Dream Land And Ghost Land; Visits And Wanderings There In The Nineteenth Century by Edwin Paxton Hood

Dream Land And Ghost Land; Visits And Wanderings There In The Nineteenth Century

byEdwin Paxton Hood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX I. OPINIONS OF EMINENT MEN ON THE CONNEXION OP MAN WITH THE UNSEEN WORLD. It may be interesting before closing this volume, to present some citations from eminent men to whom the belief in the nearness of the Spiritual World did not appear to be a matter for scoffing and incredulity. Fichte, in his great work on the "Destination of Man," says:--"Moreover it is not from to-day that this conviction exists in me. Long before conscience had spoken with its irresistible authority, I could not contemplate the actual world for a single instant, without feeling rise within me, shall I say hope? shall I say desire?--No, better than that, more than that, the irrefragable certitude of another world. At each glance I let fall on men or on nature, at every reflection engendered in my mind by the singular contrast of the immensity of man's desires and his actual misery, an interior voice would raise itself within me and say:--' Oh! nothing out of all this can be eternal; be persuaded of it, another world exists, another and a better world. I eat, I drink, in order that I may eat and drink again. The grave, incessantly open, seizes its prey; I descend into it to become the food of worms; I leave behind me beings similar to myself, that they may eat and drink until they die, themselves replaced by others similar to them, who in their turn will do the same things. Such is my life, such the world; it is a circle revolving eternally on itself; it is a fantastic spectacle, wherein all is born to die, and dies to be born again; it is a hydra with innumerable heads, never weary of devouring itself in order to re-produce itself, and reproducing itself to devour itself again. Shall I believe, then, that it is in the circle of those monstrous and eternal vicissitudes ...

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Title:Dream Land And Ghost Land; Visits And Wanderings There In The Nineteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217204694

ISBN - 13:9780217204699

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