Punch,  39 (1860), 179.

A Lucid Explanation





Spiritualism, Materialism, Philosophy, Language

    Discusses an extract from 'a Yankee print' (probably an American spiritualist newspaper), which claims that since 'Greatness among man is alone a property of the sensuous world' and does not extend beyond the material world, then we have no right to claim that the spirits of great men should be 'a whit greater than the spirits of their washerwomen and scavengers'. Infers that the spirits of great men are illiterate because 'wisdom and good language are material possessions', but thinks this argument will only satisfy those who credit 'what Spiritualists state'.

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