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Página 256 - ... the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature.
Página 187 - As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest; with, such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheer'd with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Página 311 - ... annihilated. The jaws are firmly 'locked, and resist every effort to wrench them open ; the joints are often rigid, and the limbs inflexible; and not only is the sense of feeling, but the senses of smell, hearing, and sight also, are so deadened to all external impressions, that no pungent odour, loud report, or glare of light, can excite them in the slightest degree. The body may be pricked, pinched, lacerated, or burnt; fumes of concentrated liquid ammonia may be passed up the nostrils; the...
Página 72 - Pfettel, when he walked out, was supported and led by this young man, whose name was Billing. As they walked in the garden, at some distance from the town, Pfeffel observed that, as often as they passed over a particular spot, the arm of Billing trembled, and he betrayed uneasiness. On being...
Página 570 - History of the strange sounds or rappings, heard in Rochester and western New York, and usually called the mysterious noises ! which are supposed by many to be communications from the spirit world; together with the explanation that can as yet be given of the matter.
Página 569 - This caused everything in the room to shake most violently for several minutes, when the force was withdrawn. " I have also tested the intelligence of these spirits in every way my ingenuity could invent. On one occasion, I wrote a word on a slip of paper privately, placed it in my wallet, went there, and the sounds, through the alphabet, spelled that word correctly as I had written it. That word was
Página 33 - Peal'd her loud drum, and twang'd her trumpet horn ; Tumultuous horror brooded o'er her van, Presaging wrath to Poland — and to man...
Página 88 - Mrs. Fox and her three daughters left our city yesterday on their return to Rochester after a stay here of some weeks, during which they have freely subjected the mysterious influence, by which they seem to be accompanied, to every reasonable test, and to the keen and critical scrutiny of the hundreds who have chosen to visit them, or whom they have been invited to visit.
Página 213 - He would exert great influence in the political world, and make others do the work for him." "His capacities would be great as a statesman, but equally great as an orator, or as a jurist ; but the capacity of the orator is most developed. He has a great flow of language, is pointed, uses a variety of gestures and has a great deal of artificial or acquired eloquence. Sometimes there is a great burst of feeling, which carries his audience away. He is a great observer of how his audience take his oratory,...
Página 569 - ... to believe it was the work of spirits. It could not, by any possibility, have been done by them, nor even attempted, without detection. And I may add, that, near the close of the demonstrations at this visit, there was a vibration of the floor, as though several tons in weight had been uplifted, and suddenly fallen again upon it. This caused everything in the room to shake most violently for several minutes, when the force was withdrawn.