Modern Diabolism: Commonly Called Modern Spiritualism; with New Theories of Light, Heat, Electricity, and Sound

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J. Miller, 1873 - 401 páginas
 

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Página 325 - Dragoons, went out to India to join. his regiment. His wife remained in England, residing at Cambridge. On the night between the 14th and 15th of November, 1857, towards morning, she dreamed that she saw her husband, looking anxious and ill — upon which she immediately awoke, much agitated. It was bright moonlight, and, looking up, she perceived the same figure standing by her bedside. He appeared in his uniform, the hands pressed across the breast...
Página 149 - When you wound your finger, the nerves which run from the finger to the brain convey intelligence of the injury; and, if these nerves be severed, however serious the hurt may be, no pain is experienced. We have the strongest reason for believing that what the nerves convey to the brain is in all cases motion. It is the motion excited by sugar in the nerves of taste which, transmitted to the brain, produces the sensation of sweetness; while bitterness is the result of the motion produced by aloes.
Página 353 - ... without hesitation, the scenery of the dream. This comrade came over the Sierra, by the Carson Valley Pass, and declared that a spot in the pass answered exactly to his description. By this, the unsophisticated patriarch was decided. He immediately collected a company of men, with mules and blankets, and all necessary provisions. The neighbours were laughing in the meantime at his credulity.
Página 246 - A lady dreamed that an aged female relative had been murdered by a olack servant, and the dream occurred more than once. She was then so impressed by it that she went to the house of the lady to whom it related, and prevailed upon a gentleman to watch in an adjoining room during the following night. About three o'clock in the morning, the gentleman, hearing footsteps on the stair, left his place of concealment, and met the servant carrying up a quantity of coals.
Página 249 - My father's attention was called to the dream only from its frequent recurrence ; but when he found himself seated at his desk on the misty morning, and beheld the identical person whom he had seen in his dream, in the blue coat, riding on a gray horse, he felt surprised, and, opening the window, waited the man's approach.
Página 247 - ... following night. About three o'clock in the morning, the gentleman, hearing footsteps on the stairs, left his place of concealment, and met the servant carrying up a quantity of coals. Being questioned as to where he was going, he replied, in a confused and hurried manner, that he was going to mend his mistress's fire — which, at three o'clock in the morning, in the middle of summer, was evidently impossible ; and, on further investigation, a strong knife was found concealed beneath the coals.
Página 249 - ... horse, he felt surprised, and, opening the window, waited the man's approach. He immediately rode up, and, drawing from his pocket a packet of papers, gave them to my father, stating that they were invoices belonging to an American vessel which had been wrecked and drifted upon his lordship's estate ; that there was no person on board to lay claim to the wreck; but that the invoices were signed 'Stephenson and Bell.
Página 261 - I went to the other side, and, having just turned the foot of the bed, I found my mother awake, to whom I said these words : — ' Mother, I am going a long journey, and am come to bid you good-bye.
Página 319 - ... story from the mate about eight years after the occurrence. He has since lost sight of him, and does not know whether he is yet alive. All he has heard of him since they were shipmates is, that he continued to trade to New Brunswick, that he became the master of the brig Comet, and that she was lost. I asked Captain Clarke if he knew Bruce well, and what sort of man he was. "As truthful and straightforward a man...
Página 150 - The transmission, however, is not direct. At a certain place within the labyrinth, exceedingly fine elastic bristles, terminating in sharp points, grow up between the terminal nerve fibres.

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