Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

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

Cover image for

Download


Author: James Grant
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 213,174 / 633 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,235
Added to site: 2006.11.24
mnybks.net#: 15348
Origin: gutenberg.org

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.

Show Excerpt

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

CHAPTER XX.

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

CHAPTER XXI.

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

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Lisa Consiglio Ryan
When Lisa Consiglio Ryan isn't cooking up deliciously healthy food, doing yoga, advising people on living a clean lifestyle or working on her WELLn
Read full interview...