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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spiritualism, or spiritism, (search)
clairvoyant or trance state; many other works since on a variety of subjects, all ascribed to spirit dictation, but of no scientific value. Judge John W. Edmonds, of New York (1799-1874), adopted the belief in 1851, and published a work on Spiritualism, 1853-55, as did Dr. Robert Hare (1781-1858) of Philadelphia, who published (1855) Spiritual manifestations scientifically demonstrated; among other noted persons who have avowed their belief that the phenomena are of spirit origin are Dr. Robert Chambers, Robert Owen (1771-1858) and his son, Robert Dale Owen, all of whom wrote on the subject. Of the many mediums (channels of communications) none ever attained to the celebrity, as a medium of this power, of Daniel D. Home (born 1833; died harmlessly insane, 1886; published Incidents of my life, 1863). A society termed The London Society for Psychical research, was founded in 1882, under the presidency of Prof. H. Sidgwick, of Cambridge University, for the purpose of investigating t
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Chapter 14: European travel. (1846-1847.) (search)
ruthfulness and accuracy is strong. There are no signs of retouching for literary effect, but in many cases the single word of memorandum suggests a paragraph, while on other points caution or courtesy dictated a reticence which it is now needless to maintain. Here is a passage from her Edinburgh diary. David Scott, whose pictures interested her so much, painted a striking portrait of Emerson, which is now in the Concord, Massachusetts, public library:-- [September, 1846.] At Robert Chambers's. Saw there beautiful book of Highlanders in their costumes. Hopes of chemistry as to making food. Remark of R. C. as to the clumsiness of nature's means of providing for that purpose, etc. Mrs. C. with her fifteen children and three pair of twins among them. Monday. Visit to the Bank of Scotland. To [David] Scott's room. a severe, earnest man with high imaginations. I liked him much, and his pictures from him, though there was not one which, taken by itself, could be cal
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Bibliographical Appendix: works of Margaret Fuller Ossoli. (search)
6. Papers on literature and Art. Democratic Review, XIX. 198, 316. 7. Place in Literature. Potter's American Monthly, x. 74. 8. Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Christian Examiner, XXXVIII. 416. Southern Quarterly, x. 148. (A. P. Peabody), N. A. Review, LXXXI. 557. 9. Miscellaneous Notices. British Quarterly, XVI. 221. (S. Waddington), Tinsley's Magazine, XVI. 172. (A. L. Johnson), Galaxy, VI. 121. (M. R. Whittlesey), Radical, VI. 1. (A. C. Brackett), Radical, IX. 354. Chambers's Journal, XVII. 322. Dublin University Magazine, XCII. 542, 686. Household Words, v. 121. Sharpe's Magazine, XV. 201. Same article in Eclectic Magazine, XXVI. 171. National Magazine, i. 314, 409, 529. Canadian Monthly, XIII. 289. International Monthly, i. 162. Poems. Ames, Mary C. At Home and Abroad, p. 458. Cranch, C. P. Atlantic Monthly, XXVI. 231. Cranch, C. P. At Home and Abroad, p. 456. James, G. P. R. At Home and Abroad, p. 463. Also in International Monthly,
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Margaret Fuller Ossoli, Index. (search)
7, 148. Brutus, defense of, 47-50. Bryant, William Cullen, 131. Buckingham, J. T., 77. Bull, Ole, 211. Burges, Tristam, 87. Burleigh, Charles, 176. Burns, Robert, 226. C. Cabot, J. E., 159. Cambridge, Mass., between 1810 and 1830, 32. Campbell, Thomas, 290. Carlyle-Emerson Correspondence, 4, 135, 145, 151, 164, 170. Carlyle, Thomas, 45 69 102 135,145, 164, 175, 190, 220, 222, 22. Cass, Lewis, Jr., 241; letter to, 266; letter from, 234. Chalmers, Thomas, 229. Chambers, Robert, 226. Channing, Edward T., 33. Channing, W. E. (Boston), 63, 86, 106, 122, 144, 171. Channing, W. Ellery (Concord), 30, 100, 156, 164, 307. Channing, Ellen (Fuller), 30, 81, 52, 55, 92, 234. Channing, W. H., letters to. 91, 110, 111, 120, 148, 151, 161, 180, 183, 191, 201, 207, 308, 309; other references, 3, 34, 206, 212, 279. Channing. See Eustis. Chapman, M. W., 125. Chappell, H. L., letter to, 64. Cheney, E. D. 128. Child, L. M., 4115, 128, 132, 208, 206, 211.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
vantages may have been petty compared with the influences which surround the early life of most of those who acquire conspicuous place in England; but the sons of a coal merchant, grounded at an early age in the classics, and, while still in boyhood, matriculated at Oxford, cannot seem to American observation to have wanted any of those early advantages which justly secure future success. After his course at the University was completed, Mr. John Scott read lectures, as the deputy of Sir Robert Chambers, the Vinerian Professor of Common Law, throughout the years 1774-76. He was called to the bar, Feb. 9, 1776, and it is said that he gave the fruits of the first year of his professional life for pocket-money to his wife. She received half a guinea. But very soon he acquired a large practice and the favor of Lord Thurlow. In June, 1788, he was made Solicitor-General and knighted. In Feb., 1793, on the promotion of Sir Archibald Macdonald to the office of Chief Baron of the Exchequ
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
sisted all pressure to stay; walked in the grounds, and returned to Edinburgh at night. October 7. Fast day on account of India; heard Rev. Dr. Hanna 1808-1882. preach at Dr. Guthrie's church; called on A. Russel, 1814-1876. editor of Scotsman. Dr. Brown drove me to see Lord Dunfermline, the old Speaker, now quite infirm, but taking a great interest in the slave question; then called with Rogers on George Combe, (1788-1858.) Phrenologist, who visited Boston in 1838. also on Robert Chambers. (1802-1871.) Writer and publisher Mr. Combe was anxious that I should not return to public duties until after longer rest. October 8. Visited Holyrood Palace; in the afternoon started for Glasgow, where I arrived at dark on my way to the western Highlands. October 9. At seven o'clock went on board the steamer Iona down the Clyde, by Rothesay, through the Kyles of Bute to the Crinan Canal; then by canal boat; then again by steamer in sight of Mull, Jura, stopping at Oban, to
m the House bill for the relief of the Banks of the Commonwealth was committed yesterday, reported the bill with an amendment. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and appropriately referred: By Mr. Newman, of relieving the securities of Joshua H. Staats, dec'd, late Sheriff of Jackson county; by Mr French, of incorporating a Joint Stock Company to build a bridge across Walker's Creek, near Staffordsville; by Mr. Pate, of giving the securities of Ro. Chambers until 1st May, 1861, to pay the balance due the State; by Mr. French, of changing the times of holding the Courts in the 13th, 16th and 17th Circuits. Executions Stayed.--The bill staying the proceedings on executions, trust deeds, and other demands, in cases of refusal to receive Bank notes, was taken up on its passage. The bill was discussed by Messrs. Day, Coghill, Christian, Thomas of Henry, and finally passed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs. Brannon Carson, Carraw
to "re-occupy," repossess, or re-take" any forts or any other property within the limits of the seceded States, would be acts of war, and that such acts would absolve Maryland and the Border States from all connection with the United States. Judge Chambers left the Chair and opposed these amendments as in reality opening the way to secession, and as initiating a programme that would not be sanctioned by the people of Maryland. Strong speeches were made in support of the amendments, and for a tg a programme that would not be sanctioned by the people of Maryland. Strong speeches were made in support of the amendments, and for a time an "irrepressible conflict" threatened the harmony of the Conference.--Finally the subject was got rid of by postponing its consideration until the next meeting of the Conference." The Commissioners appointed to Virginia, are Ex-Gov. E. L. Lowe, Judge Chambers, W. H. Norris, and Dr. J. Hanson Thomas.--They will arrive in Richmond to-morrow morning.
ncrease the pay of certain officers of the Public Guard; House bill to amend chapter 108 of the Code, concerning births, marriages and deaths. On motion of Mr. Douglass, House bill providing for payment of the Peace Commissioners was taken up, and he offered the following amendments: To insert $10 per day instead of $8; also, to give $6 per day additional to John Tyler. The amendments were agreed to, and the bill was passed unanimously.--Senate bill for the relief of the securities of Robert Chambers, Sheriff of Boone county; Senate bill to incorporate the Coal and Oil Company of Braxton county; Senate bill to incorporate the Common wealth Savings Bank, of Richmond; Senate bill to amend the charter of the Virginia Car-Spring Company; also, to amend certain acts relating to the charter of the New Creek Company, of Hampshire county; also, to incorporate the Laurel Valley Oil and Coal Company, in the county of Mason; also, to authorize Thomas Chancellor to erect a wharf on his lands; S
A Queer people. --Chambers' --Journal, discussing a recent book of missionary travels in Africa, thus alludes to one of the tribes which are found in that terra incognita: "But the strangest of all the stories told are of the Dokos, who live among the moist, warm bamboo woods to the south of Caffa and Susa. Only four feet high, of a dark olive color, savage and naked, they have neither houses nor temples, neither fire nor human food. They live only on ants, mice, and serpents, diversified by a few roots and fruits; they let their nails grow long, like talons, the better to dig for ants, and the more easily to tear in pieces their favorite snakes. They do not marry, but live indiscriminative lives of animals, multiplying very rapidly, and with very little material instinct. The mother nurses her child for only a short time, accustoming it to eat ants and serpents as soon as possible; and when it can help itself, it wanders away where it will, and the mother thinks no
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