Mystic London; Or, Phases of Occult Life in the Metropolis

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Tinsley Brothers, 1875 - 406 páginas
 

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Página 184 - And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Página 67 - Stitch - stitch - stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt; And still with a voice of dolorous pitch She sang the "Song of the Shirt!
Página 381 - But, thinking it very likely that the universe may contain a few agencies — say half a million — about which no man knows anything, I cannot but suspect that a small proportion of these agencies — say five thousand — may be severally competent to the production of all the phenomena, or may be quite up to the task among them. The physical explanations which I have seen are easy, but miserably insufficient : the spiritual hypothesis is sufficient, but ponderously difficult.
Página 237 - You see the ways the fisherman doth take To catch the fish ; what engines doth he make ? Behold ! how he engageth all his wits ; Also his snares, lines, angles, hooks, and nets...
Página 169 - A Battle-Door for Teachers and Professors to learn Singular and Plural; You to Many, and Thou to One: Singular One, Thou; Plural Many, You.
Página 10 - I'll sleep. [Exit FOOL]. Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this! Take physic, pomp; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayest shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just.
Página 389 - I regret that I am unable to accept the invitation of the Council of the Dialectical Society to co-operate with a Committee for the investigation of 'Spiritualism;' and for two reasons. In the first place, I have no time for such an inquiry, which would involve much trouble and (unless it were unlike all inquiries of that kind I have known) much annoyance. In the second place, I take no interest in the subject. The only case of
Página 391 - In presenting their report, your committee, taking into consideration the high character and great intelligence of many of the witnesses to the more extraordinary facts, the extent to which their testimony is supported by the reports of the sub-committees, and the absence of any proof of imposture or delusion as regards a large portion of the phenomena; and, further, having regard to the exceptional character of the phenomena...
Página 381 - I have both seen and heard, in a manner which would make unbelief impossible, things called spiritual, which cannot be taken by a rational being to be capable of explanation by imposture, coincidence, or mistake. So far I feel the ground firm under me...
Página 387 - that no Minister without the license of the Bishop of the Diocese shall attempt, upon any pretence whatever, either of possession or obsession, by fasting and prayer, to cast out any devil or devils, under pain of the imputation of imposture or cosenage, and deposition from the ministry," Bucknill (Mad Folk, 323), quoted by Fumess.

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