Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions Volume 1


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Excerpt: France and Belgium. But great as were their pretensions, they were modesty itself in comparison with Merlin, Shipton, and Nixon, who fixed their minds upon higher things than the weather, and who were not so restrained in their flights of fancy as to prophesy for only one year at a time. After such prophets as they, the almanack makers hardly deserve to be mentioned; no, not even the renowned Partridge, whose wonderful prognostications set all England agog in 1708, and whose death, at a time when he was still ...

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions; Volume 1 2017, Andesite Press

ISBN-13: 9781376259315

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