Philosophy of Charming

Philosophy of Charming

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...of the departing Christian. It is no uncommon thing for those who die, to believe they see, or hear, or feel, that which appears only fancy to by-standers. Their friends believe that it is the overturning of their intellect. I am not about to enter into the discussion of the question, whether it is, or is not, always fancy. Some attribute it to more than fancy; but inasmuch as, in many instances, the mind is deranged while its habitation is falling into ruins around it, and inasmuch as it is the common belief that it is only imagination of which I am writing, we will look at it under the name of fancy. "The fanciful views of the dying servants of 'sin, and the devoted friends of Christ, were strangely different, as far as my observation extended. One who had been an entire sensualist and a mocker at religion, while dying, appeared in his senses in all but one thins. ' Take that black man from the room, ' said he. He was answered that there was none in the room. He replied: 'There he is, standing near the window. His presence is very irksome to me--take him out.' After a time, again and again, his call was: ' Will no one remove him'! There he is---surely some one will take him away 1' "I was mentioning to another physician my surprise that he should have been so much distressed if there had been many blacks in the room, for he had been waited on by themflrlay and night, for many years; also that the mind had not been diseased in some other respect: when he told me the names of two others (his patients)--rnen of similar liveswho were tormented with the same fancy, and in the same way, while dying. " A young female, who called the Man of Calvary her greatest friend, was, when...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236940466
  • 9781236940469