Dreaming - Intemperance of every kind, in eating or drinking, in sleep as watching, in rest or exerc
Published July, 23, 1831
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Dreaming - Intemperance of every kind, in eating or drinking, in sleep as watching, in rest or exercise, tends to make dreams disagreeable; and therefore, one and (sic) of dreaming may be, to recommend temperance and moderation. For the time we employ in sleep bears a great proportion to the whole of human life; and, if there be any expedient for rendering that part of time agreeable, it is surely worth while to put it in practice. Habits of virtue and soberness; the repression of turbulent desires; and the indulgence of pious, social, and cheerful disposition, are, for the most part, effectual in giving that lightness to the animal spirits, and that calm temperature to the blood, which promote pleasurable thoughts through the day, and sweet slumber and easy dreams by night.--Beattie.