The Mysteries of All Nations

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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The Mysteries of All Nations by archaeologist Grant James

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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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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

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

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