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Page 203 - Daran erkenn ich den gelehrten 'Herrn ! Was ihr nicht tastet, steht euch meilenfern, Was ihr nicht faßt, das fehlt euch ganz und gar, Was ihr nicht rechnet, glaubt ihr, sei nicht wahr, Was ihr nicht wägt, hat für euch kein Gewicht, Was ihr nicht münzt, das, meint ihr, gelte nicht.
Page 27 - One particular only, though it may appear trifling, I will relate. Having often forgot which was the cat and which the dog, he was ashamed to ask, but catching the cat, which he knew by feeling, he was observed to look at her steadfastly, and then setting her down said, so puss, I shall know you another time.
Page 18 - The evidence on this point shows that the mind frequently contains whole systems of knowledge, which, though in our normal state they have faded into absolute oblivion, may, in certain abnormal states, as madness, febrile delirium, somnambulism, catalepsy, etc.., flash out into luminous consciousness, and even throw into the shade of unconsciousness those other systems by which they had, for a long period, been eclipsed, and even extinguished.
Page 500 - ... the text of their features. For a long time I held such visions as delusions of the fancy, and the more so as they showed me even the dress and motions of the actors, rooms, furniture, and other accessories.
Page 500 - It has happened to me sometimes on my first meeting with strangers, as I listened silently to their discourse, that their former life, with many trifling circumstances therewith connected, or frequently some particular scene in that life, has passed quite involuntarily, and, as it were, dream-like, vet perfectly distinct before me.
Page 414 - They are next instructed to throw their mind to some familiar place — it matters not where, so that they have been there before and seem desirous of going there again, even in thought. When they have thrown the mind to the place, or upon the desired object, I endeavor, by speaking to them frequently, to keep their mind upon it, viz.
Page 27 - He knew not the shape of anything, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude; but upon being told what things were, whose form he before knew from feeling, he would carefully observe, that he might know them again; but having too many objects to learn at once, he forgot many of them; and (as he said) at first learned to know, and again forgot a thousand things in a day.
Page 203 - By that, I know the learned lord you are ! What you don't touch, is lying leagues afar ; What you don't grasp, is wholly lost to you ; What you don't reckon, think you, can't be true ; What you don't weigh, it has no weight, alas ! What you don't coin, you 're sure it will not pass.
Page 19 - ... consciousness, and even throw into the shade of unconsciousness those other systems by which they had, for a long period, been eclipsed, and even extinguished. For example, there are cases in which the extinct memory of whole languages was suddenly restored, and, what is even still more remarkable, in which the faculty was exhibited of accurately repeating, in known or unknown tongues, passages which were never within the grasp of conscious memory in the normal state.