Essay Towards a Theory of Apparitions (Classic Reprint)

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Another great convenience will be found in my system; apparitions may be evoked, in open' day, -'at noon, if the case should be urgent, \ia the midst of a field, on the surface of water, or in the glare of a patent-lamp, quite as easily, as in the darkness of chaos or old night.' Nav, a person rightly prepared may see ghosts, while seated comfortably by his library-fire, in as much perfection, as amidst broken tombs, nodding ruins, and awe-inspiring ivy. To those unfortunate persons, who feel a real dread of appa ritions, I hope to offer considerations which will quiet their fears, and will even convert the horrors of solitude into a source of rational amusement. But I. Must forbear to display all the utility of this treatise, lest my reader should ima gine that I am copying Echard's mock.

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