The Armenian; Or, The Ghost Seer ...

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C. Wittington, 1800
 

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Pagina 93 - Pamphylia : that he travelled, and fet up for alegiflator; and that he gave out he underftood all languages, without having ever learned them ; that he could tell the thoughts of men, and underftood the oracles which birds gave by their finging. The heathens were fond of oppofing the pretended miracles of this man to thofe of our Saviour : and by a treatife which...
Pagina 6 - We sat down upon a stone bench, and expected that the mask ' would pass by. He came straight towards us, and took his seat ' very close by the side of the Prince, who drew out his watch and ' said, rather loud, in French, rising at the same time from his seat, "Nine — come! we forget that they wait for us at the Louvre.
Pagina 7 - Nine — come ! we forget that they wait for us at the Louvre." This was only a pretence to deceive the mask as to our route. "Nine!" repeated the mask in the same language, very expressively and slowly. " Wish yourself joy, Prince (whilst he called him by his right name); at nine o'clock he died'' With this he rose, and went away : we looked at one another very much amazed.
Pagina 96 - Cabbala is properly a mysterious kind of science delivered by revelation to the ancient Jews, and transmitted by oral tradition to those of our times ; serving for the interpretation of difficult passages in Scripture, and to discover future events by the combination of particular words, letters, and numbers. It is likewise termed the oral law. But Cabbala, among the Christians, is also applied to the use, or rather abuse, which visionaries and enthusiasts make of Scripture for discovering futurity,...
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Pagina 141 - I beg your Highness to consider, how much preparation such a complicated artifice would have required from the Armenian ; what a time it requires to paint a face with sufficient exactness ; what a time would have been requisite to instruct the pretended ghost, so as to guard him against gross errors ; what a degree of minute attention to regulate every attendant or adventitious circumstance which might be useful or detrimental. And remember, that the Russian officer...

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