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open to him if he had seemed to claim the whole as original, by incorporating the several theories and anecdotes with a textual commentary of his own. In trust, however, of finding readers who can appreciate the bearings and the transitions of an argument, and refer to their several classes the anecdotes, which are, in the main, chronologically arranged, he has not thought it right to occupy space with lengthy and neutraltinted articulations.
For the Author's part of the work, as author, it is sufficient for him to profess that he has done what he could; and that, especially in the chapter devoted to a survey of the various methods of dream-interpretation, he has endeavoured to place before the reader the results of a treatment as comprehensive as possible.
In conclusion, he ventures to hope that his labours in the several departments of his subject, have been prosecuted in such a way as to prepare for him a genial recognition when he next has the honour to appeal to the suffrages of the public.
May 24th, 1865.
Gravitation of the Human to the Divine-Filial longings—Revelation
and its Substitutes-Divination a hack Providence-Principal classes
Their varieties—Classifications of Moses Amyraldus and Philo Judæus-
Various Theophanic Dreams—Immediate authority-Angelic Appari-
Proximate cause of Sleep-Etymology of the word “Dream"-Causes
of Dreams numberless-Dream-suggestiveness – Dream-prognosis-
ORIGIN OF DREAMS.
Summary of Opinions amongst the Ancients—Opinions of Fathers and
Schoolmen-Conviction of Josephus — Philip Goodwin Survey of
Gonzalo-Why the Soul may Prophesy in Sleep-Rev. Mr. Greaves on
Dreams-James Beattie-Objections to the Prophetic Character of
John Locke-The Mind not always active-Hypothetical duality–No
thought without traces—Vanity of resultless Mental Activity--State.
Dr. Watts — The Soul never intermits its activity – Unity
Ovid-Poetic Personality-Morpheus and his Relatives—Lucian—The
Island of Dreams-J. Müller-Worthless Reasoning of Dreams—John
Abercrombie Various Characteristics - James Beattie- Difference
and Analogy -Dido and Eloisa-Coincidences-Recurrence-Morning
Dreams—James Hinton-Relative truth of Illusions- James Hogg, the
Ettrick Shepherd-Facts, not Philosophy-Uselessness of Speculation
Thomas Churchyarde-Dignity of Dreams-Spectator-Excellency
of the Soul-Intensity of Dream-life-Relation of the Soul to the Body
- Blessings and mishaps of Dreams-Slighted valour of Gladio-A
Conflagration prevented-Impertinence of Street-cries-Unconscious
Philanthropy —Pledges of Affection-Notes and Queries — Thomas,
Lord Lyttleton-Walter C. Dendy-Suspension of Judgment-Sound
Sleep Dreamless - Multiplicity of Being-William Shakespeare-Freaks
of Queen Mab-Infinite Expansion of Moments—John Dryden-
Intellectual Saturnalia-Scots Magazine-Double Identity-Lucre-
tius–Professional Association, Lord Byron—"Sleep hath its own
World”—Dean Swift “ On Dreams”—Lord Brougham-Time under
Dream pressure—Nodding and Dictating