Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire Volume 1

Evenings with Prince Cambaceres, Second Consul, Arch-Chancellor of the Empire Volume 1

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ... master's words, after so modest an admission! The science of Mesmer is of recent growth; it is not yet exempt from the attacks of satire and ridicule; nor has it been attempted gravely to deal with it. Each doctor has his prejudices, his scholastic dogmas, which it is difficult to remove. It is alleged that Mesmer and his followers are not in search of truth, but are merely anxious to be considered wonder-workers, and to constitute a sect. Now, what another has said is injurious; let us disregard it. Genius brought us a torch to illumine THE SCIENCE OF MAGNETISM. 193 a newly-opened career: extinguish it; let us feel our way. I will guide your steps. Such is the secret, but real cause of the obstacles which magnetism has to encounter; but those obstacles must have an end. If the science be a true one, it cannot fail of success. There exist enactments of the Parliament of Paris, decrees of the Sorbonne theses of the faculty against the circulation of the blood, and innoculation. Electricity has been turned into a jest; galvanism every way misrepresented; yet time has pursued its onward course. The attacks of the envious, the doubts of the imbecile, have passed away; and we now see the important station which those discoveries hold in the history of science. But I am wandering very far from the task of a narrator, and presuming to be a professor ex-cathedra. I must hasten to doff the doctor's cap, and resign the chair which friendship and a love of truth induced me, for a few moments, to occupy. I return to Prince Cambaceres' saloon, where I met on the same evening, a man of solid merit, whom I had long lost sight of. After the customary salutations, he said to me: "I am almost a stranger in the world, for I may say I have but just returned to...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626818
  • 9781236626813