Human Magnetism: Its Claims to Dispassionate Inquiry : Being an Attempt to Show the Utility of Its Application for the Relief of Human Suffering

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Wiley and Putnam, 1845 - Animal magnetism - 396 pages
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Page 141 - Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand : and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
Page 341 - ... was permitted that would raise a laugh. Chamfort had read to us some of his impious and libertine tales, and even the great ladies had listened without having recourse to their fans. From this arose a deluge of jests against religion. One quoted a tirade from the Pucelle ; another recalled the philosophic lines of Diderot, — ' Et des boyaux du dernier pretre, Serrez le cou du dernier roi,' for the sake of applauding them.
Page 27 - Whence but from heaven, could men unskilled in arts, In several ages born, in several parts, Weave such agreeing truths ? or how, or why, Should all conspire to cheat us with a lie ? Unasked their pains, ungrateful their advice, Starving their gain, and martyrdom their price.
Page 13 - Mihi a docto doctore Domandatur causam et rationem quare Opium facit dormire? A quoi respondeo Quia est in eo Virtus dormitiva, Cujus est natura Sensus assoupire.
Page 348 - I think I have somewhere placed among my souvenirs, the anecdote of M. Cazotte, but I am not sure. I have heard it related a hundred times by M. de La Harpe, before the revolution, and always in the same form as I have met with it in print, and as he, himself, has caused it to be printed. This is all that I can say or certify, or authenticate by my signature. COUNTESS DE GENLIS.

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