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Footnote:
[2] Since the publication of the first edition "Hasting...

The Female Sprites
In September 1764, the following extraordinary incide...

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79]...

The-devils-of-the-ocean
In the twenty-second year of the period Eternal-happi...

The Visions Of Emanuel Swedenborg
In mid April of the memorable year 1745, two men, has...

The Rattlesnake
Dr. Kinsolving, of the Church of the Epiphany in Philad...

The Canterville Ghost
BY OSCAR WILDE I When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the Am...

Farm House Design Vii
A Plantation House.—Another southern house is here pres...

A Wireless Message
In the summer of 1896 Mr. William Holt, a wealthy m...

The Cow With The Bell
I had given a glass ball to the wife of a friend, whose...





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Visions Of The Dead In Sleep
In most of the Greek and Roman stories that survive, the wraiths of the dead are represented as revisiting their friends on earth in sleep. These instances I have not, as a rule, troubled to collect, for they can...

The Power Of The Dead To Return To Earth
Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from th...

The Belief In Ghosts In Greece And Rome
Ghost stories play a very subordinate part in classical literature, as is only to be expected. The religion of the hard-headed, practical Roman was essentially formal, and consisted largely in the exact performanc...

Stories Of Haunting
In a letter to Sura[30] the younger Pliny gives us what may be taken as a prototype of all later haunted-house stories. At one time in Athens there was a roomy old house where nobody could be induced to live. In ...

Necromancy
The belief that it was possible to call up the souls of the dead by means of spells was almost universal in antiquity. We know that even Saul, who had himself cut off those that had familiar spirits and the wizar...

Apparitions Of The Dead
Among the tall stories in Lucian's _Philopseudus_[79] is an amusing account of a man whose wife, whom he loved dearly, appeared to him after she had been dead for twenty days. He had given her a splendid funeral, ...