Signs Before Death, and Authenticated Apparitions; In One Hundred Narratives

Signs Before Death, and Authenticated Apparitions; In One Hundred Narratives

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... wager was laid between us that it was possible to read written hand by that light upon the bed where we lay. '-We had scarce finished our conversation upon that affair, wher-1-1 saw (my face being towards the door, which was locked), entering into the room, five appearances of very fine and lovely women: they were of excellent stature, and their dresses seemed very fine, but covered all except their faces with theirligbt veils, whose skirts trailed largely upon the floor. They entered in a file, one after the other, and in that posture walked round the room, till the foremost came and stood by that side of the bed where I lay, with my left hand over the side of the bed; for my head rested on that arm, and I determined not to alter the posture in which I was); she struck me upon that hand with a blow that felt very soft, but I did never remember whether it were cold or hot. I demanded, in the name of the blessed Trinity, what business they had there, but received no answer. Then I spoke to Mr. C.--" Sir, do you see what fair guests we have come to visit us?" before w'hidh they all disappeared. I found him in some kind of agony, and was forced to 'grasp him on the breast with my-right hand ('which was next him underneath the bedclothes), before I could obtain speech of him: then he told me he had seen the fair-guests I spoke of, and had heard me speak to them; but withal said that he was not able to speak sooner unto me, 'being extremely afihighted at the sight of a dreadful monster, which, -ass-urning-a shape betwixt that of a lion and a bear, attempted to come 'upon the bed's foot. I told him I thanked God nothing so frightful had presented itself to me; but I hoped (through his assistance)...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918037
  • 9781236918031