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Miscellaneous Prose Works (Volume 18) (Paperback) Loot Price: R461 Discovery Miles 4 610
Miscellaneous Prose Works (Volume 18) (Paperback): Walter Scott
Miscellaneous Prose Works (Volume 18) (Paperback): Walter Scott

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Miscellaneous Prose Works (Volume 18) (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... ARTICLE X. NOVELS OF ERNEST THEODORE HOFFMANN. Iieben und Nachlass. 2 Vols. Berlin, 1823 Serapions briider. 6 Vols. 1819-26.--NacMstucke. 2 Vols. 1816. By Ehnest Theodore William Hoffmann.--Foreign Quarterly Review, No. 1, July, 1827. No source of romantic fiction, and no mode of exciting the feelings of interest which the authors in that description of literature desire to produce, seems more directly accessible than the love of the supernatural. It is common to all classes of mankind, and perhaps is to none so familiar as to those who assume a certain degree of scepticism on the subject; since the reader may have often observed in conversation, that the person who professes himself most incredulous on the subject of marvellous stories, often ends his remarks by indulging the company with some well-attested anecdote, which it is difficult or impossible to account for on the narrator's own principles of absolute scepticism. The belief itself, though easily capable of being pushed into superstition and absurdity, has its origin not only in the facts upon which our holy religion is founded, but upon the principles of our nature, which teach us that while we are probationers in this sublunary state, we are neighbours to, and encompassed by the shadowy world, of which our mental faculties are too obscure to comprehend the laws, our corporeal organs too coarse and gross to perceive the inhabitants. All professors of the Christian religion believe that there was a time when the Divine Power showed itself more visibly on earth than in these nur latter days; controlling and suspending, for its own purposes, the ordinary laws of the universe; and the Roman Catholic Church, at least, holds it as an article of faith, that miracles descend to the present time. Withou...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-00790-9
Barcode: 9781154007909
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-00790-1

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