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-The Embryo underthe Microscope, 15.—The Development Theory
sumption and Longevity; Man's proper Place in Creation, 35.
NATURE OF THE SOUL .
On the Soul, by the Ancients, 36.-
The Imprisoned Soul, 38.—Th
Soul and the Magnetic Needle, 39.-Symbols of the Soul, 41.-
Personality of God—the Soul God's great Organ, 42.-Pre-exist-
ence of Souls, 43.—Transmigration of Souls and Sacredness o
Spiritual Reclamation; “Excelsior,” 50.—Notions of Angels, 51.-
Spiritual Natures, 55.-Permanent Impressions by Spiritual Powers,
57.-Materialism and Spiritualism-Personal Identity, 59.-
Mesmerism and Somnambulism, 61.-Clairvoyance, 63.
Mind and Body, 64.—Mental Processes, of which we are unconscious,
65.—The Voltaic Battery, Electric Eel, and Brain of Man ; A
Galvanized Human Body, 66.-Changes in the Nervous System,
67.-Working of the Brain, 68.—What is Memory ? 69.—How does
the Function of Memory take place ? 71.—Persistence of Impres-
74.-Intuitions, 75.—What is Genius ? 76. -Mental Abstraction, 77.
Effect of Emotion on the Intellect, 78.-Melancholy or Poetic
the Dead.—Dirge by Faber,
LITERARY HISTORY OF MADMEN.
“There are those to whom a sense of religion has come in storm and tempest; and there are those whom it has summoned amid scenes of revelry and idle vanity; there are those who have heard its still small voice' amid rural leisure and placid contentment. But perhaps the knowlege which cometh not to err is most frequently impressed upon the mind during seasons of affliction; and tears are the softening showers which cause the seed of heaven to spring and take root in the human heart.”—Sir Walter Scott.
Life and Time.
WHAT IS LIFE ?
We're ill by these Grammarians us'd;
From the Maternal Tomb,
To the Grave's fruitful Womb,
That nothing here can truly claim. COWLEY, in a note to his Pindaric Ode, whence the above lines are quoted, says:
Plato, in Timæus, makes this distinction: “That which is, but is not generated; and that which is generated, but is not.” This he took from Trismegistus, whose sentence of God was written in the Egyptian temples, “I am all that was, is, or shall be.” This doctrine of Plato, that nothing truly is but God, is approved by all the Fathers. Simplicius explains it thus : That which has more degrees of privation, or not-being than of being, (which is the case of all creatures,) is not properly said to be; and again, that which is a perpetual fieri, or making, never is quite made, and therefore, never properly is.
Leaving the old "Grammarian,” we pass to the science of our own times. M. Geoffroy St. Hilaire, in his Histoire Naturelle générale des Règnes Organiques, in the chapter on the definitions of Life, refutes the common mistake of supposing that vital force suspends or destroys physical action. If these vitalists had but taken the trouble of decomposing each complex question into its elements, instead of cutting the knot which they could not loosen, they would have seen their error. Thus, an animal, while living, “resists” cold, does not "obey” the physical laws of temperature, but keeps constantly above the temperature of the surrounding medium. When dead, this resistance ceases. Does this