The Electric Witch. A Quaint Fancy. By Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver W Holmes Atlantic Monthly Magazine
Spiritualism, Electricity, Railways, Creation, Anti-Scientism
Extracts Holmes's claim that even in this 'age of cynicism' the 'form of cosmic vitality which we call electricity' should induce 'reverence'. Holmes comments, 'How near the mystic effluence of mechanical energy brings us to the divine source of all power and motion!'. He also describes 'electric tramcar[s]' as 'mighty caravans' powered by a 'mystic impulse'.
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