Spirit Workers in the Home Circle; An Autobiographic Narrative of Psychic Phenomena in Family Daily Life, Extending Over a Period of Twenty Years

Spirit Workers in the Home Circle; An Autobiographic Narrative of Psychic Phenomena in Family Daily Life, Extending Over a Period of Twenty Years

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...all the Persian poetry which follows as well as this is to be found substantially (with slight alterations which I shall point out) in the same tract, the inference that it was taken from that source appears to be irresistible. At any rate I do not care to put in any independent claim for it; nor is it necessary for my purpose that I should do so. The copy is not exact, for the first line, as given in Chambers' tract is " That man of earth," not "Thou child of earth; " and as the words " that man" are the subject of the verb gains, I am afraid we must admit that the alteration--made in order to fit it personally to a young lady--is somewhat ungrammatical. 'When it was done we were all profoundly ignorant of Saadi, and of Oriental poetry. Perhaps we may confess-some obligation to our invisible friends for introducing such charming and thoughtful verses, even if done in a somewhat perplexing manner. The alterations are remarkable. The heading to' the first poem, " Ghazi," I am-informed, means a Mahommedan who fights for his religi0n--in the tract it is Ghzazal, which bears quite a-different signification, and means a short peom: to us one form is as good as the other. And this poem is made by-a curious amalgamation of two poems; for the last four lines belong to a different poem from the first four; and although there is a certain sequence of thought, there is a somewhat abrupt change in the rhythm, and the harmony of the versification is broken. These writings were discovered by us on the 21st March, and were not written at one of our siances, but during the week. On the succeeding Sunday evening, while my wife and I were at Haslemere, but sitting, as agreed, at the same time as those...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236862236
  • 9781236862235