Excerpt from the Dream Book of Percival d'Harsant, as transcribed by
A F Maplewood, 1735
Associations between Numbers and Things dreamed of.
The Good Lord's Natural Numbers:
1 Sturdy vegetables, especially carrots.
2 Birds on the wing.
3 A lost love, deep yearning.
4 Travel by horseback at easy pace.
5 Bright natural light, strong sunbeams.
7 Crowds of people, standing and walking.
8 Learning, books, libraries, study.
9 Small stones, less than a bird's egg.
The Devil's number:
0 Falling, dying, helplessness.
Numbers of the Reckoning Clerks:
20 Domestic animals: pigs, horses, goats, dogs.
30 Clothing of dull colours.
40 A river, flowing water.
50 Houses, a village.