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A Commonplace book of speculations concerning the mystery of dreams and visions, records of curious and well-authenticated dreams, and notes on the various modes of interpretation adopted in ancient and modern times.

TitleThe Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams
AuthorFrank Seafield
PublisherChapman And Hall
Year1865
Copyright1865, Frank Seafield
AmazonThe Literature And Curiosities Of Dreams

By Frank Seafield, M.A.

In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

Opinions On Dreams

-Chapter IX. Physiology And Pathology Of Dreaming. Dreams Caused By Distempers. Thomas Hobbes
'The imaginations of them that sleep are those we call dreams; and these also (as all other imaginations) have been before, either totally or by parcels, in the sense. And because in sense the brain a...
-Lodging At A Cheesemonger's
'On the sense of smell as a suggestive cause of dreaming, we cite the following, from many in our note book; it was furnished by the dreamer: - On one occasion, during my residence at Birmingham, I h...
-A Camisado. Winslow
'There are many cases on record of heat and cold producing dreams, mentioned by writers as early as Macrobius, and some of our modern physiologists have made observations of a similar kind. A literary...
-The Musical Artist
'We are also tempted to give as case of muscular lassitude, induced during sleep, by showing that long-sustained muscular exercise, even in a dream, may bring a similar amount of fatigue as when activ...
-A Study Of Common Interest. Sir Henry Holland, M.D., Etc
'It concerns not less the physician than the metaphysical inquirer to learn all the conditions of this remarkable function of life, and the causes by which they are modified. Remarkable it may fitly b...
-Sensations In Dreams
'A dream arises that we clutch a corpse that lies beside us. On resuscitation, we are in the act of grasping the left arm on which we are lying with the right hand. The blood-vessels and nerves of the...
-Disturbance Of The Nerves. Jean Henri Samuel Formey
'When, closing all the avenues of our soul against objects of sense, we commit ourselves to the arms of sleep, whence arise those novel tableaux which offer themselves to us, and sometimes with a viva...
-Partial Activity Of Nervous Centres. Arthur E. Durham
'No essay upon sleep, however brief, is considered complete without some reference to those remarkable states of the mind (or of the brain) when the will is in abeyance and the consciousness is awake ...
-Physical Organisms And The Mind. Sir Benjamin C. Brodie, Bart., D.C.L., Etc
'During what may be called sound sleep, those impressions on the external senses of which we take cognizance while we are awake are altogether unnoticed. But it is not so with regard to the changes wh...
-Chapter X. Dreams Of Animals. Viviparous And Oviparous Animals. Aristotle
'Concerning the sleep and watchfulness of animals: - It is quite manifest that all viviparous animals with feet both sleep and are awake; for all that have eyelids sleep with the eyes closed; and not ...
-Undecided Questions. Pliny
'Man, just after his birth, is hardly pressed by sleep for several months, after which he becomes more and more wakeful, day by day. The infant dreams from the very first, for it will suddenly awake w...
-Dreams Of Men And Of Animals. Count De Buffon
'In dreams, one sees perfectly, hears rarely, reasons not at all, feels acutely; images and sensations succeed each other without any comparison or hinging together on the part of the soul. Sensations...
-Dreaming A Universal Law. Robert Macnish, M.D
'Man is not the only animal subject to dreaming. We have every reason to believe that many of the lower animals do the same. Horses neigh and rear in their sleep; and dogs bark and growl, and exhibit...
-Memory The Test. Walter C. Dendy, M.R.C.S
'Creatures to whom the gift of intellect is not granted, in which innate ideas cannot arise, still evince the faculty of memory. It is, therefore, possible that fish and insects, possessing memory, dr...
-Part III. Dreams, Ancient And Modern. Dreams, Ancient And Modern. Dream Of Achilles. Homer
'He spoke; they hear him and the word obey; The rage of hunger and of thirst allay, Then ease in sleep the labours of the day. 'But great Pelidss, stretched along the shore, Where, dashed on rocks, t...
-Dream Of The Mothek Of Zartusht. Zartusht-Behram
The following is the dream that heralded the birth of Zartusht, or Zoroaster, the great prophet and teacher of the Persians: - 'She dreamed she wondering marked in heaven's clear skies A cloud like t...
-Interpretation Of The Bream
The translator, completing his work in prose, thus proceeds: - 'This night that thou hast seen this dream, and beheld this suffering and woe, thou wert five months gone with child and twenty days an...
-Herodotus
'After the departure of Solon, the indignation of the gods fell heavy upon Croesus (King of Lydia), probably because he thought himself the most happy of all men. A dream soon after visited him while...
-Dreams Of Pherecydes And Socrates. Diogenes Laertius
'Pherecydes is said to have told the Lacedaemonians to honour neither gold nor silver, as Theopompus says in his Marvels; and it is reported that Hercules laid this injunction on him in a dream, and...
-Presages Of Success. Xenophon
After the battle of Cunaxa, the death of Cyrus, and the treacherous murder or detention of the Grecian generals by the Persians, the ten thousand were in great perplexity and distress, at an immense...
-Alexander And The High Priest. Josephus
'After Alexander (the Great) had taken Gaza, he made haste to go up to Jerusalem; and Jaddua, the high priest, when he heard this, was in an agony, and under terror, as not knowing how he should meet ...
-Dream Of Calpurnia. Plutarch
'We are told there were strong signs and presages of the death of Caesar. Many report that a certain soothsayer forewarned him of a great danger which threatened him on the Ides of March; and that whe...
-Another Bundle Of Ancient Dreams. Cicero
The following is the dream of Hecuba in reference to her son Paris, who caused the destruction of his native city: - 'Queen Hecuba dreamed - an ominous dream of fate - That she did bear no human chil...
-Imperial Dreams. Suetonius
'Augustus was a perfect slave to prodigies and portents. He neither slighted his own dreams nor those of other people relating to himself. At the battle of Philippi, although he had resolved not to st...
-Fate Limits Literature. Pliny The Younger
'I am deeply afflicted,' says the younger Pliny, in one of his letters to Maximus, with the news I have received of the death of Fannius, not only as I have lost in him a friend whose eloquence and po...
-The Initiations Of Lucius. Apuleius
The following is a lively narrative, given by Apuleius, at the close of his valuable romance, The Metamorphoses, of a series of dream-revelations divinely vouchsafed to his hero Lucius, who, after ...
-Premonitory Dreams And Visions. Sozomen
After quoting a passage from Libanius, the Sophist, to the effect that Julian the apostate perished in battle against the Persians, by the hands of one of his own soldiers, Sozomen proceeds: - 'In t...
-The Genius Of The Empire. Ammianus Marcellintjs
But premonitions of the apostate emperor's death were not confined to either his friends or his foes. He himself was favoured with the following dream, which is given on the authority of a contemporar...
-Monica And Her Son. St. Augustine
Whilst Augustine was still involved in licentious vice, and in the Manichaean heresy, his mother had a dream prefiguring the conversion of her son, which the latter thus relates: - 'And Thou sentest ...
-Argument From A Dream. Battista Fregoso
The following legend is delivered as having been told by St. Austin to Eradius: - 'There was a physician of Carthage, who was a sceptic regarding immortality and the soul's separate existence. It cha...
-The Bear And The Dragon. Geoffrey Of Monmouth
'When Kyig Arthur refused to pay tribute to the Romans, Lucius Tiberius, by order of the Senate, published a decree for the Eastern kings to come with their forces, and assist in the conquest of Brita...
-The Story Of CĂDmon. Bede
'There was, in the monastery of which St. Hilda was abbess, a certain brother, particularly remarkable for the grace of Grod, who was wont to make pious and religious verses, so that whatever was inte...
-Dreams Of Dunstan And Anselm. Matthew Of Westminster
'The noble king, Edred, inferior in no respect to his predecessors, loved the blessed Dunstan with such ardent affection that he entrusted all his treasures to his guardianship. In the meantime the bl...
-Portents Of The Fate Of Rufus. Ordericus Vttalis
'A certain monk of good repute, and still better life, who belonged to the abbey of St. Peter at Gloucester, related that he had a dream in the visions of the night to this effect: - I saw, he said...
-Henry Wiser Than Rufus. Raphael Holinshed
'King Henry (1st) passing once into Normandy, was troubled with certain strange dreams, or visions, in his sleep. For, as he thought, he saw a multitude of ploughmen with such tools as belong to their...
-Dream Of A King's Chamberlain. Geoffrey De Vinsauf
'Saladin, excited on one side by his ambition, and on the other moved with indignation at the outrage committed by Reginald, Prince of Antioch, raised all the strength of his kingdom, and assailed wit...
-A Book Miraculously Written. Giraldus Cambrensis
'Among all the miracles in Kildare, none appears to me more wonderful than that marvellous book which they say was written in the time of the virgin (St. Bridget), at the dictation of an angel. It con...
-A Vision And Its Explanation
'I think it not irrelevant that I should here relate a vision, which, during the misery of these times, and the insults paid to the cross of Christ, He who some-times maketh known to the simple what H...
-Hawking In A Dream. Sir John Froissart
'It fortuned while the king (Charles VI. of France) lay at Saint Lyse (Senlis), on a night, as he lay in his bed asleep, he had a vision. It seemed to him properly that he was in the city of Arras, wh...
-Deferred But Satisfactory. Ingulphus
'I spent a night in the church, before the shrines of the saints there buried, namely, Wandragesil the abbot, and Wulfran and .Ausbert the bishops, and there I poured forth my heart, and with becoming...
-St. Thomas The Martyr. Matthew Paris
'About this time (a.d. 1241) a vision appeared by night to a certain priest, a wise and holy man, wherein an archprelate, dressed in pontifical robes, and carrying a cross in his hand, came to the wal...
-The "Nonnes Preestes Tale." Geoffrey Chaucer
In the Nonnes Preestes Tale, the ever-green Chaucer has argued the question, for and against, of the worth of dreams. His interlocutors are Chaunteclere and his favourite wife of seven, the faire d...
-Nicholas Harpsfield (?)
'Sir Thomas More's mother, sawe in her sleepe the number of children she should have, written as it were in her marriage ring; and the forms, shapes, and countenances of them all. One was very dim and...
-How Dr. Faustus Dreamed Of Hell. In His Sleep, And What He Saw There
'After Faustus had a long conference with the spirits concerning the fall of Lucifer, and the state and condition of all the fallen angels, he, in a vision or dream, saw hell, and all the devils and s...
-The Elector's Dream. J. H. Merle D'Aubigne, D.D
During the heat of the quarrel between Luther and , Tezel, about the value of indulgences and the manner of their dispensation, the elder Frederick of Saxony is said to have had a dream, which is thus...
-The Dreaming Dracon. Joannes Cuspinianus
'Basilius Macedo, who afterwards obtained the empire of Constantinople, when he was a child, lost his father. His mother, much afflicted with poverty, resolved, by her labour in service, to maintain h...
-The Benevolent Imprisonment. Izaak Walton
'In the year of our redemption, 1553, Nicholas Wotton, Dean of Canterbury, being then ambassador in France, dreamed that his nephew, Thomas Wotton, was inclined to be a party to such a project, as, i...
-Premonitions. Jerome Cardan (Oirolamo Cardano)
'Joannes Maria Maurocenus, a Venetian senator, and the writer's particular friend, while governor in Dal-matia, saw in a dream one of his brothers, to whom he was much attached; the brother embraced h...
-The Swaffham Tinker
There is a remarkable dream, of which the hero was a tinker of Swaffham, two or three hundred years ago: This dream is both traditional and historical, being well known, in its first form, in the pla...
-A Dream Of Comfort. Bishop Hall
'My mother, Winifride, was a woman of rare. sanctity. She was continually exercised with the affliction of a weak body, and oft of a wounded spirit, the agonies whereof, as she would oft recount with ...
-Comparative Dreaming. Juan De Luna
'Three companions, of whom two were tradesmen and townsmen, and the third a villager, on the score of devotion, went on pilgrimage to a noted sanctuary; and as they went on their way, their provision ...
-Preservation And Assassination. J. C. F. Von Schiller
The following is a dramatic account of a warning dream that saved the life of Wallenstein, the celebrated generalissimo of the Catholic forces in the great religious war of the seventeenth century: - ...
-Bootless Remonstrance
Countess. And to thee The voice within thy soul availeth nothing? Wallenstein. Nothing. Be wholly tranquil. Countess. And another time I hastened after thee, and thou rann'st from me Through a lo...
-A Dream In An Unknown Tongue. Hugo Grotius
'A certain person at Landrecies, engaged in works there, and lodging very near the town, being warned in a dream that he should beware of a mine of the enemy, rose, and scarcely had he gone out before...
-Dreams Of Fate. Gonzalo
'Catherine de Medicis, Queen of France, wife to Henry the Second, dreamed the very same day before the said king was wounded to death, that she saw him very sickly holding down his head as he walked d...
-The Talking Bottle. J. B. Van Helmont
Van HelmLont tells us, in the 'Confessio Authoris' prefixed to his works, that 'he had two dreams persuading him to abandon the philosophy of the Stoics, and to direct his attention to Divine wisdom.'...
-An Important Difference. Samuel Butler
'Peter Sterry dreamed' - we quote a foot-note from Dr. Treadway Nash's scholarly edition of 'Hudibras' - ' that Oliver Cromwell was to be placed in heaven, which he foolishly imagined to be the true a...
-Sonnet On His Deceased Wife. John Milton
'Methought I saw my late espoused saint Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave, Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint. Mine, as who...
-Dream Of A Numismatologist. Moses Amyraldus
'A councillor of the parliament of Provence, Monsieur Peirese by name, going from Montpellier to Nismes, lay all night at an inn which is midway betwixt those two places; he had in his company one Jam...
-"If She Will, She Will." Samuel Pepys, F.R.S
'January 8,1663-4. - By appointment, took Luellin, Mount, and W. Symons, and Mr. Pierce, the surgeon, home to dinner with me, and were merry. We spent all the afternoon together, and then to cards wit...
-Lady Warre's Chaplain. Bishop Burnet
'Lord Rochester told me of an odd presage that one had of his approaching death in the Lady Warre, his mother-in-law's house. The chaplain had dreamt that such a day he should die; but being by all th...
-An Island Of The Blessed. Thomas C. Upham
The following is a sleep reverie of one who, in a sense, passed her life in a dream, was persecuted by a dream, and died a martyr for a dream:- 'I had a dream which left a sweet impression on my mind...
-A Nonchalant Dreamer
'The last proof which I can give on the vanity of dreams is my surviving after one that I experienced on the 22nd of September, 1679. I awoke on that day at five o'clock in the morning, and having fal...
-Various Examples. John Aubrey, F.R.S
'When Archbishop Abbot's mother (a poor cloth-worker's wife in Gilford) was with child of him, she did long for a jack, and she dreamt that if she should eat a jack, the son who was about to be born w...
-Case Of Mr. Stockden. John Beaumont
'Mr. William Smythies, curate of St. Giles's, Cripple-gate, an. 1698, published an account of the robbery 'and murder of John Stockden, victualler in Grub Street, within the said parish, and of the di...
-Effort Of Will In Dreams. Thomas Reid, D.D., F.R.S.E
'About the age of fourteen I was almost every night unhappy in my sleep from frightful dreams. Sometimes hanging over a frightful precipice, and just ready to drop down; sometimes pursued for my life,...
-Dreams Of Emanuel Swedenborg
'In the whole range of modern biography, there is no life of greater interest to the psychologist than that of Emanuel Swedenborg. His writings constitute a splendid monument of the extraordinary ment...
-A Dumb Man Recovers Speech. Ven. Archdeacon Squire, F.R.S
'Henry Axford, son of Henry Axford of the Devizes in Wiltshire, an attorney, when a child, was subject to convulsion fits, which followed him pretty frequently till he was about twenty-five years of a...
-Zimmermann's Dream. J. C. Lavater
Lavater, in one of his letters to Zimmermann, physician to George the Second, thus narrates a dream of which his correspondent had himself been the subject: - 'I add,' says Lavater, 'as a phenomenon f...
-The Man With The Invoices. The Honourable Mr. Talbot
'In the year 1768 my father, Matthew Talbot, of Castle Talbot, county Wexford, was much surprised at the recurrence of a dream three several times during the same night, which caused him to repeat the...
-James Boswell
'Dr. Johnson related that he had once in a dream a contest of wit with some other person, and that he was very much mortified by imagining that' his opponent had the better of him. Now, said he, on...
-Murder And Conviction
Among the various histories of singular dreams and corresponding events, we have lately heard of one which seems to merit being rescued from oblivion. Its authenticity will appear from the relation; a...
-Poetic Inspiration. S. T. Coleridge
The following is an instance of a dream-poem. On its first publication Coleridge remarked, ' The following fragment is here published at the request of a poet of great and deserved celebrity, and as f...
-A Dream Poem. Thomas Cromwell, Ph. D., F.S.A
'Coleridge informs us,' says Dr. Cromwell, 'that before the sleep in which he dreamed his Kubla Khan he had taken an anodyne, prescribed for a slight indisposition; and the writer of these pages had d...
-Value Of Dreams. Jean Paul F. Richter
'But for dreams, that lay Mosaic worlds tesselated with flowers and jewels before the blind sleeper, and surround the recumbent living with the figures of the dead in the upright attitude of life, the...
-Dream Upon The Universe. Jean Paul F. Richter
'I had been reading an excellent dissertation of Kruger's upon the old vulgar error which regards the space from one earth or sun to another as empty. Our sun, together with all its planets, fills onl...
-Dream Of A Prophetess. Miss Townley
The following vision is related by Miss Townley, in a letter to the Rev. T. P. Foley, published in a pamphlet entitled 'Letters and Communications of Joanna Southcott:' - 'Monday evening, July the 2n...
-Opium-Dreams. Thomas De Quincey
'In the middle of 1817, the faculty, common amongst children, of painting as it were, upon the darkness, all sorts of phantoms, became increasingly distressing to me: at night, when I lay awake in bed...
-The Lottery Ticket
A writer in Blackwood's Magazine argues, in 'A Letter to Eusebius,' in defence of a belief in omens, dreams, appearances, etc. In a note, he gives an anecdote furnished by Eusebius, who is his opponen...
-A Prison Dream. Count De Lavalette
An experience of Lavalette, while in prison, has been sometimes quoted to exemplify the velocity of thought during sleep: - 'One night, while I was asleep, the clock of the Palais de Justice struck t...
-A Murderer Self-Discovered
'Few murderers escape without meeting with the awful punishment due to their crimes. Many stories, indeed, have been told of this kind, some of which, however, it must be confessed, stand on too good ...
-Practical Joking. J. D. Millingen, M.D
The following anecdote illustrates very picturesquely the intimate connection between present impressions and dreams: - 'The subject of this observation was an officer in the expedition to Louisburg ...
-Condition Of The Mind In Dreaming. J. Abercrombie, M.D., F.R.S
'The peculiar condition of the mind in dreaming appears to be referable to two heads: - '1. The impressions which arise in the mind are believed to have a real and present existence; and this belief ...
-Spectral And Dream Testimony. John Hill Burton
Mr. John Hill Burton devotes a chapter of his very interesting 'Narratives from Criminal Trials in Scotland' (Chapman and Hall, 1852) to the subject of 'Spectral and Dream Testimony.' Mr. Burton has t...
-Case Of Maria Marten
'Maria Marten, aged twenty-five, daughter of a mole-catcher at Polstead, Suffolk, formed an imprudent connection with William Corder, son of a neighbouring farmer; he frequently visited her at her fat...
-The Idiot Detective
'A farmer's wife dreamed that she was walking near the house of a rejected lover, one O'Flanagan, attended by a beautiful hound of which she was very fond, when a raven dashed at him, killed him, and ...
-Various Dreams
The following instances were supplied to Chambers's Journal by a gentleman engaged in legal business, at a town in the south of Scotland: - 'In the autumn of 1835, I dreamed that a near relative of m...
-A Dream As It Should Be
'Most people make pretensions to the faculty of dreaming, but we have never yet had the happiness to meet with any one who knew how to dream properly. For ourselves, we lament to state that the Rip-va...
-The Avenger Of Blood
'A gentleman of veracity, the Rev. H. Alexander, lecturing at Lancaster, stated a remarkable fact which had occurred some years before. An amiable young man, named Horrocks, had been robbed and murder...
-Remarkable Premonitions. Lord Stanhope
Of the occasional premonitions communicated in dreams, Lord Stanhope relates the following singular instances: - 'A Lord of the Admiralty, who was on a visit to Mount Edgecumbe, and who was much dist...
-Case Of Captain Anstruther. Lord Jocelyn
'Captain Anstruther was a particular favourite with the whole force, and in his frequent walks into the country around Tinghae when performing his military duties, had apparently made himself a great ...
-Conscience And Affection. Robert Macnish, M.D
'The following statement regarding Helen McDougal, the infamous associate of Burke in the West Port murders, affords an illustration of the dreaming distress of a criminal conscience. It is taken from...
-Dream Of Africaner. Robert Moffat
'It was at a period when Africaner's judgment appeared to be wavering, and when he was about to dismiss for ever from his thoughts the graver subjects of revelation, death, and immortality, that he ha...
-Retributive Justice. Edward Binns, M.D
'A remarkable instance of retributive justice occurred very recently (1845) in Jamaica. A young and beautiful quadroon girl named Duncan, was found murdered in a retired spot a few paces from the main...
-A Bundle Of Dreams. Mrs. Crowe
'A gentleman, who resided near one of the Scottish lakes, dreamt that he saw a number of persons surrounding a body, which had just been drawn out of the water. On approaching the spot, he perceives t...
-Dream-Thoughts Of Waking Circumstances. Blanchard Fosgate, M.D
'Many years ago, when our family resided on the banks of the Mohawk, long before the thunder of the steam water-paddle echoed along the shores of the Hudson, or the shrill whistle of the locomotive st...
-Dream Testimony
'On Saturday, the 30th of July, 1853, the dead body of a young woman was discovered in a field at Little-port, in the Isle of Ely. The body has not yet been identified, and there can be little doubt t...
-Legal Responsibility Of Dreamers
The following is the report which appeared in the Express of January 5, 1859, of a curious case of a woman throwing her child out of the window under the influence of a dream: - 'Yesterday the Maryle...
-The Angel Of Death. Edward William Lane
'The belief of the Muslims in dreams, sanctioned by the Prophet, will be well illustrated by the following anecdote, which was related to me at Cairo shortly after the terrible plague of the year 1835...
-Singular Prognostication
Under this heading the Times of Monday, April 17, 1865, copies from the Cornish Telegraph the narrative of a recent dream of a young clergyman of the county, which was almost immediately followed by t...
-Remarkable Dream
The following paragraph lately appeared in the Scotsman newspaper, and was quoted in the Times of Tuesday, April 25, 1865. The dream of which it gives an account is forcibly reminiscent of the one giv...
-The Little Black Boy
We have, out of its chronological order, reserved the story of 'The Little Black Boy,' because the article in Blackwood (1840) - A Few Passages concerning Omens, Dreams, Appearances, in a Letter t...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations
From Artemidorus And Others Acquaintance To dream that you fight with them signifies distraction, especially if the person so dreaming be sick. Adultery For persons to dream they have committe...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 2
Angling To dream that you are angling betokens much affliction and trouble in seeking for something you desire to get. Apes To dream you have seen, or had anything to do with them, signifies mali...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 3
Bells To dream that one hears ringing of bells, if of a sanguine complexion, brings him good news; but to others it shows alarms, murmurings, disturbances, and commotions among citizens. To dream one...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 4
Command To dream you command one signifies trouble; to dream you see one command signifies anger and authority. Confections To dream that one makes confections and sweetmeats betokens pleasure an...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 5
Drunkards To dream one is drunk, is very bad for all, for it signifieth great folly. It is only good to such as are in fear; for drunkards doubt or fear nothing. To dream one is drunk is increase of ...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 6
Eat To dream of eating human flesh signifies labour and distress; to eat lard or salt signifies murmuring; to eat cheese signifies gain and profit; to eat apples signifies anger. Eggs To dream of...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 7
Fowling For a man to dream he goes fowling with his gun, and kills good store of game, shows he shall reap great advantage by his calling, and according to the game he takes or kills so shall his pro...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 8
Good To dream that we do good to any one, signifies jollity and pleasure; and to dream that others do us good, is profit and gain.. Grapes To dream of eating grapes at any time signifies cheerful...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 9
Holy Virgin To dream that one speaks to the Holy Virgin signifies consolation, recovery of health, and all good fortune. Hunger To dream one is extraordinarily hungry, and that his appetite crave...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 10
Knives For a man to dream that he sees knives, shows he shall be engaged with some of his friends and acquaintance in a very hot contest and quarrel; but that after a few hot words all shall be pacif...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 11
Lizard To dream that a man sees a lizard signifies ill luck, and misfortune by secret enemies. Logs To dream that one is cleaving of logs is a sign that strangers shall come to the house of the p...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 12
Mason To dream you build a house, or play the mason, signifies molestation, loss, sickness, or death, and is a very unhappy dream. Meat To dream you see the meat you have already eaten, signifies...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 13
Nag To dream that yon ride on a white, grey, or dappled nag, signifies prosperity. Nails To dream your nails are grown long is very good, and denotes riches, prosperity, and happiness, great succ...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 14
Nosegay To dream of gathering and making nosegays is unlucky, showing that our best hopes shall wither as flowers do in a nosegay. To dream of garlands is very good in the spring, but bad in the othe...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 15
Palm If one dreams that he sees or smells the palm, it signifies amity, prosperity, abundance, and good success in his enterprises. If it be a woman that dreams so, she shall bear children; if it be ...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 16
Quails To dream of quails signifies bad news from sea, debates, quarrels, piracy, ambuscades, and treachery. Queen. To dream that you see the king or queen signifies honour, joy, and much prosperity....
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 17
Shaking To dream you hear a shaking signifies deceit, which will happen to the dreamer in the place where he dreams. She-goat To dream you see or have many she-goats, sheep, cows, and horses, si...
-Dictionary Of Dream Interpretations. Part 18
Vaults To dream of being in hollow vaults, deep cellars, or the bottom of coal-pits, signifies matching with a widow; for he that marries her shall be a continual drudge, and yet shall never sound th...
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