Signs Before Death; A Record of Strange Apparitions, Remarkable Dreams, &C

Signs Before Death; A Record of Strange Apparitions, Remarkable Dreams, &C

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...but on the contrary, is at once cool, collected, and circumstantially perspicuous, so as to set the question of probability almost entirely at rest.--From Ii. W eley. Aubrey in his Miscellanies, narrates the following awful admonition of a departed friend, to a surviving friend: --Two ladies of fortune, both not being long since deceased, were intimate acquaintances, and loved each other sincerely. It so fell out that one of them fell sick of the small-pox, and desired mightily to see the other, who would not come fearing the catching the distemper; the afflicted lady at last died of them. She had not been buried long before she appeared at the other's house in the dress of a widow, and asked for her friend who was then at cards; she sent down her woman to know her business, the answer was that she must impart it to none but her lady, who, after she had received this message bid her woman introduce her into a room, and desire her to stay till the game was done, and she would then wait on her. The game being finished, she went down stairs to the apparition, to know her business, "Madam" (said the ghost, turning up her veil, and her face appearing full of the small-pox), "you know very well that you and I loved entirely. Though I took it very ill of you that you was not so kind as to come and see me, yet I could not rest till I had seen you. Believe me, my dear, I am not come to frighten you; but only out of regard to your eternal happiness, to forewarn you of your approaching end, which I am sorry to say will be very miserable, if you do not prepare for it; you have led a very unthinking giddy life many years. I can not stay, I am going; my time is just spent; prepare. to die; and remember this, that when you...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793463
  • 9781236793461