dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage
- An illustration of the principle of dreams go by contraries, the proverb is also found in the reverse form.
1639 J. CLARKE Parœmiologia Anglo-Latina 236 After a dreame of weddings comes a corse [corpse].
1766 GOLDSMITH Vicar of Wakefield x. My wife had the most lucky dreams in the world... It was one night a coffin and cross-bones, the signs of an approaching wedding.
1883 C. S. BURNE Shropshire Folklore xx. We have the sayings..‘Dream of a funeral, hear of a wedding’..and vice versa.
1909 British Weekly 8 July 331 ‘Dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage’..has probably been verified many times in the experience of ordinary people.
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