Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 171–74.

Sketch Book. Striking Incident in the Life of a Midshipman



Regular Feature, Extract—Introduction; Reportage

Publications extracted:

Oriental Herald


Supernaturalism, Natural Law, Psychology

    Introduces the narrative by observing that the authors of some theories seek to account for apparitions by reference to the 'physical laws of matter'. Inclines to the view held by others 'that the origin of such marvels must be looked for in the mind of the seers', although does not 'go the length of their scepticism, and deny the actual existence of the ghostly show, as a real and visible spectacle, before the eyes' (171). Presents the ghost story in illustration of these observations.

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