Working in Dreams

Nicolas Culpeper, ancient herbalist, on dreams:
So that is one of the surest rules to know a man’s own complexion, by his dreams, I mean a man void of distractions, or deep studies: for then the imagination will follow its old bent; for if a man be bent upon a business, his apprehension will work as much when he is asleep, and find out as many truths by study, as when the man is awake; and perhaps more too, because then it is not hindered by ocular objects. (Culpeper’s Complete Herbal1653; Chatham, Kent: Wordsworth Editions 1995, 301).

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