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This recurrence of images which have previously engaged the mind, is also neatly expressed by Claudian.

" Whate'er by day our contemplation views,
Sweet sleep's reflection in the night renews;
Scarce on his bed the wearied sportsman lies,
Than back into the woods his fancy flies.
In dreams the judge decrees, the charioteer
Guides round the goal his courser's swift career,
Softly the lover treads. The merchant deals,
The miser starting for his treasure feels.
Sleep to the thirsty land, in fruitless dreams,
Draws froni ideal springs refreshing streams;
Me too the Muses, in the silent night
With arts seductive, to their haunts invite *."

The connection between our waking and our sleeping thoughts appears from the curious circumstance of our dreaming often that we do dream, which results from the conviction that we have before been deceived.

• Omnia quæ sensu, &c. Claud. pref, üü.

It is remarkable that the mind when we dream is the theatre of action, and at the same time the agent, the whole mimic scene is a fictitious world collected in the mind, in which objects and persons, as actors and spectators, are multiplied with endless fertility of imagination. St. Basil represents dreams to be the vestiges of our daily thoughts, and observes that our reflections and discourse generate correspondent circumstances in sleep. It is certain that the 'mind after the storm and con. vulsion of disturbed passions, continues long like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, of which the waters cast up mire and dirt *. This is very sensibly experienced by persons whose affections are agitated by love, their sleep being generally harassed by the hopes and fears which distract them when awake, and tormented by those dreams, of which Dido complains, finding, like her, that the words and features of the beloved object

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* Isaiah lvii. 20.

* Are deep imprinted in the anxious breast,
And care precludes the wearied limbs from rest *.”

As, on the other hand, the visions of the sanguine or favoured lover present to him the object of his affections, though, perhaps, when he awake he must embrace a cloud. .

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Dugald Stewart justly observes, that as a proof that the succession of our thoughts in dreaming is influenced by our prevailing habits of association, it may be remarked that the scenes and occurrences which most frequently present themselves to the mind while asleep, are the scenes and occurrences of childhood and early youth. The facility of association is then much greater than in more advanced years, and although during the day the memory of the events thus associated may be banished by the objects and pursuits which press upon our senses, it retains a more permanent hold of the mind than any of our subsequent acIt is remarkable that the mind when we dream is the theatre of action, and at the same time the agent, the whole mimic scene is a fictitious world collected in the mind, in which objects and persons, as actors and spectators, are multiplied with endless fertility of imagination. St. Basil represents dreams to be the vestiges of our daily thoughts, and observes that our reflections and discourse generate correspondent circumstances in sleep. It is certain that the 'mind after the storm and convulsion of disturbed passions, continues long like the troubled sea when it cannot rest, of which the waters cast up mire and dirt *. This is very sensibly experienced by persons whose affections are agitated by love, their sleep being generally harassed by the hopes and fears which distract them when awake, and tormented by those dreams, of which Dido complains, finding, like her, that the words and features of the beloved object

* Hærent infixi, &c.

* Isaiah lvii. 20.

" Are deep imprinted in the anxious breast,
And care precludes the wearied limbs from rest *."

As, on the other hand, the visions of the sanguine or favoured lover present to him the object of his affections, though, perhaps, when he awake he must embrace a cloud. .

Dugald Stewart justly observes, that as a proof that the succession of our thoughts in dreaming is influenced by our prevailing habits of association, it may be remarked that the scenes and occurrences which most frequently present themselves to the mind while asleep, are the scenes and occurrences of childhood and early youth. The facility of association is then much greater than in more advanced years, and although during the day the memory of the events thus associated may be banished by the objects and pursuits which press upon our senses, it retains a more permanent hold of the mind than any of our subsequent ac

* Hærent infixi, &c.

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