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VOICE AND APPARITIONS. -“ One evening when sitting with my wife and daughter I distinctly heard a fine manly voice sing a verse of the Slave,' a voice and song I knew so well, having heard fifty times before. I jumped up, and said that is Charles, meaning a very particular friend of mine, by the name of Charles Oakenfull, then residing in London. I opened the door immediately, and I saw him stand in front of me as distinctly as I ever saw him in my life; he smiled sadly on me, and seemed to melt into the air. I turned to my wife and said, ' Did you see that—did you hear that singing ?' She said, “No, I neither saw nor heard anything,' and tried to laugh me out of it; but I was convinced I saw him. I was going to London the next day, Epsom races being on,

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friend had agreed to go to the races with me, as we were like bro. thers; so my first call in London was at his house. When I inquired for him, they told me he was taken very ill the evening before, at Dr. Hant's in the Camberwell Road, and was too ill to be removed. I immediately went there, when on enquiring, they told me he was dying, having ruptured a blood vessel, while singing the very words I heard, and at the very same time. The nurse who attended him told me he was constantly enquiring for me; asking whether I had called, and then what time it was ? They told him they had not written to me, and asked him if they should, but he said, “No! I have seen him, he will not be long before he is here.' I saw him, poor fellow he lived but a short time afterwards. These things to me are so mysterious, that I sometimes feel inclined to doubt the evidence of my senses, but as you asked me to describe them exactly as they occurred to me, I have done so ; trusting you will excuse the rough manner in which I have accomplished it.”—Mr. G. to J. J. 1859.

Tax DEAD SEEN.—“An intimate female friend was ill. My father, mother, and I were sitting at the fire, and my sister opened the door, and came in; we turned round, and saw with her this intimate friend, who lived some 120 yards off. My sister passed through the room to an inner one, but the friend sat down on a chair near the door. My father said, 'Ellen, come up to the fire ;' but she had disappeared. As Ellen was lying of consumption, our surprise at the incident was so great, that we called my sister, and asked if Ellen had not come in with her; her answer was, 'No.' My mother, who was a person often visited with presentiments, said, 'Something wrong has happened.' She sent at once to Ellen's

SECTION V.

SPIRIT-POWER-APPARITIONS.

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THE WORKERS.—We have had Sounds, we have had Movings, we have had Anti-gravitation of things animate and inanimate; and the natural question arises, What is the law that produces the phenomena ? The answer is : Living soul-intelligences; as living, as intellectual, as Man, though not so corporal; yet material and more powerful. The evidence of this is now produced.

“ AT SANDGATE in Kent we numbered thirteen : the table was elevated at least two feet; the accordion was played,—the tune was not known to any of us; we asked the name, and we were told through the alphabet that it was “The Song of the Sea. A hand and arm in white drapery appeared ; it was seen by all at the table on several occasions during the evening, and we had every opportunity of carefully examining it.”-J. S. RYMER, 1855.

SPIRIT LEAVING THE BODY.—"I was attending the sick bed of my uncle, when, one forenoon, about ten o'clock, while looking towards his bed, I saw his form coming as it were out from between the bed clothes ; and as he rose I saw an angel on each side of him; and when his body was free of the bed, I saw the three gradually float across between me and the window, rise up and disappear. Amazed, I rose up, went to the bed and found my uncle was dead. I never mentioned this before, because people would laugh at me—but it has af . forded me much comfort since; before then I used to dread death, but the thought that angels were with us at our death. beds has taken all that dread away."--Mrs. GR-10. J. J., 1857.

APPARITIONS. “ When a child I twice saw an apparition of my mother at the window, that I ran to the window and called her, but there was and could be no one there; (his mother was living)."

My mother has not only seen apparitions in the open fields, but has been touched and pushed.-Mr. P. to J. J., 1858.

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VOICE AND APPARITIONS.— .One evening when sitting with my wife and daughter I distinctly heard a fine manly voice sing a verse of the Slave,' a voice and song I knew so well, having heard fifty times before. I jumped up, and said that is Charles, meaning a very particular friend of mine, by the name of Charles Oakenfull, then residing in London. I opened the door immediately, and I saw him stand in front of me as distinctly as I ever saw him in my life; he smiled sadly on me, and seemed to melt into the air. I turned to my wife and said, ' Did you see that did you hear that singing ? She said, 'No, I neither saw nor heard anything,' and tried to laugh me out of it; but I was convinced I saw him. I was going to London the next day, Epsom races being on, and my friend had agreed to go to the races with me, as we were like bro. thers; so my first call in London was at his house. When I inquired for him, they told me he was taken very ill the evening before, at Dr. Hant's in the Camberwell Road, and was too ill to be removed. I immediately went there, when on enquiring, they told me he was dying, having ruptured a blood vessel, while singing the very words I heard, and at the very same time. The nurse who attended him told me he was constantly enquiring for me ; asking whether I had called, and then what time it was? They told him they had not written to me, and asked him if they should, but he said, “No! I have seen him, he will not be long before he is here.' I saw him, poor fellow he lived but a short time afterwards. These things to me are so mysterious, that I sometimes feel inclined to doubt the evidence of my senses, but as you asked me to describe them exactly as they occurred to me, I have done so; trusting you will excuse the rough manner in which I have accomplished it.”-Mr. G. to J. J. 1859.

Tax Dead Seen.—“An intimate female friend was ill. My father, mother, and I were sitting at the fire, and my sister opened the door, and came in; we turned round, and saw with her this intimate friend, who lived some 120 yards off. My sister passed through the room to an inner one, but the friend sat down on a chair near the door. My father said, Ellen, come up to the fire ;' but she had disappeared. As Ellen was lying of consumption, our surprise at the incident was so great, that we called my sister, and asked if Ellen had not come in with her; her answer was, 'No.' My mother, who was a person often visited with presentiments, said, Something wrong has happened.' She sent at once to Ellen's

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house, and found she had just died. We, as a family, had no idea of her being so near her end.”—Mr. My. to J. J. August, 1860.

APPARITIONS. See the narrative, page 370, relative to events on the 1st of May, 1860. The lady at whose house the incidents occurred, and the other persons present, are known to me.

CORNHILL Mag., 1860.-In the same way the flowers which lay near the edge of the table were removed. The semblance of what seemed a hand, with white, long, and delicate fingers, rose up slowly in the darkness, and bending over a flower, suddenly vanished with it. This occurred two or three times ; and although each appearance was not equally palpable to every person, there was no person who did not see some of them. The flowers were distributed in the manner in which they had been removed; a hand, of which the lambent gleam was visible, slowly ascending from beneath the cover, and placing the flower in the hand for which it was intended. In the flower-stands in the adjoining window we could hear geranium blossoms snapped off, which were afterwards thrown to dif

ferent persons.

APPARITION OF A LIVING PERSON.–Agreeable with your request, I write the two or three to me, mysterious circumstances, that have occurred as regards my seeing people, that have been at the time many miles distant. On one occasion while writing in my office, and my mind busily engaged in my business, the door opened, and in walked my sister; I rose from my seat exclaiming, “Ah, Maria, whatever has brought you here so unexpectedly ?" when she looked sorrowfully upon me for a moment, and then disappeared, as it were vanished. It astonished me very much, I must say alarmed me. I passed a sleepless night; the morning post brought me a letter saying my sister was very ill, and wished to see me; she was then living in London fifty-six miles from me. At another time when at home on Sunday, I was just making up my mind for a quiet hour with the newspaper; when I thought I heard my sister outside the door as if talking to the children. I rose and opened the door, and there again saw her quite distinctly, but she seemed to avoid me and ran round the garden which is close to the house; I thought she was then running after the children, so followed her into the garden ; but when there could see no one, and it was impossible they

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in which I followed her in, so she must have met me to have got out. I was very uneasy till I heard from her, which was sometime afterwards, but she never mentioned that anything had happened to her.-Mr. G. to J. J. 1859.

PREMONITION BY VISIONS. .“ As a young girl, I had strong feelings for home and relations ; long before I ever heard of spirits or second-self, something seemed to me like impression or warning for evil. I was on a visit from home sixty miles, saw no papers nor heard one word relative to an election that was then going on in my little town—something made me anxious to return, all were very kind, and expected I should remain sometime longer; tears and entreaties prevailed, I must go home. When I arrived late at night, all the streets were quiet, I must be in time ; stepping with my mother, who met me at the coach office, to ask if she did not hear footsteps following, her reply was, ' Nonsense, child, I hear nothing;' but I did, although I was in no way encouraged to think so; when at home I asked for my brother; Oh he is gone to bed, tired enough running about after the election folks ;' this is every word I heard that could suggest evil or misfortune. I went to bed in a room that has a large circular window, with a gas-lamp giving a fine light, no shutters; before I slept, I saw a shadow darken this window, and turned to more with wonder than fear, as I was not alone in the room ; I then saw at a little round table that stood near the window, a form like a policeman holding in one hand what looked like a half sheet of paper, with the other he was writing in a book that was open before him ; while I watched him he seemed to rest, and look towards the bed ; I saw then his face plain, not one I knew at all-all this time I pressed the

my mother and tried to speak, but could not until the figure passed from the room, as it did with the face still towards me. I then said, “Mother, what is the policeman writing about?' so real was the scene to me; she had not seen him. The same reply, 'Nonsense, child, go to sleep, who should be there?' And I did go to sleep, to be awoke by a knocking at the door, and then strange voices asked for my brother; there was something wrong occurred yesterday. I dress in an instant and rush out, for I love him very dearly; and he must not be fetched away and me not see him; the first face I saw on going out of my room was the real policeman I saw sitting at my little round table.

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