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Dreaming

Alice
dreams of falling down a rabbit-hole and experiencing strange adventures. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
Caedmon
7th-century English religious poet supposed to have heard his verses in a dream. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 156]
Calpurnia
dreams that a statue of Julius Caesar is spouting blood from a hundred wounds. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
Finnegan’s Wake
Joyce novel based around the dreams and nightmares of H. C. Earwicker. [Br. Lit.: Joyce Finnegans Wake]
Ibbetson, Peter
learns how to “dream true” and return to the scenes of childhood and the times of his ancestors. [Br. Lit. & Am. Opera: G. duMaurier Peter Ibbetson in Magill I, 736]
“Kubla Khan”
poem supposedly composed by Coleridge from an opium dream. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 555]
Little Nemo
dreams every night of Slumberland, a place of story-book palaces and fairy-tale landscapes. [Comics: Horn, 458]
Morpheus
god of dreams. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 688]
Pharaoh
had dreams of cattle and corn by which Joseph was able to foretell the future. [O.T.: Genesis 41]
Pilgrim’s Progress, The
Bunyan dreamed this allegory of Christian’s adventures while in prison. [Br. Lit.: Bunyan Pilgrim’s Progress]
Quixote, Don
falls into a trance and has visions of Montesinos and other heroes. [Sp. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Under Milk Wood
the commonplace inhabitants of a Welsh village voice their dreams. [Br. Drama: Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood in Magill IV, 1247]
References in classic literature ?
Now and then, too, the long-drawn crowing of a cock, accidentally awakened, would sound far, far off, from some farmhouse away among the hills--but it was like a dreaming sound in his ear.
By agreement, the conversation in Roxy's presence was all about the man's "up-country" farm, and how pleasant a place it was, and how happy the slaves were there; so poor Roxy was entirely deceived; and easily, for she was not dreaming that her own son could be guilty of treason to a mother who, in voluntarily going into slavery--slavery of any kind, mild or severe, or of any duration, brief or long--was making a sacrifice for him compared with which death would have been a poor and commonplace one.
Even Finn the Red-Handed was dreaming of his doorsteps and empty hogsheads.
Resting her elbows on the topmost board, and inclining her little figure forward in delicious ease, she stood there dreaming.
The colonel, after ascertaining where the slave belonged, rode on; the man also went on about his business, not dreaming that he had been conversing with his master.
I dream of every body at Highbury when I am away and when I have gone through my particular friends, then I begin dreaming of Mr.
So up he flew directly, and a terrible scene took place, for Lucy was come to them by that time, little dreaming what was going on.
This afternoon, instead of dreaming of Deepden, I was wondering how a man who wished to do right could act so unjustly and unwisely as Charles the First sometimes did; and I thought what a pity it was that, with his integrity and conscientiousness, he could see no farther than the prerogatives of the crown.
Mary wondered if she was in a real place or if she had fallen asleep again and was dreaming without knowing it.
The clock struck the half-hour, struck the three-quarters -- and still she sat there, with the music-book on her lap, dreaming happily over the old songs; thinking gratefully of the golden days when his hand had turned the pages for her, when his voice had whispered the words which no woman's memory ever forgets.
Chiang Nan's a hundred miles, yet in a moment's space I've flown away to Chiang Nan and touched a dreaming face.
I could never stand more than three months of dreaming at a time without feeling an irresistible desire to plunge into society.