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Ifi ■"Bil!i Alii l!il^. No. 8. Fiat Lux—" Let there be Light. Price 3d. Dr. AbererotDbie arranged dreams into four classes. 1. When recent events and recent mental emotions are mixed up with each other, and with old events by some feeling- common to both. Although this kind of dream is extremely com¬ mon, we may quote a curious ex¬ ample given by Dr. A. ■ A patient in the infirmary of Edinburgh talked a great deal in her sleep, and made numerous and very distinct allusions to the cases of other sick persons. These allu¬ sions did not apply to any patients who Were in the ward at that time : but were found to refer cor¬ rectly to the cases of individuals who were there when this woman was a patient in the wards two years before. 2. Trains of images brought up by association with bodily sensa¬ tions, instanced in the case of Dr. Gregory, who, in consequence of having a vessel of hot water at his feet, dreamt of walking up the crater of Mount.'Etna, and feeling the ground warm beneath him:— and, on another occasion,when the bed-clothes were thrown off him, he dreamt of being at Hudson's Bay,and of enduringmuch distress from the cold. At another time, when suffering from tooth-ache, he dreamt of undergoing the ope¬ ration of tooth-drawing, but that the dentist drew a sound tooth, and left the aching one in its place. Dr. Reid also dreamt of being scalped by savages, in con¬ sequence of being blistered upon his head, which was ruffled dur¬ ing his sleep. ' Dreams are frequently produced by loud sounds: and Dr.A. quotes a case from a manuscript of Dr. Gregory, where the same sound produced simultaneously in a man and his wife a dream of the same general character, viz. that the French had landed near Edinbro1, an event which at the time was a subject of general anxiety. 3. Revival of forgotten associ¬ ations. The following case oc¬ curred to a particular friend of Dr. Abercrombie : ' The gentle¬ man was at the time connected with one of the principal banks in Glasgow, and was at his place at the tellers' table, when a person entered, demanding payment of a sum of six pounds. Several per¬ sons were in waiting, in turn, to be attended to before him, but he was extremely impatient, and rather noisy; and being besides a remark¬ able stammerer, he became so an¬ noying, that another gentleman requested my friend to pay him his money, and get rid of him. He did so accordingly, but with an expression of impatience at being- obliged to attend to him before his turn, and thought no more of the transaction. At the end of the year, which was eight or nine months after, the books of the bank could not be made to ba¬ lance, the deficiency being exactly six pounds. Several days and nights had been spent in endea¬ vouring to discover the error, but without success; when at last my friend returned home, much fa¬ tigued, and went to bed. He dreamt of being athis place in the bank, and the whole transaction