Life in Prairie Land

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Harper & brothers, 1847 - Illinois - 408 pages
 

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Page 2 - ... insanity, in trance, or in magnetism, and furnishes many very valuable hints to aid in the solution of these mysteries, by which so many have been bewildered or affrighted. It is written in a style of great ease and elegance, and can not fail to find a very wide circle of welcoming readers. — Albion. This unique and remarkable book has just been placed on our table ; we know its reputation of old ; it is an admirable discourse on the subject of supernaturalisms, such as mental illusions, dreams,...
Page 6 - ... how on a third attempt he accomplished the feat through difficulties the recital of which has led scientific men still to doubt if the ascent were really performed — may all be read in this compact volume, illustrated by maps and engravings, with every aid to the reader's comprehension. — News. Hardly a subject could have been selected more stirring in its character than
Page 4 - Let not the inquisitive fear that the intricacies of science or the technicalities of language will obstruct the pleasure they will derive from the study of this book; for the clearness of the author's style, and the elucidation of the one hundred engravings, render it within the scope and comprehension of every intelligent student. — Industrial Record. The copious use of engravings and of pictorial illustrations, together with the plain, popular explanations, render this book a truly practical...
Page 2 - This is a learned and elaborate work, in which the writer goes into th« investigation of all the phenomena of mind in the erratic operations and phantasies of ghost seeing and spectral hallucinations, and aims to give the true philosophy of all such delusions. He is a medical man of considerable eminence, and has spared no pains in his researches, giving a great number of facts and cases to illustrate his philosophy. The volume will be much sought for, as it is really a desideratum in the world...
Page 6 - Ararat, which human foot had not trod after the restorer of our race, and which, in the popular opinion, no human foot would be permitted to tread till the consummation of all things — Ararat the holy, which winged cherubim protected against the sacrilegious approach of mortals, and which patriarchs only were permitted to revisit, appeared in many respects an object of curiosity as unique as it was exciting. — London Athentsum.
Page 3 - Journal. There is such a charm in this narrative, that the lovers of good biography can not hear of it too soon. We can not conceive a more fascinating story of genius. To a style which would alone have sufficed to the production of an interesting and striking narrative, Mr. Holmes unites a depth of knowledge and musical appreciation very rare and remarkable. We thank him cordially for a most pleasing addition to our standard biographical literature . — Examiner. The book is one of extraordinary...
Page 4 - The present volume comprises illustrations of' light and colors, practical descriptions of all kinds of telescopes, the use of the equatorial-transit, circular, and other astronomical instruments, and other topics connected with astronomy. It is illustrated by 100 engravings, and will be found a most valuable book for all classes, but particularly as a work of instruction for youth.— Illustrated Magazine The Life of Paul Jones.
Page 3 - Mozart was neglected and impoverished, and he went to his grave with more than the bitterness of death crowding on his thoughts, but fame has taken possession of his memory, and among those who move as gods in musical art, few are equal to him, none are superior. This biography possesses an interest for all who feel interested in the great men of the earth. It is not only remarkably well written, but has a completeness about it we have never found before in any life of Mozart. — Louisville Journal....
Page 7 - ... the original work which will have the greatest value and interest. — Mirror. This book is of an entirely different character from works of a similar title that have hitherto appeared. It contains an account of fourteen trials for murder in Germany, and the object of it is to show the peculiar mode of trial instituted by the Bavarian code. — Evening Gazette. The records of crime are not usually a profitable kind of reading. The contagion of the example is generally greater than the warning...
Page 7 - Public attention was first drawn to this work by an able and interesting article in the Edinburgh Review. They are all narratives of marvelous interest — more strange and wonderful, many of them, than any work of fiction, and giving to the reader a clear view of the nature and peculiarities of the criminal jurisprudence of Germany. — NY Commercial Advertiser. Its illustration of the many curious customs of German criminal jurisprudence will be sufficiently startling to the English reader; but,...

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