Punch,  39 (1860), 70.

Hume's Historical Antecedents



Notes, Drollery


Spiritualism, Miracle, Supernaturalism, Language

    Argues that the confusion between Daniel D Home and David Hume 'probably originated in the miracle-mongering gentleman's connection with Rap[p]in'—a punning reference to the 'spirit-rapping' phenomena produced by Home and to the French historian and contemporary of Hume, Paul de Rapin.

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