Spiritual Experiences; Including Seven Months with the Brothers Davenport

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...hands were fast tied. An account of this Seance was published in the Lancet, in which the writer made the sapient remark, that there would be no difficulty in accounting for the manifestations if they could understand how th» Davenports could untie and re-tie themselves so quickly! After all, this shrewd ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...hands were fast tied. An account of this Seance was published in the Lancet, in which the writer made the sapient remark, that there would be no difficulty in accounting for the manifestations if they could understand how th» Davenports could untie and re-tie themselves so quickly! After all, this shrewd criticism is perhaps equal to any that subsequently appeared, if we except that of a writer in the Field who suggested that the real use of the boxes in which the cabinet is packed, is to secrete a small boy iD, who produces all the wonders. On leaving the room and reaching the foot ef the stair-case I encountered a number of medical students emerging from the room below, where the Annual Address of one of the medical schools had just been delivered. "What's going on up stairs?" asks one gentleman of another. "Its the Davenports," was the reply. "What's that?" "Oh, awful humbug; perfect rot;" and judging from the address recently delivered by Mr. Richard Barwell, F. E. C. S. at the opening of the medical school at Charing Cross Hospital, this is the estimate still formed of the Davenports by the medical profession. Here is what this modern Solon says, "Mesmerism, clairvoyance, electrobiology succeeded each other, and as each experimenter outbids his fellows in the marvellous so the public was stimulated even to the swallowing of Spiritualism and table-rapping. A mind greedy of the marvellous would scarcely be checked by anything, but the limits of absurdity had probably been reached with the idea that disembodied spirits should delight themselves in the company of two mountebanks, hid up in a cupboard playing "Sally come up,"or other graceless melodies on a vile guitar or wheezy accordion." Th...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150754937
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 62
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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