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Page 167 - The ideas of Sense are more strong, lively, and distinct than those of the Imagination; they have likewise a steadiness, order, and coherence, and are not excited at random, as those which are the effects of human wills often are, but in a regular train or series — the admirable connexion whereof sufficiently testifies the wisdom and benevolence of its Author.
Page 167 - The ideas imprinted on the Senses by the Author of nature are called real things: and those excited in the imagination, being less regular, vivid, and constant, are more properly termed ideas or images of things, which they copy and represent.
Page 242 - Lord Adare then went into the next room to look at the window from which he had been carried. It was raised about eighteen inches, and he expressed his wonder how Mr. Home had been taken through so narrow an aperture. " Home said, still entranced,
Page 127 - They try to creep out of their own confident recommendations of the enquiry by declaring that " Mr. Home is a clever conjurer, who has duped us all." " Mr. Crookes might, with equal propriety, examine the performances of an Indian juggler.
Page 241 - The distance between the windows was about seven feet six inches, and there was not the slightest foothold between them, nor was there more than a twelve-inch projection to each window, which served as a ledge to put flowers on.
Page 168 - Now the set rules or established methods wherein the Mind we depend on excites in us the ideas of sense, are called the laws of nature ;  and these we learn by experience, which teaches us that such and such ideas are attended with such and such other ideas, in the ordinary course of things.
Page 11 - The portion of the string hanging down rested on my lap — out of my sight, it is true — but Mr. Slade's hands always remained visible to me. I particularly noticed that Mr. Slade's hands were not withdrawn or changed in position. He himself appeared to be perfectly passive, so that we cannot advance the assertion of his having tied those knots by his conscious will, but only that they, under these detailed circumstances, were formed in his presence without visible contact, and in a room illuminated...
Page 5 - If it is possible that there be developments of other dimensions in space, it is also very probable that God has somewhere produced them. For His works have all the grandeur and variety that can possibly be comprised.
Page 208 - Under the strictest test conditions I have more than once 4:33 MATERIALIZED SPIRIT HANDS. had a solid, self-luminous, crystalline body placed in my hand, by a hand which did not belong to any person in the room. In the light I have seen a luminous cloud hover over a heliotrope, on a sidetable, break a sprig off, and carry the sprig to a lady...