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NATURE ILLUSTRATED BY THE HISTORY OF ITS
UNIFORM MYSTERIOUS MANIFESTATION

WHEN UNDULY EXCITED.

IN TWELVE FAMILIAR LETTERS TO AN INQUIRING FRIEND.

BY

TRAVERSE OLDFIELD. pseudet

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διετεθρύλλητο γαρ, ωσ φαίη Σωκράτης, το δαιμόνιον εαυτό
Onuairelv.” [For it was the common report that Socrates said, the
daemon communicated with him.] — Xenophon's Venntasia:

“Haec * * ab authoribus ac monumentis vetustissimis * * excerpsimus ;
** medium rerum esse spiritum mundi.” [This we have gathered from
authors and monuments the most ancient, ihat the mediume 2* iaistences
is the spirit of the universe.) - Scholiast of the Middle Ages.

“The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it'thundered ;
others said, An angel spake to him.John's Gospel.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

GOULD & LINCOLN, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts,

STEREOTYPED BY
HOBART & ROBBINS,
NEW ENGLAND TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDERY,

BOSTON.

PULSS 07 a. C. RAX, CORXHILL, DOSTON,

THE WRITER TO HIS READER.

Your eye, attracted by the title of this little volume, is now turned to this page. The answering glance that looks up to meet yours is that of a friend. He greets you, and asks the favor of a brief familiar conference.

Very likely it is one whose practical common sense is his guide ; and, though you care very little for “spiritual manifestations, ”

you would read a short letter on the subject, if it seems to the point. Perchance it is one of meditative cast, bewildered in revery on “spiritual mysteries ;” and you long for sympathy from one of kindred spirit. It may be a once believing,

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