Describe Romeo's dream at the beginning of Act V Scene 1 of "Romeo and Juliet".

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At the beginning of Act V scene I Romeo is waiting for his servant.  He is in the village of Mantua, and remembering a dream.  Romeo says that he can only hope that dreams truely predict the future. He says that he has had a "joyous" dream.   

He says: "I dreamed that my lady came and found me dead,
Strange dream, that gives a dead man a second thought  
And she breathed such life with her kisses on my lips,
That I was brought back to life, and I was an emperor.
Ah me! How sweet love is when it is yours..."

Romeo is talking about dreaming of his death, but that he was brought back to life by Juliet's kiss and when he awoke he was an Emperor.  He then says that love is a great thing when it is yours.