Wonderful Dreams of Remarkable Men and Women [By J.R. Ware]

Wonderful Dreams of Remarkable Men and Women [By J.R. Ware]

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...here, but there is proof of a conception of time, although a miscalculation of time. M. Lavalette did not know that in place of a succession of objects he saw his march of death as one picture, and as he might have seen the massacre of the Abbaye, at a single glance, or any sanguinary scene during the many reigns of terror which have almost decimated Paris. Nor did he know that under the pressure of pain, time is measured by agony, and appears ages." DR. PITCAIRNE. (1790.) The frequently quoted dream by this gentleman was one of those which are associated with the resolve made between two friends or relatives, that whoever dies first, he is, if possible, to appear to the other; in order to convince the survivor of the truth of the doctrine of the immortality of the soul. Indeed it has generally been inquiry into, or discussion upon this profound doctrine which has led to the terrible resolve to appear, if possible, after death. This manifestation has more frequently than not been made through the medium of a dream. Dr. Pitcairne is said never to have related this story without showing more or less agitation. In hie case the friend was a fellowstudent named Lindesey. When very young they read together the classical story of the two Platonic philosophers, who promised one another that who died first should appear to the survivor. Years passed before Pitcairne, being at his father's house in Fife, dreamed one night that Lindesey, (who was then in Paris, ) came to him and intimated that he was not dead, as it was commonly reported, but still alive, and living in a very pleasant place, --to which he could not as yet carry his friend--the dreamer. By the next post came news of Lindesey's death, which had occurred very suddenly, a few moments...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895355
  • 9781236895356