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" It is wonderful that five thousand years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all... "
Primitive culture: researches into the development of mythology, philosophy ... - Page 21
by sir Edward Burnett Tylor - 1871
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...1t i? undec1ded whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it ; but all belief is for it." He said, " John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...it is uadecided whether or not there has been an instance of the spirit of any person ap- ' pearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it." On the subject of our situation in a future state, he said, " The happiness of an unembodied spirit...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1816
...it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it." ' Literary Magazine, 1756, p. 37. * The following plausible, but over-prudent counsel on this sub'...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 48

Literary Criticism - 1840
...it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it, but all belief is for it." Is not all belief at least one argument ? I cannot but think it much less a matter of astonishment...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...still it is undecided whether or not there has been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it." On the subject of our situation in a future state, he said, " The happiness of an unenibodied spirit...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1821
...Dee /'worn chiudere Ic labbra quanto cl puotc; Peru cJtez zcnzcl colpafa vergogna." person appearing after death. All argument is against it ; but all belief is for if." He said, "John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 3

James Boswell, Alexander Chalmers - Authors, English - 1822
...is undecided whether or not - there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it ; but all belief is for it." He said, " John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged to...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...still it is undecided whether or not there has been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it." On the subject of our situation in a future state, he said, " The happiness of an unembodied spirit...
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The life of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

James Boswell - 1826
...it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it ; but all belief is for its." He said, " John Wesley's conversation is good, but he is never at leisure. He is always obliged...
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An essay on demonology, ghosts and apparitions, and popular superstitions ...

James Thacher - Body, Mind & Spirit - 1831 - 234 pages
...whether or not there has ever been an instance, in modern times, of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it, but all belief is for it.' Boswell suggested, as an objection, that if spirits are in a state of happiness, it would be a punishment...
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