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well authenticated accounts of
APPARITIONS GHOSTS, SPECTRES, DREAMS
With some valuable extracts from the works of the
and others :
Forming a Series of useful, ceffary
It has been the general opinion of all nations, even of the most barbarous, that man does not die entirely, but that his better part subsists after the dissolution of the body; and this original notion of the souls immortality, has induced the most learned, and most antient nations to indulge the belief of the possibility of the visible interference of spirits, upon certain me mentous and awful occasions.
There is nothing more commonly talked of than apparitions of departed spirits, of dæmons and ghosts: The reality of these visions passes for certain with a great number of people, while by as great a number they are laughed at, and treated as reveries and idle