Mirror of Literature,  11 (1828), 304.




Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Jonathan Swift


Supernaturalism, Mental Illness | Pharmaceuticals, Medical Practitioners

    Gives as an argument to prove that 'the common relations of ghosts and spectres are generally false' the fact that they usually only appear to one person at a time, noting that 'it seldom happens to above one person in a company to be possessed with any high degree of spleen or melancholy'. Observes: 'Apollo was held the god of physic, and sender of diseases. Both were originally the same trade, and still continue'.

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