Saturday, 8 April 2000

From "Essays on Several Subjects"

By Sir Thomas Blount.

[...] An ill Dream, or a Cloudy Day, has power to change this wretched Creature, who is so proud of a Reasonable Soul, and make him think to day what he thought not yesterday. The Learned Dr. Henry More. says, That our Imagination alters, even as our Blood and Spirits are alter'd; And therefore, says he, as Dreams are the Fancies of those that sleep, so Fancies are but the Dreams of Men awake; And these Fancies by Day, as those Dreams by Night, will vary and change with the Weather, and present Temper of the Body. But to proceed; Others are of Opinion, that this great Diversity proceeds from another Cause, to wit from the Climate [...]

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