Image from page 80 of “Witchcraft: or The art of fortune-telling unveiled: from the low ambition of the celebrated Mary Pitcher, to the more elevated, but equally vague pretensions of the injudicious astrologer.” (1805)
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Title: Witchcraft: or The art of fortune-telling unveiled: from the low ambition of the celebrated Mary Pitcher, to the more elevated, but equally vague pretensions of the injudicious astrologer.
Year: 1805 (1800s)
Authors: Pinchbeck, William Frederick
Subjects: Fortune-telling Magic
Publisher: Boston : Printed for the author
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library
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nd which, indifferent and ihort of mer-it as they are, I. judged to be the bed, andfhall venture to publiih the fame., relying onthat indalirenee v^hich has ever been made. o manifeil in all my publick undertakings.The remainder of the poelick pile, to do.honour to n^yfelf and iikewife fave the pur-chafer the time and difagreeable taikof read-ing them, humanely I have configned to the-iiames, and in order to make amends to thereader for the lofa of what I can at the moft WITCHCRAFT. Si confider as wafte paper, I fhall introduce fev-eral curious experiments with my explana-tions of the fame ; fuch experiments as atone time I had no intention (hould furnifhfubjeds for this volume, and whereby thevalue of this publication will be much en-hanced, but not the price. From the fampleof poems preferved, I fear I have much rea-fon to prefume the reader will not grievouil^rlament the fate of thofe deftroyed, The:fellowing are the additions alluded to : ~ I ft. The Invi/ihie Lady made vlfibk.^.
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C is the perfoD flatloned romake herfelf vifible to theQOinpany. B is the face of the lady refleaed from the ririrror abovethe ceiling, to that ija the pyramid of the tempie.A iithe obferver and the tube. 82 WITCHCRAFT. The principle of this improvement is di-reCilj that of the penetrating fpy-glafs, vAthfome trifling aherations excepted. . The rail-ing as originally remains odagonal, witheight pofts ; four of which pofts run to theceiling of the room in which the temple is ex-hibited. Ihey feeming to flrangers for naother purpofe than that of fupporting a tefter,iimilar to that of a bed. This tefter is cur-tained from poft to poft, hanging in fwagsabout a foot and a half from the ceiling ; con-tiguous to the tefter is a tube runningthrough and forming an elbow above theceiling, in the angle of which tube is placeda mirror ; fo that whatever is prefented to theopening of the tube above the ceiling, is re-flected to another mirror, concealed in thepyramid obliquely with that above. Sec
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