. vii. C. 5. p. 284. Introduct. au Voyage de la Grece. Pausauias, L. i. C. 14. p. 35. Plutarch. Syinpos. L. viii. Quae...
-General Reflections On Sleep And Dreaming. Part 4
Herodotus asserts of the Atlantes, the inhabitants of Mount Atlas, that they neither eat animal food nor dream. Lode professes to have seen a man who, though his memory was by no means defective, assu...
-Chapter XIV. On The Nature And Efficient Cause Of Dreams
The mind enjoys this prerogative and honourable distinction, that it can perform many things by its own powers ;. but the body can effect nothing but by the impulse and suggestion of the mind. - Levin...
-On The Nature And Efficient Cause Of Dreams. Continued
* Henricus ab Heeres Observat. Medic. L. i. Obs. 2. p. 32 33. Wanley's Wonders, p. 625. The same conclusion may be drawn from the relation of Caelius Rhodiginus, who informs us, that when he was twen...
-Chapter XV. On The Operations of The Mind In The Production Of Dreams
And inward spirit works, and the pervading soul, Diifus'd o'er ev'ry part, directs with full control. Æneid. Lib. vi l. 727 - Spiritm intus alit. It has sufficiently appeared, it is presumed, in the...
-On The Operations of The Mind In The Production Of Dreams. Part 2
And Mr. Locke indeed represents dreams as not under the rule and conduct of the understanding; but it may still be maintained, that however the fancy may appear to predominate over the judgment, and h...
-On The Operations of The Mind In The Production Of Dreams. Part 3
It is certain, that the knowledge of futurity would by no means be conducive to human happiness, if it could be obtained; it would hot advance other the improvement or the present interests erf man. H...
-Chapter XVI
Wherefore, O Ruler of the World, impart This heightened sorrow to the human heart; Through fearful omens led by thy decree, Impending griefs and slaughter to foresee *. It has been an opinion counten...
-Chapter XVII. On The Recurrence Of Those Reflections Ik Sleep, Which Have Engaged Our Attention When Awake
And the same image still returns. Eademque recurrit imago. Diverse as are the circumstances, and varied as is the character of our dreams, and difficult as it sometimes is to trace their connection...
-On The Recurrence Of Those Reflections Ik Sleep, Which Have Engaged Our Attention When Awake. Continued
* Isaiah lvii. 20. Are deep imprinted in the anxious breast, And care precludes the wearied limbs from rest *. As, on, the other hand, the visions of the sanguine or favoured lover present to him...
-Chapter XVIII. On The Influence Of The Body On The Mind In Sleep
The heavy body loaded by excess The sympathetic mind will oft depress, Weigh down the spirit of celestial birth. And chain its glorious faculties to earth. Horace. Sat. i. L. ii. Corpus onust. Alt...
-On The Influence Of The Body On The Mind In Sleep. Continued
The whole is, that our deeping as our wak-ing thoughts may be changed from their own course by attention excited by the sensations of the body, and those who would enjoy quiet and pleasing dreams, sho...
-Chapter XIX
These we whose shrewd conjectures can foreshew, In various shades, oar happiness or woe. Bat dreams avaunt, precarious visions fly To polar regions and a changing sly; Where restless storms th' un...
-Chapter XIX. Continued
The heathens were constantly the dupes of those who professed the vain arts of disco-vering the future; every one might have said, I fall a prey to ev'ry prophet's schemes. And to old women who inter...
-Chapter XX. The Use Of Fictitious Dreams In Literature
That dreams, which were considered in their nature as so important, should be imitated' in fictitious representations by ancient and modern writers, was consistent with the general objects of literatu...







TOP
previous page: A History Of Dreams, Visions, Apparitions, Ecstasy, Magnetism, And Somnambulism | by A. Brierre De Boismont
  
page up: Dreams Books
  
next page: The Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams | by Frank Seafield