An Essay on Capacity and Genius: To Prove that There is No Original Mental Superiority Between the Most Illiterate and the Most Learned of Mankind; and that No Genius ... is Innate, But Solely Produced by and Dependent on Circumstances. Also Enquiry Into the Nature of Ghosts, and Other Appearances Supposed to be Supernatural

W. Simpkin and R. Marshall - 537 Seiten

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Seite 288 - I owed much to an old woman who resided in the family, remarkable for her ignorance, credulity, and superstition. She had, I suppose, the largest collection in the country of tales and songs concerning devils, ghosts, fairies, brownies, -witches, warlocks, spunkies, kelpies, elf-candles, dead-lights, wraiths, apparitions, cantraips, giants, enchanted towers, dragons and other trumpery.
Seite vi - I think I may say, that of all the men we meet with, nine parts of ten are what they are, good or evil, useful or not, by their education.
Seite 459 - I opened my eyes. I conversed sometimes with my physician and my wife of the phantasms which at the moment surrounded me ; they appeared more frequently walking than at rest, nor were they constantly present. They frequently did not come for some time, but always reappeared for a longer or shorter period, either singly or in company, the latter, however, being most frequently the case.
Seite 288 - Though it cost the schoolmaster some thrashings, I made an excellent English scholar; and by the time I was ten or eleven years of age, I was a critic in substantives, verbs, and particles.
Seite 415 - And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle.
Seite vi - Tis that which makes the great difference in mankind. The little or almost insensible impressions on our tender infancies have very important and lasting consequences: and there 'tis, as in the fountains of some rivers, where a gentle application of the hand turns the flexible waters in channels, that make them take quite contrary courses; and by this direction given them at first in the source, they receive different tendencies, and arrive at last at very remote and distant places.
Seite 445 - I put out my arm to feel it, and my hand seemingly went through the body of it, and felt no manner of substance till it came to the wall ; then I drew back my hand, and still it was in the same place. Till now...
Seite 444 - I leapt out of bed, and, not staying to put on my clothes, went out of my room and along a gallery to the door, which I found locked or bolted; I desired him to unlock the door, for that I could not get in ; then he got out of bed and opened the door, which was near, and went immediately to bed again...
Seite 500 - Sirrah ! will not you take time to translate that book which is sent unto you out of Germany ? I will shortly provide for you both place and time to do it ;' and then he vanished away out of my sight.
Seite 445 - ... the hands visible beneath the sleeve, of a middle stature. I related this description to Mr. John Lardner, Rector of Havant, and to Major Battin of Langstone in Havant Parish ; they both said the description agreed very well to Mr P. a former. rector of the place, who has been dead above 20 years : Upon this the tenant and his wife left the house, which has remained void since.

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