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ESSAY ON SUPERSTITION;

BEING AN INQUIRY INTO THE EFFECTS

OF

PHYSICAL INFLUENCE ON THE MIND,

IN THE PRODUCTION OF DREAMS, VISIONS, GHOSTS, AND

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AUTHOR OF A TRIBUTE OF SYMPATHY, THE PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL,

INTELLECTUAL, MORAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, &c. &c.

“ And when they shall say unto yon, seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and
anto wizards, that peep, and that mutter; should not a people seek unto their God ?
for the living, to the dead ?–To the law and to the testimony :-If they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”—Isaiah, viii. 19,50.

LONDON:

J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

SOLD ALSO BY J. NICHOLS, FARNHAM.

1830.

TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

THE LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,

&c. &c. &c.

MY LORD, Allow me to express my gratitude for your Lordship’s, permission to place the following pages under your protection ; and for the kind interest with which you have noticed and facilitated their

progress. Possessing the privilege of near to your Lordship, and bound by far other ties than those which subsist between an Author and his Patron, a labour under

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