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“ You will own, 'tis no small pleasure with mankind to make their dreams pass for realities; and that the love of truth is, in earnest, not half so prevalent as this passion for novelty and surprise, joined with a desire of making impression and being adınired. Ilowever, I am so charitable still as to think, there is more of innocent delusion than voluntary imposture in the world ; and that they who have most imposed on mankind, hare been happy in a certain faculty of imposing first upon themselves; by which they
have a kind of salvo for their consciences, and are so much the more successful, as they can act their part more na. turally, and to the life. Shaftesbury's Moralists, p. 211.
MR. J. Beal, in a letter to Mr. Boyle, dated Yeovill, October 12, 1670, informs him, that when he was a scholar at Eton, the town was infected with the plague, so that the scholars fled away. Upon this occasion, as his father was deceased, his mother at a great distance, and his other relations at court, and he had no address to any other
the house in which he abode being surrounded by the plague, even at the next doors; the nature and fame of the disease begat in him a great horror. “In this distress,” continues he, “ I had an impressive dream, consisting of very many particulars. I told it to all the family, and within three days we found every circumstance true, though very strange and seeming casual. I foretold who were sent for me, what coloured horses, and very sore accidents which fell on