MAN'S RIGHTS; OR, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT?

MAN'S RIGHTS; OR, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT?

by ANNIE DENTON CRIDGE
     
 

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Anne Cridge was found to possess the ethereal qualities suggested in a marked degree. But it was manifestly wasteful to limit such fineness of organization merely to a reception of cathartics.

Anne Cridge was evidently fit for much greater things than a simple capacity of being purged through the palms of her hands. Now, the next step is obscure, and it is… See more details below

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Anne Cridge was found to possess the ethereal qualities suggested in a marked degree. But it was manifestly wasteful to limit such fineness of organization merely to a reception of cathartics.

Anne Cridge was evidently fit for much greater things than a simple capacity of being purged through the palms of her hands. Now, the next step is obscure, and it is not very clearly indicated who took it. It was this, however, that Anne could read unopened letters by a power of second sight. But she rapidly went much further.

"Putting a sealed paper to her temples, she perceived traces upon it; not with her eyes, but with her brain, of the figure of a man writing—the figure of the man who had written that paper; so that she could tell his height, his color, and the shape of his eyes."

Luckily her brother, William Denton, was at hand. At once a new era in science was opened before him. What she saw on the paper was a sun-picture. Sun-pictures are constantly thrown everywhere and in every direction, only the grosser natures of ordinary mortals, especially of male mortals, are unable to detect them. The fine feminine fibre can; and thus not only all the present, but all the past, too, may be read or seen on the surfaces of things, or under them, by competent inspectors. Mr. Denton's views are given by himself as follows:—

"In the world around us, radiant forces are passing from all objects to all objects in their vicinity, and during every moment of the day and night are daguerreotyping the appearances of each upon the other; the images thus made not merely resting on the surface, but sinking into the interior of them, there held with astounding tenacity, and only waiting for the suitable application to reveal themselves to the inquiring gaze. You cannot, then, enter a room by night or day but you leave, on going out, your portrait behind you. You cannot lift your hand, or wink your eye, or the wind stir a hair of your head, but each movement is infallibly registered for coming ages. The pano of glass in the window, the brick in tho wall, and the paving-stone in the street, catch the pictures of all the passers and faithfully preserve them. Not a leaf waves, not an insect crawls, not a ripple moves, but each motion is recorded by a thousand faithful scribes in infallible and indelible scripture."

Can it be believed that such faculty honestly possesses the brain of any creature out of Bedlam?" Sun-pictures," "daguerreotyping appearances!" Are the most elementary facts in optics inaccessible in Boston? Is a brick equivalent to a lens? Is a paving-stone like a properly-treated photographic plate? But it is too humiliating even to protest against such charlatanry. It may be remarked though that the paving-stones of a crowded thoroughfare must before long oil her terribly complicated pictures even to the most gifted seer. The winks also upon the pages of a good many books must, one would think, be rather embarrassingly numerous.

By the way, how would a sun-picture daguerreotype a wink? A wink is a motion of the eyelid, and how a motion " is infallibly registered for coming ages" passes all comprehension. It would also be curious to know where the record of ripples is kept—on what objects do the " radiant forces" project them, and the yawns on the walls of many churches and chapels?

Of course they, equally with winks, are preserved in indelible scripture, only one would like to meet with the seer who could count them.

This is a must be read!

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ISBN-13:
2940016222455
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
02/08/2013
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