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NATURE ILLUSTRATED BY THE HISTORY OF ITS
WHEN UNDULY EXCITED.
IN TWELVE FAMILIAR LETTERS TO AN INQUIRING FRIEND.
TRAVERSE OLDFIELD. pseudet
-« διετεθρύλλητο γαρ, ωσ φαίη Σωκράτης, το δαιμόνιον εαυτό
“Haec * * ab authoribus ac monumentis vetustissimis * * excerpsimus ;
“The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it'thundered ;
59 WASHINGTON STREET.
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,
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,