The moste pleasuante arte of the interpretacion of dreames whereunto is annexed sundry problemes with apte aunsweares neare agreeing to the m atter, and very rare examples, not like the extant in the English tongue. Gathered by the former auctour Thomas Hill Londoner: and now newly imp rinted.
Hill, Thomas, b. ca. 1528.
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THE MOSTE pleasaunte Arte of the In∣terpretation of Dreames, whereun∣to is annexed sundry Problemes with apte aunsweares neare agreeing to the matter, and very rare examples, not the like extant in the En∣glish tongue.

GATHERED BY THE former Auctour Thomas Hill Londoner: and now newly Imprinted.

Imprinted at London in Fleetestreate neare to S. Dun∣stones Church by Thomas Marsh.

ANNO 1576.

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To the right worshipful Mayster George Keabel Es∣quier, Thomas Hil wisheth all health and felicity.

AFter I had increa∣sed this treatise of myne (ryghte worshipful) and waighing how {pro}¦fitable this Arte to be of the inter¦pretatiō of drea∣mes, in that the same sheweth to vs rather comfortable warninge then anye vayne nd vnfruitefull matter. And that none also but the vvise and discret par∣sons, may rightlye discerne and Iudge of Dreames, seeinge it is thoughte a rash matter to Iudge of vnknowen matters, 〈◊〉 those which a mā vnderstādeth not.

Yet hovv Dreames may be knowen to m, whiche neuer had true dreame, in at they onelye happen to suche, whose spirites are occupyed with no irrationall imaginatiōs, nor ouercharged with the Page  [unnumbered] burthē of meate or drinckes, or superflu∣ous humors, nor geuē to any other bode∣lie pleasures. For those which are cōtrary to this order, are not properly dreames, but be named vain dreames, no true sig∣nifiers of matters to come but rather she∣wers of the present affections and desiers of the body. And yet dreames seene by graue & sober persons, do signifie mat∣ters to come, and a spirite vndoubtedlie shewinge to them, whiche by her nature is a Prophetesse, that sēdeth forth such a motion & workemanshippe, throughe whiche the bodye as in her proper dwel∣lyng, may either be defended frō the in∣stant euiles & perils, or moued to the at∣tayninge of good things to come & that with diligence workinge the same, that as it were into loking Glasses of the bo∣dy placed, it might so beholde and fore∣shewe al matters imminent. Therefore this difference of true dreames from the vayn ought diligently to be noted. Fur∣ther who that knoweth rightlye to iudge these, vnderstādeth a great part of wise∣dom, and they which iudge of the same, haue a sure and perfite Arte. Besides Hip∣pocrates Page  [unnumbered] and Galen do wryte, howe that the Phisitionnes by the Dreames of the sicke) maye the redyar and aptlyar ap∣poynt a perfite diet and due medecines, also for the recouery of the sicke: where∣fore I see not nowe that the rashe iudge∣ment of the ignorante, can rightlye con∣dempne the knowledge of this Arte, se∣ing the learned, yea & holy Scriptures, do bothe allow and witnesse of Dreames. As the same I maye heere aptlye applye out of the Prophet Ioel. xi. where God sayeth I will breathe downe of my spiry∣••on all the earthe, so that youre sonnes and daughters shall Prophesie and youre olde mē dreame dreames, and your yong men see visions. Also in sondry places of the newe testamente wee reade howe that the Apostles and other holy men, were taught and warned by dreames. Besides the learned Trogus wryteth, that Ioseph the sonne of Iacob, first founde out this laudable Arte of the interpretation of dreames, althoughe Philo attribute the this inuētiō vnto Abrahā his great grād∣father. And after him did the Godly Da∣niel and wyse Salamō leaue in wrytinge Page  [unnumbered] of this arte, as their Pamphlettes extant at this day do manifestly shevv. But to be briefe we learne that this art of the in∣terpretatiō of Dreames, doth especially consiste of wysedome, and by cōiecture in that he which coniectureth cunning∣lye, is coūted a natural Prophet. So that the interpreters of Dreames (as vvitnes∣seth Quintiliā) are named coniecturers. Yet for that ther be so few parsons that see true Dreames, and fewer whiche vn∣derstande or obserue them, yea and most few vvhich can interpret them, therefore of this, is the arte now come into a con∣tempt with most persōs. And although I might here write sondry examples (for confirmation of this art) bothe of kin∣ges, Princes, and others, vvhiche vver vvarned by their dreames what to do o auoyde or what vvoulde succeade after yet for that I mind to be briefe, and no to seeme tedious vnto youre vvorshipp in so small a treatyse, therefore I omitt them, crauinge pardon of this my rud attempte vnto you. And to conclude, I sal perceiue this Treatise to be thank¦fullye accepted at youre handes, it shaPage  [unnumbered] encourage me shortly to set forth my lit¦tle Treatise of Probleames vvith their apt aunsvveares, vnder youre worship∣pes name.

Thus leauinge to trouble youre wor∣shippe any longer, I commit you to God vvho sende you a godly increase, & hap∣pye successe in this lyfe.

Your most bounden Thomas Hill.

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The Preface to the Reader.

IF it be superstitious (gentle Reader) and therefore de∣nied of some men, to haue a foresyghte and iudgmente in thinges to come, whye is not then denyed to learned Phisitiōs, skl∣full warriours, weary husbandemen, and polytycke Captains, to haue knowledge in the Artes of diuination? If they be cō∣dempned which bee of such antiquitye, so generallye receyued, and so often confir∣med by the sundry workes of learned mē, who then shall dare presume to open the secreates of dreames, where in is contay∣ned so high, and so many mysteries. But great pittyie were that so noble a know∣ledge, so necessarye to all men bee trode vnder fote, and so lightly estemed. At Ar∣tes of forknowledge hath beene of longtime had in great price and estimatiō. I tymes past the noble warriours, the gra¦ue Senatours, the myghty Princes, & al¦most euery priuat man, did direct al thei doings, and wayghty affaires, by cōiec∣tures and diuinations.

Page  [unnumbered] The worthy Romaynes, seldome toke nye greate matter in hand, before theyr southsayers or wyse men broughte them good or badde tydinges. The Grecians,he Arabians, the Chaldes & the Egipti∣ns, did also the lyke: where vppon what through the greate credite it grue vnto, & what through the cōmodity aud pleasure he founde thereby: manye bente theyr mindes to inuent mo such studies, which s they increased in nombre, so were their operations diuers, and their iudgements seueral. Of the which numbre many may worthely be cut of, some as most detesta∣ble and wicked, some as vayne and friuo∣lous and many as meere foolishe, onlye those are so reserued and excepted, wher∣in any witte, wysedome, or reason is con∣tained, amonge this sorte, the diuination by dreames dothe occupy as a Mistresse 〈◊〉 of the chiefest roumes, for that in it be¦sides certayn & vnfallible rules, besydes quicknes of wit, there must bee adioyned dexterity in learning, grauity in debating the matters & moderatiō in indgemēt wt∣out the which neyther cā this art nor any other be vsed in their right kindes, but al Page  [unnumbered] erronious, no profit shall ryse to yt Drea∣mer, no honestye to the deuinoure, nor no praise to the arte it selfe. Let not the mis∣vsage of some mē, take awaye or demi∣nish the commēdatiō, that is incidēt to so good an Art. Let not the rashnes of some in lightly credityng euery ignorante and vnlerned professours of the same, be a dis¦credit to that which in it selfe is groūded on certaine and sure precepts, but rather when suche errors doe happen, let vs re∣turne them on the parson, and not on the Art. For if through the mysuage of some men, good thinges should be condemned: what Art so good should not be misliked of? what doctrine so wholsome for the pe¦ople, so profitable for the common wealth and so necessarye for mans vse, should not be cleane banished Then should Phisicke because vnder som mens handes, their pa¦cientes prosper not, be reiected. Law, for that sometymes iudgment is giuē amisse be abolished, and the vse of Surgery be∣cause the Chirurgiā doth often kepe the wounded in longer paynes then he nedes, be cast out of a Common wealth. But as these knowledges are neuer a whyt ye less Page  [unnumbered] esteemed, thought the vnskilfulnes and rashenes of the practisers, put oftētymes the patients and clyents in great hasard, peril and mischiefe, no more oughte thys Act of diuination to be eschewed, where∣by daungers may be foreseene, and yet it selfe voyde of all daunger & perill. What hazrde of life: what losse of substaunce? or what daūger of lim cā a dreame put ye dreamer vnto? enē so much as whē he a∣waketh, he wondereth how such imagina¦tion or fancy crept into his minde. Be his dreame neuer so terrible or fearefull, as falling into the hāds of theues, werewoū¦ded by thē, fightinge in bloudy battailes, or on euerye syde beset wyth enemyes, in suche maner as it would make a stout mā to quake, yet when he awaketh no skinne is brokē, he hath no ache in his bones, he is stil in his quiet bedde, as whole and as safe, as when he went to rest nothinge so nor so, it was onlye a dreame. If now he haue his knowledge of diuination, what a cōfort wil it be to hym? that examining the cyrcumstances in their due tyme & or∣der, shal prognosticate what such things portende. And thereby may solace him∣self Page  [unnumbered] with good happes, and labour to pre∣uent or hinder the imminent mysfortune, or at the least arme hymselfe so stronglye wyth patience as quietly to beare theim: for a mischiefe knowne of before, and dili∣gētly loked for, is not so greuous as whē it commeth on a sodayne. It is a wonder¦ful thing and almost incredible that drea¦mes should haue such vertu in them, were it not that God hath reuealed it vnto vs: When he himselfe, as a meane, often vsed them, to open vnto his people of Israell, his secrete wil and pleasure. Were it not that we haue red of the wonderful chaū∣ces in olde time foretolde by them: and were it not agayn that we dayly se the ef∣fect of dreames. But alas, our ignorance maketh vs so blynde, that we know them not, vntil they be paste. For a man behol∣dinge in his sleape the toppe or ende of an house fallinge downe, hearyng a dogge to barke or houle, seeynge a hare to chase a hound, or a byrd to flye withoute winges will seeke no further, but esteeme it as a vayne dreame, laughinge at his own con∣ceate, hauing more regard to the present spectacle, then to the cyrcumstaunces to Page  [unnumbered] come making no more accompte of them, then of thinges casual, natural, or impos∣sible. For a house to fall doune is casuall, a dogge to barcke naturall, the hare to persecute the hound, is agaynst nature, & a foule to flye withoute winges soundeth impossible. Yet al these by cyrcumstan∣ces signifie such euētes, as may be for the profitte or hinderance of the dreamer. It seemeth a thing against nature, & a thing moste straunge for a woman to be deliue∣red of a firebrande: yf Hecuba had lefte here, and sought no further, then had she not knowen howe her sonne Paris wyth whō she then went, should be the destruc∣tion of his owne countrye Troye. It is monstrous for a Uyne to springe out of a womans bowels, and for the Braunches to couer or shadow the greate country of Asia, yet this foreshewes Astiages, that of his daughter should bee borne suche a child, as should grow to a mighty Prince and vnnaturallye should driue him out of his kingdome.

For a Cignet to hane feethers sone gro∣wen out and flyinge into the element fil-filing Page  [unnumbered] there the ayre with most sweet tu¦nes and sound seemeth incredible, and b¦yonde mans expectation. But hauing further eye, it may well signifye some ex¦cellēt learned mā, for his learning wise¦dome, and vertue. These fewe examples gentle Reader of an infinite nomber, I haue set forth to shew thee what notable destinies, chaūges of fortune, notable l¦lucke, and notable good lucke, what ho∣nour, what shame, what singularitye in learninge and wysedome, haue beene it aunciente times by dreams signifyed and foreshewed. And in this my treatice smal in comparison to the number I could seforth, I will manifest suche straunge hap∣pes as haue chaūced in later yeares, and also teach the further how thou maist vs and behaue thy selfe in expounding suc as hereafter are to come, And hear I craue at thy handes gentle Reader to vs good descretion, to beleeue nothing rash¦lye, nor to pronounce anye thinge with¦out good iudgment but first to practise i wythe thy selfe secretlye and then if thy iudgementes fall out ryghte, thou mais the bolder communicate it wythe other Page  [unnumbered]f not, cōdemn it not, but leaue it to their udgementes, whose learning beyng mo∣e profounde, or knowledge more parfitte can better and more sincerelye interpret the same. Thou knowest well enoughe, that if one stringe be oute of tune, it cau∣seth a vnpleasāt sound of all the rest, or if the Physition preparinge remedies a∣geynste poysons makinge rough thinges gentle medecines, do myxe thē vntoward y and out of season, shall rather further the disease, then cure the sick, euen so it is wyth dreames. If they beyng somtymes obscure and harde shall not be applied in their due order, but shalbee negligentlye waighed, ouer curious in some thing and rashe in other, nothinge is by theym kno∣wen, nothinge can be by them preuented and helped.

Thus gentle Reader, I take my leaue of thee at this time, ceassinge to trouble thee anye lōger, & I trust I haue spoken sufficientlye to vtter my meaninge, and to giue thee warning, howe to deale. If thou canst attayne to the knowledge ther of, I wilbe glad of it if thou cāst not, yet Page  [unnumbered] blame not me. that wisheth it with al my hart. I can do no more but teache, thyn it is to learne, farewell and God prospe¦thy doinges.

Qui bene cōiectat, vates 〈◊〉 hic optimus extat.
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The distinction of Dreames.

THe cause why Auer∣rois dothe rather at∣tribute this passion of Dreamyng to the Imaginatiue parte, is that lyke as the motion of wakynge beginneth from the outwarde senses, and endeth at the memoratiue, euen so dothe the motion of sleepe contrarye begynne from this, and Endeth at the outwarde motions. Wherefore seeyng the same s a passion of the inner partes, and not of he memoratiue, nor cogitatiue. For that as hee wryteth, the woorkynge of hese, is not manifested in the sleepe, there¦fore the same shalbe of the Imaginatiue whiche onelye consisteth in the mouinge nd continual dooyng and maye also re∣cyue formes of the Memoratiue, when s the dreame is of insensible matters cō∣eiued. And of both the like, when as the Dreame is mix••• and of the outewarde oinge also, lyke as of the hearinge, or of ••e vnderstāding And he further wryteth Page  [unnumbered] that when they happen trewe, the same then dothe somwhat declare of that which was in the hower of knowledge, and yet this for the more part not present beyng, for if this woulde happen in the presente and instaunte doynge, that then the same shoulde not forshewe thynges to come but rather matters presente. In that al thinges to come moue and woorke accor∣dinge to their causes. But how so euer the same bee. yet Aristotle affirmeth, that dreames may be caused by the sheadinge of formes, whiche proceade frome those thinges workinge in the acte. Yet hee per¦happes meaneth, that the same significa¦tion of the dreame, is not caused in the mouing of it. Wherefore howe soeuer be doubted, that the vnderstandinge abstrac¦ted, maye minister Imaginatiuelye the knowledge of the perticuler indiuiduate whē as the same is of the generall things by the whiche it doth manifestlye appear that certaine are indiuiduates of the sim∣ple substances and certaine of the mixte. So that either they be uinge and as th mineralles, or haue lyfe woorking as th plantes, or otherwyse sensitiue as thPage  [unnumbered] Beastes, or of vnderstandinge as men.

And of the accidentes also, certaine are in the Symples, certayne in the Myxte and certayne in Beastes, and of these be∣sides, certaine are of nature, and certayne by Arte, and of it selfe also, or of happe. So that these not otherwyse mente, but onelye by accidente. Wherefore al the in∣diuiduates of the simple and comp••be by substaunces, and of all other Accidenes by theymselues haue terminate causes, whiche althoughe they maye bee vnder∣standed by our conceiuinge of theym, yet ••n they not be vnderstanden of theymsl∣ues, in that these happen not vnder the sē∣es, nor as thinges to come

But to be briefe, lyke as the Phisition by twooe propositions of whiche the one generall, & intelligible conceiued by arte, and that other particuler and sensible in∣uented of some what, maye prognostic••e vppon sicknesses and health, euen so the knowledge or dreames, may proceade of two causes the one of the vniuersail, that is by the vnders•••dinge, whiche doth il∣luminat the Imaginatiue, and the other of the particuler vnder that. In that Page  [unnumbered] dreames for the more parte are caused of those matters, whiche bee knowen to the dreamer. And of this he concludeth that y knowledge of the imaginatiue, is rather ended at the similitude or kynde of the in∣diuiduate, then at the indiuiduate it selfe. Because that if the same bee illuminated by the vnderstandinge, then is that conti∣nually procured to bee caused like it, with the kynde whithe is more spirituall then the indiuiduat. And a man also doth more comprehend in his dreame then wakinge in the daye tyme, because in a dreame i more resolued thē that in the daye which is troubled throughe the doinges of the outwarde senses. And hee concludeth al∣so, that a dreame is none other, then a fantastical appearaunce, whiche the per∣sone sleapynge conceiueth. For if they are of those affections which bee in vs, the is the same either of the part of the spirit and in suche sort are they rather causes o the parte of the bodye, and are signes, bu those whiche are causes of theim beynge without vs seeing by no maner they ma be in our power, therefore are they name accidentes. And a like example may herPage  [unnumbered]e applyed of the Eclipse of the Sunne, whose cause is the Moone. which runneth etwene. But the signe, is a starre appea∣inge in the day tyme, running vnder the ight of the Sunne, or as the roughnes of he tongue, which declareth the signe of a euer. So that a dream is the onely cause n that whiche imagineth the venerall act n so much as fantasy doth moue the drea∣er to that act, which afterward he exer∣iseth wakinge. Also the signe may onely e, as when we be moued and led vnto the nowledge of any matter as the like exā∣••le is written of a certain person, whiche reamed that himself was throwen into a ost boate fat of pitche, in the whiche he hought himselfe to be scalded, & wakinge pon the feare thereof did after vomit vp much a dust or brent choller. So that this ream was thē a signe of the matter pre∣ent, and not the accidēt or cause why this ente before. And euen the like example, s he which dreameth these matters, that re not in our power, like as those which re caused in the East, graūting that they may happen, yet was not the dreame the cause nor the signe like as he whiche spea∣keth Page  [unnumbered] of anye matter wakinge and in the day tyme, although that maye after hap∣pen in the dreame, the same ensued not altogether of the talke, in that not all∣wayes nor oftentymes happeneth the di∣uisions but those, whiche are caused of the others, And for a further knowledge to be vnderstanded, that althoughe drea∣mes forshewe rather matters to com-Yet be many of them paste whiche helpe to the remembringe of those wroughte in the day, and to the vnderstanding of the others, and perhappes to giue warninge of harmes that maye happen. And yet these (after the mynde of Aristotle) doe not of necessitye happen, because if anye hathe dreamed to bee sicke, and hathe in hym selfe the cause of a sicknesse, yet may the sicknesse bee stayed by an other stronger motion of nature. For that in the ayre dooe often times appeare signes of rayne, whiche after enseweth not, and muche lyke to this dooe certen conclude that there are such whiche before the exe∣cution doo change their determination Also dreames are muche varied, whiche do happen through the doynges wrought Page  [unnumbered] before in the day tyme, in that not al are sollicited nor delighted in those, nor the vapoures doo moue in the same sexe, nor the wayes of the common sence to the I∣maginatiue and memorie are caried the lyke in one as in another nor there is not the selfe same maner disposed in one time as in an other. Also to sicke personnes do some fearfull dreames happen, when as the spirits cariynge the vertues of life be aflicted by some euill vapour. And the lyke when anye fearing is moued to crye out, then is sicknesses prognosticated to ensewe.

But of the interpreter of dreames bee ought to be suche a one whche hathe perfict knowledge to distinguish the simi∣tude of al matters and to be skilfull in the manners and condicions of the moste peo∣ple. Besides it isirequisite that he bee a personne whiche leadethe an honeste lyfe. For although he may happelye touche e∣uerye kynde of cause, yette is the same difficill to make apparaunte howe so e∣uer the same maye be reduced to the Acte.

Whiche is the chiefe & principal pur∣pose. And further headde the of the Page  [unnumbered] interpreter, that hee ought to bee a moste arteficiall iudger, which well knoweth si∣militudes, in that all dreams fall not out right, for in this case euerye one maye ea¦selye indge those dreames as the same happneth of the notes. For that lyke as one beholding a farre of twoo sundrye thynges of like distaunce, and the one of theym hee well knoweth, then throughe this be commeth the better and easelyer vnto the vnderstandinge and knowledge of the other. Also he ought to know how to discusse from like to like. For like as the poetes, which also are named naturall prophetes, do further passe by a small si∣militude of any matter vnto another lyke as in speakyng of the nature of Venus do thereby proceade to discusse the caulmnes of the ayre, & so like in many others. Yet that personne is apter to interprete drea∣mes, whiche otherwyse is not occupyed a∣bout other matters. And that men sumti∣mes, do dreame in the one they apply with the other, so that ye one for the other, they sometyme declare. And it is also written of Hercules, that hee dreamed such drea∣mes at the first, whiche no persone coulde Page  [unnumbered] expounde, but dreaminge afterwarde the like was then declared to him, as it after succeded. Also it behouethe the expounder not to be ignorant, howe that the doinges & busines of mē doe daylye alter through the one, and throughe the other by the dis∣position of the bloude and spirits. For these when they bee many and cleare, doo dispose the persone vnto mirth. And the same is named a signe, because men bee∣come sad beyng in the darke, vnto whiche the humor verye subtill and distemperate doth thē dispose them. For otherwyse beynge cleare they dispose the personne to beholde and see hydde matters. But the subtile bumors ouer heated, doe dispose the person vnto Ire, in that these bee en∣gendred of the burning and great heate of the bloud, easely and apte to bee inamed.

But the grosse and cleare, vnto sports and the bodilye actes of myrth. And often those personnes in whome theese are mul∣iplyed, seeme to laughe withoute cause, nd yett as the common prouerbe, is that othinge vnder heauen but reioyseth, al∣hough the same somtime may be couered 〈◊〉 vs. And the same also they declare by Page  [unnumbered] the motion of theym. For when they bee moued vehemently from the hart toward the outwarde parte of the breaste, then doo they cause Ire, and towarde the part downewarde shamefastnes, but when the mocion succedeth outwarde, then dothe it cause ioye and myrthe. And throughe the lacke also of them eyther in the quan∣titye or qualitye are the sensitiue powers forced to woorke eyther corruptly or di∣mynishedlye, euen in the dreame, espe∣cialye when the wayes and passages be∣twene the Imaginatiue and Cogitatiue, by whiche they passe, bee hiunred or trow∣bled, for then the powers are often decey∣ued. Also the disposition of bloude throughe whoose subtiller parte the spy∣rites are engendred, dooth alter the wor∣kings both wakyng and a slepe. For whē the bloude is cleare, not grosse nor subtyle then doth it ingendre y lyke spirites, why∣che dispose vnto ioye and myrthe, euē lyke as the distempered, bloude woorketh vn, to that kynd of Ice whiche longe lasteth, & contrary wyse the thin & hot doth worke vnto that which is sone kindled & sone qua¦lifyed, & the waterye, in contrarye maner Page  [unnumbered] doth woorke vnto feare. But the grosse bloude distempered in heat, doth worke vnto the sturdimsse of wil, sadnes, wher∣fore it behoueth the expounder of dreams to inquite orderlye, whether the dreame appeared pleasaunt or otherwyse vnplea∣sante for the knowledge of those dothe geue greate vnderstandinge to hym. And it shalbe necessarye for the interpretoure to consider and knowe what the persone tradeth or occupyeth, & of what birth hee is & what possessiōs he hath & what state he is in for the healthe of bodye & of what age he is also which seeth y dream. Also a dreae ought exactly to be told as eyther withoute anye addinge to of matter or ta∣kynge fro, For yt these doo cause great er∣ror vnto the vnderstanding of a truth. Also if any shal doubt or be deceiued in yt tellinge of his dream, then must the inter∣preter nedes be deceyued, in the declaring of the true meanynge thereof. And in all dreames also which haue not a manifeste cause, it behoueth diligenty to mark, whe¦ther they be sene ether in ye night or day ti∣me so yt we may not think to mak differēt of the night afore, frō the daye, or ye night Page  [unnumbered] euening from the morning spring, if so be hee hath moderatly eaten before sleape. For that immoderate feedinge dothe not permit matters to be trulye decerned vn∣to the morninge.

Of them which interprete dreames by the colours of the Stars, & by other accidentes.

ANd nowe some affirminge the arte of deuining by dreams, do teach yt things whiche appeare in the proper nature dooe forshe we good: like as dreaming to see the earthe whiche of her nature is colde and drye, and of this sheweth the dominion of the Melancolie humor in that person. And the lyke whereas they wryte, that to see drye trees or cleft, doth after signify perill of lyfe, which if that should be true, thē many husbandmē and fellers of trees shoulde die, because they often dreame of suche businesses which they earnestlye go about and busy them selues in. And in the like sort this is not true, that to see in the sleepe deformed thynges, that the same foresheweth a sicknesse to come, neyther is this also true, if that a thinge deformed of nature doth then appeare farre to the Page  [unnumbered] dreamer, that the farrenes doth forshewe an euill, for that some do thinke to see ar∣tificial garments should signifie a deceit, in that vnder these is the truethe often co∣uered. Nor it disagreeth not that to se fil∣thye thynges in the sleepe, that the same doth declare corrupt humors, because the stincke maye proceeade of the outwarde meanes or bee represented by the kyndes reserued and then shoulde it rather argue the goodnes of smelling. And althoughe the body greeued, maye be sayde to argue many humors, yet maye it declare that the expulsiue matter is shed forth to the cary∣ringe downe of the groundes, or that the sinewes or mouinge powers of the spirite are hindered & stopped throughe some va∣pour or humor greuing, wherof it faileth not vnder the propre working that it may be attributed to one cause, wt dependeth of many. But well consideringe that the ayre is the outward cause of dreames, be∣cause in the first it receiueth the impressiō of the starres, and after touchethe the bo∣dies of men and beastes, whiche are alt¦red of it yea in the daye tyme, like as ap∣pearethe in the nighte Rauen and Owle, Page  [unnumbered] whiche (as moste men affirme) by his syn∣ginge ouer the chamber of the sicke, is pro¦gnosticated shortlye after deathe, because as men say these, lyke as many other bea∣stes are more easelye chaunged in the re∣spece of men, for that those are not occu∣pyed with earnest cares, but that the ayre in this case doth not onely touch outward∣lye, but by the passages or poores the sence enterethe. And where that others say, that to see in the sleepe cleare and brighte formes doth signifie that the bodies not to bee altered, this also is vn∣true because this maye happen, when the melancholie humoure lyke to the sande, doth purge & cause cleare visible spirites, and then althoughe the clearenes of the formes, doth declare the goodnes of these sences, yet is the cause euill in it selfe, bee∣cause it declareth the dominion of that hu∣mour. Nor it is to be doubted, when si∣milytudes appeare darklye, or shadowed with cloudes, but that they maye declare a troublinge of the visible spirites, and when those tende vnto a witnes, then do they signifye mattery humors, and when the shadow appeareth smal, then doth the Page  [unnumbered] harme soone ceasse, and when it sheweth to the syght as water or earthe, then the harme shal bee the greuousser, and the flo∣wer apte to bee resoined. But wher some affirme, when the sleeaper dreameth to see starres shadowed with fyer or by a thynne cloude, that the same doth argue the dominion of choller, whiche rather maye declare an indisposition of the eyes eyther present or to come. And wher they also afirme, that when the starres ap∣peare to the dreamer that they are so bu∣sted, that they can not bee decerned of him, that the same is a note of death, especially if the personne then dreamynge the lyke should be sicke as though the stars coulde not then helpe hym. But this trulye is rather a matter to bee laughed at, that to prognosticate death of the impedimente of fight. Yet certaine doo allowe when the starres seame to the dreamer to moue swiftlye, that thē they prognosticate great Ire or madnes to ensew and that the inor∣dinate motions also of theym, to declare sadnes and heauines to ensue. For the selfe same doothe the inordinat motion of any matter argewe. And graunte that Page  [unnumbered] the order shoulde declare the goodnes of the organe, yet rather dothe it expresse the disposition of the powers of the sensitiue spirit, or of naturall heat. Wherefore in the like matters, are the other qualityes and proporcions of thinges, referred to the dreamer, considered.

Certain demaundes and their answers both of sleepe and of those matters, through which, some time we dreame

ANd firste why olde men do not so well sleepe, and dreame the lyke as yonge men do seeinge they take more rest. Unto which Auerrois thus answearethe, that for so much as olde men are of coulde com¦plexion, althoughe they maye feede suffi¦ciently, yet haue they naturall heat ouer weake in theim, so that they can not well digeste the same and of this the fumes of the meat in the stomacke are not sente vp∣warde. But the yong men haue naturall heat intensed, through which they diggest their meate wel, and of this send vp much fume out of the stomacke vnto the braine whiche cause theym so to dreame. Why is it, when in the dreame appeareth some Page  [unnumbered] fearefull matter. that then the personne sweateth, and waketh vpō the same. Un∣to which the philospher thus answereth, that to the man appeareth then that ter∣rible matter to be present, aud wyth ene∣mies And nature also beyng careful of y health of man, doth both send forth heate and spirites from the harte vnto the out∣ward members. So that nature iudgeth it suche a ferefull matter, disagreeing to the man, that throughe the concourse of the spirites about the harte, the harte of this is wrong together, and the mā ther∣by weakened of the same.

Why men commonly are not wont to dreame in the beginning of the night. To which the Philosopher thus answereth, that the firste digestion is then occupyed, in whiche the sumes of the meate muche ingrossed are sent vp, that mightely stop, and so cause the persō that he cannot thē dreame. And those also stop the passages, not onely to the outward sences, but vnto he organe the keper of tymes.

Whye affirmeth Aristole thar a wic∣ked person often foreseethe euil dreames, To whiche is thus answered, that as the Page  [unnumbered] condicion of the wickednes dooth incline and dispose the persone vnto the often cō∣siderynge of the same, euen so is bee mo∣ued to dreame those thinges whiche were a good whyles together thought vpon in the day tyme, in that they soner come to mynde. Soo that the luxuriouse per∣son is often moued to dreame of women, the drunkarde of sundrye wyues, and y theefe of sundry thefts. Why dreames which are caused in the morning, be par∣fiter and to more reason, then the others in the night tyme. To which the philoso∣pher answeereth that in the morning the midle deuision betweene y common sēce and the Organe reseruatiue is sufficient quiet, throughe whiche the fumes of the meat eleuated then, are sufficiente weake, and of this cause trewer, and parfytter dreames

Whye it is tht at to a manne beeynge a sleepe appeare he that hee flyeth or fal∣leth from an highe place. To whiche the philosopher thus answeare the, that the same proceadethe of the indisposition of the humors of certeine spyrites and va∣poures. Whereof in the body sometimes Page  [unnumbered]••che fumes are very lighte, and of this use the man to thinke that he flyeth. But somtimes the fumes are ouer grosse nd cooled by the brayne, and do then dis∣end to the harte and through this it see∣eth then to the mā that he falleth from highe verye deepe

Why is it that a man sometimes drea∣meth of those thinges, whiche in all his yfe he neuer possessed nor saw, To which he philosopher thus aunswereth, that in he slepe is a certayne compositiō of fan∣asies, through whiche composition such ppearance is called. Lyke as when any haunge the kynd of golde on a hyll, then o him appeareth in his slepe to haue sene golden hill

Whye is it that the similitudes of hinges sometymes in the sleepe dooe ap¦peare broken, and sometymes defoure∣med. The reasone of this is in that the otte vapour is hindered to be shed forth hat seeketh the Uentricle or Organe in which the similitudes are, wherefore of y troubled, they are then not perceiued nder a proper forme, & for that they may omtymes be caused of those which were Page  [unnumbered] neuer perceiued or decerned, and that he∣auelye sleapyng they dreame nothing, 〈◊〉 that the powers of the spyrite or the ima¦ginatiue is hindred to passe vnto the act

And by the same reasone in a manner some dreame nothynge al their lyfe tym becaue the plenty or aboundance of moistures causeth the grosser spirites, and 〈◊〉 confoundeth the similitudes. But A••stotle doth attribute this to a drines an coldnes of complexion, for these as th philosopher affirmeth do hinder the asc••ding of vapours, whiche like happene•• to olde persones, by reason of age.

Whye is it that some persones neu•• dreame, nor dreamed all their lyfe tyme The philosopher thus aunsweareth, th•• suche personnes are either ouer moiste 〈◊〉 quality, and the braine to much running so that the kyndes cannot abyde, or such are ouer dry that the kyndes in them ca not be imprinted. So that in both sortes the Organe is ouer muche vnquieted.

Why doth it sometme appeare to vs that the sighte maye bee chaunged fro the one sensible and yet altered from th other. To whiche the philosopher aun•••ereth, Page  [unnumbered] that the same happeneth when 〈◊〉 that altereth, that the other should be t to chaunge, lyke as the mouinge of a rge or shippe, whiche then causethe to ppeare that the earth moueth withal, cause this motion is lyke to that which e earthe shoulde cause, if the earth did oue, yet the errour may bee corrected, rough the vpper power.

Whye doo some persones begin firste•• dream, when they come vnto olde age. o whiche the philosopher thus aunswe∣th, that they throughoute their whole me of youthe are ouer muche mouing nd occupyed, soe that they can not all 〈◊〉 at seasone dreame. And this procea∣th throughe the inwarde heat, whiche continuallye resolued of the nourishe∣ente. For in olde age suche euapora∣••ons beginne to cease, throughe the wea∣nes of heate, and hereof beeginne they 〈◊〉 dreame.

Whye is it that it appeareth often to 〈◊〉 in sleape, bothe to see & heare matters. o which the philosopher Aristotle thus unswereth, that to the motion ceassing y whiche the formes are troubled, the Page  [unnumbered] similitude then of the matter which was seene doth represente the acte of seeynge, and heard, the act of hearyng, by whiche they were caused.

Why is yt that the vertuous men and studiouse, haue often plesaunter dreames then the wicked and vicious persons. T whiche the Philosopher Aristotle thus aunswerethe, that the vertuous bestow theym selues in dooynge good woorkes and of this the kyndes of the good woor∣kes are reserued and such vertuouse per¦sones doo dreame of suche lyke matters, whiche appeare to them as very delecta¦ble. But the euill persons whiche doo wicked woorkes, the kyndnesse of thos euill are reserued, throughe whiche they often dreame, wicked dreames.

Whye is it that suche wakened out of sleepe, be myndefull of their dreames, and not of the woorkes doone in their sle∣pe. To whiche the Philosopher thus aunswereth, for that whether the form of the dreame remayninge imprynted i the Immaginatiue parte, or for that the woorkinge of theym was caused by the Organes shutte of theym selues, anPage  [unnumbered] dissolued by accidente. Therfore the si∣mylitudes of the matters caused, coulde not bee differred or caried vnto the com∣mon sence or ymmagination, in that the particulers wear bounde. Yet are they sometymes stirred vppe and moued for∣warde, for that vnto a stronge motion in the Orgaue, the sence maye ensewe the motions of the mouing spyrites

And a stronge motion I mean, in that this maye heate and resolue the moisture stoppinge the commone sence. Nor it is not necessarye, that for that tyme they shoulde be depryued by a voluntarye mo∣tion in that althoughe the senses maye bee harmed throughe the distemperate∣nes and diminution of the spirites, yet is not in that season the sence of fanta∣sye taken away, whiche is onely cause of the same.

Whye is it that persones hoate by na∣ture or eatynge hoate meates and vapo∣rouse, do dreame muche. The reasone of this is for that verye muche hoate va∣poure doothe sharpen the spyrites whi∣che placed in the Motion doe mooue forwarde the kyndes restinge in the me∣mory, Page  [unnumbered] so that the dreame is caused of the representing of them. And Aristotle wry¦teth, that throughe the boathe humours, dreames are caused of matters a longe ti∣me reserued, for althoughe these maye a∣byde in the Organs▪ quieter, yet through a strong motion of heate brought backe, may so cause dreames, or to dreame after. Why appeareth it to the mā dreaminge that the dreame is somtymes true, and somtyme aunsweareth not the lyke at al. The cause of this is, in that it some tyms happeneth that in such a dreame the iud∣gement or knowledge of the vertu intel∣lectiue cōcurreth with a sensitiue vertue but sometimes the same doth not concur: therefore when it doth concur, the man iudgeth the dreame to bee false & the rea∣son is in that the intellectiue vertue doth correcte the sensityue. But when it doth not concurre or accorde then doth it ap∣pear to the man that the dreame is trew. Why is it that certayne sleapynge doo exercise the workes of persones waking. The reason is, for that not simplye they doo slepe, nor properly bee wakinge al∣thoughe the vapour in the tyme of sleape Page  [unnumbered] dooth stoppe the Organe of the common sence, and repelleth the heate and spyrits toward the harte. Yet sometymes wyth that vapoure dothe some pemixte kynde of be he mente concupiscence, or feare. or boldenesse remayne. For this when it mo∣ueth the onely Organe of fealyng in this beginninge, yf then from that kynd f his fantasie also is moued seeynge it is the beginninge of the locall motion, there∣fore sleapynge it is moued by it selfe, and when the foresayde causes bee base and weake, that is to saye, not mouing out of the place, and when they be stronge, then doo they moue from place to place. And because the spirites and Organe are di∣stinct sences from the Organes, the mo∣tions therfore of them are for the more-parte not reasoned of, but seynge they be not muche distaunt, for that cause is not speache hyndered in them, so that the Or∣ganes be not occupyed or indisposed, for then doo they shewe foolishenes muche lyke vnto the condition of the sicke. And because the lower mēbers whiche be the instrumentes of motion are lesse hindred in respecte of the vpper whiche obeye to Page  [unnumbered] the sence therfore those are lowsed vnto the motion, and not vnto the sence, and because the qualitye of the eyes is of the natue of water, therefore are they slo∣wer opened to see abrode then the other members to moue. But althoughe suche walke wyth the eyes shutte, and that ra∣ther by a happe, yet sometymes by For∣tune or by Custome they come vnto the place in the daye tyme immagined, not by sighte in that the eyes are then shutte but of the inward fantasie by which they walke in the darke, like as in the lighte or daye tyme or rather this by a happe. And although they bee then without fee∣lynge, yet the other senses do obaye in as muche as they may to the mouinge po∣wers. But sometymes they think to kill a mā, and sometymes that they theym selues are deade, because the fantasye doothe y∣agine that whiche eyther it conueytethe or feareth.

Whye is it that suche hauinge bygge heades be louers of sleepe. The reason is for that they easelye receiue and retayne the vaporous fumes of theym, also the Page  [unnumbered] moister braynes are apter to slepe, whose neare workinge is a vapoure wythoute doubte. Why is it that wyne doth some∣tymes cause sleepe, and sometymes to wake. The reason is for that when it is druncke moderatly, it doth then cause sleepe, in that the vapoures of the wyne doo not trouble but easelye moysten and stoppe the wayes by whiche the spyrites and heare passe whereas wakynge, it do∣ethe otherwyse. But when the person drinketh muche, or y the wyne is strong, then dooth it dulle and vexe the powers, and instrumentes of the spyryt, whiche at that tyme placed in the motion, dooe force the persone to wake. And although

Nature troubled sometymes, these doe cause astonishement, yet do they not then perfitelye sleepe.

Whye is sleepe caused moore and lon∣ger, by lyinge on the righte syde then on the lefte. The reasone is, for that as Aristotle wrytethe, wee doo more wake lyinge on the righte syde, yet sleepe is caused of the contrarye causes. Or for that the ryghte syde is more wearied in 〈◊〉 daye tyme, whiche of these neede the Page  [unnumbered] the more reste, nor vppon this syde also, doth the harte labour.

Why is it that onely man whyles hee sleapeth, boweth downe in his sleapyng. The reason is, for that the powers and spirites gyuing sense and motion drawen inwarde, doo not then suffer the bodye to be stayed vpright or for that the vpright∣nes of the fourm in man may cause of the same that the foresayde powers and heat by their owne nature may bee caried vp∣warde or determined by the proper kynde yet by drawinge downe those from the members, it behoueth that they fal as to the heades of beastes, of their owne na∣ture goo not vpright. And for that the as¦cending of those in the beasts is not so ea∣sely caused, therfore the members in thē seeyng they remayn not altogether desti∣tute of helpes, they staye vp themselues the surer and better.

Why doo beastes sleape a lesser time then they do wake. The reason is, for yt the superfluityes multiplyed by perfect digestion can not aptlye bee sente of na∣ture without the body by one onely expul¦sion. And, seeing we may often ryse to put Page  [unnumbered] away those, therfore is sleape oftentymes broken. Or rather for that the greater part of the woorkings necessary to life, & in whiche mans perfection consisteth, is perfourmed in the daye tyme, and not in sleape, in whiche man differethe not from plantes or beastes, and whom nature fin∣deth vnto the ende of waking, for that we sleape quieter, & wake with more delight.

Why do mē affirme, that sleape much helpeth to digestion. The reason is, for that the same happenethe not to euerye thinge, but rather in that whiche is cau∣sed for the comfort of the whole body, as of the stomack and liuer, vpon which the powers and heate more vnited dooe con∣uerte themselues, and be shorter lynes for they bee in a manner in the midle of the creature. But to the other particuler members is the foode digested sence, and if that lacketh anye thinge then the heate ingendred suffiseth them, which may as wel be caused in the day time as in sleepe.

Why do some wryte that the marishe or watery places cause sleape. The reasō is, for that from these are vapours ingros¦singe and coelynge the ayre caused, which Page  [unnumbered] breathed in or drawen in wyth the breath that spirites refuse, as contrarye to Na∣ture it selfe whiche is cleare and pure, so that throughe the drawinge in of these, sleepe enseweth. Or rather for that the grosse ayre brethed or entered in by the pores of the body, dooth by his grossenes greeue at the firste the brayne, and after carried vnto the common sence, dooth of the same compell sometimes to sleepe.

Whye doo the tellinge or hearinge of tales sometymes cause, and sometymes put away sleepe. The reason is as yt is sayde that in some parsones the grosse moisture aboundeth, which if it so happe∣neth that through laboure in the hearing it is resolued into a vapour, then are they taken with slepe or rather moued to slepe but the humour subtile in leane or cholle∣ricke persons, do moore sharpen, and of this in the prickinge compell the person rather to wake: Why affyrmeth the phy∣losopher, that sleeping he thinketh some tymes or through a small noyse to heare thunder, or through a litle fleume sweet stillinge to the tongue doothe then thinke to taste or eat milke, and so lyke in many Page  [unnumbered] others. The reason of these ys, that as they saye by nighte, the outwarde sences bounde in the respecte of the motions frō without do perceyue the inwarde far big∣ger, whereof the common sence or other vertue dreamynge is deceyued, in that he iudgeth those to be of other sensible mat∣ters, then in dede they be. And Aristo∣tle wryteth that the small motiones in sleepe do appere bigger thē in the day ty∣me, because the sences in this occupyed a¦bout many matters, eyther perceyue not those, or els discern thē far lesser. And for that hee thinketh those sometymes to be rather as honnye then mylke, happeneth eyther throughe the indisposition of the spyrites or lyfe of the dreamer or of an o∣ther cause, so that of particuler matters, no firme rule can bee geuen.

Or when the same should happen that Nature expelled from anye principall member anye moysture lyke as ••ewme in purpose as vnto taste, or wyndye Hu∣mour as vnto hearyng, and if now by rea¦son of the firste that which sheddeth forth vnto the Organe of taste is smalle in res∣pect, yet the sences whiche perceiued and Page  [unnumbered] dooe retayne the cause of the former mo∣tion to haue bene bigge in his beginning or parhappes with a bigge and strong en¦forcement of nature expelled, therfore the imaginatiue couetynge to expresse y trou∣blesomnes which it perceyueth as bigge doth so moue other customed formes to represente inwarde tastes, as of Mylke.

And the selfe same iudgmente is of the small noyse in respecte of hearyng, which throughe the foresayd causes thinkethe ye same bygge, and so mouethe the kynde of thunder otherwyse ment or thought be∣fore.

And why do some wryte, that such de∣uisinge or vnknowen matters, doo often falla sleape. The reason is, for that the dayly beholdinge of matters, doth hinder the disgestion of nourishment, but vndy∣gested, the humours then do easely, eua∣porate vp to the head & cause the dreame to appeare otherwyse, Then as they vn∣derstande and be delighted, Because the diligente marking, and considerynge of the matter, doothe then cause the parson to wake. And of this when any readeth not vnderstandinge the matter, hee there∣vppon Page  [unnumbered] dothe often tymes fall a sleepe.

Because the spirites & power through the indeuoure and agitation weakened doo retourne inwarde, that they maye reste, after whiche ensewethe sleepe, ra∣ther through y laboure, whiche also doth often conuerte the humour into a vapour

Why do the sicke and dronken parsons geue somtymes in their sleape angry and frowarde woordes and sometyms gentle & honest wordes. The reason of this is for that the spyrites vexed by an euill or ob¦scure humoure do then cause feare after whiche then ensuethe hatred, that so for∣ceth the persō to speake frowardlye espe∣ciallye beynge a babler by nature. But when the spirites be cleared, then do they dispose that person vnto a hope, and so to talke quietlye and gentlye

Why is it that certaine beastes sleepe wythe the eyes oppen, lyke as the Hare and fyshes. The reason is, for that the fyshes do lacke eye liddes, whiche verye nature hath denyed theym, in that they lightlye waked maye sone succor and de∣fend them selues. And the hare when she is pursued or hunted after doothe at no Page  [unnumbered] tyme hyde her selfe▪ in the wood amonge bushes, leaste her eyes alwayes open and vncouered, myghte so bee harmed wythe bryers and thornes.

Why is it, that the remembraunce of the euil past, doth not take awaye sleepe, lyke as otherwyse of matters to come. The reason is, for if the same shoulde bee true and bothe laborious, yet of that to come by reason of the feare annexed, is the same wythe carefulnes. soo that thys letteth him to slepe, whereas of the kno∣wen, it troubleth hym litle or nothing at all. Why do some sometymes declare to see or to haue seene in their slepe Deuils, and somtimes saints or Angels. The rea∣son is, for that althoughe deuils of their propper nature haue no coloure at all, yet because by this especialye as bye the black, they are manifested to the peo∣ple, therefore whan it so happeneth that the adust humoure or fume doth occupye the spirites and and passages, then the co∣gitatyue ruled by thē, doth cause the dre∣amers to belene y y similitudes or black kyndes to be very diuils in that they are then caused corruptlye to decerne. And al Page  [unnumbered] though there can not bee caused one only dreame of all the kyndes whiche are re∣serued in the remembraūce, yet are there ymagined many diuills, in that they are comprehended vnder a certayne vnicye of blackenes imagined. And euen lyke, when the foresayd similitudes and ways are affected wythe the redde couloure of bloudde mixed wythe flewme whiche for that the same is white and the other redd therfore through, the worthines of the co∣lours, they think thē those to be ether An∣gels or saints in yt both these wer wōt to bee so painted. And that y bloud also doth dispose the sicke to gladnes, appeareth in the swan, whiche drawinge nere to death singeth, because her subtil bloude is then dispersed in the ventricles of the harte. Yet sometymes those bee trewe deuilles, whiche shewe themselues sodeinlye, bee∣fore the soule departethe out of the mans bodye vnto a greater payne, or rather parhappes that God will, that suche call to remembraunce their wicked dedes, and that the sick in conscience may therof re∣pente, and amend before death.

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Of the opinions of phi∣sitions iu dreames.

THe phisicions also dooe obserue, that dreames in a maner doo declare y dis∣posicion of our bodies, as eyther to helth or sicknes, whiche parhappes oughte ra∣ther to bee searched out and learned by Arte. Yet say they, that when sleapynge men see blacke visiones, lyke as the drye earthe obscure or deade men, these they and such like, do forshewe customed sicke∣nesses to be caused of the melancholy hu∣moure, and they also warne vs then to consider whether that visione towched the whole body in that the sickenes folo∣weth vniuersall, lyke as of the agewe or leaprye, for if in any part alone the party∣culer shalbee & that it hath nothinge tou∣ched that it signifyeth vppon the indispo∣sition of the spyrites, throughe whiche some sadnes is wonte to happen in the spirite and the selfe same they declare of the bloud For when it doth offende in the lyke or in asmuche, then doth he thinke to see redde and ayeryal matters, and what soeuer is pleasaunte to beholde so that a Page  [unnumbered] hote and moist qualitye is prognosticated vppon the motion or indisposition of the same, and then doth it in lyke sorte either touche the whole body, or but parte, And the lyke is to be sayde of choller, when as it semeth to hym to see cytrene or fyerye matters, or contentions. And the flewme in lyke sorte, when as it seemeth to him to see the whyte, watrye, glasse, or clammye, and other lyke proportioned matters to that humoure, wyth the fore∣sayde consideration. And allthoughe these maye perhappes yelde to the place of the signes yet by them may not the bo¦dely or inwarde nor premitiue causes bee founde, oute of these, as by the same ap∣peareth. in that they do depend of the go∣uermente of the sixe naturall thinges by which they be knowne without the drea∣mes, and of the first also, in that seldome when wee doo dreame, wee dooe then see those touched, excepte, that when they do foreshew the harde expressions or proper∣ly the nightmare by whiche are wonte to bee prognosticated the sicknes named A∣poplexiae. And many also of these which as they say do cōmonly happen to health Page  [unnumbered] full parsons, withoute sicknes folowing Neither do the sayings declare the cause for somuche as it is manifest that the sub∣till vapour of bloude, or flewme euer hea∣ted by laboure or sicknes may cause drea∣mes to shew of choller, wt in dede beareth not sway in the body, or els is sone resol∣ued or fumeth away.

But if you demaund why they do fore∣shewe choller, when as a man in sleepe feareth to fall, or thinketh to haue fallē?

The reason is, for that when the same is subtill and of a swift motion, doth then in dispose the spirites. and letteth the mo∣tiue spirites to proporcionate the space be∣twene the bounde, from whiche, and vnto whiche. But the falling either is a discō∣tinuation, or not without these, for that wakinge a man dothe not onelye fal, but throwe himselfe headlong downe, which regardeth not to discende by the ordina∣rye steppes.

Also other phisicions do reduce mens dreames, vnto the inward or bodily cause but these rather do happen of the effectes or cares of the spirite begon in the daye tyme, and they are besydes diuers in di∣uers Page  [unnumbered] persones, because, not al personnes occupyed aboute the same, lyke as y occu∣pyer & idle person, the smith, or husand∣man, whereof the selfe same forme dothe shewe one thinge to one person as to the couetouse man, an other thinge to the ly∣beral person, or Musician, another thing to the healthfull, & an other thinge to the sick. Wherfore if it should be so graūted, that the phisition by the argument of the humour rulyng may argu the temperat∣nes or distēperatenes of nature, and vnto the more whiche eyther trouble or helpe, but these contrary of beastes in y by time do diuers desires aryse of which cā no fir∣me or certayne rule bee giuē but are wōt as it is said to be aplied vnto those which eyther we are by nature, or custome, or by immoderat desire inclined but if those shoulde haue an outewarde cause, then might they signifye many matters vpon the yssue of the busines of ye hap to come, but the signe of this is, as whē dreaming he remayneth after wandringe & amased because the significations thē do not lack which also may be applied to the hauing inward cause of humours. But the cause Page  [unnumbered] of the admiration, is either proceedinge through the newe accesse of the outwarde kynde because they happen not customa∣bly, or els when the humour ouer muche ruleth or excedeth in the bodye.

Of the cause of Dreames.

THe causes of all dreames bee on this wyse, firste those whiche are caused of meates and drinckes, as in surfeytes are wont to be is the cause of the mocion whiche properlye is caused of the vapou∣res breathing out of the foe. But the sleepe is the reste of the spyrites, and the wakinge, the vehemente motione of theym▪ and the vayne dreame is a certa∣yne tremblinge and vnperfit motion of theym. Therfore al are vayne dreames caused through the spirites lightlye mo∣ued. Wherof whyles we soundly sleepe, we then dreame nothinge at all.

So that all kyndes of vayne dreames in this point, do agree wyth the light motiō of ye spirites, & all do agree in the mat∣ter, for y the matter of ach is the remem∣braūce of y sene or heard, for no vain dre∣ames Page  [unnumbered] are caused, but through them. As y lyke for example, when a man in his slepe thinketh to se a monster with thre heads, which hee either hearde of by the discrip∣tion of some or sawe paynted in the lyke sorte, whiche heades he remembred to be on this wyse, as the one lyke a Lyon, the other a serpente or Dragon & the other a Goat. That if anye other straunge matter also a man shall see in his sleepe, or some vnknowen thinge, or deformed Plant then are those none other then vn∣parfite thinges or transposed.

For an vnknowen man is none other, then when a man is vnparfitlye founde.

And the knowledge of this is, that all men, yea the moste knowen beeyng seene far of, are vnknowen. Therfore through the vnperfite knowledge and trāsposing, and mixinge of sightes, are all dreames caused. So that it appeareth that al dre∣ames to agre booth in the efficiente cause and in the matter, for the efficyente cause, is the moderate motion of the spirites, but the matter is the memorye of things seene, eyther whole or vnparfit. For as it is manifest that there be diuers Page  [unnumbered] kyndes of dreames, euen so it behoueth y the causes bee diuers for that throughe them, those are alwais caused.

This moderate motion oughte not al∣wayes to be thoughte so perfit, that this moderation is exquisitely an indiuiduat.

But if the mocion be vehementer, and troublesomer, althoughe it maye bee mo∣derated in the kynde, yet are they called vayne dreames, troubled, vnperfite, and confused. And in this maner doo twoo kyndes of them, aryse, the one whiche is of meate, and is the more confused and vn¦perfyte, yet more fayntly. For that from the meate and drinke the vapours are not soo parfytelye caried as from the humours, whiche so cause drea∣mes more vnperfite & lame, yea and more obscure, in that the vapour is fatter, if the parson drinketh wyne, then of humours

Yet are the kyndes not so stable, doe. moue wyth suche a force, as those whiche are caused by the humors. Wherfore the dreames caused of meate are lesse parfyte lesse agreeynge, and in order, so that they appeare more troubled, confused and di∣uers, then those whiche are caused of the Page  [unnumbered] humors, as are contrary, those which are caused of the humors be more stable in or∣der & agreeing, yet lesser troubled and di¦uers, & with lesse force, then those which are caused of meate. And those which are caused wyth a lesser troublinge, and bee clearer, but caused as they were com∣pounde throughe many remembraunces conioyned, do affecte more by the sleepe through that, whiche agreeth that by wa¦kyng in the day time litle. Also they agre for the more parte to those thinges eyther seen, or harde, or imagined the day before or but a fewe dayes before, or els a longe tyme before. And thē do they shew y order as it were of the whole matter. But those whiche are in an order, and bee wythe the leaste motyon of the spyrites caused gentle, and that without anye a∣gitacion of the vpper causes procured, doe yet more affecte the soule, that wa∣kynge bee maye then bee holden wythe a certayne admiration. And seeynge a man may throughe the effectes, proceede vnto ech causes therfore oughte a traūce to be ineche kyndes.

For if dreames by a greate mocion Page  [unnumbered] maye appeare troubled, dyuers obscure, and vnperfite, and that they seeme a litle to agree then shall wee sye, that eyther meate, or drincke, or suche lyke matter, was the causer of these.

Of the deuision of Dreames and order of interpretyng of thē

IT muste needes ensue, that some cau∣ses of effecte, to bee true of all dreames & of the others whiche are caused, & ther∣fore those causes, are eyther bodilye, or not bodilye, and hoth also eyther newe, or before wrought. So that it must uedes ensew, that ther be foure kyndes of drea∣mes. Now the new and bodelye causes, are meate and drincke, lyke as the hea∣des of Garlike, the Coleworts, the Onyones, the Beanes, and what soeuer ascend to the head, and especiallye those whiche engender melancholye. Fur¦ther yealowe choller doothe cause to ap∣peare in sleepe, bothe fyers & fightynge, and Melancholye causethe to appeare in sleepe claye, myer, or dirte, Burialles, graues, imprisonmente, and feare, and Page  [unnumbered] bloude causethe to appeare spores, fayre places, bloude and purple coloure: and the flewme causethe to appeare waters, showers of rayne and snowe, for that the same is a moyste colde qualitye. But the vncorporate causes precedent are ca∣res cogitations, matter as committed to memorye, feare, hope, gladnes, heauines or sadnes of mynde hatred and loue. But the new are those whiche frame the supe∣rior cause come vnto the soule. For of all the other members al the causes of the di∣uisions doo so agree that many endeuour to place this laste vnder some of the three foresayd. And it behoueth first o seke out whiche may be of euery kynde, & ther¦fore whiche true and which false, for that none do shewe matters to come, but those whiche are sente frome the superioure cause, and those also whiche are caused of humours. And hereof why those maye bee true it behouethe to shewe, and what truth also may be found in al the kindes.

And after that which bee formes, that maye bee interpreted. And to coclude the whole tretise as it euidente∣lye appeareth doothe eyther consiste of Page  [unnumbered] the difference of thinges seene, or of the maner of seeynge, or difference of the dreaminges. For that by nature men see true dreames, whiche dreame but sel∣dome, and false dreames whiche dayelye dreame. Also suche as be occupyed in greate actions, and businesses, and greately abstayne from meate and drinke nor are troubled wyth feare nor sadnes, doo see and haue true dreames, but suche affected in the contrary manner, doo see false dreames. And for that cause the dreames of Princes, are commonlie true.

And suche of honeste manners trewe faythfull, and godlye, haue for the more parte trewe dreames. And suche whiche are not so godlye, but cruell, yet no deceiuers, see commonlye trewe drea∣mes, and the supersticious parsons, do see very fewe true dreames. Also he whiche is accustomed to see true dreames, to his dreames is more credyte to bee giuen, then to those whiche are of a contrary manner. And men haue truer dreames in the Sommer and the Wynter then in the Springe, and the Harueste, for that in those tymes they Page  [unnumbered] often alter. Also quiet seasons, dooe cause true dreames, but the wynde, and boystrouse weather, dooe worke contra∣rye, and the more boysterouse, the ra∣ther falser. Besydes shorte dreames and in order, are truer and moore euy∣dente, and of a cause more constante are caused. And dreames moued or can∣sed in the rysinge of the Sonne, and, be∣fore or after vnto the thirde hower, bee for the more parte trewe. But those dreames at the noone tyme of the daye and at the settynge of the Sonne, bee not so true. For that the sonne is the au∣thour of the true and constante thinges. So that when he shalbe nere the angels, be doth then cause the truer dreames. And the terrour or feare of thinges mo∣uynge a man oute of bedde do often fol∣low true as the lyke happened to Caesar, the daye before he was slayne. And the cō¦dition also whiche is fullfylled by and by of the slepe, when it shalbe without cogi∣tation doth the reason shewe trewe and most certaine dreames. Page  [unnumbered] be much before, or after the rysing of the Sunne, it shall then signifye the cause to deginne, or els shal then be accomplished or discouered. Therefore that space shal∣bee referred vnto the whole dreame, as vnto the whole yeare. And nowe as to the qualityes of thinges seene, it is manifest that whatsoeuer are presentlye begone, are spdylier accom∣plished, yea and that verye swiftlye those which presently through y proper course are neare the ende, but those contrarye, do slowly ensue. So that a man must cō∣sider the nature of the dreamer, the age, and the reste needfull, lyke as the weal∣thye persons, and men in aucthority. And whosoeuer also haue a constitute tyme, as Magistrates for a yeare, lyke as the selfe samh custome is vsed in London, by the yearely chosinge of the Mayre. And to be briefe, the tymes of dreames are either presente or shortly after, or a longe tyme after to come or paste, or els a tyme ap∣pointed for that no man can number the yeares, monethes, nor dayes, exept that when the words or peculiar signes decla∣ringe the nombers shall come. Page  [unnumbered] And besides these, whatsoeuer dreames shalbe caused in the Kalendes of Janua∣rye, or on Christmas daye, come to passe wythin a yeare after. And if in the Kalē∣des of any moneth, or in the entrance of y Sonne into anye signe then within a mo∣neth. And if in the same day of the Sun∣nes enteraunce, eyther into the Solstice or Equinoctiall, then shall the effecte en∣sue within three monethes. And if in the houre of the full Moone or Chaunge, thē within xv. dayes after. And if at the Sun¦rysinge on the Sondaye, then within se∣uen dayes after. And if at the new ente∣rance of an office of gouernmente, or en∣terance of a newe house, or of the newe dwellinge in an other countrey, or newe enteringe of a shippe, or in any other be∣ginninge to speake generally before the ende of that bus•••sse, shall the effecte be accomplished.

Also dreames happeninge on Christ∣mas day, and on the day of the salutation of the virgin Marye, shewe maruelous matters to follow, & do also extend their good happes vnto the returne of the next yeare. And the daye of yt resurrection, for Page  [unnumbered] that the same is a mouable feast doth, sig¦nify the lyke, yet chaunginge the forme of thinges, as that the parson shall passe out of one condicion of lyfe into an other, or els it declareth that mutation to come in the same yere. And that no new happe besydes of encrease, for the present lyfe, is after promised of the same. And seeyng in all matters, some one may be better & worse, and whiche profiteth and harmeth euen so must it happen in the lyke where∣fore whatsoeuer do remoue impedimen∣tes do cause dreames the truer, for some impediments are of the mynde, others of the bodye, and others whiche hinder and trouble dreames. For the dreames art troubled of these, which declare drea∣mes of an other kinde, like as mea¦tes and wyne, and the veneral acte excessiuely vsed, and troubles of y mind & sorrow of which a mā must beware

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Of the Authors proper opmiō about the maner of interpreting Dreames, which come by an outward cause.

AND to eschewe the longe, circumstances and prolizites of cer∣ayne, and that the readers of these may not bee wearied a∣boute so dyuers, as vayne practices which be written and de∣clared by many, about the interpretation of Dreames. Therefore wee will follow and vse a surer and easyer way, into these whiche shall bringe with it some wonted reason of others happeninge to come by the which maner many haue bene inuen∣ted. For manye truelye wyth these, cō∣ceyue to direct of the particuler doinges in the day tyme: For how much y kin∣des moued & altered be in the cause of re∣membraunce, and oftentymes also wyth similitudes perceyued in the sleepe or ra∣ther wyth the experience of them whiche after followed, we saw to declare much. And many also whē they see or perceiue, Page  [unnumbered] that it hath otherwyse happened or, come to passe, then as it is wonte oftentymes to them, to succeade and followe as to some good. And contrariwyse, when it so mee∣teth, that it hath otherwyse hurted, then they be striken with a feate, which is the expectation of the euill, And semblably, whēthe imaginatiue in a dreame of him∣selfe, or rather with the hele of another inwarde vertue doth perceiue some what from the outward that he thinketh to ad∣ioyne and apply like, and the dreamer al∣so hathe experienced to haue otherwyse come to passe then it moueth againe the similitudes or formes of those matters, which in the lyke, or in some haue happe∣ned, wyth the which prosperous dreames hee caused. And contrarywyse when hee is myndfull that it hurted, then hee pro∣uoketh them againe, of which otherwise hee receiued harme. For not by one ha or hurte onely, a man may conclude tha it may like succede, lyke as not one spring alon, worketh and multiplyeth the swal∣low, but by the often comming of him, that also somwhat contrarying the mig¦tyer shall not hinder, as the Philosophe sayth, Page  [unnumbered] which is, that oftentymes present signes of rayue be at hand which succede nor fall not after. So that not al thinges are to be sought out by the causes. For it is truly as Aristotle sayth, that the lear∣ned to earnestlye enquire and searche out that which commeth to passe or perfour∣med in euery kynde, and how muche the nature of that matter worketh, and gee∣ueth also a similitude, whiche appeareth by the Mathemathicane perswading to proue by the orator to demonstrate.

Wherefore those are not to be denyed, which by a long tyme haue bene obserued and founde true, forasmuche as in their kynde they be neare to the termes of the first principles. And if therfore deuining by this arte, a man sometymes may be de∣ceiued, it is noo maruayle, because that no man hitherto hath affirmed that assu∣ritye, that of dreames he may haue suche certayntye which he hath of the sciences and others, which we worke wakyng in the day time in the which also errour hap¦peneth. For both the Gramarian, doth sometymes harberouslye wryte and the Phisition also harmeth in his cures.

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Of the obseruation of the Autentiks in deuining or pronouncinge by similitudes

ANd they witnesse to this opynion, whiche the auncietne menne did ob∣serue, in deuininge or pronouncinge by them, for when as they saw and marked a certaine animall lyke to flye to go oute of certeyn appels, they pronosticated thē battaile to ensue takynge paraduenture theyr knowledge or perseuerāce by this, forasmuche as flyes be in continuall mo∣tion, and moue or stirre too and fro, and be also of a deceytfull and importunate nature, like as to mē of warre. Also they pronounced rayne to ensue, of the eger bytynge of them for that through the e∣leation of the vapoure one high they lac¦ked the fode, wyth the which before they were nourished, whereof they recurre to hard matters which when they sucke, by a greater inforcemente and myght, they thenne byte. But those beastes which cannot sucke or byte, lyke as be frogges, and such lyke, the which do sing or chirpe that they maye the better drawe the ayre Page  [unnumbered] to them, for asmuche as they maye not otherwyse bee nourished and liue. And o∣thers besydes seeyng wormes very why to come oute of the earthe, pronosticated plentye of corne to ensue, for asmuche as the whitenesse of them proceded not but of the fatnesse of the earth. And others also markinge litle spyders to go oute of certayne fruetes, did pronoūce pestilence to ensue, & paraduenture the reason was because the spider is an animal of the na∣ture of Saturne, whiche oftentymes is y cause of the death of beasts, or els because shee spinnethe or weauethe her webbes which be in a manner like to that matter in whiche the dead bodyes to bee buried is inuolued. And further by y similitude of a Serpent they pronounced a secret enemye and by that similitude also of a wolfe, they pronounced a tyrant. And al∣beit nowe that this place is not the selfe same wyth that afore by effecte, because that eyther is of the latter, and for that cause in procedyng of the better knowen to vs it swarued not muche from the mat¦ter to prosecute this waye the whiche al∣thoughe that, in manye it may be attay∣ned Page  [unnumbered] by knowledge, yet hee maye haue or come to it by the instinct or inwarde mo∣uing of nature, for according to this tru∣lye, the lambe yethe the wolfe, and the byrde also the hauke, & follow their dam∣mes. For in the ende life and the continu∣ance be not reserued, wythoute the prosecuion of the conferences, and eshewing also of them. which may hurte and harme.

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 satisye 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 veed 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 ten 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 fruitfu••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 distincion, 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 leae asses, or wylde beastes, that lyue in woodes, declareth labors wythe eauines of mynd. And leae 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 chyre 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 stinkinge, 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 habye, 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 hade 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 enuoyses 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 standine 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 sprng 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 carefules 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 ude, 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 yPage  [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: ad that he al∣so shoulde recouer his bealt, so y he shold not after neade a staffe to walke wih.

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 feee 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 Buhery to be killed, and there to cut foorth her fleshe into pees 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 mey 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, whychPage  [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 sprige 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∣ioge 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, buPage  [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 colde 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 suspiion, be∣cause of the dounge. For vey 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 mouh 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 bouder, 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 Garlane 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 shme∣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 dad alitle before, and leauinge a chylePage  [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 sone 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 situated, 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∣sweaed 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 Iupter 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 Phi∣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 Iade 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 celestiallmatters, 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 hae 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 tooe, 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 sner 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 talkePage  [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 portend 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. Ad 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, & iglers, Page  [unnumbered] to haue no hands, is not good forasmuch as it is impossible. to work and do moste thinges without thm, 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 cae 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 chaūged 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 dth 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 ay 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 poertye.

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 wter, 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 shape 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 pro∣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 fom 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 rices: 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 necesstye & 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 ionneyinge 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 oppressd 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 sme 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∣ring 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 nee, 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.

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Certain briefe Dreames gathered out of the Pamph∣lettes of the wyse Salomon holye Joseph, and Daniell the Pro∣phet, with others now newlye added.

IF a Prynce or his wyfe shal seeme to haue ringes on the fingers, declare af∣ter so manye parsons son∣nes as ther appeared rin∣ges. To talke with the earth, signifieth to Princes victory. If it seme to a Prince to haue receyued poysoned drinke, or meate, that his heares seme to fal of: shal after ouercome ennemyes by pollicie.

If it seeme to a Prince to plucke vp anye trees by the roote, that he shall subdewe some of his nobles. But if those trees fal of their owne accorde, then those nobles shall dye without trespasse or facte of the Prince. If from the foote of Trees ship∣pes seeme to aryse then the Princes peo∣ple shal encrease.

If a Prince seemeth to haue the Sunne Page  [unnumbered] in his hande, signifyeth that he shall haue a Prince captyue. If this semeth to a no∣ble parson, that he shalbe a rebell: if to a priuate parson, that hee shalbee deliuered from the heauines of cares. To worship the starres, or before theym to wepe, syg∣nifyeth a good turne or grace to be had at the Princes hands. If to a Prince seeme Tapestrye clothes to be banged abroade, signifyeth a glad tydinges or message But if they seme decayed and torne, then a shorte lyfe: and if but olde, then that hee shal retayne a good ende only of the mat∣ter hoped after. To a priuate sicke parsō, good sauours & Musicke signifye health, but to a Prince death. A riche pompe or tryumph to a Prince sick declareth death but to a priuate man, the deliuerye frome that sickenesse. To a person in dignity to sit in the Clowds, declareth a hasti ruine to follow: to be whipped or scourged of a Maiestrate, & not of a Bedell or other of∣ficer withoute cryme, signifyeth that the sentence of law shalbe geuē against hym, to his hinderance. And if the same bee a frende, then this shalbe profitable & with ut damage.

Page  [unnumbered] And if any seemeth to raygne; declareth to hym a publick death, but to a seruaunt it is good for it signifyeth libertye. To see the Prince ireful, is euil to al parsōs, but especiallye to subiectes.

To worship the kinge is to worshippe Religion and God. To take a cloake, Crowne, or sword of a Prince, signifyeth good. to contende wyth a kynge or some parson in Authoritye, that hee shall acō∣plishe all his businesses, that hee woulde wyth either of them. And the lyke whā he ouercommeth them in cause of the lawe. To minister meate to a kynge, receyueth a gift according to the maner of ye meate. To bee kissed of an Emperour or kyng, or to talke wyth him, signifyeth gayne with ioy. to seeme to put on golden garmen∣tes declareth enuye or heauines. If any seeth an Eagle or done sittinge on him, signifyeth honour. If any seemeth to breake downe altars in sleape signifyeth death to followe. If any thinketh to see or fight with Bees, signifyeth ire. If a∣ny thinketh to cary armoure, declareth safegardes or honour. To loose or breake Armoure, signifyeth damage. To seek Page  [unnumbered] Tree with fruit in sleape signifyeth gain. To thinke hymselfe to be a tre, signifyeth a sickness. To clyme trees, signifyeth good tydings or some promotion. To fall out of a tree, signifyeth to fal frō a greate hope. To see trees grow in thy house, sig∣nifyeth strangers to dwell & kepe felow∣ship with thee. The leaues of plantes to fall on the sleaper, declareth deceytes & wyles to be forged agaynst hym. And to see plātes without roote, signifyeth vaine thoughtes & men of small trust & vtility. If a woman seemeth to bringe foorthe a peach tree, shal after bring foorth a sonne of worthy maners, but of shorte lyfe. To bende a bowe or shoote arrowes, signify∣eth sorrowe or labour. To loose or breake a bowe, signifyeth honoure. To gather to gether arrowes, signifyeth wicked de∣ceates to be intended vnto some one. To finde a howe signifyeth to take a iourney. If any thinketh in his sleape, to plowe, signifyeth aboundaunce with laboure.

And seeminge to plowe is good to suche desyrous to haue children, but to the sicke, the same is perillous. And one seemed to plowe, and sowe wheate, after Page  [unnumbered] whiche the dreamers wyfe & his children beyngthen oute of the country, returned home. To thinke he handled siluer, sig∣nifyeth gayne. To see a bigge Tree, sig∣nifyeth honoure. To plante a Tree with Arms or braunches, or to hear boughes, declareth gayne to ensue. And be that thinketh to see a broken Tree, signifyeth gayne out of doubte. To see a Tree bea∣ryng fruite, signifyeeh gayue or ioy to en∣sue: to see a most huge Tree, declareth death to ollowe. To leade or handle a Boare, declareth a happye expectation.

To fynde eyther gold or siluer, declareth enuye or hatred to ensue. To see golde or any gilden matter, declareth happye ty∣mes to ensue. To see siluer, and not to hā∣dle it, declareth greate stryfe to followe. And sometimes to se siluer and handle it signifyeth a greuous sadnesse. To seeme much higher then he is, declareth that he shal after be verye sicke. To take anye thing from a woman signifyeth damage. To see a fielde ull of thornes, declareth plētifulnes to follow. To se byrdes boy∣linge, signifyeth the euill talke of enne∣myes. To see byrdes and to fighte with Page  [unnumbered] them signifieth dammage. To see byrdes without fethers, signifyeth trouble. To se the starres in slepe, signifyeth a greate gladnes to follow. To see and talke with an Angell, declareth a happines to fol¦lowe. To clyme to heauen or to praye to God signifyeth a great tradition. That he goeth to churche to praye, or executeth the office of a minister, signifiethe greate gladnes to follow. That he catcheth ha∣stely at birdes, signifyeth damage. To se byrdes, hange in sleepe, declareth gayne. That abyrde fighteth agaynste hym, de∣clareth the anger of some man towardes hym. To see a byrde wythe her younge, declareth ioy to ensue. Tol loose or let go birdes, signyfieth damage. To haue byrdes wyth their yonge, declarethe gain to follow. To see bees vppon him, signi∣fieth enemyes to hurte hym.

That bees stinge and hurte hym, signi∣fieth to be hurte by the wiles & deceyts of men. To crepe into a bee hyue, declareth dissolution. To see a swarme of Bees signifyeth damage. To dreame that he seeth bees fight within themselues, sig, nifyeth the hurte of parsons. That a bee Page  [unnumbered] smyteth angarlye, signifyeth the sedition of enemyes. To see or haue Lambes or kyds, signifyeth consolation or increase.

To see a goose, declareth greate honour. To se lambes feadinge or sleapynge, sig∣nifieth deterimente. And to see an asse in sleepe, signifyeth the tediousnes of a sicke∣nes. And to thinke himselfe caught or ta∣ken holde of the deuill, signifyeth gayne. To be taken of a beare, signifyeth gayne. To flye to heauen, signifieth peregrina∣tion. To geue any thing into the handes of an other, signifieth gain. And to thinke himselfe taken or houlde of a wolf signifi∣eth to be oppressed of enemyes. To take rosted egges, signifyeth gayne, To drinke hot water in sleepe, signifyeth a sicknesse. To drink colde water in slepe, signifyeth health and longe lyfe. And to fall from a tree, signifyeth dead neare hande. To bee crouned of an Emperour, signifieth ioye. To bee crowned of a deade parson, signi∣fieth securitye. To bee caryed foorth of a Ryuer, signifyeth the discorde of enemies To sit at the table of a man of power, sig∣nifieth ioye and gladnes. To see the ayre cleare, signifyeth gayne or expediciō. To Page  [unnumbered] see the ayre troubled or cloudy, signifyeth a deceit or petition. To see or eate rosted flesh, signifyeth damage To clyme to he∣uen or pray vnto god, signifyeth a great traditiō. To think himself drawen of the dead, declareth no good lucke. To be vext of a deuil, signifieth happy gain. To think hymselfe bounde, signifieth a certayn hin∣draūce. To take meat or som other thing of the deade, or to talk wt him, signifyeth honor: that armed to be set vppō or smit∣ten wyth a weapon, signifyeth to bee op∣pressed of a mightye parson. To lose a bracellet or ryng, signifyethe a greuouse deceyte. To take an yron ryng, signifyeth security. To geue a ring or vracellet, si∣gnifieth a gifte & honour. To take or re∣ceyue a ring, ignifyeth gladnesse. To see a ram rūning declareth the anger, or fal∣ling out of thy neighboure. To see asses fighting or sttiuinge one with another or to run mourning, signifieth stryfe of ene∣mies. To see himselfe endamaged by Beasts, shalbe ouercome of enemyes or els subuersion, or disturbation.

To be assaulted of Serpentes, signifyeth uill. If anye thinketh himselfe to bee Page  [unnumbered] clothed in whyte or bright apparell, sig∣nifythe ioye to ensue. To see a Carter rūning, signifieth stryfe and contention with neighbours. To drincke vyneger, or wormewood signifieth greuouse sor∣rwes or asickenesse. To see the ayr tem¦pestuos, signifieth a great sorrow. To see or handle Eeles, signifieth labour.

To see white fethers on his cote or other garmente, signifyeth gladnesse. To see a tree, signifyeth deceyte or usines.

To walke by dunge hilles, fignifyeth a sickenesse to ensue.

To walke by a still water, signifyeth se∣curitye. To se hymselfe aged, signifyeth laboure To walke by a runninge wa∣ter, signifyeeth hynderaunce. To speake to an Emperoure, declareeh some aduaū∣cemente by a great man.

To conceaue anye thinge in thy loue, signifyeth carefulnes. To burne hys house, declareth charity & good newes.

To walke or talke with a straunger, de∣clareth expedition.

To dreame that hee hath a greate & long beard, declareth gayne & fortitude. To se hymselfe bearded, or in a strange maner Page  [unnumbered] from that he was, declareth contentiō or sorowe, or els decrease or sickenes. That he seethe himselfe to haue a bearde bur∣ninge or on a fyre, declareth tribulation.

To see thy bearde clypped or shauen declareth damage. To haue a staffe to walke wt, declareth sorow and sickenes to folowe. To bee feared and set vppon by beasts, declareth to take hede of thy ene∣mye, & to see beastes running, declareth some trouble. And tame bestes, declareth to winne fauoure withe enemyes, and to haue them a whyle in thy power.

And to dreame that hee heareth beastes speake, declareth greeuous sorowes.

To haue stronge armes, declareth en∣crease, to haue goodlye armes, a goode message or an ornamēt. And to haue foule armes, signifyeth stryfe and losse. And to haue greate armes, declareth power.

To haue smal armes, desolation: to haue myghtye armes of strengthe, declarethe frendship. And to se an Oxe clyme, signi∣fieth much good. To see Oxen play, feede or stand, signifyeth ioy, & to see fat Oxen, declareth temporal goodnes. To se leaue Oxen, declareth pouertye or needines of Page  [unnumbered] emporall goodnes after. To see an Oxe blacke or kylled, signifieth daūger. And to see an Oxe withoute hornes, declareth the conspiracye of enemyes. To heare an Oxe mowe, signifyeth stryfe. To se Oxē fight, signifyeth a businesse. To se Oxen run, signifyeth ioy, To see Oxen sleepe signifyeth an euill tyme. To tame Oxen, signifyeth a greeuouse sorrowe. That Oxen cun vppon him, signifyeth a wret∣ched businesse. To see a whyte Oxe, or to syt vpon him, signifyeth honor or aduaū∣cement. To se Olyphauntes, signifyeth sorow. To eate butter, declareth a hap∣py message. To see beasts make a noyse within themselues, signifieth the defence from enemyes. And yt he seeth the elemēt touche the grounde, signifyeth expediciō. And to se the elemēt al on fyre, declareth noe goodnes, but iniquytyes in the drea∣mers hart. And to sit in heauen, declareth happinewes. And to fe a hart attaint the, declareth that thou neede not to feare no man. And to se dogges playe, signifyeth grace or faore of thy aduersari And to thinke dogs barkinge, or leapyng on the: declareth hatred soughte on thee or thy Page  [unnumbered] enemyes to ouer come the. Also dogges leaping on the, signifyeth that thou shalt be deceiued of thy enemyes. And to make candels or light lampes, signifyeth ioye and iocundity. And to se a wax candel or cādels, great gladnes or a good message. To handle wax, declareth good. And to haue longe heare on the heade, signifyeth fortitude: the heade to be polled, signify∣eth sorowe or losse. To se himself heary de¦clareth a sicknes after. To singe psalmes anger. And the bel to toll or to heare the sounde therof, signifyeth fame, or a glad tydinges. And to se quick coles, signifieth to extincte or moue thy enemyes. And to eate coles, declareth yt the enemies speak euil of the. And to se thy neck bound, be∣ware how you geue credit to any, in anye thinge after. And to put on new shooes, or new apparel thy selfe, declareth gayn wt paynfulnes. And to put on olde woorne shooen, signifieth a damage, trouble, de∣ceuing, & sorrow. And to read or wryte a letter, signifyeth a good message. And to talke with the dead, signifyeth good and profit to follow, And to se bookes reading in thē, declareth the not to bee ouercome. Page  [unnumbered] To dwell with an Emperoure or Kinge, dedclareth ioy and aduauncemēt. And to eate a freshe cheese, declarethe gayne or fauoure. But salt cheese, no good happe.

And to haue an helmet on, declareth se∣curitye. To take or receyue a garlande of what kynde it be, declareth gladnesse or gayne. And to weare a garland of diuers flowers, declareth an equality of tempo∣rallgoods. And to se lightnings & thūder declareth gayne. And to see doues, decla∣reth some heauines after. To se or haue a borne, declareth hynderaunce or peril of lyfe. To dreame that he seeth hymselfe yt he cannot run, declareth a sickenes, hyn∣deraunce or losse. And that he can runne, signifyeth gladnes. And to dreame yt he talketh with a dead persō, signifieth gain With other to bee crowned, declarethe death to follow. And to imbrace frendly with a wife in bed, declareth a greeuous stryfe. And wyth thy sister, sorrowe or do¦mage. But with they mother, securitye. And wt a virgin also declareth sorow. And with a man, strife & deceate of the deuill. And with a beast infirmitye. To lye with harlottes, signifieth gayn. To haue cucū∣bers Page  [unnumbered] & gourdes, signifyeth wearines, be∣cause ye grayne there is both red & black.

To see the whyte grayn lyke pease. sig∣nifyeth a greuous stryfe. To giue a sese, then beware thy enemye. To take a knife of on, declareth that thy enemyes speake euill of thee. To sit in a carte, declareth great gain to follow To seme crouned or to weare a crowne, declareth gayne. To read bokes or to see them read, declareth ioy, to haue gyues or fetters on, signifi∣eth frendship. And to drinke anye spyced matter or sause, to take heede of an ene∣my. To se a prison shut, declareth securi∣tye. To talke or walke with strangers, declareth an expectation. And to talke wt thy master or lorde, signifieth great gain To cut his owne fleshe wyth yron, decla∣reth a greuous sickenes. And to eat mās flesh, declareth good as it wear sente. To see muche flesh, then beware thy enemye. And to se hymselfe greuously punished or tormented, declareth greuous tribulatiō To dreame that he hath a heary boodye, declareth hynderaunce. To haue a whyte head' signifyeth gayne. And to vomite vp meate, signifieth yt what thou shall haue Page  [unnumbered] wel setled in the, shalbe troubled & tossed after. And to swallow meat down, signi∣fyeth damage. And meat to ryse vp, signi∣fieth the effect of his wil. And to se a whalswim, signifieth losse And to dreame that his heade is washed, shalbe deliuered. frō al peril. And yt his head is polled, signifi∣eth damage. To thinke thy selfe blynde, signifieth a sicknes or to fall into sin. And to heare a harpe, signyfyeth vayne wor∣des. And to dreame that his teeth fal out signifieth the death of one of his frēds af¦ter. And to dreame that the neather eye teeth fal out with pain & bloud, declareth that he shal after come poore, or leese his neare kinsman. And to dreame yt he seeth himselfe rich, signifyeth to suffer an iniu∣rye. And to build thy house, signifieth cō∣solation or great gain. And to distroy thy house or to see thy house fal, signifyeth da∣mage or the death of .i. of thy parents: & to se thy house burning, signifieth the oc∣casion of an offence caused by one, or pe∣rill of life. And to be praised of yong chil∣dren, signifieth yt he shalbe glorified of his proper children. And to dreame that his heade is striken of, signifyeth gayne or to Page  [unnumbered] ouercome an enemye, to eate swete thin∣ges, signifyeth to be oppressed wyth ma∣ny crymes. And to see dragons signifyeth some aduauncement. And to haue or see a diadem, signifyeth gayn, To se hymsefe comly decked, signifyeth gayn, And to sit on a whyte horse or to see him, signifyeth iocūditye. To haue red or bay horses, sig∣nifieth a happy message, to se a gray horse signifyeth gayn, and to se a horse sadled, signifyeth labour. and to se hym selfe wā∣dring, signifyeth a great grief or sorow to follow. And to se a dead horse, signifyeth gayn. And to haue a black horse, or to sit on hym signifyeth sorow. And to gelde a horse signifyeth damage, & that secretes to be reueled. To se himselfe drunk, signi∣fyeth sicknes or scurity, And to see hym selfe gelded, signifyeth damage or a sick∣nes. To see hymselfe sick, signifieth some accusatiō. And to dreame yt he is a vany∣shed man, signifyeth a greate offence to follow. And to se spoyles or to be spoiled hymselfe, signifyeth yt he shal receiue losse by some of his neare frendes. And to see hymselfe not to exercise his proper rely∣gion, signifieth heauines to followe. To Page  [unnumbered] dreame that he is hurte with yron, decla∣aeth desolation. And to dreame that hee seeth his face in the water, declareth lōg lyfe. To thinke hymselfe to haue a comly face, signifyeth aduauncemente or to bee enryched. But to dreame that hee seeth hymselfe to haue a foule face, signifyeth that hee shalbe oppressed wyth many cry∣mes. And to see a cleare riuer, or quietly to passe the riuer, declareth securitye, to see a troublesome or tempestuous ryuer, declareth accusement or offentiō. And to passe a reddishe riuer, signifyethe a tem∣pest. To see a fountayue or wel, & to drink out thereof, declareth to grow to riches. To se a den or caue & to fall into the same declareth a greeuous acusmente, falslye or craftely brought in. And to haue sons or daughters borne, declarethe increase. To see brother, mother, or sisters deade, declareth ioye & long lyfe. To see a well spronge vp in his house, signifyeth conso∣latiō and gladnes. And to se a ryuer flow into his house, declareth perill of lyfe.

To haue springes of water, signifyeth yt he shal do matters for an other man, and wyn by hym To wash his face, signifyeth Page  [unnumbered] eth longe lyfe. To haue a rudy face, to be oppressed wyth many crymes. And to see his face in a glasse, a sonne to hym borne.

And to see antes or pismiers, signifyeth great variaunces or cōtrouersies. And to se wheat or wheat meale, or to handle the same, declareth weakenes or sickenes to follow. And to laugh or smile in thy slepe declareth sadnes. To se himselfe mad or become a sword player, signifyeth condē∣nation. And to see sword players, that thy enemyes shal ouer come thee. To see him∣selfe a mayster of fence, and with it to bee praysed, signifyeth a g••ouse sorrowe to follow. And cary a sword, & to receiue harme by it, signifyeth sorrowe or heuy∣nes to follow. To see people fighting & to beset vpon by thē, signifyeth variaunce or cōtrouersye & peril. A cocke to crowe or fight, declareth subuersiō or carefulnes. To lese a preciouse stone out of a ryng, de¦clareth that he shall lese somthing after. To se or here haile, signifyeth a great da∣mage. To see gote buckes, or rms, signi∣fieth plentifulnes to folow. To dreame yt thou hast gests or receiuest gests, signifi∣eth enuy or greate deceites. To dreame ytPage  [unnumbered] thou killest men, signifyeth damage. To se a garden or to walke in an orcherd, de∣clareth ioy. And to make gardens. signifi∣eth iocūdity. An emperour to dwel with thee, or a king, signifyeth ioy. And to se y∣mages, declareth mutation: To walk in a pallace, declareth sorrowe. To walke in a churche sygnifyeth ioye. And to walk or sleepe in the market place declareth a sicknes. Aduaunced to honors, signy∣fieth pouerty. And to see a man chaunged or transformed into a beastes lyknes, sig∣nifyeth to bee reprehended of his mayster or Lorde. And to dreame that bee wash∣eth in a cleare Well or ryuer, declareth gladnes wythe profite. But to dreame that he washeth in a foule spring or riuer troubled, signifyeth a most bytter or gre∣uouse accusemente and damage. And to dreame that hee seeth hymselfe walke or goo into battailes, declareth greueouse sorowes to grow to hym. To washe him selfe in a priuie bane, signifyeth sorrow∣fulnes. And to see hymselfe in prison or imprisoned, signifyeth som false or crafty accusation agaynst hym. To dreame that he playeth wyth yong babes or infantes, Page  [unnumbered] sygnifyeth felicitye. And to dreame that hee walketh man orchard, declareth ioy & mirth. Also to wash hymselfe in a well, or cleare riuer, declareth gayn to folow. In the sea, profite or gladnes. To swym in a great water, signifyeth a longe lyfe. To washe in a foule deepe pyt, signifyeth accusemente. To washe in a ponde, signy∣fieth: iocundity of lyfe: In a riuer, ioy. And to dreme yt hee falled into a wel sig∣nifyeth accusemente, Into the sea, sygny∣fyeth ioy. And to see fyers in any place of the house, signifieth peril to some part of the house. To eate coles, signifieth slaūde∣rouse talke or euel report of enemyes.

To paint in tables signifyeth long lyfe.

To se fiers otherwise in sleepe, declareth the perill of lyfe. And to see ii. or manye mones sygnifieth aucthorities or powers elles yll wyll. To dreame that thou se∣este the moone bloudye, sygnifyeth peril. To dreame that hee seeth the moone fall from heauen, declareth laboure or tra∣ueil. And to dream that thou seest thy selfe boūd, signifyeth hindraūce. To dreame yt he seeth his bed trimly made. signifieth yt he shal take or wed a faythfull wyfe. And to se ye〈…〉 good, to Page  [unnumbered] the moone of manye coloures or obscure, signifyeth heauines or losse. To see the mone shew whyte, signifyeth gayn To se a lyon assaylinge the, signifyeth sedicion To reade or to heare a booke read, a good message. To eate larde or fat, that some of his parentes shal dye. To se a lyon run∣ninge, signifieth an expedition of his busi∣nes. To se hymself clothed in white linnē declareth heauines of mynde, or a sicke∣nes. To se himselfe throw or gather sto∣nes, signifyeth sorrow to follow or a sick∣nesse. To see hymselfe brall or stryue, sig∣nifyeth increase. To see his bed well ap∣parelled or decked, signifyeth gladnes or ioy To se himselfe handle lightes, decla∣reth sicknes or some infirmity to followe

To make or kyndle lightes, declareth gayne and ioy. To drinke or eate milke signifyeth ioye.

To dreame that hee washeth hymselfe in coulde water, signifyeth healthe. To dre∣ame that he hath newe bookes, signifye yt he shall eyther remoue into a newe house or haue a newe house. To dreame that he seeth theues, signifyeth gayne or other∣wyse. To dreame that hee speake the Page  [unnumbered] faynedly in confession or to laughe in hys sleepe signifyeth stryfe or variance to fol∣low. And to dreame yt he seeth his handes foule signifyeth damage & offences. And to dreame that he seeth his mother deade declareth ioye. And to see the sea caulme, signifieth ioy. But to se yt sea troubled or tossinge, signifieth heuines or sorow. And to se the sea most cleare, signifyeth an ex∣pediciō. To dreame that he departeth the world, declareth remouinge into some de∣solate place. To dreame that he washeth his handes, signifyeth to bee deliuered of his offence or offences, and crymes excu∣sed. And to dreame y he seeth a womā wt the here sparsid abrode, declareth discord to a ryse after. And to dreame that he se∣eh hymselfe remoued frō one place in to another, signifeth deceyte. To dreame y he seeth a dead person or that hee talketh wyth hym, signifieth ioy. And to dreame that he seeth himself dead, signifieth hin∣derāce. And to dreame yt he kisseth a dead pason, signifyeth a long lyfe, To dreame y be seeth bādes boūd, signifieth greouns sorowes. And to see the maiestye of God, signifyeth death or a most greeuouse syck∣sickenesse. Page  [unnumbered] To dreame that hee gathereth vppe corne newe mowen, signifieth glad∣nesse or ioye. To take honny, beware en∣nemyes. To marrye a wyfe, a greeuous sorowe. To see souldiars, signifyeth ioy. To dreame that hee seeth fishes playinge in the sea, signifyeth security. To dreame that hee clymeth or goeth vp on a moun∣tayne highe and difficulte, signifyeth dy∣minutiō or losse, To dreame that he 〈◊〉 hymselfe to be a hill or mountayne, signi∣fyeth ioy. To dreame that thou feasteste mariages, or seest singers of songes, de∣clareth sorowing, weepyng, & laboure. To dreame that he walketh bare footed, or seeth himselfe naked, signifyeth soro∣wes or great labours & trauailes. To dreame that he seeth himselfe swym and cannot, signifyeth greeuous hinderance.

¶To dreame that he seeth byrds nestes, signifyeth his busynes to come to good, or happen prosperouslye to him. To finde a neaste of byrdes, signifyeth rather euill then good. To dreame that hee washeth his feete, signifyeth an expedition. To dreame that hee taketh apples, signifyth greuous anguishes of mynde. To geue Page  [unnumbered] Apples, signifyeth damage. To see pea∣cocks. signifyeth expedition. To dreame that hee fighteth or triueth, let him then beware his enemye. To dreame yt he ta∣keth mantels, signifyeth ioyfulnes. To dreame y he heareth a chickin crowinge, signifieth ioy. To take a yong maiden, sig∣nifyeth gayn. To handle pepper, to fight with enemyes. To haue hearye feete, a hinderaunce. To eate Apples, signify∣eth laboure. To burne a wall, signifyeth sicknis to followe. A woman to see a wall signifyeth damage or losse. To dreame yt hee seeth a woman deliuered of a child, signifieth damage. To thincke hymselfe cloked in purple, signifyeth a sicknes. To dreame yt he seeth the going out of swyne, signifyeth a true message or tydinges. To see his father alyue beynge dead, signifyeth security. To dreame yt he goeth downe into a pit, signifyeth losse or damage. To thincke himselfe in exile, to be oppressed wyth great crymes. To bee set vppon of four footed beasts. signifyeth no good. To dreame that he hath or go∣eth vppe to chariottes or horstiturs, sig∣nifyeth honor. But to go dow frō thē, Page  [unnumbered] or fal out of them, sygnifieth to loose o∣nours, or to offende his Elders. And that fowre footed Beastes speake, that thy enemyes shal fle before thee. And to dreame that he thinketh himselfe become blinde, signifyeth sedition to followe. And to dreame that he seeth himselfe flye, sig∣nyfyeth that hee shall remoue or chaunge his hydinge place. And to dreame that he seeth hymselfe beset wt a bear, signifieth y sedition of enemyes. To se horslitters, signifyeth heauins of minde or som infir∣mity. And to dreame y be geueth a foure foted beast, signifieth heauines to follow. To dreame that he seeth a king or kings, declareth departur out of the world or so∣rowfulnes. And to dreame y he seeth kin∣ges dye, signifieth damage. And to se rū∣ninge brokes or ryuers, signifieth varian∣ces at hande. And to dreame y he climeth or goeth vp a waterbancke, signifieth la∣bour & traueil. But to dreame y he goeth downe or falleth frō a waterbank, signi∣fyeth euill. And to dream y he is a quene, signifyeth deceite to follow. To se a rose, declareth healthe. And to geue or take a rose, of other gladnes. And to dreame yPage  [unnumbered] be seeth hymselfe shauen, signifyeth gain. And to laugh or to se laughing, signifieth gain. And to se frogs, signifieth sorow or heauines of mind to follow. To dreame y be eateth rotes, signifyeth stryfe or vary∣aūce to follow. To dreme y he seeth ships or to clyme into theym, declareth happye message or good newes. And to sea white cloud, declareth gladnes or good newes. To se ••le white clouds lying on y earth declareth smal goodnes to happē. And to see snowe or yse, signifyeth sorowe or he∣uines. To thinke himselfe sayle in peril, signifyeth ioy: To dreame that hee hath busines to do wt an Emperoure or iudge, signifyeth dignitye or aduaūcement.

To take or eate nuttes, signifieth ioye.

But to dreame that hee gathereth nutts, sygnyfyeth stryfe or variance: to dreame tha hee seeth a shippe saylinge, signifieth a happye message or good tydinges. To see a sippe charged or frayghted, signy∣fieth happier times, and dayes to follow.

To dreame that hee prayeth, signifieth happy dayes after. To se shorne shepe, sygnifieth damage. To lose the ryghte eye, to lose som next neighboure. To take Page  [unnumbered] or see oyle, signifieth gladnes. To dreame that he seeth dead mēs bones, or their bo∣dyes, declareth great trauailes or labors, damage and iiury: to take a kisse, signifi∣ioyfulnes and gayne.

Or to geue a kisse, signifyeth damage.

And to dreame that he heareth the sound of an Orgayne pype, or pypes playinge, declareth most greate ire and variances to followe. And hee that thinketh to do great woorkes, greuous hinderance shal followe. And to dreame that hee gathe∣reth Oliues, signifyeth gayue. Or to dreame that he sheareth or clippeth swine signifyeth damage. To eate potherbes, signifieth sorrowe. Or to eate egges, sig∣nifyeth stryfe: To heare a pipe sound, sig∣nifyeth variances: To dreame that hee hath oyle poured vppon him, signyfyeth gaine. And to dreame that he burieth or∣namentes in the bellye of the deade, de∣clarethe a happye message or good tidin∣ges: To dreame that hee feedeth sheepe, signifyeth sorowfulnes. And to dreame that he seeth rayne, signifyeth aboūdance of ryches and ioyfulnes: To dreame that hee seeth himselfe become hearye, signifi∣fyeth Page  [unnumbered] fortitude or encrease: To dreame y he diggeth or maketh a pyt & to fall ther∣in, signifyeth damage and a false & craf∣tye accusation. And to se himselfe weepe, signifyeth ioye after: to make, see, or to haue a stronge fountayne or well, decla∣reth securitye after. And to se welles or fountaynes broken downe, signifyeth he∣uines of mynd: To dreame that hee seeth hogges, a sickenes to followe: to handle leade, declareth a greate infirmitye to fol∣low. And to dreame that he eateth white breade, declareth gayne and ioye. To dreame that he eateth harlye breade, sig∣nifyeth sorrowfulnes to followe. And to dreame that he roweth on the water, de∣clareth labours: to se two or many star∣res cleare, signifyeth that thou shalte in∣crease in power & ioy. To dreame that he seeth the sonne cleare shyninge, signi∣fyeth ioye, or the stabilitye of the kinge. And to dreame that hee seeth starres fall from the firmamente, declareth that hee shall see men fall to the earthe in battaill or a great battaile to ensue: to dreame y hee seeth the Sunne runninge with the Moone, declareth a stryfe or a most wic∣ked Page  [unnumbered] message. And to dreame that thou arte beset or assayled by serpentes, signi∣fyeth an happye ouercome of an enemye: to se the Sūne darkeed, signifyeth the perill or danger of a king. And to see the Sunne and moone bloudye, signifyeth daunger or harme: To dreame that hee seeth bloude issue oute of his syde, decla∣reth perill and daunger to followe. And to see two or manye sonnes. foloweth ho∣noure and ioy. To dreame that he goeth vp a ladder, declareth a deceyte or begy∣lynge. To dreame that hee killeth a Ser∣pent, signifyth ioy. And to dreame that thou seeth eyther the Sunne or Moone, declareth ioyfulnes to follow. To dreame that he seeth Serpentes, signifyeth wo∣mens wily intrappinges. And to dreame that he sitteth, signifyeth an infirmitye of mynde or sickenes to followe: to dreame that he treadeth downe thornes, signify∣eth to ouercome enemies. And to dreame that hee seeth Images of timber or met∣tell, declareth hatred. To walke on the water, signifyeth honour and ioye▪ To dreame that hee maketh a wil signifyeth dscenton. And to heare thunder, signi∣fieeth Page  [unnumbered] a happye message or glad tydinges. To dreame that he seeth a tempest, signi∣fieth gaine. To dreame y he seeth it darck signifyeth sorow or sicknes to follow. To dreame that he seeth weauers weauyng, whether it bee in silke or clothe, declareth a good message or tydinges. Aud to dre∣ame that hee seeth and heareth an earth∣quake or the mouing of the earth, signifi∣eth the losse of somewhat, wherefore hee shal become very sad, or contrariwyse an infirmity or sicknes shal folowe.

To dreame that he seeth the earth moue or quauer, declareth that ruine, or some other vnprofitablenes shal happen of the place. And to dreame y hee seeth a lome or frame, after what maner it bee▪ or to weaue, signifyeth ioyfulnes. To dreame that he putteth on a rosy or scarlet colour cote, signifyeth heuines of mynde or sick∣nes to followe. And to dreame that hee passeth the seas, signifyeth ioy. To dre∣ame that hee seeth playinge at tables or dyce, signifyeth a ioyfulnes. To heare or see trumpets in slepe, signifieth a good ti∣dinges, and to see a bull, or a bull to run on him, signifyeth a bariaunce to ensue. Page  [unnumbered] To dreame that he hath a fayre and com∣ly garmente, signifyeth stryfe and vary∣aūc. To dreame that he hūteth signyfieth gayne. To burne his garmentes signify∣eth deceite or damage. To haue a fayre and comly garmente, declareth fauoure, and ioyfulnes, but in the beginning, or be¦fore to be sharply chidden or chalenged. And to make an oyntmēt, signifyeth per∣plexitye of mynde. To cutte or pare his nayles signifyeth greuous perplexityes of mynde. And to dreame that hee seeth lost garmentes, signifyeth damage. To drynke wyne, signifyeth a sicknes. To dreame that he walketh on a clay groūd, signifyeth a greuous sorow or peril. To see sower and vnrype grapes, signifyeth some variaunces. And to see ynes rype signifyeth gladnes. To see the gathering of grapes or makynge of wyne, signifieth ioyfulnes. To dreame that he seeth birds flye, vppon his heade, and plucke awaye the heere of hys heade, declareth an e∣uel deathe after to that persone. And to thinke himselfe to haue a fare house sig∣nifyeth perigrination. To se a banner or flagge, signifyeth to bee oppressed wyth Page  [unnumbered] greate cryme. And to dreame, that he maryeth a wyfe signifyeth damage. And to dreame that he handleth a glasse, sig∣nifyeth perplexity of mynde. To dreame that hee seeth a virgin haue a great bushe of heere on the head, signifyeth gayn. To think himself to flye, to wāder or to chaū∣ge place. To dreame that he seeth himself woūded, signifyeth dolour.

¶To se his wife in dreame to mary to an other or to lye wyth another man, signy∣fieth the death of his wyfe or a long sicke∣nes. To dreame that hee seeth hymselfe grene in coulour, signifyeth heauines: To dreame that he ••eth a beare runninge or settinge vpon him, signifyeth the discorde of an enemy. To dreame that hee seeth whyte grapes, signifyeth ioy. To dre∣ame that hee seeth blacke grapes, decla∣reth pouertye or a sicknes to ensue. To dreame that he sendeth presents, signifi∣eth damage. But to dreame that hee re∣ceueth presentes, signifyeth ioy and gain. To dreame that hee seeth water pots or pitchers full, signifyeth comforte in ad∣uersity and riches. To see gote buckes, signifyeth happyes to follow. And to Page  [unnumbered] thinke himselfe girte wyth girdels, signi¦fyeth safegard, to the parsonne. To dre∣ame that hee cutteth a girdell deuided in partes, signifyeth enuye and discord.

To be girt wyth golden girdels, signify∣eth gayne or enuye. To lose a girdell sig∣nifyeth sedition of fayth. To be gyrt with an olde girdell signifyeth langoure. To dreame that he soweth cockle or dar∣ell, declareth brawling or contentiō and salū¦der

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