Of those Dreamess whiche were reported to haue bene proued
COnsideringe there is no other credite to be geuen to dreames, farther than theyr nature requireth, yet being requested or ra¦ther enforced by my frē∣des. I will therefor recyte certayne of those which we haue taken & knowen as true. For although that many of them for the most part & especially those whiche be caused by an outwarde maner, the rea¦son Page [unnumbered] or cause of them cannot be assigned or geuen: yet had we rather satis•ye the re∣questes of our frendes, then by wrytinge nothinge, to avoide the slaunders of ma∣licious persons.
And first to dream that he seeth▪ water altered in colour, and substaunce, albeit it maye declare the euil disposition of the eyes, either presente or to come, yet if the coulour chaūgethe to rednes or darknes argueth very whot humours. And when the coloure is diuers and variable, argu∣eth the diuersity of the humours and that spyrites troubled & disquieted much, and outwarde sorrowes also. For these geue or imprinte sometyme into oure myndes some similitude or sadnes, but yet in a se∣crete maner when as we be not intentiue or stable when wee receiue the same, for then we be not ve•ed by it, eyther because wee thinke not thereon, or be occupyed a∣fore hand wyth other matters. But whē these impedimentes cease althoughe the man thinketh not on them, yet the former similitude commethe agayne, and repre∣senteth it selfe cōfusedly, because it made not an impression before.
Page [unnumbered] Wherefore when it is feareful he sorro∣weth, and the cause knoweth not, but the same maye happen of some inwarde hu∣mour which before rested, and after vex∣eth by it selfe, or by a vapoure or fume. But to come to the matter, whenne wee dreame that we see the water troubled & muche in quantity and permanent, decla∣reth the aboundance of many humoures. If it appeareth that it runneth: sygnify∣eth the caterre to come or presente. He whiche dreameth that he seeth missing & light rayne and the firmament cleare ar∣geweth a good disposition of the spirites, with a litle humiditye of the eyes: but the firmament to bee cloudye and bent to rayne, signifyeth the aboūdance of these, and the indisposition of them. And when to the sicke person in a feuer appeareth y• he swimmeth in the water, is then ano∣tyce that nature contendeth againste the matter of the sicknesse, and that the paci∣ente shal escape because the resistence and fight argueth the strength of him. And when one dreameth that be feeleth himselfe much greeued as he wer pressed or wronge together in the bodye, is a no¦tyce Page [unnumbered] of benummynge or the nyghte mare as wee name it. For it demonstrateth or declareth the quality wherewyth the sle∣aper is vexed, rather then anye outward thinge.
To dreame that he seeth himselfe cary∣ed as though he flyed, declareth the sub∣tilnes of humours, like as to dreame that he seeth or toucheth snowe or hayle decla∣reth crude and raw flewme.
And dreames signifye euill, when the spirites and heate renewed in the sleepe transpose them vpon those euill humors, whiche before rested, for asmuch as then through these the lyke vapours be eleua∣ted and stirred vppe, and these by their ill nature, cause men to feare. And vni∣uersallye all thinges seene or appearynge in the sleape otherwyse t•en their proper nature, do argue an indisposition or dy∣stemperaunce of the powers or spirites, of the organes, or humours, or of natu∣rall heat. Lyke as dreaminge to walke by narrow places, declarethe a sicknesse to come of the lunges or lightes, because he is prohibited and letted to breathe or drawe necessarye or congruente ayre, and Page [unnumbered] the reason wherfore is, because their pas∣sages and wayes be stopped. And •ccor∣dinge to this sence, it is sayde that Phy∣sitions commonly helpe by dreames.
To dreame that he seeth menye Citi∣zenes aud Townes men gathered in the Churche, well apparelled, wyth mearye countenaunce and smylinge cheare: it is founde by experience, that hee 〈◊〉 happye mariage to bee with good sucke in the ende, if he myndeth the taking of a wyfe. And otherwyse when they appeare sadde of countenaunce, yrefull or yll fa∣•oured, then if that hee that so 〈◊〉 be sicke, it declareth as hath bene experi∣enced the deathe of the dreamer neare at hande, especiallye when they that are of his affinitye seeme to associate or compa∣nye from others: for it disagreeth not, y• one similitude wyth diuers cyrcūstances and respectes maye signyfie manye thin∣ges, lyke as somtime for the lacke of wor¦des, and signifieth many thinges, yet the worde or name is for y• more part at plea∣sure of the namer, but the thing it selfe is of nature. And in all dremes the more good cyrcūstances there are like as whē Page [unnumbered] they seeme to be in a pleasāt, fayre, good lye, greene, and fruit•fu••place, or in a Churche, or before • frende, and so of the others, so muche the certainer shalbe the interpretation vpon, prosperitye, and con∣trarye wyse vppon infortūnacye: lyke as to dreame that he seeth himselfe in a bar∣ren place, desert, or rude, or rough wyth stone, or troublesom, pronosticateth euill. And when also he who dreameth is fortu¦nate alreadye, althoughe the prosperouse vision may haue fewer testimonyes, yet by reason of his owne fortune, the signifi∣cation is enlarged in prosperytie & good∣nesse: and when one being infortunate al∣ready soo dreamethe, then wyth fewer te∣stimonyes may be pronounced vpon the e∣uill end. And generallye to say when the vision appeareth in the proper syte & due place, not defourmed nor troubled, not •loked, dissembled, nor coūterfeyted, ar∣gewetth goodnes of the operacions: and tēperatnes of humoures. But here must be made a distinc•ion, because with them is associated somewhat appertayning to affayres or busynesses but wyth these to the natures of the elemētes or mixtures. Page [unnumbered] For when one dreamynge thinketh that he seethe or heerethe clearly and quickly declarethe the clerenes of the animall or visible spyrites.
And to dream that he runneth swiftly allthoughe it signifyeth that the powers of oure mouinges bee tree and well, yet maye it also pronounce the expedicion of some busines.
To dreame that he meeteth women in blacke garmentes, wyth their heade co∣uered declareth priuy deceytes intended against him as hathe beene founde true, whiche thinge booth the kynde of them & also the coloure of the garments perswa∣deth so to be. To dreame that hee seeyth a harlotte, or commoneth wyth hee, signifieth decepti∣on or variances, which amonge y• others be two propertyes of them.
To dreame that he smiteth or killeth an enemye wyth the sworde, is a signe • token of victorye to ensue, as hath been• experienced, and if hee were in sute wyt• him, yt declareth that hee shall haue th• sentence pronounced on his behalfe, o• on his syde,
Page [unnumbered] To dreame that hee seethe a fryende, or prieste of an honest and godly lyfe lokyng chearefull in countinaunce, declareth a good happe to follow, for the people vse not to hurte vs, when we are awake, but to dreame that he hath, foule or pityfull face, signifyeth heuines of mynde
To dream that he seeth a man accusto∣med to, lye declareth that it shall con∣trarywyse happen in his businesse, then he hoped and loked for. But the contrary is signified in seeynge him that vseth to speake true. To dreame that he seeth hymselfe put or thruste into prison, decla∣reth as hathe bene proued, that the bu∣sines of whiche he is vexed aboute, shall sone be ended by agrement or by sentence or the cause shall remayne and •reste as boyde and dead, for imprisonmentes bee the extremity and vttermost in ciuil con∣trouersies. To dream that hee seethe the Judge or Justice his face, altered in cou∣lour or place, declareth that hee wyll not perfourme that whiche he promised, for the countenaunce, in latyne is named Vultus, because what a man willethe it expresseth and declareth. To dreame that Page [unnumbered] hee seeth a Prince long a gone dead, with a mery countenaunce or lokynge merely, signifyeth a vaine hope to follow,
To dreame that he talketh wyth a dead parson, whiche hee thinketh to be a lyue, signifyeth that some deception or wylie deceyt shalbee opened or manifested, vnto hym. To dreame that he seeth a fielde or close of greene wheate, wyth eares not spronge oute, declareth ioy wythout pro∣fite, or very small, because the profite of the wheate consisteth in the eare. To dreame that hee seeth the ayre (whyche for the obscurytye and darknes thereof) he can not discerne, declareth that some wicked facte by him committed, shal re∣mayne vncouered and vnknowen.
If he, whiche is in loue with a woman, dreameth to haue founde abirdes neaste, and that he reaching or puttyng his hand into the neast, feeleth it could, it is a tokē of hasty or sodayne sadnes, and sorrowe, for she shal either marry to another man, or els shall dye, & he shall departe sone frō that citye or abydyng place, into another town. For yt neast signified & is in ye place of byrth, and coldnes expresseth death.
Page [unnumbered] And to dreame or thinke that he hath sounde yonge ones there it declareth ioye of wantonnes or luxurye, & to take those byrdes, signifyeth a certayne gayne.
To dreame that he seeth a smal shyppe entringe into his house and after goynge out of his house, declareth the deathe of the principall or heade of the house, espe∣ciallye when to hym apeareth that in the house is water, for that betokenethe the teares and the shippe signifyeth the beare whereon the dead bodyes be caryed.
And manye thynges are spoken of the seing of sundry beastes, as to dreame that he seeth many horses, declareth a hope of gayne to follow, but if they walke confu∣sedly, declareth the disquietnes and trou∣ble of mynde. If he thinketh himselfe to ryde vppon a fatte horse and beautyfull▪ & in a pleasaunte place, declareth gayne, wt out controuersy. If the horse be redde it shall be wyth stryfe and variaunce, and if cole black, with heauines of minde, and if whyte vncertayne. To dreame that hee seethe lea•e asses, or wylde beastes, that lyue in woodes, declareth labors wythe •eauines of mynd. And lea•e oxen and Page [unnumbered] lack declareth incommoditye & damage, •fat and white, gladnes and gaine of the proper industrye aud if they be vnder an others care or kepyng, it shal come by an outwarde maner: And if they feede in a pleasaunt place it declareth aboundance and quietnes of mind, and if they be in cō∣tinuall chaunginge of place, declareth the gayne not to be certayne. To dreame that he is byttē of a Serpente, declareth that hee hath a sharpe humor, or that he shalbe layed inwayte for, and his humor shalbe impayred & if hee leaueth a wound he shall sustepne damage, and if the Ser∣pent appeareth greate the damage shall happen or come to him by his superiour if a smale serpent, by a priuate or wicked person, if it weare a venemous Serpent by a tyrant. And if it shoulde some a Lion that byt, hee shoulde be endamaged by a prince, if by a wolse, by a secrete enemye.
To dreame that he tatchethe fatt byr∣des, signifieth gayne, but to heare birdes chatteringe which cannot be caught, sig∣nifyeth contention, and if they lyghtlye and sone ••ye awaye that it shall sone bee ended and quieted, and if they flye ouer Page [unnumbered] his head, declareth a heape of honoures y• hee thinketh hee hath them in his hands, declareth assured gayne. If he whiche loueth a woman, should dreame that hee speaketh in a straunge tongue, declareth that in fewe dayes after, he shall speake and commune with her in secrete, or els by letters. To dreame that hee gooeth vp to a ch•yre and in it declare doubts, arguethe that it shall sone bee reputed as true whiche he shal openlye speake in the face of the people. To dreame that hee seeth himselfe clothed wyth a garmente whiche extendethe nor passethe the midle of the legge, declareth the expedition of a doubtfull busines, whiche yet shal not be done & ended wtoute his shame or checke. To dreame that the fruite whiche hee ga∣threth, sauoureth sweete and pleasauntly declareth a good dispositiō of the humour and yf of a stin•kinge, ful, ome or filthy sauour, that they bee corrupted, or those prayses, and these rebukes.
To dreame that he seeth his debtoure clothed in a blacke garmente, declareth that he shall get nothinge of him.
To dreame that hee weareth two cappes Page [unnumbered] on his heade, the one vppon the other, de∣clareth that hee shall soone after be infa∣med or slaunderes of a crime or reputed y• he hathe obtayned some grace or fauoure wyth filthye gayne, because wyth the se∣conde cryme, he shall hyde and cloke the brute or fame of the firste. To dreame that he is in the pallace of a kynge or by∣shoppe and that his face appeareth chere∣full, and in the accustomed haby•e, to get fauoure and thankes, some say, that a man may prognosticate vppon some cō∣moditye to come and followe specially if he appeare to smyle on hym. To dreame that hee seeth his aduersarye or hym that sueth for that, whiche he sueth for, vppon a fatte or fayre horse, declareth that hys aduersary is apt to ouercome, but if it ap∣peare that he him selfe also rydynge, out rydeth hym or out runneth hym, that hee shal obtaine his sute, but with difficulty.
To dreame that hee whiche toucheth in aucthority in a cōmen weale, is highest his ha•de or any part of his body by why∣che hee shall feele hym selfe warmed or heated, declareth that very shortlye after hee shalbe hopē by hy hym in some great Page [unnumbered] busines or affayres, for y• touchinge more certifyeth and verifieth the trueth, then wordes alone spoken by them. To dream that he taketh almes from the aulter sig∣nifieth gayne vnthought vppon.
To dreame that he sheweth some cofer or cheste open, declareth that shortly af∣ter, hee shall vtter secretes to come.
To dreame that he gathreth two or thre greene apples from the toppe of the tree declareth that he shall shortlye after, bee aduaunced in the face and sigh of the wor¦shipfull and worthy persons. To dreame that he is ledde or brought to a gardeyn or pleasant place and after brought to a nother barrayne or stony place, declareth that he shall wythin fewe dayes after betaken wyth a sicknes and if it may ap∣peare that there he shoulde be distroyed, it signifyeth that he shal dye of ye disease.
To dreame that he is entered into re∣ligion or become religious that he shall soone after bee sicke, and if it appearethe that hee hath published the profession thē that hee shal dye for they that professe are counted dead to the world.
To dream that he seeth those thinges, Page [unnumbered] which be wont to lye hid vnder the earth as bones, or carcasses of the dead, or mō∣strous fourmes, declareth that thereof shall succede straungenes and troubles, because they be contrary to the course of nature, and they be also as diuinations and threatnings of infirmityes.
To dreame that he seeth one comming and casting stones against him, declareth that shortlye after he shal bee damaged, & wronge done to him by woordes, or that some man shall go aboute or indeuour to do him iniury. And if any executour of a wyll, shall dreame that the man bury∣ed cryeth or calleth him, declareth that he regardeth not, or negleceth the charge whiche he oughte to loke vppon and that soone after the inheritance or succession shalbe wastfully or ryotously spent away and consumed. If a woman dreameth, that her louer commeth to present her a swynes head as a frendly gift, declareth that she shal after hate her louer, & for∣sake him for that the hogge is vngrate∣full to Venus workes.
To dreame that hee hathe eaten vnac∣customed meat, whiche he laboureth and Page [unnumbered] streineth what he maye to vomit vp, and cannot: is a token of vnlawfull gayne, which he would restore, and shall not re∣store. To dreame that he putteth or lay∣eth stones in diuers corners of the wyn∣dow for a defence: y• sone after a chaunce or misfortune shall fall to hym throughe whiche hee shall neede the ayde of manye parsons and if hee thinketh they be layde vppon a common wall, that then the ••∣fortune or yll chaunce shall come by the malignity and enuoy•s•es of a neyghe∣bour. To dreame that a secrete enemy first talketh wyth him, and after playeth or deliuerethe carsts to him to playe: de∣clareth that hee shall deceiue, or shall doo what he may to deceiue him.
To dreame that hee hat• three priuye members standin•e together: declareth that he was a pren••ce or hyred seruaunte and now a free man, and that he hath at∣teyned three names for one as two of the names to come, by his freemanship.
To dreame that hee hath eares of cornegrowen or spr•ng out of his brest, and after commeth to one to haue them plucked awaye as vnseemelye to him Page [unnumbered] there to growe: declarethe that hee shall haue two men chyldren, and through an euill calamitye and myshappe, shall bee slayne, and theues also shall besette hys house and breake thereinto, and besydes spoyle his houses or barnes standinge in the fieldes. For the eares of corne sig∣nifye the men chyldren that shall come & proceade of his seede, and the pluckinge away of the eares, declareth the occation of the chyldren and the robbery of hys goodes. When a pore man hauing a rich father, dreamethe that hee seethe his fa∣thers head plucked vp by a Lyon and to be deade, declareth as it is verye lykely that his father shall dye, and he left to be his beyre and by this mean hee shall put away careful•es and heauines of mynde and growe, riche. For then his father, shall ouer charge or lay hym noe moore nor be pressed by pouerty. For the heade, signifyeth the father and the plucking or drawing awaye the priuation or deathe of the father, the Lyon, the sicknesse, by whiche the father sickninge shall dye of. And the death the exchaunge and altera∣cion of lyfe & that through the falling & Page [unnumbered] comming of riches to hym, he shal neuer be poore and nedie after. To dreame that he hath no feete, or no soles of feete, de∣clarethe that hee shalbee burned. And a woman to dreame that her eyes bee sore∣declareth that her children shalbee sicke after. And to dreame also that her chil∣dren be sicke, declareth that her eyes sha¦be sore and greueous.
If the mayster of a shippe dreameth that hee hathe loste the fore parte of the shippe, declareth that shortlye after his gouernour of the fore parte or decke shal dye, And to dreame also that he caryeth foorth the gouernoure of the decke to bu∣ry, hym declareth that the mayster shall lese the face or forepart of that shippe,
And if one dreame that he seeth his fa∣ther sicke, declareth that he shall haue y• headache, or be fore payned in the heade. And one to dreame that he hath no nose, declareth that through a false cryme and naughty deede done, •e shall flye, and for∣sake his proper countrye. For the lacke of any member, or parte of the face, ma∣keth it lothsome to see to.
And who that dreameth that he drinketh Page [unnumbered] softe or thynne mustarde, shall after as hath bene experienced be accused of mur∣der, for y• no man is accustomed to drinke mustarde, but of force, seeynge that it is no customable drink to be druncke, and it is rather to be sayde of that whiche com∣monly is sayde, that is, who euer drank mustarde. And therefore it may bee sayde that it is contrary to the nature of drink, as vyolent death, is to the nature of mā.
And if one dreame that hee lightethe a candell at the moone, shal in shorte tyme after fall or become blynde, as hath bene founde true. And the reason is, for that he semeth to take light there, where it is in possible to take. And besydes the Moone, as it is sayde hath no light of her owne lyght.
A certayne woman there was, whoe dreamed that she sawe three proper yma∣ges or formes in the Moone and was de∣lyuered of three women children, whiche dyed in the same moneth also, that they were borne. For those three images sig∣nifyed the doughters, whiche one circle compassed and contayned. For that in one thynne skinne named a seconde, the Page [unnumbered] phisitions say the infants and yonglinges to bee contayned in the mothers wombe.
And they liued no longer because the Moone perfourmeth her course in a mo∣nethes space. A certaine ryche woman dreamed that shee saw three rauens come and sit on her, and that dishonestly to be∣houlde her besydes the one of theym to say wyth a hoarce voyce, I will take •hy lyfe from the and after these rauens had flowen thrise aboute her, they departed away. The whiche woman the nynthe daye followinge dyed, ryghtlye and by good reasone. For wher he sayd I will take thy lyfe from the, was lyke as if he had sayde I wil depriue the of thy lyfe, that is I will kyll thee. And that they flewe thrise aboute her, didde signifye the nyne dayes followinge
A certeyn woman dreamed, that shee saw her selfe to haue done Hercules la∣borues, who not longe after beyng haste∣ly or sodaynly taken wyth fyre, so ended myserablye her lyfe,
And one dreamed that hee sawe his face in the moone: who not long after trauei∣led into farre countreys and ther con¦tinued Page [unnumbered] a longe tyme foorth in wandringe about those regions, for the continuall & swyft mocion of the mone, declared that hee shoulde lyke wander here and there aboute.
A certayne man there was, who drea∣med that bee thoughte hymselfe to haue an yron yarde: which not longe after had a chylde by whom he was slayne for that yron by rust, which groweth on the same is so wasted awaye.
And one dreamed that he wente from home into a straunge countrey, and loste the keye of his house, and when hee came home agayne, he founde his daughter to haue lost her maidēhead. Which dreame declared to hym that al thinges at home coulde not be in safetie, when the kaye so loste was ready for another to take vppe, for eyther it signifyed as it is thoughte the misusage of his familye, or ells that hys wyfe, daughters, or maydens, were entyced to follye in his house, or elles o∣therwyse that his seruauntes brybed and pylfred away from hym.
And one dreamed y• he thought he rose wythe the Sonne, and ranne also wythe Page [unnumbered] the moone: who after was strangled, & so booth the Sonne and the Moone ary∣singe saw him hanginge on highe for hee had the Sonne in y• morninge in his face and the Moone in his backe at nighte soo that he had the one good morrow and the other good night.
A certayne man there was, who drea∣med that he thought his seruaunt whom he loued aboute all others, was tourned and become a Fyer brande whiche after∣terwarde fell blynde, and by his seruaunt he was ledde so that in this maner in his seruaunte was a lighte to him, to shewe hym the way.
And one dreamed that he thought hee sawe a starrefall from heauen: and ano∣ther starre to ascende from the earth vn∣to heauen. Who then was a seruaunte but after his mayster dyed. After whose death, he thoughte hee had bene free and wythoute a mayster, but in the ende hee founde that hee was compelled to serue hys tyme wyth his mysters' sonne. So that the Starre fallynge signifyed the deathe of his master, and the starre as∣cendinge vppe, signifyed the sonne to bee Page [unnumbered] his mayster, vnder whom hee shoulde serue. And one dreamed that he thought hee crepte out of his owne fleshe lyke as the serpente beynge •u•de, doth caste his slough, whiche person the next day follo∣winge, dyed For the soule myndinge or rather beynge forced to leaue the bodye, gaue to him suche ymaginations, and to dreame the lyke. And one dreamed be∣yng in a straunge countrey, that he was borne again of his mother, who after re∣turned from thence into his own country and founde his mother greeuouslye sicke, & he after succeded as heyre to her.
And this was signifyed to bee borne a∣gayne of his mother that is to saye, from pouertye to become riche by his mother for in greate nede and pouertye hee was before. And one dreamed y• he thought his bearde to burne in a lighte and clear fyre, without smoake: who had a sonne which after was in greate estimatiō & ho∣noured for his knowledge. And yet they liued not longe together but that by a cer¦tayne incommoditye and mishappe were seperated, and dwelt or liued a sunder. So that the bearde burninge, signifyed y•Page [unnumbered] sonne to become excellente and had in re∣putation: for the sonne was an ornament of the fathers, like as the beard to y• face. But because fyer is wont to deminish & wast euery matter therfore it signifyed that the sone not to abyde or dwell with the father: And the sonne also was sepe∣rated frō hym, and not dyed, because the fyre burned cleare without smoke.
A certayne man dreamed that he hearde one say to hym, thy staffe is broken, who after fell sicke, and was brought to a pal∣seye. For fyrmenes of the bodye is decla∣red by the staff that is to say the strength and good health therof. And the same man being long vexed and troubled with the palsey, thoughte in his dreame that his staffe was broken, who very shortlye after recouered his health. For it decla∣red that to hym beyng so sicke neaded not an outwarde stay or staffe: a•d that he al∣so shoulde recouer his bealt, so y• he shold not after neade a staffe to walke wi•h.
And one dreamed that hee thought hee woulde haue turned the head to loke on his shoulder, and could not: who not lōg after became blinde of the one eye, so that Page [unnumbered] he could neuer after see that shoulder on the same syde that the eye was.
And one dreamed that he thought hee was caryed on a blacke Oxe, and that y• Oxe bare him whether he woulde or no•, as to do him some other harm. Who not longe after toke a iourneye by Sea, and was in great peril of lyfe and not manye dayes after the shippe brake & the shipp so perishing, he could hardlye scape with life. And one dreamed that thoughte be saw a darte fall from Heauen, whiche wounded one of his fee•e who after was bitten of a Serpente, and the byte so rot∣ted & wasted his foote that hee died there¦of. And one thought in his sleepe, to haue a Barbours glasse, & to stande with the same in the streate neare to the markette place and there to occupye hymselfe as muche as he myght with the glasse, and after possessinge the glasse after his mind did therein behold hymselfe, and sawe al his Image filled wyth spottes, who thē loued a concubyne, and without good wil and agremente of frendes, did after ma∣ry her, by whom hee had a dishonest child not onely for the facte, but for y• the child Page [unnumbered] had croked and ill shapen eyes. So that the Barbers glasse signifyed a common woman, who lightly was alured to any personne, to vse her bodye wickedly, and for that letted by frendes so muche as in them lay, to mary her. And where hee sawe his Image, signifyed his sone after borne, lyke to hymselfe in all partes, yet irreprehēsible, for that the glasse had spot¦tes.
And one thought in his sleape, that he broughte hys owne wyfe into the Bu•∣•hery to be killed, and there to cut foorth her fleshe into pe•es to sell, and to make • greate gayne thereof, in so muche that •e seemed to reioyce greatly thereat, and •bat he after carefullye laboured, where •t myght saflye bestowe and hyde the m•∣•ey receyued of her fleshe solde, that hee •ight so avoyde the enuye growen ther∣•boute, who afterwarde caryed forth his •ife to be dishonest with many persones, ••d so made her a great gayne to hym by ••at meanes, which of reason moued him •at he should hyde the facte.
And one dreamed, that he thought hee Page [unnumbered] caryed a greate substaunce of bright gold on his shoulders, whoe after fell blynde throughe the brightnesse of gold▪ for as it is very lyke a trueth, that golde darck∣ned his sight.
And a certayne man dreamed, that he thought he hard one say to him, feare not death, albeit thou canst not liue. Who af∣ter lost his sight, and this ryghtlye hape∣ninge to hym by reason. And he dyed not insomuch as he liued still, and yet agayne he liued not, insomuch as he had loste the comforte of the lyght, that is, he saw not
And one dreamed that he thought hee eate breade dipped in honnye, whoe after attayned vnto suche eloquence and wise∣dome by the studye of Philosophye, that hee gotte therby muche riches: For the honnye signifyed the obtaynynge of elo∣quence and wysedome, as very lyke it is▪ and the bread the great ryches which he got. A certaine woman dreamed, that she thought she had her husbandes priui∣tyes cut from the reste of the bodye in he• handes and that she toke great care, an• muche foresight howe to kepe them: wh• after bare her husbande a sonne, whych•Page [unnumbered] she brought vp her selfe. For the husban∣des priuityes, signifyed the sonne whiche was gotte by hym: and that it was taken or cutte away from the rest of the bodye, signifyed her brynginge vp of her sonne, but her husbande was after bereft of life by death.
A certayne mā dreamed, that he thought he saw an Oliue tree spri•ge out of hys heade: Who after followed earnestly the studies of Philosophye, and vsed conse∣quently the doctrine and exercise thereof. For the plante or tree is thought alwaye greene and lustye in it selfe, & thereof de∣dicated to Minerua: whiche is fayned to be the Lady or goddesse of wysdome.
And on dreamed that hee thought hee fleeyd of the skin of his owne sonne, and to make a bagge thereof, to carye wyne or suchlike matter therein. Whose sonne the next daye followinge fell into a riuer and was drowned. For they make bag∣ges with the skinnes drawen of dead flesh or carcases, in the which they are wont to put wynes, oyles, and other lyke licours.
And one dreamed, that he thought he sawe his louer in an earthen pitcher, or Page [unnumbered] potte or suche lyke vessel burning: whose louer after was dead, and slayne of a cō∣mō or hyred seruaūte at will. For it signi∣fyed with good cause death to the woman because shee was seene in an earthen ves∣sell: and of a common seruaunte because it was also a cōmon pitcher or potte, ser∣io•ge to euery body.
And a certayne man dreamed that hee thought he dwelt oute of his owne coun∣trye, and ther builded an hearth for fyer: Who not longe after dyed out of his coun∣try where he thought he builded or made the hearth. For it signifieth ye place wher the fyer dissolueth & wasteth to noughte: & the buildinge of it oute of his countrey, signifyed there the ende of his lyfe.
And one dreamed, that hee thoughte dwellinge out of his proper countrye, to build an hearth and for the stones he mo•¦•red his owne bookes and then playstred together: but after changinge his mynd▪ he threw downe that he had built, and s•¦ceased of buildynge. Who not long after fell sicke, aud was vexed with a greuous sicknes, which sicknesse so handled hym, that he was brought to deathes dore, bu•Page [unnumbered] in the end he recouered to health agayne
And the manifeste causes of these, be su∣perfluous to recyte.
And a certayne man dreamed, that he thought he was persecuted of a woman, whiche he had knowen of a longe tyme whiche did putte on clokes to knit about hym, and that loose hanged in the middle withoute pleates or seames: & that at the last agaynst his will, compelled thereto. After whiche a woman louinge this man did mary hym agaynst his will, and hee wythin fewe yeares after dyed, for that y• clokes were vnparfit and not sewed toge∣ther, it so signifyed. And a certayne wo∣mā beynge sicke, dreamed y• she thought she was with child, & that shortly after to labour of her child, & to be neare the time of her deliuerye: but further she thought that a certayne woman vnexperte aboute these matters to touche her and to saye: that now truly she shall not be deliuered but after .7.monethes she shalbe deliue∣red of a fayre childe & amiable, or worthy to be loued who after fel into a dāgerous sicknes y• no man thoughte her to escape and liue, and yet the sicknesse leauinge Page [unnumbered] her nothinge at all whereby shee shoulde come to healthe, died within seuen mo∣nethes after. For by good reasone, it was the discharge of the burthen and ca∣res after the seuen monethes: but the fayre childe, was or signifieth deth, which was worthier to be beloued and chosen a∣fore the rest, because he taketh awaye the sicknesses and sorrowes, or cares of thys lyfe.
And a certayne man dreamed, that he thought he threw out his ringe, wyth the whiche he sealed all thinges, and after seking it, found that the stone which was in it cleft in two small partes or peeces, y• it co•lde not after serue to any purpose whereof ensued that al his busines auay∣led not, or came to no purpose, for fiue & siftye dayes after.
And a certayne man dreamed, hauing a riche sister and being also sicke, that be∣fore the sisters dore was a figge tre sprōg vp, and that he plucked of the tree seuen black figges, and eate them: which sister after died, and left hym as heyre whiche so dreamed, within seuen dayes after, and the reason of these be euident.
Page [unnumbered] And a certayn woman dreamed: that she thought shee had an eye in her ryght pap or brest: who had a sonne that shee deare∣lye loued, which not longe after lost, she muche wayled for. Whiche reason may lyke be applyed to that when a persone at anye time dreameth to haue an eye in his shoulder, that loste the shoulder: for in a certayne manner is sayde by the dreame, regarde the shoulder, aud haue concidera∣tion thereof: So that by the same reason the woman lost not her brest but the like to the breast, her sonne.
And a certayne man dreamed that hee thought he eate his owne dounge wythe bread, and to be delighted therwith: who after was made a ruler, besydes the law amittyng, and that without blame: for yt it semed to him to be delighted with that banket and yet not wythout suspi•ion, be∣cause of the dounge. For ve•y like it was that this gayne to be full of filthines, and dishonestlye.
And a certayne man thought, beynge sent into a straunge countrye on message, that in his dream he was returned home agayne: and that his wyfe after standing Page [unnumbered] by him to saye the litle sweetynge is dead Who not long after receyued letters frō hys wyfe, that the yongest childe hee had was dead, which was a swete childe, & to be disyred and loued of euery bodye.
And a certayne man dreamed, hauinge a brother dwelling in a straunge country that it was tolde hym y• his brother was come home & that he thought his brother sawe hym become blynde: who after died which saw the dreame. And by good rea∣son it was, for asmuche as it was impossi∣ble that the brother should see him being so farr of.
And a certayne man dreamed that he thought he fedde his priuy membre with bread and cheese like as it wear a certaine beast, who after died shamefullye. For ye meate which he shold haue offered to the mouth, he did giue to the priuye membre as it were darckly signifying and in a fi∣gure, that he should haue neither mou•h nor face. And a certayne womā dreamed that she thought, that out of her breaste sprange eares of wheate, and that the ea∣res after brast open into her nature to be drowned agayne. Whiche woman after Page [unnumbered] by a certaine happe vnknowledge to her, did coeate with her owne sonne, and after slewe her selfe, and so •yed vnhappelye.
For the eares signifyed the sonne, and the drowninge of them into her nature signi∣fyed the coeatynge. But the death of her signifyed the seedes sprong out of her bo∣dye: because that out of the earthe, and not out of liuinge bodyes they spring vp.
And one thought in his dreame, to fynd in his iacket or cote very many and great stinking wormes & to abhorre them: and that also woulde shake them of, but could not. Who the next day following lear∣ned or vnderstoode, that his wyfe had her accustomed felowship carnaliye wyth an other man & vnderstandinge the same be∣came very pensiue and perplexed of mind, in somuche that be would haue departed from her, but did not because hee was otherwyse prohibited, or stayed by a cer∣tayne lette. For the iackette or coote sig∣nifyed the wyfe gyrte or wrapped aboute hym and the stinkinge woormes her pol∣lution. And where as hee coulde not pluck and cast them away at his wil: sig∣nifyed y• he coulde neither after his desire Page [unnumbered] and purpose, departe from his wyfe.
And one thought in his dreame, that he had a mouth in his foundamente, and great and fayre teeth, and to speake by it, and to eate meate, and whatsoeuer also are wont to be done by the mouthe, it to haue al like: who after through his light and foolishe talke, •ledde his countrye, & was banished for a longe tyme after. For very lyke and to reason were the happes but the causes be here omitted.
And a certayne man dwellinge in Rome, thoughte in his dreame, that hee flewe a∣bout the Citye & neare the toppes of the houses, and to reioyce in the sucesse of his flyinge, and to be maruayled at wyth al ye lokers on, but by a certain payne and by∣tynge or gnawing of the harte, hee was forced to cease from flying, and for shame sake to hyde hymselfe: Who after was a marueylous man, excelente, and a noble or famous Prophet, & dwelling in Rome got together much riches, insomuch that hee was greatlye maruayled at of all the people, but in the ende, hee receiued no profite, neyther of his coniecturynge, nor ryches, for his wyfe betraying, and decei∣uing Page [unnumbered] hym, turned al to the contrary part towardes hym, so that he coulde not for shame but departe the Citye, and dwell in some other place.
And one thought in his dreame, that preparynge hymselfe and readye to flye, he was stayed of a certayne frende of his, and holden by the right foote, & the name also of his frende was Iulius. Which mā after was readye to departe from Rome, and to dwel in another place, and had pre∣pared also all those necessaryes, which be required for a departure or mouing. But it happened that in the present moneth of Iulye hee was stayed and made to abyde throughe a certayne incommoditye and mishappe that fell that time. And that ca∣ryinge or abydyng endured not to the end of his lyfe, because he was frend, of whō he was stayed and holden of.
And one thought in his sleepe, that he was entered into a schole in his owne countreye, and that hee sawe his Image there hanginge within. And that further beholdynge, thought •e sawe that all the outward edge or bordour of the Image was loused, and afer thoughte hee asked Page [unnumbered] one what had happened vnto the Image, and thought also he sayde thus vnto him, my Image remaynethe whole, but the border is louse. Who after became lame of both feete & that by good reason: For that the schole was a note of the good ha∣bitude of y• whole house. But the Image signifyed those thinges, which are about the face: and the outward bou•der, weer the outwarde members of the bodye.
And one thought in his sleepe, that his bolster or Bedd ticke, was stuffed wythe wheate in the stede of floxe. Who then had a wyfe which neuer before bare child and the same yeare conceuinge, broughte forth a māchild, For the bolster orbedde signifyed the conception of the woman, and the wheat a man childe,
And on thought in his dreame, that he was accused of certaine iniuries, and that to haue lost the wrytings & hookes of his iustification, who the next day hauing the matter in rehersal was then cleared of al accions, & this was y• whiche the dreame signifyeth to hym. That is to say, the ar∣tians being remited, he needed not after¦ward his bookes of iustifycation.
And one thoughte in is sleeape, hauing Page [unnumbered] two maydens to his daughters, that the elder had on her heade a golden Garlād, and the yonger a Garlan•e of the •yne braunches greene spronge. Nowe the el∣der of these two was shortlye after mar∣ryed, and the other dyed. For the beuty∣full Garland, was a note both of the cō∣ceyuing of chyldren, and of maryage, and the preciousnes also of the matter, signy∣fyed the ioye in mariage. But the Gar∣land of the vine tre, was a note of deathe imminēt to the other daughter, because it grewe out of the earth for that bodyes put into the earth are after resolued. And for that the vyne also is the longest seasō without fruite. And one dreamed hauing thre sonnes, y• two of them cutte him into peeces and eate hym and that the yonger knowinge of the matter waxed sadde and disdayned them & refusinge also y• sh•me∣ful matter, sayde, I wil not eate of my fa∣ther. After which it hppened that his yō∣ger soune dyed: for it signifyed by not ea∣tyng of the father, that he should not pos∣sesse of the fathers goodes, & he also died before the father. But the other two whiche semed to eate hym did after death enioy his goodes.
Page [unnumbered] And one thought in his sleepe, that a man toke awaye his sister from his father by force, and martyed her vnto another man. Woo after dyed, that sawe the dreame: for the father did rightlye signifye God, y• Authoure of lyfe to the dreamer, And the sister by the lyke reason signified yt soule, and taken away by force of the man, sig∣nifyeth that seperation of the soule, from the bodie.
And a certayn great wrastler thought in his sleape to ve greate with chylde, and after to be deliuered of two blacke womē children, Who after became blynde, and the balles of his eyes shedde forth & were after blacke.
And a certaine woman thought in her sleape, that her mayde had gotten frome her both her owne Image which she cau∣sed to be painted in a table, and her gar∣ments with the which she apparelled her selfe as one readye to go vnto a triumphe which mayden shortlye after, caused her husband to bee seperated frō her through false accusations vttered by her. And by that meanes was shee both a cause of da∣mage, aud iniurye to her of the tryumph▪ Page [unnumbered] A certayne man dreamed, that an Eagle drawinge fourth his bowels, flyed along the city vnto the Burse or such like place where much people were gathered toge∣ther, and to shewe theym to the behoul∣ders in that place. After whiche ensued, that the father hauinge then no children, should haue a sonne of greate reporte and fame in that Citye For the eagle signify∣ed the present yeare in whiche the childe should be borne, and the bowels signifyed the sonne, and the cariage also of thē vnto the place of the assembly of the people, sig¦nified, the worthines & fame of the sonne.
And one thought in his sleepe, to bee thrust into a yooke, and to bee yooked to gether wythe hys brother, whyche was longe before dead and that hee thoughte also hys mother so yooked hym, and to force hym to drawe lyke an Oxe, shee ru∣lynge their collores. Who after so drea∣minge came sicke to his mothers house and ther died, and after was buried with his brother, and thus the sorowfull mo∣ther cowpled these two drawinge beastes together.
A certayne woman thoughte in her Page [unnumbered] sleepe (whyche wished to haue children) that shee sawe certayne midwyues stoles in whiche women vse to sitte, at the tra∣uayle of chylde, swymminge on the Sea who then happened to be with childe, yet not made a mother by this, for that shee brought foorth seuen children, one after the other and none of theym liued but dy∣ed in their swathing clothes.
A certayne person thought in his sleepe that he sawe a large clefte tree, and that the one halfe to be a whyte Popler, and the other halfe, a Pyne tree.
And that on the Poplare tree sate all kyndes of byrdes, but on the Pyneaple sate gulles, and all kynde of Sea foules. After whiche ensewed, that hee had two Sonnes, of whiche the one led the life of a common Wrastler, and bearer of hea∣uye burdens, lyke to a Porter, whiche the Poplare signified, and trauaylynge into manye countreys, was hyred of ma∣nye straungers to laboure and trauayle, hyther and thyther. But the other although hee were a husbandmans sonne became the maister of a shippe and a skil∣full Mariner. and hee whiche sawe Page [unnumbered] the dreame liued vnto a verye olde age, and ended his lyfe happely.
A certayne souldyar sleepynge in hys captaynes chamber, in the nyghte cryed out in his sleepe. To whom the captaine called, demaundinge what hee ayled to whom the dreamer aunsweared that hee thought one gaue hym a deadlye wounde on the heade that he was neare dead with all, and for feare of the same soe awaked out of sleepe. Which his captaine thus bearing, that loued him verie wel, willed yea and straightlie commaunded, that he shoulde not goe foorthe of the house that day. But his felowes the nexte daye followinge, prepared to fighte with their enemies, went forth, and he forgettinge his dreame went also with thē. At the last they settynge on their enemies, were in the ende forced toflye, and in the returne and flyinge away, was he deepe cutt one the head and their slaine.
Augustus on a time beinge sicke, lying then in Campe amongeste his Soul∣diars, was warned by that worthie Phi∣lippe his phisition in a dreame, whiche he sawe that nighte in his pauilion, that Page [unnumbered] hee shoulde be set vppon and murdred of hys enemyes, who priuily vpon the same was conueied from thence. And the soul∣dyers of Brutus, the next day followyng, entred into his pauilion and made manye hooles wyth their swordes throughe hys couche or bedde, supposing that hee had bene there.
And one thought in his sleepe that hee kepte his mothers funeral and that he be wayled, and sighed bitterly for her, inso∣much that he waked out of sleepe for feare of the same. And the next morrow, when he had told his dreame vnto his frend he noted that daye, and within afewe dayes after he receiued letters that the daye be∣fore the same day he had his dreame at night the mother whom hee supposed to be alyue dyed.
And one thought in his sleape, that he sawe hymselfe drowned in the water, and that hee mynded to refrayne from swym∣myng y• day following. Who on the mor∣row forgettyng his dreame, wēt to swim¦mynge & there was drowned ye same day.
A certayne person hauinge hys wyfe d•ad alitle before, and leauinge a chyl•e•Page [unnumbered] behynde her, thoughte in his sleepe, that she sayd to hym, I wil haue my daughter wythe me, who thoughte he often deny∣ed her in soe muche as hee thoughte shee sayde to hym, do what you will, for I wil haue the mayden with me.
After whiche folowed, that within tenne dayes after the mayden dyed wyth¦out griefe or any complayninge.
A certayne standerde bearer beynge of fame, thoughte in his sleepe, that hee was grenouslye pulled and racked wythe his felowes. Who in the morninge after he had shewed the same to his felowes, laughed hym to scorne. And the same morninge all were bidden by the gouer∣noure of the Cittye vnto a feaste, vnto whiche all wente sauinge the dreamer, whiche priuelye conueyd hymselfe from thē. And after dinner they were all thro∣wen into prisone, where they were exa∣mined one by one on the racke, & the cap∣tayne also wyth them, so that one of the inferiour souldiours at the lengthe, was openlye drawen and torne in peeces, and the rest of the companye dispoyled, and so let go.
Page [unnumbered] A certayne man thought in his sleepe, that after a Tyraunte of that Citye, had slayne two of his Chyldren, the one of theym sayde hee should geue no heede to the dreame. And that it woulde come to passe, that in the daye folowinge, hee should be made prince of the Citye.
Whoe awaked (in that hope) a rose, and sette vppon the Tyraunt, and slewe hym. For the whiche good turne done hee was after made Gouernoure or Prince of the City. A certayn person being troubled for a certayne debte whyche his father shoulde owe in his lyfe tyme, and conty∣nuinge verye sad for the same, thoughte hee sawe in his sleepe, the shadowe of hys Father, whiche then instructed hym of the moneye payde, and where the obliga∣tion was layde. Who when hee arose out of sleepe, founde the obligation in the same place, where the Fathers shadowe had taught hym whiche by that meanes cleared that vniuste debte demaunded of hym.
A certayne manne beynge the Sonne of a philosopher, after hys fathers death sought a certayne boke of his, and coulde Page [unnumbered] not fynde the same for the whiche hee be∣came verye sadde. After whyche in a certayne nighte his father appeared to him in a sleepe, whoe shewed to hym the place where the booke lay hydde. Whoe awakinge in the morninge soughte the booke there and there as he shewed hym he founde it, that by the same helpe, the booke myghte come and serue vnto all a∣ges hereafter.
Before the battayle against the Philippi¦ans, a certayne souldiar thoughte in hys sleepe, that Iulius Caesar spake to hym, sayinge shewe as he thought vnto Octa∣uius that hee shall fighte the happyer and luckyer, if soo bee hee take some of these thynges wyth hym, whyche I, whyles I was heade gouernour, was accustomed to weare and cary aboute me. Which Octauius vnderstandinge, got after the rynge to weare, wyth the whiche Caesar had accustomed to seale letters, and the same hee woore not onelye before the bat∣tayle, but many tymes afterward.
The day before that Henry the french kynge was wounded in the eye, Queene Margaret his wyfe as men report, saw Page [unnumbered] sorte as the dreame foreshewed.
And two familiar frendes on a tyme went a iourney vnto Megara, where they both lodged that nighte, but the one iod∣ged in a Tauerne & the other man Inne. Who after they had supped went to bedd and sleepynge in their bedd, he which laye in the Inne thoughte in his dreame that he praied the other that hee woulde come helpe hym that he were not slayne by his hoste, who awaked wythe his fearefull dreame arose vp, and after hee had well loked aboute, and considered the matter wyth hymselfe, & perceyued also the sight no further shewed of the matter, he then layde hym downe agayne to sleepe. And then to hym sleapynge, be thought again that the selfesame sight to desire him that seynge woulde not helpe him when bee was alyue, yet that he woulde not suffer his deathe vnreuenged, and that hee also slayne, was conueyed into a Carte by the hoste of the house, and dounge subtyllye throwen vppon hym, besydes that the sighte as hee thoughte to requyre hym that timely in the morninge hee woulde watche at the Gate, before the dounge-Carte, Page [unnumbered] went forth of the towne.
Whoo greatelye moued wythe the feare and care of this dreame, arose tymelye and came vnto the Gate of the Towne, where he founde the dunge Carte there waytynge to go forthe, by which stode a herd man that draue the Cart, and of the herd man he demaunded what he there caried in the dounge carte but he beinge feared wyth hys wordes ran away. And hee in the meane whyles drew the deade body out of the carte, after which the host was examined and confessinge the deede had the lawe.
A certayne person hauinge sundrye children and none liued wyth hym.
At the laste his wyfe beynge with chylde thought then in his sleepe, that it was sayde vnto hym, that hys Sonne short∣lye after borne shoulde be named Ioui∣nianus.
After whiche the Father died, and the childe liuynge still was made Emperou∣re.
And one John Marya a gentilman of Venice beynge then a ruler at Dalmatia thought that he sawe in sleape, another of Page [unnumbered] his brothers which he dearlye loued, na∣med Donatus, to imbrace him, & to saye farewell because he must departe oute of mens companye. And that John maria after he had followed him a whiles wee∣pinge as he thought awaked for the feare out of sleepe, fyndinge himselfe all wette wyth teares, and thus amased feared the lyfe of his brother beyng then at Venice.
After whiche aboute the thirde day be∣fore were letters brought from his house which signified or declared the same, that that Donatus died that night and in the same hower that he dreamed the lyke.
And yt thre dayes also before his death, he had lyen sicke of the plague.
And a certayne woman thoughte in her sleeape, that her husbandes first wyfe rebuked the seconde mariage, and that warninge her as shee thought that short¦ly after she woulde take her away wythe her. Who indeede dyed wythin a short tyme after.
And acertayne parson thought in his sleepe, that hee sawe the Sonne shyninge on the earthe, who endeuoured wyth hys handes to catche the sonne, but it seemed Page [unnumbered] to slip from hym. And this hee proued in y• order thre tymes togither, after which he demaūded of certayne wyse mē what thesame mighte signifye, who tolde hym that he shoulde raygne after .rxx▪ yeares. For the Sonne signifyed hym to bee a Kynge, but if it had determined the king dome'onely for three yeares, then had it not beene needefull whye hee shoulde see thys. For no kinge of fame as onely one lyke as the so•ne is, coulde escape daun∣ger, for so shorte a tyme. Yet it ended otherwyse by broofe for that hee raygned from the .xl. yeares of his age, vnto thre∣score and ten.
A certayne person thoughte in his sleepe that hee was alone in a Cockebote on a tempestuouse Sea, and that the wynde blewe boysterouslye, and the ayre also se∣med so darke, that he was without hope of escapynge to land wyth lif▪ And beyng in this perplexitye, he catched hold as he thoughte of a Tree, and hanged by the handes on the same, throughe the Boote mounted or carried vp to the same, and fo remayned he there aliue as he thought wythout further succoure.
Page [unnumbered] After whiche followed that hee euer after liued a carefull life and neuer could haue good successe in his businesses and requestes, nor obtaine his desire.
Besides it further signified, the altera∣tion of his kinde of life, and that through a sorrow neare at hand, he shoulde fall in∣to a desperation; which persone besides liued twenty years after he had this dre∣ame, but yet oppressed wyth manie gri∣ues and sorrowes.
And a woman named Accia whiche was the mother of Octauius, beinge thē withe childe with him dreamed that her bowels were caried vp to heauen, and that they were also made manifeste and throughlye knowen vnto al the earthe, and heauen aboue. After which fol∣lowed, that the bowelles signifyed the Sonne, whiche she then bare in her bodie that through his greate power on earthe his bruite and report shoulde after reache vnto the starres.
And Octauius the father of August∣us dreamed, that hee sawe the bright∣nes of the sonne arisinge out of the wōbe of his mother Accia. After whyche Page [unnumbered] succeded, that the dedes of Augustus did lyke shyne and appeare amongest the mē of his age, as the brightnes of the sonne, in the worlde.
A certaine Lumbard dreamed, that he saw an Aungell discendynge from heauē clothed in yellowe, and makynge wyde steppes on the grounde, but hee hadd no wynges. Whiche sighte so feared the dreamer coniecturyng that the same sig∣nifyed some feare full matter that he hid hymselfe as he thought in a verye darcke hole nere by, and couering hymselfe ouer withe the leaues of trees, whereby hee myght so lye hyd out of sight. And the Angel after he was discended, called the dreamer by his name; but he lyinge hy• as hee thought aunsweared not. In so muche, that after the Aungell had called hym thryse, sayde hee will not come, and so departed. Whoe after for feare, a∣wakyng oute of slepe, thought the same signifyed some greate perill to happen to hym that day following.
Wheruppon he caused the outward dore of his house to be fast shutt and that none to go out, but the key he gaue to the mai∣den Page [unnumbered] to keepe. Who after forgettinge her maisters cōmaundemente let in a fami∣lyer frende of the dreamers that came to hys presence vnwares to hym, whych in∣fected wythe the pestillente ayre aboute hym, many of his houshold, but the drea∣mer vppon the sight got oute priuilye by the roofe of the house. After whiche died xii. of the plague, for that the same hap∣pened in such a contagious season.
But he escaped through his skilfull prac∣tyse, whiche for that he coulde hyde hym selfe in the denne or hoole the same signi∣fied by the dreame.
C. Fannius after that he had written three bookes agaynste the lyfe of Nero, thought in his slepe, that he lay apparay∣led on hys bed as hee was wonte to dooe lyke to other studientes, and that Nero came to him and, plucked forth ye bookes oute of his bosome. And that hee also diligently loked on the first, after on the seconde & then on the third which he tur∣ned to & fro not vttering or speakyng any word, but shutryng vp the bokes so depar¦ted. Wherby Fannius learned, y• before he shoulde finishe any more bokes to these, Page [unnumbered] that he should end his lyfe with ye worke, who within a shorte time after died.
Sylla a head officer in Rome, thought in his sleape, he sawe the deuill, and that he called hym, who after he awaked, al∣though he were then in health sente for his frendes who after they were come together, caused in their presence his wil to be written wyth all speede, and after signed the same, fearynge death to be at hande. Who in the night following was taken with an ague, of whiche he dyed wt∣in fewe dayes after. But some write that he was eaten wyth lyce: And others wri∣te that hee died of a greate anger whiche he toke agaynst a Burgeys of that Cit∣tye through whiche he castinge vp much bloud dyed thereof.
And one Rinaldus Villanoua a Phi∣sition wryteth that a certayne parson of∣ten saw in his sleepe that a blacke Catte did bite or gnaw his litle finger: Who shortly after was taken with the eatynge Cankar in that finger of whiche he died.
And one Arianus thought in his slee∣pe that his father ministred a sleapynge drincke to hym, who not longe after dyed Page [unnumbered] For the deade slepe signified death which afterward ensued.
And when a certayne personne dispai∣red, that he shoulde not attayne the Gar∣lande for the lacke of knowledge, his bro∣ther then dreamed, that he had loste hys fathers ringe, and seekynge a long whi∣les for it, founde it at ye last as he thought, fallen into a deepe hole, and that hee rea∣ched & gotte the same foorth wyth a long staffe. Which the interpreter thus expoū∣ded yt his brother vndoubtedly should at∣tayne the Garlande & that throughe the helpe of a taule man, whiche accordingly did so happen, to the wonder of manye.
And a certayne woman of the country shewed vnto the wyfe of the kyngs heard man, that she thought in her sleape, that she brought forth or was deliuered of the Moone, which shyned ouer al Britayne. After whiche the woman beynge delyue∣red of a mayden chylde, the wyfe of the kynges heardman nursing then the kyn∣ges Sonne, brought vp the chylde wyth hers, as her owne. Who after growen to elder yeares the kingest sonne fel in loue wyth her, throughe the familiaritye in Page [unnumbered] youth and of thys maryed her, of whom he begate Echelstane who after flourish∣ed and accounted the worthiest king, for hys vertue and fortune.
And one Ecelinus a Romayne, in the first nighte after mariage, thought in hys sleape that hee sawe a hil on which Rome was s•ituated, an yt the same rose heigher and hygher to an exceadynge heighte, after whiche he thought it shronke away lyke the meltyng of snow, that at the last there seemed nothing to remayne.
Whiche dreame of his lyke succeaded by the fortune of his children. For Ecelinus the elder sonne after his name, through a small fortune attayned Verona, Vincē∣tia, padua Feltrius and the Region of Tarnisina and Marchia. And Albericus the yonger brother, obtayned Ternisius it selfe and sundrye other places. But af∣ter certayne years, this Ecelinus losing his kingdome was woūded and takē and neare to Soncinus dyed. And Albericus at the losing of Tarnisius, fledde vnto the Castel of Zeno, wher of his owne mē, he was betrayed, after whiche he sawe. 6 of hys sonnes slain before hym, and his wyfe Page [unnumbered] wyth two daughters burned. And him selfe through diuers kyndes of tormentes butcherly delt wythall, yelded vp a la∣mentable spyrite. And now on this wise was the whole stocke as the father hadde foreseene wyth power vtterlye extincted.
A certayne person came to one Hybu∣ris Aebaneus an Interpreter of Drea∣mes and sayde I dreamed this night past that I had cornes of Barlye in my hande which I did cast into my mouthe to eate them: to whom the expounder thus an∣swea•ed wel be it vnto you. And after he was departed, the expounder asked the stāders by, whether any there were, that knew hym: to whō one aunswered, that he knewe hym verye well and where hee dwelled. Well sayd ye enterpreter, marke and haue regard after hym, for that short∣lye he shall dye, in that he thus eate vppe his nourishemente. Who in verye dede accordinge to his saiynge died within fo∣wer dayes after.
Alexander the Philosopher thoughte in his sleepe, that hee was iudged to dye, and for al meanes and excuses yt he coulde shewe, hee coulde scarcelye hee deliuered Page [unnumbered] from sufferynge. Who after feared no suche matter for that hee onelye applyed hymselfe to the studye of Philosophy, yet the next day followinge when he came to reasoninge wyth another philosopher ve∣rye hotlye, he was theere stricken on the head wyth a staffe, and hardlye escaped death.
And the wyfe of Diognosta dreamed, to haue halfe a bearde, who after lyued seperate from her husbande, so that if she had thought to haue a whole bearde, then after to be a wydowe.
A certayne Lumbarde so often as he should wyn, dreamed in the night before, that he did eate whyte grapes. For the whyte grapes do protende a plentifull, & easy encrease of labour. But the blacke grapes do signify a small gayne, and that wyth tedions trauayle. Nowe such a custome of his endured for twelue years, and after decayed.
A certayne learned Phisition there was who so often as he dreamed, that hee saw his mother beyng deade, very sadde, the nexte daye followinge hee fell sicke, and that by good reason, for that sonne is Page [unnumbered] most deare to the mother, & that her sad∣nes also signifyeth the calamityes to the child, and not the lyke to the father. For fathers are not like moued to mourne for the sicknesses of their sonnes, except those sicknesses are deadly, in that mē are stou∣ter of mynde and stomacke, then women. And he was also sickly by nature, so that he dreamed the lyke many yeares.
A certayne gentleman, as Mattheus Ferrarius wrytethe, that howe often hee thought that he did eate in his sleape, and so often in the day following he was pay∣ned with ye stone. And if so be he thought that hee didd eate harde thinges of dige∣stion, then the payne continued manye dayes after. So that by good reason we saye that wee so well taste of sorrowes, as meates.
And to Valentinianus Emperour the day before he dyed, beynge yet not sicke, for that he dyed sodenlye, appeared hys wyfe clothed in mourning apparell, and standinge a farre of wythe her heare shed abroade. Which well declared the for∣mer fortune, that then had lefte hym in so lamentable cause.
Page [unnumbered] And one Policrates Samius a tyraunte whyles he was in prosperitye, his daugh∣ter on a tyme thought in her sleepe, that she sawe her father hanginge on highe, whome Iup•ter washed, & the Sunne an∣noynted. After which followed that he beynge oueecome of Oròtes, and hanged on a gibbite happened the lyke so that he was after washed with the raine fallinge and annointed of the Sunne, by meltyng of his fatte, whiche so seemed to anoynte him.
And one thought in his steape, that he sawe his house on fyer, whoe after recey∣ued letters that his brother lay greuous∣lye sicke, & whyles he prepared hymselfe to iourney, a messenger came declaring hym to be dead. Who after counted the tyme, from that hower which he saw the dreame, conceiued that his brother then dyed. But cōmonly this dreame doth threaten death eyther to the dreamer, or some principaller of the house. Page [unnumbered] hymselfe to be with child, if so be he hath bene poore, hee shall after possesse muche substaunce and shal gather and keepe and heape together aboundaunce of money: but if he be rych, it signifieth that he shal∣be in torments & cares or troubles of the mynde: And he whiche shall haue a wyfe, that he shall loose her, for it signifyeth, y• she shal not after beare him more childrē but he whiche shal haue no wyfe, that he shal after marrye suche a kynde and gen∣tle wyfe, that he may fynde in his hart to wysh to beare and suffer that payne, that his wife susteneth in the traueile of child. And to others this dreame doth signifye sickenesse. To be wyth chyld and after to be deliuered thereof, is euill, for it de∣clareth that the personne beynge sicke, shall shortlye after dye. For euery bodye •earyng, sendeth forth a spyrite: and like as the infante by ioyninge hymselfe with the bodye is deliuered, and departeth frō it euen so the soule dothe from the bodye: and to a poore man, hyred seruaunt, or to anye whiche is in calamitye or misery: it signifyethe a deliuerye of the presente e∣uilles or mysery, and that cause is mani∣fest Page [unnumbered] or apparaunte, but to riche men, v∣surers, and other occuppers and to such also as be in authoritye and power it har∣meth. For they whiche had before, shall after lacke, and loose much. And to mar∣chauntes, pylottes, maisters, and owners of shippes, it signifyeth good lucke after, but to many it happēeth that also should lose by thys dreame, as kinsfolke, because the infant in his byrth, is reiected and se∣perated from the bloud.
If any in the maner of babes dreameth that he thinketh hymselfe to bee swadled lyke a chylde, and to suck of a womā that he knoweth, dothe portend after a longe sicknesse, except he hath a wyfe wt chyld. For thē shalbe borne a sonne lyke to him∣selfe, whiche in thesame manner shallbee fedde, and brought vppe. But if a wo∣man shall see this dreame, it doth signy∣fy that she shalbee deliuered of a daugh∣ter lyke to her selfe: and if anye woman thinketh in her dreame to haue milke in her breastes, to a yonge woman it promi∣seth conception, and perfecte fruite, and byrth also, but to an olde woman beinge poore, it signifyeth riches, and to a riche Page [unnumbered] woman, it signifyeth expenses and char¦ges: And to a mayde mariageable, this dreame promisethe to her mariage, for notwythout the venerall act of coactyng, milke in the breastes cannot at any tyme be had, but if the mayden be young, that shee cannot be maried of a longe tyme for her age and making thē this dreame por∣tendeth to her death. Also to a poore and needye man, this dreamepromiseth plen∣tye bothe of monye and possessions, that he may also be able to feede others. And further to hym whiche is vnmaryed, this dreame promiseth a wyfe: and to hym ha∣uinge a wyfe, whiche lacketh or hath no children: this dreame promiseth also chil¦dren, as hath bene found true in both.
For thone had after such a kynd and gen∣tle wyfe, that he did wishe to suffer al her trauailes and paines. And the other had children after, which he fed and brought vppe: And to wrastlers, warriars, and suche as exercise the strength of the body it thretneth sicknesse: For that effeminat bodyes haue milke: and any also hauinge a wyfe, and children in his dreame is de∣pryued of his wyfe, for he after bryngeth Page [unnumbered] vp his children, and ministrynge to them the equall vse, both of the father and mo∣ther.
To dreame that he thinketh hymselfe to haue a greate or bigg heade signifyeth good to a ryche man, whiche as yet is no Magistrate or high officer. And to a pore man, warriour, vsurer, and that kepeth a bancke of monye. to them it signifyeth both good luck, and the gatheryng toge∣ther of much money, but to a ryche man whiche is in authority. And to a Rhetori∣tian, Judge or Legate, yt denounceth bothe slaunders of the people, and losse of dignitye and honour. And to a sicke per∣son, this dreame signifyeth beuynes and payne of the heade: and to dreame that he thinketh himselfe to haue long & fayre heare and to be proude of it, signifyethe good especiallye to a woman, for women oftentymes vse for bewties sake, to decke and sette forth their heades wyth others heare: besydes, this dreame signifyeth good, to a Philosopher, Kinge, Prince, Prieste and Religious, and to all those also whose profession byndethe theym to weare their heare longe. But to haue Page [unnumbered] muche heare on the heade, rufled and out of order, lyke to those whiche wee name bushe naturalles, signifyeth to all suche personnes, heauines and losse. As the lyke was experienced in one, whoe drea∣med that he hadde his heare snarled and rufled together, muche lyke to a pycked torche. and he after was depriued of his liuynge, to hys greate sorrowe and heaui∣nes. And further to haue bristled heere lyke a Swine, doth portende violente pe∣rilles, by some ill fortune: But to haue horse heere signifyeth bondages, painful laboures and cares of mynde with hea∣uinesse: and to iourneymen or suche like, imprisonmente. And to dreame also that he hath wolle growinge on his heade, in the stede of heare to him that so dreameth it promiseth long sicknes & both ye P•hi∣sick, and consumptiō of the body. And be∣sydes if any dreameth that his face to bee roūd about, bare & naked of heare, it por∣tendeth presentlye a mocke or gyle and an vnhappye successe. But if any dreameth y• the hynder part of the head to be on such wyse to hym that so dreameth, it signify∣eth in his ould age pouerty & great mise- Page [unnumbered] For the hynder part of the heade, is con∣trarywyse signifier of the time to come. And agayne who that dreameth that the ryght syde of his head is balde or bare o• heere, signifieth that hee shal loose al his male kynue that be nigh vnto hym and if he shall haue no kynne alyue, then it sig∣nifyeth damage or harme to hym selfe.
And if ye left side of the head be bare it sig¦nifyeth that he shall lose his nyghe kins∣women, if he shal haue any one aliue, but if not, thē he shal incurre damage to him∣selfe. For the heade hath the signifycatiō of the kindredes, as the righte sydes of it the males, and the left sides the females. And who that dreameth that he hath ey∣ther side of ye head naked or bare of heere, shall after •ee condemned vnto an open woorke or laboure adiudged therto. To dreame yt hee thinketh al his whole heade to be shauen signifyeth euill: for that this dreame portendeth good to none but such as be accustomed to be shauen, as fryers, monckes, abbottes, fooles, aud such like: to saylers and marriners on the sea▪ thys dreame threatneth shipwracke, & to sicke persons to be neare deathes dore but yet not death.
Page [unnumbered] And to dreame that he clippeth his owne heyre, signifyeth sodayne bewayling, or calamity, threatned by great euills.
But to dreame that a barber clyppeth his heare doth promise a lyke to hym and to all personnes good lucke and ioye for that it hath the signification, both of ioy and the exception of other causes. And truly there is none beyng in any euill or wofull case, or els in any calamitye, that clippeth the heare of his heade: but suche as be free from these, and hath somewhat to take to. Therefore this dreame promi∣seth deliuerie out of trouble, to such as be in thraldome, and good lucke also to all personnes. To dreame that the foorheade is whole without crasinge or disease, and sleshye is good to all personnes and sig∣nifyeth the libertye of speakinge, and for¦titude. But to dreame that hee thinketh himselfe to haue a forhead of brasse, Iron, or stone signifyethire, hatred, and enne∣myes: But to ruffians, and those yt keep• brothel houses and baudes, and to suche also as I•ade their lyues wythoute shame it signifyeth good.
And to dreame that hee thinketh him∣selfe Page [unnumbered] to haue many eares, signifyeth good to him whiche woulde attayne any to bee obedient to hym, as wife, children, or ser∣uaunte. But to a rych man this dreame signifyeth a greate name, & good also, yf the eares shalbe faire & cōly: but if the ea∣res shal appear deformed & out of fashion it signifyeth slaūder of the people: & this dreame is euell to a seruaunt, and to one also hauinge a cause or matter in iudge∣ment or before a iudge, for either he must sue or trouble another by action, or ells be called by another into iudgemente, for it signifyeth to hym obedience, of a longe tyme. And besydes lyke as he sueth thys man by action it so shalbe done, the lyke agayne by hym: But if the cause or mat¦ter be called or brought into the tryall of the lawe, then shall he heare many more faultes or crymes to be obiected agaynst hym, thē whiche be manifest or apparaūt that in a certaine maner he may nede ma∣ny eares, but to a handye craftes mā this dreame signifyeth good for he shall heare many persones, whyche do require & de∣syre his worke: but to lease thy eares al∣so which thou hast signifieth cōtrarye to Page [unnumbered] those aforesayde. And to purge or clense the eares of filthe or matter, signifyeth y• he shal heare frō some place good newes or tydinges, but, if any dreameth that he thinketh to beate his owne eares, it por∣tendeth the hearynge of yll newes frome some place.
And to dreame that hee thynketh pys∣miers to creepe into hys eares, signifieth good alonly to dissemblers of wysedome which wee name Sophisters. And the li∣ke the pismiers signify to yong men, that go to heare suche persons, but to others, this dreame denounced death. For that they bee the daughters of the earth, in whiche they harboure and dwell. And if any dreameth that he thynketh to haue eares lyke an asse, signifyeth good to phi∣losophers alone, for that the asse moneth not his eares lightlye or quickly: But to other personnes, this dreame signifyeth bondage, & paynufll labors or cares of the mynde with heauines. And if any drea∣methe, that hee thinketh to haue eyes in his eares, signifyethe that hee shall after be blynde, & shall come to knowledge o• those thinges by hys hearyng and eares, Page [unnumbered] whiche he sawe afore wyth his eyes.
And if anye dreameth that he hathe a quicke sharpe fyght of the eyes: syg∣nifyeth good by ryghte to all personnes but to dreame that he thinketh hymselfe blind, doth indicate neadines of money, & to hym whiche hath children, it signyfy∣eth that his children shall be sicke. And to dreame also that hee thinke the hymselfe blinde of both the eyes signifieth to his childrē wt seeth the dreame, the losse both of brethrē father & mother. And to ye chil∣dren because the eyes be lyke to them.
But to the brethren, because the eys also in themselues be lyke brethren: & to the parentes, because the eyes bee the cause that we see the lighte lyke as the father and mother also be. Wherefore the losse of the eyes signifyeth the losse of the lyke but to hym which is in prison, if he thin∣kethe hymselfe to be blynde, it signifyeth good & a notyce y• his misery is at an end. And this dreame also signifyeth good, to those that be very indigente, and poore: but to a man of war, this dreame signy∣fieth euill and greuouse, for that •his yll successe, and to suche also as lyue in the Page [unnumbered] courte: but yet to men of armes or cham∣pions, this dreame promysethe victorye: As the lyke happened to a certayne chā∣pion that shoulde haue cōbat or fought in the honor of hys countrye, who dreamed that he thought he was blynde. which af∣ter wan the victorye. Also this dreame to maysters and pylottes of shippes, signify heauines and sorrow: and to such whiche bee occupyed wyth the contemplation of celestiall•matters, which, hath oftē bene obserued. And if any seekinge any thing lost shal se this dreame, shall after se that thinge lost no more: nor following after a fugitiue or that runneth away shal take hym: but to sicke persons, this dreame doth alwayes portende death: for the pri∣uation of their light.
And one thoughte in his dreame, that a certayne credible man sayde to hym, thy father is not dead but sleapeth, whose fa∣ther was then become presentlye blynde and not long after one brought him word of the same matter. And if any shall dre∣ame yt he thinketh hymselfe blynde of the twone eye▪ shall haue those thinges hap∣pen to hym whiche bee signifyed of that Page [unnumbered] part: For this is to be considered and no∣ted that the ryght eye, both signifieth the sonne, brother, and father. And the lefte eye, both the daughter sister and mother
That if any haue two sonnes, or two daughters, or two brethren, or two sist¦ers: then the ryghte eye signifyeth the el∣der sonne, or brother, or father or els the elder daughter. But the left eye signy∣fyeth the yonger daughter, or brother, or els yonger sonne. And besydes to dreame that hee thinketh to haue three or fower eyen, to hym which hath purposed to ma∣rye a wife, & to hym also whiche lackethe or hath no children it signifieth good▪ For to the one a wyfe shall happen, and to the other children & so aboute one body shal be manye eyes. And one thought in his dreame to haue three eyes, whoe after be¦came blynde. For the third, which syg∣nifyed the neede & lacke of the other light because ye proper light suffyced not. And further to a naughty and wicked man, & to beutifull women: many eyes signifye euell. For manye eyes shal waye on him and aboute this woman shal many appa∣raunte auoutries be wrought, & foūd or Page [unnumbered] taken. And further if any dreameth that hee thynketh to haue eyen in his fingers endes, or in his feete: signifyeth that hee shal after become blynd. And a certayne man dreamed, that he thoughte to haue eyne about eche finger of the handes, who after fel blynde.
And if any dreameth that he thinkethe to haue a greate and fayre nose, & comlye in forme, signifyeth good to all persons: for it signifieth a great subtillitye of sen∣ses, & a foresight in doing matters.
And hee that dreameth to haue no nose, doth portende to hym, and to all parsōs the losse and lacke of sences, and hatred of his betters, and to a sicke person death. For that the sculles of deade persons, bee founde without nose: And if any thynketh in hys dreame to ha•e two noses, it signi∣fyeth to haue variaunce or dsicorde wt his betters in house.
And to dreame to haue fat or full chee∣kes, signifyeth good to al persons and es∣peciallye to women, but to haue thinne or leane or els scabbed cheekes signifyeth heauines or wailynge for the leane chea∣kes signifyeth heauines & sorow, and the Page [unnumbered] blistered or scabbed cheekes, signifyeth waylinge & mourning: For that in mour∣ninges, men are wont to teare & scrache their cheekes.
And he that dreameth to haue a greate hearde, both thicke & rough, beyng a ler∣ned mā it signifyeth good & to a philoso∣pher also. And if a womā thinketh in her dreame to haue a bearde, yf shee shalbe a wydow she shall then fynde & haue a hus∣bande whiche shalbe so gentle a man, that he may seeme to be of a myngled nature: but if she shalbe maryed she shal then lese her husbande, or shall departe from hym and shall gouerne her house, lyke as shee were husbande and wyfe excepte shee bee wyth chyld, or hath a cause which is to be iudged, but if shee be with chyld shee shal then bringe foorth a son which after ear∣nestly beholdyng, shall think her selfe to haue a beard. And to a man child, or very yonge stripling, this dreame portendeth death, because a bearde to a chylde, dothe preuent his age. And if one thinketh in his dreame yt his hearde falleth away, or elles shauen of, or violentlye pluckt away of any: doth portende not only the losse of Page [unnumbered] kinsfolke but also both domage, & a soul confusion that shall happen to hym.
And the losse of teeth, or els fallinge or violently pluckinge out of them, doth for the more parte signify, the losse or deathe of kinsfolkes, or elles one of the same fa∣mily or housholde, or els the losse of sub∣staunce: For the lyke is to be applyed be∣tweene the house, family, and substaunce therin, as is betwene the mouth, and the teath. And besydes the ryght teeth signi∣fye the men, and the lefte teethe the wo: men: excepte it so happē, that in on house be all women, and in another house all men: for then in those houses, the righte teeth signify the elder, and the lefte teeth the yonger persones. And further the foor teeth signify verye yonge personnes, and the sharpe teeth lyke to dogges teth, signifye parsons of middle age: and the cheke teeth, olde persons.
And therfore who that dreameth co leese any too•e, shall lose suche a frende, as that tooth signifleth: but when not onely men, but also the losinge possessions bee signifyed: then is it thought or supposed, that the cheke teeth to signify treasures Page [unnumbered] or riches layd vp orels hid. And ye sharp teeth to signifie those thinges which bee of no great momente or value.
And the foreteeth signifye simple• house∣holde stuffe, or els other moneables with∣in the house. Therefore very lyke it is y• some of them fallinge out, to signifye the losse of money, ryches, & facultyes: & fur∣ther the teeth also signifye necessary mat∣ters to lyfe, and of these the cheeke teeth, signify secrete & priuie matters. And the sharpe teethe signifye those thynges, whiche be not manifest to many, and the fooreteeth, signify most manifest, & open maters, and these thinges which be com¦pared by the talke & worde. And therfore the teeth fallinge out, be, or signifye the hynderaunce or losse of the lyke matters, to them belonginge, also all the teeth fal∣lynge out together, signify a desert house lefte and forsaken by all the persons de∣partinge together from it. And further teathe fallinge oute to those that be sicke do signify a longe sickenes and the scab∣bes or blistrings: but yet they giue theim not to dye. For of the deade bodies, none after leaseth a tooth. Wherfore what so Page [unnumbered] euer happeneth not to deade folkes, is a notice of healthe to sicke persons yet bet∣ter it is that sicke persons to lose all their tethe, for so the come yt s•ner to healthe
And to a seruaunte to lose his teethe, signifyeth after libertye & freedome. And to marchauntes this dreame signifyeth the spedy prouision a desposition of pac∣kes and other goods, & especially if they shalbe in that iourney wyth them. Allo certayne of the teeth waxinge aboue the others so that the on exceadeth the other in bygnes, or elles that be louse and fall not out, signifye sedicion or variaunce in his house whiche seeth the dreame. And who that thinketh in his dreame to haue blacke, rotten, worme eaten, or broken teath, and to lease theym, signifyeth the deliuerye frome al trouble, and misery: & yet some, as often tymes the elder men, haue lost by this dreame: besydes he that thinkethe in hys dreame to haue Juorye teeth, signifyeth good to all persons: but bee that thinkethe in his dreame, to haue golden teeth, signifyeth especiallye good to eloquēce & learned speakers: as it were of the golden teethe pronōcinge the talke•Page [unnumbered] but to others this dreame after threat∣neth fyre and burning of the house which se this dreame, and to certayne also this dreame signifyeth sickenesse, cōmyng and beynge of the multitude of choller. And he yt thinketh in his dreame to haue teeth of waxe, signifyeth that he shall come to a speedy death, for such cannot chew mea∣te wyth them: and to haue teethe of leade or tynne sygnifyeth reproche or infamy & shame to ensue: And to haue teethe of glasse or woode, doothe portende violente death: and he that thinketh in his dreame to haue siluer teethe, signifyeth to hym that is learned, to get money by his talk, and eloquence: but to riche men this dre∣ame portēdeth, the expence of money into foode, and meates. And if any thinkethe in his dreame that his foreteeth fal out & the other grow in their places doth por•tend the chaūge of life, into a better state If so be the seconde teeth shalbee better & fayrer, then yt other afore: but into a wor∣ser state, if they shalbee worser & fouler.
And he that thinketh in hys dreame to haue a reasonable tongue and congruent to the mouthe, and to speake freelye and Page [unnumbered] clearly with oute impediment, signifyeth good to al personnes: but to dreame that he cannot speake, or to haue the tongue, bound or tyed in the mouth: doth portēd the impedimente of actions or doinges, and also pouerty. For as muche as pouer¦tye dothe take away, & prohibite the ly∣bertye of talke, and speakinge. And he yt thinketh in his dreame, that his tonge is swolen doth protende sicknesse to his wyfe, which seeth the dreame, if he truly hath a wife: if not, then sicknesse to him selfe, But if any thinketh in his dreame, to haue heares sprong out of his tongue whether they be whyte or els backe, sig∣nifyeth sicknes and sorrowe: but yet the black hears cause these soner, & the white heares later.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to vomit much bloud, and of good colour, & not corrupt, signifyeth good to a pore mā for it portendeth the commynge to riches and the aboundaunce of monye. And this dreame is good to hym whiche hathe no children, & to hym also, which hath a kins¦man out of his contrye: For the twone after shall haue a sonne borne hym and Page [unnumbered] the other his kinsman came home againe for booth be of one kynde of bloude, but yf the bloud shall runne foorth into a ves∣sell, the chylde notwythstanding shall bee brought vppe: and the kynsman shall lyue dwellynge in a straung: countrye or oute of his countrye, which also after hys cō∣mynge home shall dye. But if it shal run downe on the grounde, then both shortly after shal dye: and he which dwelt out of his countrye, shall go into hys owne for the bloud that is in hys grounde whyche truely in his countrye. And he that thin∣keth in his dreame, to cary or beare blod, is both foolishe and to no purpose to him whiche woulde be hid, for he shalbe ma∣nifested and openly knowen. And he that thinketh is his dreame, to vomitte black or corrupte bloude, doth signifye by good reason sickenes, to all persons. A•d hee that thinketh to vomite a little bloude in somuch yt not by vomittyng, but by spit∣ting it may seeme to be cast vp, doth por∣tende sedition as hath bene obserued.
And to vomit choller, or flewme, to hym whiche is in calemity or misere or els in any perplexitye of mynde or sicknes, doth Page [unnumbered] signify the flakyng & ceassing of the presēt euills: For all the refuses of such lyke, do not molest or greue any more.
And he that thinketh in his dreame to vo∣myt vp his meate, or whosoeuer it be sig∣nifyeth losse and trouble of that, that the bodye feleth not the sustenances or fode. And who also that thinketh to cast vp or vomite out by the mouth, the greate gut¦tes or bowels, doth portend the deathe of children, both to the man and wyfe: but to theim whiche haue noe children, thys dreame signifyeth the losse of the best and moste precions thinge whiche they haue in theire goodes, or that they sette most store by. And to a lyke persone also, this dreame portendeth death.
And to hauet woo or three heades, to a poore man it signifyeth ryches, & besides for that he shall possesse and haue manye heades y• he shall gather together greate aboundaunce of goodes and riches: and hys wyfe and children also shall happen well and prosperous. But to a ryche man this dreame signifyeth aduersity and loss by kynsfolkes to a warriour this dreame signifyeth good lucke,
Page [unnumbered] And who that thynketh in hys dreame to haue his heade strycken of, eyther by iudgemente condemned therto, or of the∣ues, or els in a tryumphe or turnemente, or in any other maner signifyeth good: But to hym hauynge parentes, this dre∣ame, signifyeth euell, or the lesse of them and to him also hauing children, this dre∣ame signifyeth the like. For the head is compared like to the parentes, because they bee authors of lyfe: but the heade to the children, for the. face and Image sa∣ke. And a certayne man also hauinge a house, dreamed the lyke: who after loste the same. And by this dreame also it signifyed, the losse both of wyfe, & frende.
Besydes to the kepers of banckes of monye and to vsurers, maysters of ship¦pes and marchaunts, and to al others al∣so that gather vppe money: this dreame signifyeth the losse of greate summes of money: but hee whiche dwelleth oute of hys countrye that hee shall after returne home: and hee also whiche is in perill of lyfe by the lawe, that hee shall escape the daunger. And further, yf anye sailing on the Sea seeth thys dreame, it signifyeth Page [unnumbered] the losse of the top of a mast of the shipp, except he be any of the mariners, whiche seeth or saw the dreame.
And in these lyke truly haue beene obser∣ued, to signify death to princes. And a certayne Greeke dreamed yt he thoughte hys head was striken of, who after came to Rome, and so lost his former name & dignitye. And he that thinketh in hys dreame, to haue a heade lyke to a Lyon, Wolfe, Panther or Elephante, shal ob∣tayne after the victory and ouerhande o∣uer hys enemyes, and aduersaries, also whych hee is in suite with. But hee that thinketh in his dreame, to haue a heade like to a dog, horse, asse, or any other four footed beast, doth protende seruitude, bō∣dage, and care of mynde wythe heauines: and hee also yt dreameth to haue a heade lyke any kynde of birde: is a notice of pe∣regrination, and iourninge about.
And further hee that thinkethe in hys dreame, to haue his heade in his handes, signifyeth good hap to hym whiche hathe no children nor hath a wyfe and to hym also lokinge for any dwelling oute of hys proper countrye. And if any also thyn∣keth Page [unnumbered] in his dreame, to haue hornes lyke an Oxe or any other violente beaste, doth portende vyolente deathe: but yet for the more part it signifyeth headynge to hym which seeth the dreame: For this like is wonte to happen to all horned beastes.
And the breaste whole, and sounde wyth∣out any hurt signifyeth good, but the bre∣ast rough although it shalbe thicke of he∣are, to men truly this dreame signifyeth good, and lucratyue: but to women thys dreame signifyeth, wydoweheade or the losse of her husbande, and if the pappes appeare greater then they wont to be, & keepynge a comlines or fashion, signifye both the obtayninge of children, and pos∣sessions or goodes, but if the pappes appe∣are sore, and as they weare blystred: do portende siknesse to hym, whyche seethe the dreame. And the pappes fallynge frō the breast, signifyeth death to childrē and to his children which seeth ye dreame: and if not children then they promise ne∣dines Also they oftentymes signify way∣linges especiallye to women. For these in theyr weepyng and wayling, do pull or rent theyr papes. And who that thin∣keth Page [unnumbered] to be wounded on the breast of a cer∣tayne familiar, and one well knowen to hym, signifyeth to olde men hearynge of sadde or heauy newes from some place: but to yong men, and men of middle age, and women this dreame promiseth loue.
And he that thinketh in his dreame to haue harde and fayre handes: signifyeth felicitye or good happe: especially to han∣die craftes men, which get their substāce and lyuinge, by geuing oute wares, and receyuinge in others too worke. But to a personne fearyng or beynge in fear, this dreame portendeth bynding, and bondes or fetters: for not withoute feare this dre∣ame is. And further the one hande is prepared to take thinges, and the other feare to keepe theym. And besydes the ryght hande, signifyeth the sonne, father, frend or kynsman. And the left hande the wyfe, mother, sister, daughter mayden seruaunte and manseruaunt. And there∣fore whiche of the handes any shal thinke to lacke, shall lease one of those, whiche be signifyed by that hande. But to mary¦ners, dauncers, or tomblers, & i•glers, Page [unnumbered] to haue no hands, is not good forasmuch as it is impossible. to work and do moste thinges without th•m, as it is manifest.
And further to loose the fingers of his handes, signifyeth damage or losse and to dettours, to pay more then they owe: and to vsurers, to be deceyued or begyled of their vsurye.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to haue heare growen oute of his handes, & out of his ioynts of the fingers of the hā∣des, signifyeth Imprisonment.
And who that thinketh in his dreame to be pained or disseased in the great gut∣tes, or aboute the bottome of the bellye, do denounce truelye sicknesse to the body and nedines or barenes of liuinge.
And if any shall thinke hymselfe paye∣ned aboute the nauill parte: dothe eyther portende the losse of parentes, or the pri∣uation of countrye.
And if anye thinketh in hys dreame to see his bodye cutt open and to see his in∣warde partes after nature, and eche de∣centlye lyinge, signfyeth good to hym whiche hathe no children, and to a poore man. For the one shal after haue natu¦rall Page [unnumbered] children, and the other possessions or ryches. For the children be named the bowels, lyke as also ye intrales or inward partes. And lyke as the possessions or goodes be in the house, euen so within the greate guttes, be the bowels: but if anye dreame that hee is cutte open, and that he seeth nothinge of his inward partes lefte within hym, signifieth that his house shal after be desolate and forsakē, and the losse also of children & to a sicke parson, death: but this dreame signifieth good to those, whiche bee in troubles or imprisoned, for they shall soone after treade them vnder their feete. And besydes the former spo∣ken, must here bee considered and apply∣ed lyke as the harte in the bodye, syg∣nifyeth the wife of the man which seeth y• dreame, and the husbād of the wyfe whi∣che seeth the lyke. Also the lunges or lyghtes, the lyke. But ye liuer signifyeth the sonne sustenaunce and cares. And the gaule the chollericke humoure, monye, & women. And the mylte, signifyeth plea∣sures, laughter & householde stuffe: An• the bellye and great guttes, signifye chil∣dren.
Page [unnumbered] And the kydneis signifye brethren, and kynsfolkes: & therefore whē any of these shalbee diseased, they portende the lyke to that, that the membre signifyeth: also if any member seemeth lackinge, it signi∣fyeth losse of the like member. And if any thinketh in his dreame to se a plant sprōg oute of his knees, doth portende that hee shal after be stayed or hindered of the vse of his knees, but if a sicke person shal see this dreame be shall dye: For oute of the earth al plantes do springe.
Also a certayne man there was, who dreamed yt he sawe a reede or ca•e growe out of his right knee, whiche after had a fistula ingendred in that knee.
And to haue many fete signifyeth good to marchaunts and maysters of shippes, for they shal rule and gouerne seruaunts wythe manye feete and this dreame also signifyeth good to al those which noury∣sheth and maintaineth seruauntes by by∣inge and sellinge, and to a pylote or go∣uernoure of a shippe. this dreame signifi∣eth ease, rest, and quietnesse: for that hee shall vse many feete, in runninge and gir∣dinge forward the shippe wyth owers, or Page [unnumbered] els otherwyse by sayling. And to a poore man this dreame signifyeth good, for he shal attayne seruauntes but this dreame to a ryche man dothe portend sickenesse, for y• not with his owne feete, but by the helpe & vse of a stay hee maye so seeme to haue many feete. And further, to see the feete burninge, signifyeth euil to all per∣sonnes, & both losse, & decaying of goodes and also of children and seruauntes.
And who that thinketh in his dreame to become bygger then anye man: dothe portende death to him, whiche seethe the dreame, and if any hauinge a litlte young senne, shal thincke hym to become a man or at a mans stature, doth portende tha• his sonne shal dye: & this dreame is gree∣uous to an olde man, to thinke hymself• chaunged into a yonge man, & a yong mā into a childe, for both of them passeth & i• chaunged into the worser & simpler state▪ But good it is a childe to be chaunged i• to a yonge man: and to a man to be chaun¦ged into an olde man, for bothe of the• passeth, into the better and honowrable estate. But if a yonge man shalbe chaū•ged into an oulde man, hee shall not dy••like Page [unnumbered] as the childe, but shalbe sicke. And if a man shall also be chaunged into a child behauinge hymselfe vnwyselye, in doyng matters shal susteyne damage. And fur∣ther the qualitye of chaunginge is thus: that if any shal thinke himselfe also chaū∣ged into a woman, whiche before was a man: signifyeth both good to a pore man and seruaunte: for the one shal after haue suche a persō which shal nourishe him vp, lyke as a woman: & the other shall serue after, with lesser labour. For the lesser be womens laboures, which they do: but to a riche man this dreame signifyeth euill, and especialy, to an officer or one ruling a Common weale for that women for the most part bekepers of the house and oc∣cupyinge themselues wythin that house, wherefore to euery maiestrate, ruler, or officer, this dreame doth damage and de∣priue hym, whiche seeth it. But if a wo∣man shalbe chaunged into a man, yf shee shall then be vnmaryed, shal after obtayn a husbande, and if shee bee maryed and shall lacke children, that shee shalbee de∣liuered of a sonne, and so shee shall passe into a very ill nature: but if shee hath a Page [unnumbered] hande, and sonne, she shall after be a wy∣dowe. For that a man nedeth not a man but a woman. And besydes if anye mā or woman, shal thincke hymselfe, to become golde or siluer, yf he shalbe a seruaunte, shall after bee solde, by whiche trulye hee is made bothe golde and siluer: but if a poore man shall see this dreame hee shall after become ryche that suche a matter thereby may be aboute hym.
And this dreame to euerye sicke parsō doth protēde death, lyke as to thinke him selfe to become brasse, excepte it bee to a warriour or seruaunt, but to be chaūged into Iron doth signifye intollerable ca∣lamityes and miseryes, enduryng to olde age, to hym whyche seeth the dreame.
And he that thinketh hymselfe to become clay or to an earthen matter doth declare deathe to all personnes excepte to those which get their liuinge by the earthe or by clay.
And to become also a stone signifyeth woundes and cuttes, to him which seeth the dreame: & so in the same maner aman must iudge of any other matter like.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to Page [unnumbered] exerise husbandrye, as eyther to sow, or plow or els plant, signifyeth good to thē whych seke a wyfe and haue no chyldren for the fallowe fyelde is none other then the woman, and the seedes and plantes, the children: but the wheate the sonnes, and the barly the daughters and abor∣tyues. Also to others this dreame signi∣fyeth sicknesse, and troubles of mynde: & if any be sick in his house which seeth the dreame, shall after dye.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to gouerne a shippe wel, and wyselye, sig∣nifyeth goode to all personnes For not without feare and labour it is gouerned and brought to any port. But if they be vexed wyth tempestes or come to shyppe∣wracke, it d•th portende a myghtye euill or harme to ensue which hath often bene obserued.
And to dye lether, signifyeth euil to al personnes, but to see a•y Uisions in thy dreame, signifyeth a most greate and daū∣gerous euill of all.
And good it is to hym, that goeth into a brothel house and commothe not againe For a certayne man there was, whiche Page [unnumbered] dreamed that he thought he entered into a brothelhouse, and coulde not go oute a∣gayne, and so not many a day after dyed.
And this by good reason happening to hym, for that the place is named common, lyke as that also is, whiche receiueth the deade & besides in this place happeneth ye corruption of many mens seedes: Wher∣fore that place is worthi lickned to death, although those womē haue or be nothing lyke of signification with ye place commō. For they signify good for the moore part, but the place is and signifyethe euill and harme: whereof these harlottes that wāder aboute, be commodiouser, to be seene in the dreame then the others. And if any thinketh in his dreame, to haue carnally to doo wyth a straunge or vnknowen wo∣man, if she shal appeare to hym fayre and gentle, & to haue one soft and swete appa∣rel, aud Jewels of golde aboute her, and that shee shall also proffer herselfe to him signifyeth good to hym whiche seeth the dreame, nor promiseth the small happ of actions: but if she shalbe an ould or foule, or defourmed woman, and wearinge on vnclenlye and ragged apparell doth de∣nounce Page [unnumbered] that hee whiche seeth the dreame shall after leade his lyfe in heauynes and sorrow. And agayne if the woman afore∣sayde, shall not offer herselfe to him, then it signifieth the contraries to the former.
For a man must suppose that womens vnknowen Images to be of the actions, happening to him which seeth ye dreame. And if a mayster thinketh in his dreame, that he hath to do with his seruaunt, it is not good, for it signifieth despyte, and da∣mage by that seruaunt: whiche signifyca∣tion also is of the brother, whether it bee the yonger whiche hee companieth car∣nally wyth, or the elder. And the lyke iudgement, it is to be geuen of an enemy.
And to lye wyth a woman familiarly knowen and well acquaynted, if he shall earnestlye loue her, and shall also desyre her carnallye: doth portende nothinge to him whiche seeth the dreame, for his in∣tentyue or fixed concupiscence, but if hee shall not in his dreame earnestlye desire her, it signifyeth good to him, if the wo∣man shalbe rych: for he shall alway after get or obtayne of her some profit to hym, or at the leaste by that woman which the Page [unnumbered] man seeth. And if any thinketh in hys dreame to lye wyth a maryed wife, is not good for the lawe sake. And to be moued of a certayne familiar frende to a womā trulye, it is both ioyoufe and profytable, whosoeuer be, the earnest desyre shalbe, But to be moued therto of a richer or el∣der man signifyeth good, for that the ma∣ner is to take of suche. And to be moued of a yonger and needye person, is euil for to suche the manner is to giue. And the fame signifycation also if the elder shall∣be the mouer or procurer, and a begger. And a certayne person beyng a seruaunt dreamed that he thought he handled his maysters priuitye: who after was made schole mayster, and bringer vp of his chil∣dren, for he had then in his hands the ma∣sters priuityes, being signified of the pro∣per children of his master.
And if anye thinketh in his dreame to wrastle with an vnknowen person it doth induce daungers through a sicknesse: For lyke as the wrastler coueteth to handle his aduersarye, euen so the sicknesse, the sicke person as to bringe him to the earth. And further that a man to wrastle wyth Page [unnumbered] a childe, signifyeth also euill. For if hee shal ouerthrowe or cast the childe, he shal then bury some bodye. And to a chylde to wrastle wyth a man, signifyeth good, for there shall followe after greate matters, besydes his expectation. And to wrastle wyth a dead personne signifyeth sicknes, or contencion and variance, wyth some of the children or heires, of that dead parsō. And besydes in wrastling, it is alwayes better to ouerthrow or cast downe an en∣nemye for thereof ensueth victory, to him whiche seeth the dreame.
And to eate browne breade to a poore man it signifieth good, for that they most commonlye feede ther vppon But to eate whyte breade to poore men it signifyethe sicknesse: for the contrarye cause. And to riche men to eate browne bread, it signy∣fyethe desperation: or that those thynges whyche be presently hoped after shall not be perfourmed or accomplished. And if a∣nye thinketh in his dreame, to eate bar∣lye bread, it signifyeth both good to hym, and to al personnes.
And if any thinketh in his dreame, that no straunger, but his owne household do Page [unnumbered] see hym daunce, signifyeth both good to hym and to all persons: But both hys wyfe and children and some of his kinse∣folkes to see hym daunsinge, doth por∣tend good: for it signifyeth gladnes and ioye, & the greate aboundance of goodes of ryches: but yet to a person beyng sicke as wel to a man, as woman, this dreame signifyeth euill. And for the muche motiō also of daunting, it signifyeth deceyuing and dotage. Also this dreame signifyeth euill to hym whiche is vexed or hath any sicknesse on hym. But yf any shal dreame that hee daūceth in some high place doth portende that hee shal after fall sodenlye into a feare or other perils. And if he bee an offender, hee shal after be greuouslye punished, for the reason of the highnes, & stretching out of the handes.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to singe songes or Ballates, and that wel & trimlye, signifyeth goode as well to syn∣gers, as musitions, and to al other persō∣nes, but to singe euillye, and out of order is a notice of yt vnprosperous or vnlucke∣lye successe of matters, and, actions, and po•ertye.
Page [unnumbered] But when those songes any shal remem∣ber, then by those songes he muste make his iugemente: and to singe in the way as he goeth signifyeth goode, to hym which followeth a wayne or cart: but to singe in a bayne or hotte house, signifyeth euill to hym, which so dreameth. And further to dreame that hee singeth songes in the market place or streats, to rych men tru∣ly it doth portende dishonestye or rebuke and derisions: hut to a poore manne thys dreame signifyeth eyther peuishnes or do •age.
And he that thinketh in his dreame to hate a garlande of violettes on his heade if it be in the season of the yeare for them, doth portende good happe: but beyng out of their florishinge tyme and season, it sig∣nifyeth euill. And of those truly whi∣che be made wyth whyte violettes, do sig∣nifye manifeste add notable incommodi∣tyes, and those which be made of yeallow violettes, doe signifye lesse incommodity∣es and harmes and those also whiche bee made of purple violets do signifye death: For that the purple coulour hath a certa∣yne agreement to death.
Page [unnumbered] And Garlands made of rooses, after the seasonable tyme of them: do signify good to al versonnes, except chose beyng sicke and to those which go aboute to hide thē.
For those sicke, they slee because rooses doe lightlye wyther and rotte, and these whych hyde them they do manifeste, for yt sauoure and smell. And to weare a gar∣lande trimmed wythe lyllyes, that they differ and put of matters vnto a hope.
And the flowre of Mallowes in a Gar∣lande, signifyeth good to gardners, and husbandemē: but to others, it portendeth labours and wandringe aboute. And the same significatiō is of Tyme, Sauerye, and Melilote, excepte to Phisitions, to whom they portende good, but a Garlād made of smalach, or els our cōmon parce∣ley, doth slee sick personnes, and in a wa∣uer those whiche be vexed with water rū∣ninge betweene the skinne and fleshe, for the coldnes and moysture.
And a Garlande of waxe signifyeth euill to all personnes, but especiallye to the sicke: for asmuche as it is commonlye oc∣cupyed aboute burialls, but those Gar∣landes truly which be made of wolle, for Page [unnumbered] the varietie doo signifie poysons and im∣prisonment. And to weare a garlande of golde, signifieth euell bothe to a poore man and seruaunte. And to weare a garland made of the vine & Juie leaues, dothe portend to some imprisonment and sicknes also, for the windinges about of the Juye, but to offendoures of the Law, it doth portende headinge for that they be cut of with suche a kind of instrument to the bignes.
And hee that thinketh in his dreame to speake to an aduersarie or enemie and to kisse eyther doth▪ portende the soluciō of enmitye betweene them. But to kisse deade personnes to a person beyng sicke, it doth portende death.
Also to a sicke person to haue or weare on white garmentes, doothe promyse death, for that deade bodyes, bee caryed foorth in whyte clothes. And to weare on a blacke garmente, it doothe promyse for the more parte, health to a sicke per∣san for that not dead personnes, but suche as mourne for the deade, do vse to be clo∣thed in blacke. But yet certayne per∣sonnes there were, as well poore men Page [unnumbered] seruauntes, and prisoners beynge sicke, that dreamed to bee clothed in blacke, who notwithstandinge after died. For very like it was, that those weere not ca∣ryed foorth to burying in whyte, for their greate pouerty sake. And therfore it may be sayde, that to be clothed in blacke, is in a maner euil to al persones. And to haue on a garmente of dyuers• colours or pur∣ple, doth portende sorrowes or trouble, & perilles, and reuealeth also hyd secretes: but to sicke persons, it signifieth to be vex∣ed by sharp humours, and much choller: but a purple garment, to rych men, and seruauntes signifyethe goode: for to the one it promiseth aduauncemente, estate, and honoure, and to the other freedome, and libertye. Also it sleethe the sicke per¦•on, and to a poore man it is a daunge∣rous dreame. Besydes to manye, this dreame portendeth imprisonmente: for none lightly weareth on purple but such∣as be in regall authoritye, or in highe of∣fyce. And to weare on a softe & costlye garmente, signifyeth goode to ryche and poore men: for to those, the present dely∣•es & wealth shal continue, but to these, Page [unnumbered] shall be after greater encrease of riches: but to seruauntes and verye needye per∣sons this dreame threatneth sicknes.
Also broken and vncomlye apparell, doe signifye damage and vnprosperous suc∣cesse of doinge matters.
And besydes hee that thinketh in hys dreame, to washe his owne or an other bodyes clothes, do promise the putting away and delyuerye of some hurte or in∣commodity aboute lyfe, For that the clo∣thes therby: leaue and cast of theyr filthe. Also it maketh a man to learn and know hyd matters: for to them, which feare to be knowen or perceyued, and reproued: it is daungerous, to cary and see clothes washed.
And to stande at a glasse. and to see hys owne image in the glasse: signifyeth good both to the man, and woman whiche wil mary. For the glasse to the mā signify∣eth a wyfe, but the glasse to the woman, signifyeth a husbande. for asmuche as the face shewethe or expresseth euen lyke as these agayne shewe the children, the one to the other. But yt taketh away sicke persons, for that the glasse is of earth, of Page [unnumbered] whatsoeuer matter it shalbe made. And to see an Image or figure in the Glasse, vnlyke to hymselfe: doth portende yt some person to bee named or called, the father of bastardes or of straunge chyldren.
But to see an Image, fouler or deforme∣der in the Glasse then hymselfe: signify∣eth euill, for that it portendeth sicknesses and sorrowes or heauines of mynde. And lyke as also to see: or beholde hymselfe in the w•ter, doth pronounce death to hym whiche seeth the dreame, or els to some most neare or familiar frende to hym.
And to see the ayre fayre and cleare, pro∣myseth good to all persons: and especy∣ally to those which do seke things loste, & whiche will go into straunge countreys: for al thinges, in a clere ayre be made ap∣parāt, but y• ayre darke or darkish or els cloudy, signifyeth besydes y• hindraūce of actions sorowes and heauines of mynde.
And into what matter soeuer, the ayre shalbe chaunged, is good to them whiche occupy the fame matter: but •uto others, it is euel. And the ayre become quiet, sig∣nifyeth goode to Astronomers alone and prophecyers. But to others, it geeuethe Page [unnumbered] a quyet lyfe.
And rayne to fall without tempest and much wynde is good to al persons, except to those whiche be sent to straunge mē or straungers, for to these it sygnyfyethe hindraunce. And myslinge rayne, droppes, and frostes, do siguifye onelye good to husbandmen, but to others, this dreame portendeth small gayne and pro∣fit. But showers of rayne and bayle, and thicke clowdes, and tempestes, doo pro∣nounce to al personnes, troubles, peryls, & harmes and hurtes, But to seruauntes alone, and nedy persons, and those which be vexed wyth some incommodity & daū∣ger do promise the alterations, and dely∣uery from the presente euills. For af¦ter greate stormes and tempestes, fayre weather doth incontinently ensue.
And for snowe and yse if they be seene in their proper tyme, they signifye nothing
For that the sha•pe colde day before caused to repeate it in the s••epe. But if they be seene out of season, the signify good to husbandmen, but to others they pronounce colde attemptes, and p•r•o∣sed accions to be, and prohi••t also to go Page [unnumbered] a iourney. And hayle doothe indicate, troubles, and heauinesse or sorowes, and reueleth also hid matters, for yt couloure. And thonder without lightninge, dooth portende to seruauntes, troubles, and wyles to intrap theym vnwares, for the sodayne vnloked for, but lightninge wyth out thunder, signifyeth vayne feare. For after lightning, to loke agayne for thun∣der, doth demonstrate the feare, for it is none other then vayne threatninges. And therfore when thunder ensueth not, yt causeth a vayne feare. And further to se fyre in the skye, cleare pure, and, litle: doth signify threatnings of some noble e∣states. But to many, this dreame portē∣deth the incursion of enemyes, pouertye, & honger. And besides wheresoeuer the fyre shalbe or where it is carried vp, as from ye North, South, West, or East, & from thense enemyes come, or els neare those regions or countryes, dearth shall be. But worst of all shalbe, to see fire to be caryed or shewed openly: & the same also signifye fyre lyke to torche lyght fal∣ling f•om heauen, also to see wood & bur¦ninge trees, whiche altogether threaten Page [unnumbered] perill or daunger, aboute his head which seeth the dreame. And lightninge wyth∣out tempeste passinge neare by, and not touchinge the bodye, that person whiche seeth it shal after bee driuen oute of those places in whiche hee dwelte. For no man can sustayne and abyde, the lightenynge commynge neare hym. But if the lyght∣ninge, shal seeme to fal before any, it doth prohibit hym vtterly to go foorth. And to be stricken wyth lightninge dooth pro∣myse to hym whiche lackethe a wyfe, to marrye one, whether hee be poore, or els ryche. But beynge maryed, it declareth the seperation of his wyfe, from hym, & the lyke also of bretheren, frendes, kyns∣folkes, and acquayntance, to become e∣nemyes to hym. For lightning doth not ioin together, but they ioined together in one it seperateth. And further hauinge children, it doth depryue or take awaye children in asmuche as they dye: yf he bee sicke to this yt hee is smytten wyth lyght∣ninge, or otherwyse they fall, if he be not sicke. For trees wher they be striken wt lightning they dy & lease their branches. And lyke as the branches be the children Page [unnumbered] of the trees, euen soe bee the children the braunches of men. And a certayne man there was, who thoughte in his dreame, that the outward post or pillor of the bed, was smytten and consumed wyth lyghte∣ning and not long after dyed his wyfe.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to se vsuall fyer, smal cleare, & soft burninge, signifyeth good, but to see a much and o∣uer greate fyre, doth portende euill.
Therefore the best fire is that whiche on the earth is seene to burne pure & cleare, for this signifyeth muche ric•es: because a redy fyre in the hearth, is chieflye occu∣pied about dressing of meates but the sa∣me fyre put out doth threatē pouerty, and if anye be sicke in that house, it doth pro∣nounce deathe to him. And good it is to thinke himselfe to haue Torches or lyke lightes burninge, and especially thys, to yonge men. For it signifieth for the more parte ioyous loues to them, and promy∣seth also pleasaunte actions. But to see hymselfe hauinge one torche, is euill, that coueteth to hyde hym. And the lanterne lyght, clear burning in the house, is good for it signifyeth to all persons, the attay∣ninge Page [unnumbered] to wealthe and riches, and to those vnmaryed, it promiseth maryage, and to sicke persons health. But not cleare bur∣ninge but darkely signifyeth sorrowes, & heauines of mynd, & sicke persons not lōg after it fleeth & the lyght put out, it reco∣uereth and amendeth them for that after∣warde it shalbe lighted agayn. And any lanterne light, seene in a barke or shippe, doth portend after a great quietnesse and calme of the wind. And further the gates of the house burning, do signify the death of the wyse, & his lyfe also to bee in a ha∣sard or in daūger which seeth the dream.
And he that thinketh in his dreame, to se greehoundes huntyng or takyng what, or already taken, & going out to hunt, sig¦nifyeth good for they be signifyers of the actiōs but those whiche returne vnto the cytty or towne, do signify the hyndraunce of actiōs, for thē they cesse of their labor. And masty dogs, or others yt onelye kepe the house, doe signifye the wyues and ser∣uauntes & other goodes gotten together. Wherefore they beynge lusty, & fawning vppon do portēd a good keping of yt house as well of the wyfe, as of the housholde Page [unnumbered] the water dyeth.
And to see greate flyinge byrdes, signifye more prophet to rich mē thē to the pore. But the small, and fatt byrdes, be moste profitable to poore men. And further to se an Egle sitting on a stone, or tree, or els in a moste high place, is good to them go∣inge foorth to doe a dede, but to suche fea∣rynge this dreame euill, and a strayer away also it bryngeth backe agayne.
And an Egle sittyng on his heade which seeth the dreame, doth pronoūce death to hym. For what euer it hath seasoned on wyth the calons, it sleeth.
And to be caryed on an Eagle, doothe promise death, boothe to kynges nobles of a realme, and rich men. And the Egle threatninge what, doth signifye the thret∣ninges of a man of power. But gen∣tle of loke, & goynge to or greeting what and callinge in his owne voyce doothe signify good, as hath bene obserued. And to see an Egle dead signifyeth onlye good to a seruaunt and to him whiche feareth any, for it threatneth both deathe to the threatner, and to the mayster, and to o∣thers, it signifyeth the hyndraunces of Page [unnumbered] actions. Also the Egle doth signifye the presente yeare, for after the difference of the Egles, bee also iudged the differen∣ces, and dyuers happes to come. And grippes, bothe to potters, and curryers of lethers, do portend good, for that they dwel in the edge of the Town, but to phi∣sitions and sicke persōs euil, for that they ioy and feede on dead bodyes.
Also they signifye wicked and cursed e∣nemyes, not dwellinge in the towne, and besydes incommodious to al others. And the hauke and kyte do sygnyfye vyolente catchers or takers & robbers of coūters. For the hauke signify open enemyes, and openly inuadinge or settynge vppon, and the kite, dothe portende enemyes pryuy∣ly settynge on. And the rauen may be likened to an adnouterer and thefe and both for the colour, and yt he oftē altereth his voyce.
And the crowe, signifyeth much or longe tyme and the delay of doinge matters.
And the company of Jayes, doth signifye both nedy men and vayne trouble. And woode coluers, and doues, dooe signifye Women, but the woode Coluers, all∣wayes Page [unnumbered] signifye harlotes. And the doues also do somtymes signify honest women, and matrones. And doues also do signy∣fye delectation in doynge matters, for that they be dedicated to Venus, and they be also good to al frendshippes, & felowe∣shippes, & all consiliations, for that they dwell and lyue together. And the com∣panies of cranes and storkes, if they bee seene, doe signifye the inuasion and mee∣tynge of robbers and theues, and the cō∣mynge of enemyes. And the swanne, syg∣nifyethe a musitiō, and musicke also yt selfe: and reuealeth hid thinges, for the coloure. And to sicke personnes beyng seene, it portendeth health, but harde sin∣ginge, doothe promise deathe, for that the swanne singeth not, vntill hee bee neare dying. And bees to husbandmen, and to those which get a liuinge by them, signifi good, but to others they prononoce trou∣bles, for the sound and noyse yt they make and woundes, for their stinge. Also they threaten sicknes, for the hounye & waxe.
And sittinge on the dreamers heade, to a Captayne of a bande, and to an Em∣peroure shalbee, signifyed, good but to o∣thers, Page [unnumbered] euill, and besydes they portend for the more parte that hee to bee slayne of a company, or souldiars, whiche seeth the dreame. For they be lyke to a company or band. for that they be redy and obey, to their kinge and Captayne, and to inclose or shut in bees, signifyeth good, and good it is also to al personnes to kyl theym ex∣cepte to husbande men only. But waspes signifie euill to al personnes, for they sig∣nifye that some shal fall into euil and cru∣ell mens handlinges.
And yf any saylyng thinketh hymselfe to sayle well, is goode to al persons, but to happen or fall sodaynlye into a tempeste, dooth signifye sorrowes and peryll, but to come or to make a shippe wreke, or the shippe ouerthrowen, or rotten, or drye∣uen on stones, is daungerouse to all par¦sons, excepte to those whyche bee holden and kept by force of some, and to seruaū∣tes, for those it deliuereth from the daū∣gers. For the ship is lyke to them, which so kepe them. And alwayes it is better to thinke to sayle in a greate ship and why∣che hath heauye ladynge, for as much as small shippes, althoughe anye shall sayle Page [unnumbered] well in them, yet they bringe not goodes home and to their porte wythout feare.
And that is also better to thinke to sayle by the sea, then by lande, for to sayle by land, doth signifye goodes, the slowelier and hardliar to come, and that scarcelye shal come at all. But worser is that any sayling by sea, doth sodaynly fall or hap∣pen into a tempeste, then if by the lande. And if any woulde saile and cannot, or is by force holden or stayed backe by some doth signifie hindraunces and stay∣inges or withholdings of goinges to and foorth.
And the lyke so sayle by lande, trees and stones beynge layde agaynste and in the middle sette, doth signifie witholdinges or stayings backe and hindraunces.
But to see barkes sayling from the shore and lande on the sea or wel perfourming their course, is good to al personnes, and bothe a signifier of wandringe, & returne home from some straunge countreys.
And also it pronounceth, messages mes¦sengers by sea, and Shippes or barkes brought oute of the hauen vnto an highe place do make goods the •lower to come, Page [unnumbered] for then truly they begin saylynge. But of an highe place, and the barkes into an Hauen returninge and arryuinge, do sig∣nifye goodes the sooner to come, for then they shall come to an end of saylinge.
And the hauens, doe alwayes signifye well doers and frendes, and all those al∣so which bee Artificiall practisers. And the anchors vses, do signifye necess•tye & safetye and prohibite to wander foorth.
And the mast of the shippe, signifyeth the master of the shippe or house, and the fore part of the shippe, signifyeth the ruler of the foorshipe or becke. But a shippe per∣forminge his course, and not resting, doth portende verye great perill to bee aboute the selfe same part, and the shippe brused or thrust together by a violent tempest.
And from whence soeuer fyet is caryed into the ship, from thence it foorsheweth the tempest to come.
And the sunne from the East rising vp cleare and fayre, & settinge the lyke in the Weste, is goode to all personnes, and to others also it portendeth actions, and to others the generation of children. But hurteth those, whiche go• aboute to hide Page [unnumbered] themselfe, for it reuealeth and bringeth to light al thinges. And the Sonne oute of the West arysinge, reueyleth hid thin∣ges, and of those whiche they thought to hid themselfe, and the sicke person verye lowe broughte it recouereth and amen∣deth, & the person beynge dimme of sight not to bee blynd it promiseth, for of much darcknesse he shal se light. And ••brin∣geth again the persō dwelling in a strāge countrey although hee bee in hope neuer to be. Also good it is to him which hath purposed to go Westwarde, for it promi∣seth returne to hym from thence. And to hym whiche loketh for any to come frō yt West, it signifyeth that hee is then ready to returne and come. And to others it is contrarye, to euerye attempte and hope, and that which we haue purposed it let∣teth to be done or ended.
And the Sunne darcke or somwhat bloudy for heate makyng a noyse, is euil and harme to all personnes, partelye in∣dicating hindrances of actions, and part∣lye to the dreamer, it portendeth sicknes or otherwyse peril, or els sickenes or dis∣ease in his eyes.
Page [unnumbered] And to those whiche will hide what, and to persons also fearing is obserued profi∣table, for the twone shal well hidde, and the others shall suffer or sufteyne no euil and harme. For the Sunne darke, doth the lesse b••ne. And it is alwayes better to se the light & brightnes of the Sunn, entringe into the house, then to see the Sunne it selfe, for the light, because it maketh the house the lighter, it p•••en∣deth the attayning of goods. And fur∣ther the sunne thoughte to be apparelled like a Carter, is good to warriours, and to those whiche couet to wāder abrode, & to Carters, but to sicke personnes, it ys petillous and daungerous.
And the Moone signifyeth the wyfe of the dreamer, & the mother also for nourse shee is thought to be: and both daughter and sister. For when any thinketh to see his own Image or shadow in the Mone, to hym trulye whiche hath no children, it portendeth to him the byrth of a Sunne, but to the woman so dreaminge, it portē∣deth the byrth of a daughter. For euery one perceyueth y• like Image of hymselfe 〈…〉 daughter.
Page [unnumbered] And this dreame is good to keepers of bankes of money & vsurers, for they shall after attayne muche gaine and profitte & good it is also to them whiche woulde be seene, but parsonnes hidde it reuayleth. But parsonnes beinge sicke, and sayling ou the sea, it sleeth, and those truly being vexed with a sickenesse of water runnig betweene the skinne and the fleshe, for as∣much as the nature is moist, but these to fal and come vnto shypwrake. And what good thinges the Sunne promisethe, the same also the Moone signifyeth, and the like what euilles, but yet the euilles al∣wayes lesser, for that she is lesser of heate then the Sunne. The starres seene all cleare and fayre, signifieth good vnto such ion•neyinge and vnto other accions, and vnto secrets. For these shew not the lyke which the Sunne and Moone do, for that these shewe the brighter and fayrer they beynge not aboue the earth, and the dim∣mer & darcker when eyther is aboue the earth: For that euerye starre is knowen priuatelye, eyther by his couloure, big∣nes, motion, or forme of motion. And now eche starre, dothe cause lyke happe accor∣dinge Page [unnumbered] to his fortitude, whiche when they appeare troubled, do then signifye sorro∣wes, and both perilles & troubles to the dreamer. But appearing bright & fayre do then promise a happynes, prosperitye, and good encrease to the dreamer.
The starres seene to fall from heauer, do threaten to riche men muche pouertye & sorrowe to ensue for that heauen, is ap∣plyed to the house of the dreamer, and the starres to the possessions, riches and men in the house. But this dreame to the pore foresheweth destructiō. And one thought that he saw all the starres fall from hea∣uen, after whiche ensued that he became wholly balde: For lyke reason as heauen hath to al the earthe, euen the same hath the head to the bodye. And agayne, what reason the starres haue to heauen, & the same haue the heares to the heade. So yt the starres neyther fallinge on the earth nor darcke appearinge do promise good. But rather forshewe daunger and hurte to many persons. And euill it is to see the starres vnder the rooffe of an house for that it signifyeth the house to become destitute, vncouered and burned, or els ytPage [unnumbered] the Maister of the house shal dye, in that the starres appeared within the house.
The raynbowe seue of the dreamer on the ryghte syde, promiseth good to hym, but seeue on the left side, threatneth euil. But this right and lefte side, is not heare¦ment as to heauen, but as to the Sunne. And howsoeuer it shall appeare, yet it alwayes signifyeth good to those in great pouertye or in any misfortune. For that such in decaye, and oppress•d wyth any ca¦lamitye, shal after amende of their estate.
The white cloudes be signifyers of a happier estate, and drawinge from the earth vpwarde towarde heauen do signi∣fye for the more part a long iourney: and that suche lying out of their proper coū∣treye,, shal after returne home, and that secretes to be reueyled. But the yealowe cloudes seene do signify an vnprosperous •uccesse of matter. And darke clowdes seene, do signifye sorrowes, and cares to ensue: but the blacke cloudes seene, doe threaten a tempest, or heauines to ensue. To thincke hym selfe to be deade, & that caryed forth, and buried, to a seruaunte, to whom the affayres and house of the Page [unnumbered] Maister is not committed, it sygnifieth libertie. For that the deade beinge a ser∣uaunce, hath then no maister, and findeth at that tyme the rest bothe of laboures & seruice. But to that seruaunt to whō the goodes of the maister are cōmitted, death taketh away that credite. And to a mā not hauinge a wyfe, it forshewethe Ma∣riage to ensue. For that mariages and death, be thoughte both as the endes to men, and do alwayes shewe a lyke toge∣ther. So that to sicke personnes to mar∣ry a wyfe, and to keepe the Brydale, sig∣nifieth deathe to ensue. For that the same happen to both, in that feastes be kept as well at the Burialles, as at the Marri∣ages. And to that manne dreaminge the lyke, whiche hath a wyfe that he shall af∣ter dye, leauinge both brethren, & kinse∣folke. For that the deade doe not after keepe company with the liuinge, nor the liuinge with the deade: But this dreame signifyeth good to the well learned, and fathers. For that to the fathers, chyl∣dren, and to the learned, the wrytinges, & Bookes of their wisedome.
Page [unnumbered] And this hath beene obserued, that to the sadde, and such in feare, that death signi∣fied good to them. For that the deade be then free both of fear, and heauines. And this dreame to them, which he in a cōtro∣uersie for lande and woulde buye lande, signifyeth a good successe. For that the Lordes of suche lande are dead. But in other variances to dreame to be dead, sig∣nifyeth losse and sorrow For yt in causing and workynge matters, the dead be then vnhable to doe, besydes are fallen in the power of the liuinge. But if anye bee∣inge sicke seemeth to be deade, doth after signifye that he shalbe deliuered from the sickenesse or griefe, for that the deade do not then feele griefe: nor be sicke. And if rny thinketh to be buried aliue, the same promiseth good to no body, for that it sig∣nifyeth for the more yarte imprisonment or to be fettered wyth chaynes. And hee that thinketh to be strangled and to hang himselfe, signifyeth after tribulations & sorrowes for that to them that are stran∣geld, we se the lyke to happen. And if the dead seeme meerye and gentle they sig∣nifye good, & that he shal passe the present Page [unnumbered] tyme luckely: But if not, then contrary∣wyse. And if the deade seemeth to take away such thing, which he enioyed in his lyfe tyme, promiseth euil to follow. But most daungerous of all others are these, whiche seeme to take awaye garmentes, money, or meate: For they eyther sig∣nifye death to the dreamer or to some of hys kyndred or acquaintance. Besides if the deade seeme to giue somwhat, do al∣so signify euill: vnlesse they s•me to geue meate, siluer, or garmentes.
And if any thinketh to digge vp trea∣sure, findinge there litle stoare of money, dooth signifye the lesser harme or euill to ensue: but seeminge a treasure of muche money doth signifye sorrowes and cares, and foresheweth death, for that Treasure is not founde, wythout the digging vp of the earth, nor the dead layed into it wtout the openinge of the earthe.
And this for a trueth hath bene obser∣ued, that when a certayne personne was sometymes in heauines, thought in flepe that hee saw himselfe to haue very small moneye in a litle basket, and that hee en∣tered into a certaine shop, wher thought, Page [unnumbered] he lost the same coine conueyed by thefte. After whiche followed, yt certayne lucky tydinges came to him the same daye fol∣lowinge, of matters which he toke great care for, and through the same was dely∣uered, and became meerye agayne. And an other whiche sent his sonne somtimes out of his countreye to gather vp money, and beyng then not come home, thought in sleepe that he was returned, and sayde to him: I haue brought thee home three Thousande and 80. Crownes, who awa∣kyng, shewed this dreame vnto •n inter∣preter, whoe answeared that his Sonne shoulde shortlye returne with losse of hys money which the lyke happened to him
To mary a mayden signifyeth death to the sick parson, for that lyke things be vsed in mariage, as happely in the Bu∣rial: yet the same signifyeth good to him which purposeth to go a newe iourney & message, for that it signifyeth he shall at∣tayne his purpose. And to that person ho∣pynge after any thing of commodity, shal after attaine the same. For yt some pro∣fit doth alwayes ensue, at the newe mar∣r•ing of a wife. And yet to some parsons, Page [unnumbered] this dreame signifieth troubles & shame, for that maryages are not perfourmed, without trouble. And if anye thinketh to marye a wydowe, shall after compasse no ne•e, but some olde busines, wythoute care and trouble. But if any shall thinck to see hys wyfe maried to another man, doth after signifye the alteration of acti∣ons, or seperation. And if a woman ha∣uinge a husbande seemeth to be mar∣ryed vnto another man, lyke as many wryte, doth after signi∣fy that she shal eyther bu∣ry her husbād, or other wyse in some maner shal be seperated, & liue frō him. Yet this not alwayes happeneth true.