Purse

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What does it mean when you dream about a purse?

Carrying a purse in a dream may signify the secret place of important possessions, which are being closely held. Losing the purse might suggest loss of power and control of possessions.

References in classic literature ?
Here he took from his girdle a well-filled purse, and continued, "I would fain be a butcher, this day, and sell meat at Nottingham town.
"Who steals my purse steals my right to live," was the reply, "old saws to the contrary.
So let no man draw up his lip, nor thrust his forefinger into his purse, for I swear that neither butcher nor Sheriff shall pay one penny for this feast."
"What do you mean to do with that purse?" whispered he.
Porthos often did, Aramis sometimes, and you, you almost always drew out your purse with the dessert.
Turlington turned to the women without answering, purse in hand.
As she looked at me in giving me the purse, I hoped there was an inner meaning in her words.
Rostov thrust the purse under the pillow and shook the damp little hand which was offered him.
As soon as she was gone Sancho said to the cattle dealer, whose tears were already starting and whose eyes and heart were following his purse, "Good fellow, go after that woman and take the purse from her, by force even, and come back with it here;" and he did not say it to one who was a fool or deaf, for the man was off like a flash of lightning, and ran to do as he was bid.
"That makes no difference to me," said Jehan, "'tis I who have the purse."
I see he would have his head broken, as well as his purse cut, and so be let blood in two veins at once.''
I can now travel into the wide world, and make myself merry.' With that he put his money into his purse, and set out, roaming over hill and valley.