Good to see you, Faithful. Have you ever read The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan? It was written around 1678 mostly while John Bunyan was imprisoned. One of the main characters is named Faithful, I think. Fun and interesting fantasy. The Pilgrim's Progress from this ... - Google Book Search
(Scroll forward to page 7) the text begins with "As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and as I slept I dreamed a dream...."