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The Mysteries of All Nations

Rise and Progress of Superstition, Laws Against and Trials of Witches, Ancient and Modern Delusions Together With Strange Customs, Fables, and Tales

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Author: James Grant
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 213,174 / 633 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,287
Added to site: 2006.11.24 15348

Mythology--Days And Weeks--Miracles--Poets And Superstition--Monarchs, Priests, And Philosophers--Druids--Demonology--Magic And Astrology--Divination--Signs, Omens, And Warnings--Amulets And Charms--Trials By Ordeal--Curses And Evil Wishes--Dreams And Visions--Superstition In The Nineteenth Century.

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his Tales of Fiction are composed--A Town-Clerk frightened by an Apparition--A Ghost that did not understand Erse, but could communicate in Latin--Lovel and Edie Ochiltree--Discovery of Hidden Treasure--"Rob Roy"--Fairies' Caverns--Supposed Apparition in the Trossachs--Elfin People at the Firth of Forth--A Minister taken away by Fairies--Dame Glendinning's Tale--Lines from "Marmion"--A Fairy Knight--Mysterious Steed 187


Lord Byron taught Superstition--Byron and the Maid in Green--Bridge of Balgonie--Byron's Fear to ride over it--His Belief in Unlucky Days and Presentiments--Socrates's Demon--Monk Lewis's Monitor--Napoleon's Warnings--A Sorrowful Tale--Byron's Fortune told by a Sibyl--Hebrew Camyo--Abracadabra--Loch-na-Garr--Oscar of Alva--Byron's last Instructions 197


Tale by Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd--Aikwood Castle--The Witch H



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