Punch,  47 (1864), 156.

Quiet Watering Places. No. II—Gwrysthlogwdd (Continued)  [8/9]



Serial, Diary, Drollery


Spiritualism, Metaphysics, Ether, Crime

    The narrator describes his experiences of waking early one morning. Likening the 'large round-hand scrawl' in his diary to 'Spirit characters', he dismisses 'Spirits' but begins to imagine 'Unsettled Existences on the confines of space, Beings neither altogether unearthly nor entirely ethereal, Incomprehensible Agencies capable of visiting us mortals even in our own rooms!'. On seeing the door to his room being opened, he momentarily refers this to the action of 'Nothing' and 'Spirits', and speculating that he might confront burglars, decides that he would rather meet spirits than burglars.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]