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The Theory Of Dreams in Which an Inquiry is Made Into the Powers and Faculties of the Human Mind | by Robert Gray



In which an inquiry is made into the powers and faculties of the human mind as they are illustrated in the most remarkable dreams seconded 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
-Preface
You, while you are awake, sleep; and as you sleep, dream, Tu vigilans dormis, etc. Hieron. Epist. The Author of the following little Work begs leave to enter his caveat against all sarcastic str...
-Chapter I. On Dreams And Their Distinctions
When to soft sleep the members are resigned, And without sense the body lies reclined; Inward some living spirit still displays Its active energies a thousand ways; Feels Joy's quick impulse, it...
-Chapter II. Concerning Breams Related In Pro-Vane Accounts Of Ancient History
It is certain there is a very great affinity between the passion of superstition, and that of tales. The love of frange narrations, and the ardent appetite towards unnatural objects, has a near allian...
-Concerning Breams Related In Pro-Vane Accounts Of Ancient History. Continued
If we are indisposed to receive these, there are some which, upon stronger grounds, may be rejected, since they imply a revelation without sufficient object, or have a pernicious tendency; and it must...
-Chapter III. Concerning Other Drea'Ms Related In Profane Accounts Of Ancient His Tory
Nor call a god upon the stage to stand. Unless the cause require a godlike hand. Nec deus intersit. - Horace, De Art, Poet, IT deserves to be remarked, as an objection to many of the dreams ment...
-Chapter IV. Farther Remarks On Dreams Men-Tioned In Ancient History
Barbarians never taste the hallow'd streams Of Prophecy, nor are inspir'd by dreams. Claudian. in Ruf. L. ii. Pref. Nullus Castalios. etc. It may perhaps fee imagined, that some au-thority shoul...
-Farther Remarks On Dreams Men-Tioned In Ancient History. Continued
Such accounts, as Cicero observes, true or false, are too rare, and referable to casual circumstances, to authorise any idea of inspiration *. Cicero, we are told, during his flight from Rome, bein...
-Chapter V. On Other Ancient Dreams Of A Mis-Cellaneous Character
But it is an abuse of time to commit such dreams to paper. - Vit. Tit. Livii. a Jac, Phil. Tomas. conscript. Verum eaim vero, & c. Th at the pretensions of antiquity fo. the claim of inspired dream...
-On Other Ancient Dreams Of A Mis-Cellaneous Character. Part 2
*Cicero Be Divin. L. ii. $. 68. Diod. Sicul. L. xvii P. 575. Dion. Caas. L. xlv. Dion. Cass. L. vi. . 1. Xipit in August. Dion. Cass. L. lxxi. Tphigen, ...
-On Other Ancient Dreams Of A Mis-Cellaneous Character. Part 3
* Joseph. Antiq. L. xvii. C. 15. Zonaras, tom, i. P. 45. The character of private individuals, and the fate of private families, have also been represented as objects of revelation by dreams. So...
-Chapter VI. On Ancient Dreams, Connected With Impending Death
The gates of Death are open night and day. Dryden's Translat of Æneid. B, 6. The dreams which have chiefly seized the imagination, and affected the credulity of man-kind, have been those which a...
-Chapter VII
What I have described should be considered rather at the dreams of crazy persons than as the judgments of philosophers. - Cicero de Natur. Deor. L. i. Exposui fere, etc. Upon a collective retrospec...
-Part 2
* Plutarch, in Pclopid. Euripides represents Hecuba to have had a dream before the sacrifice of Polyxena had been required to appease the shade of Achilles She thus describes it: With bloody fan...
-Part 3
Let not thy pinion o'er mine eyes be spread, But a soft influence from thy rod be shed . * Metamor. Lib. ii 1. 364. Statius Sylv. L. v. Consult also Imagin, Deor. P. 121. Sle...
-Part 4
Bathing also, and lustrations were practised as auspicious; and Æschylus, in Aristophanes, directs the attendants to prepare a lamp and warm water taken from the river, which were to be employed in so...
-Chapter VIII. Of Inspired Dreams Which Were Ren~ Dered Subservient To Divine Revelation, And Contributed To The Estalishment And Support Of The Hebrew Dispensation
And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the Tabernacle and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth, and he said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet ...
-Of Inspired Dreams Which Were Ren~ Dered Subservient To Divine Revelation, And Contributed To The Estalishment And Support Of The Hebrew Dispensation. Continued
Psal. lxxxix. 19. 1 Kings iii. 5.13. * Gen. xv. 13.16. Gen. xlvi. 24. See also 1 Sam. iii. 1 Kings iii. 5. Lute i. 8. 22. Acts x. 12. Examples of the fourth and fifth desc...
-Chapter IX. On Inspired Dreams Which Contributed To The Confirmation And Advance-Ment Of The Gospel
It cannot be that when such providence appears io lesser concerns* it should be found wanting in those, of chief consideration, but the prophecies and cores of diseases which have been manifested in t...
-Chapter X. On Dreams Subsequent To The Establishment Of Christianity, Which Have No Title To Be Considered As Inspired
Meanwhile those prejudices which mingle themselves with true religion find, as we may say, the means of becoming confounded with it, and of drawing to themselves the respect due only to it. We dare no...
-On Dreams Subsequent To The Establishment Of Christianity, Which Have No Title To Be Considered As Inspired. Part 2
. ' * See Gibbon, chap. xx. Lardner, vol. vii. p. 94, Le Clerc, Bib. Antiq. tom. iii. p. 438. Lactant. De mort. Persecut. chap. xliv. Addison on Medals. Fulgosius speaks of a...
-Dreams Subsequent To The Establishment Of Christianity, Which Have No Title To Be Considered As Inspired. Part 3
On the other hand, dreams had sometimes a contrary effect; for the same author informs us, that Richard de Havering resigned the archbishopric of Dublin for reflections on a dream, which led him to co...
-Chapter XI. On Other Dreams Related In Modern Accounts
There are people I know who have so great a regard every fancy of their owa. that they can believe their very dreams. - Shsfyesbury's Moralist. Thb general theory to which the author is inclined is...
-On Other Dreams Related In Modern Accounts. Part 2
* Wanley's Wonders, B. 6* C. 8. Was he an ancient or modern? Heyvrood's Hierarch. L. iv. p. 224. Pope Gregory speaks of a monk who-in a dream foresaw his own death, together with that of...
-On Other Dreams Related In Modern Accounts. Part 3
* See Conquest of Irdand, p. 27. C. 42 Edgiva, the mother of Adelstan by Edward King of Mercia, was predisposed to surrender herself to the king, by dreaming that a moon ascended from her, which, b...
-On Other Dreams Related In Modern Accounts. Part 4
* Holnshed, vol i. p. 755. waie or other, yet had I rather that men should see that it were by other men's falsehood, than thinke it were either by our owne fault, or fainte heart; and, therefore, ...







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