Appendix to the Theological Works

Appendix to the Theological Works

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...unto the mountains, a. great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And I forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand, ) and were choaked in the sea." The force of imagination is capable of producing strange et'fects.--When animal magnetism began in France, which was while Doctor Franklin was minister to that country, the wonderful accounts given of the wonderful effects it produced on the persons who were under the operation exceeded any thing related in the foregoing letter from VVashington county. They tumbled down fell into trauces, roared and rolled about like persons supposed to be bewitched. The Government, in order to ascertatin the fact or detect the imposition, appointed a. committee of physicians to inquire into the case, and Doctor Franklin was requested to accompany them which he did. The committee_went_to the Operator's house, and the persons on whom an operation was to be performed were assembled. The were placed in the position in which they had been when under former operatians, and blind: /blded. In a little time. they began to shew signspf agitation, and in the space of about two hours they went through all the frantic airs they had shewn before; but the case was, ' that no operation was performing upon them, neither was the Operator in the room, for he had been ordered out ofitby' the physicians; but as the persons did not know this, they supposed him present and operating upon them. lt was the eflectof ima ination only. Doctor Franklin in relating this account to t e writer of...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864921
  • 9781236864925