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To dream that your hair is white, portends care and affliction, but also presages honour and elevation.
Achhet Seikim, C. 20-21.
Sunny locks of brightest hue
Careful days and wakeful nights
So a sad unlovely hue
Silent warming, silvery streak!
Bind me but to thee with thine hair,
And quickly I shall be
A bondman unto thee.
Or if thou tak'st that bond away,
Then bore me through the ear,
For ever with thee here.
A raised or uplifted hand, signifies, in dreams, that you will be summoned from your sorrows.
NicIPHOBUB The Patriarch.
A Hand !—a hand! I see it now,
A gush of waves around me sweep;
A horrid clang—and I awoke;
Awoke to find it fantasy.
New York. Knickerbocker.
I hear a voice you cannot hear,
I see a hand you cannot see,
—And white hands in the distance,
Are beckoning to the unknown country, far away.
And he drew off Abdaldar's ring,
And cast it in the gulf;
A skinny hand came up,
And caught it as it fell,
Southey, Thalaba, Book V.
A sweet vision rises,
Though dimly defined,
Lies cold as the wind.
Alice Carey. Harp.
To dream of a harp, is an omen of consolation for the afflicted, and of joy to all.
German Dream Book.
Go, leave that harp !—Twined round its strings
There's many a magic spell:
This heart remembers well.
Let that remain !—all else beside
Go scatter to the wind!
No other home shall find.
It hath no price since that sweet hour
She tuned it first and played
Her youthful fingers made.
A spirit like the summer's night
Hangs o'er that cherished lyre,
Are trembling from the wire.
Still on my ear her young voice falls,
Still floats that melody—
Go! leave that harp and me.
James T. Fields. 12 * (187)
Profoundly dreamt a youth on Norland waste;
They greeted him, they kissed him, and retreated;
He wakes—the gift he seizes, comprehending
0 mayst thou ever victor, joyful move,
Thou Norland sailor, on life's voyage wending,
Conscious of God within thee and above.
If you dream of catching hawks, you will obtain your wish.
"Now out alacke! sayd our comlye queene,
My heart with griefe will brast.
I have proved them true at last.