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Credulities Past and Present.

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Trial of n Big at Lausanne in the 14 % Century

INCLUDING

THE SEA AND SEAMEN, MINERS, AMULETS AND TALISMANS,
RINGS, WORD AND LETTER DIVINATION, NUMBERS,
TRIALS, EXORCISING AND BLESSING OF ANIMALS,

BIRDS, EGGS, AND LUCK

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London
CHATTO AND WINDUS, PICCADILLY

1880
Now Reissued by

Singing Tree Press
1249 Washington Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 1968

“What stronger pleasure is there with mankind, or what do they earlier learn, or
longer retain, than the love of hearing and relating things strange anii incredible ?
How wonderful a thing is the Love of Wondering and of raising Wonder! 'Tis the
delight of children to hear tales that they shiver at, and the vice of old age to abound
in strange stories of time past. We come into the world wondering at everything; and
when our wonder at common things is over, we seek something slew to wonder at.
Our last scene is to tell wonders of our own, to all who will believe them. And
amidst all this 'tis well if Truth comes off but moderately tainted."-SHAFTESBURY'S
“CHARACTERISTICS.'

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 67-24355

BF 1411 J7 18800

TO THE

REV. CHARLES LEE, M.A.

A TRUE FRIEND IN THIS CHANGEFUL WORLD,

THIS BOOK

IS

AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

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