Signs Before Death, and Authenticated Apparitions; In 100 Narratives, Collected by Horace Welby

9780217049436: Signs Before Death, and Authenticated Apparitions; In 100 Narratives, Collected by Horace Welby

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1825 Excerpt: ... An hour passed, and all was quiet in the room. They listened at the door, and every thing remained still, but in half an hour more a bell rang violently; they flew to her apartment, but before they reached the door, they heard the servant exclaim "Oh, she is dead!" Lady Betty then bade the servants for a few minutes to quit the room, and herself with Lady Beresford'sson approached the bed of his mother; they knelt down by the side of it; Lady Betty then lifted up her hand and untied the ribbon; the wrist was found exactly as Lady Beresford had described it, every sinew shrunk, every nerve withered. Lady Beresford's son, as had been predicted, is since married to Lord Tyrone's daughter, the black ribbon and pocket-book were formerly in the possession of Lady Betty Cobb, Marlborough Buildings, Bath, who, during her long life, was ever ready to attest the truth of this narration, as are, to the present hour, the whole of the Tyrone and Beresford families. TWO APPARITIONS TO MR. WILLIAM LILLY. The following Affair excited considerable interest in the North about the Middle of the last Century. On the first Sunday, in the year 1749, Mr. Thomas Lilly, the son of a fanner in the parish of Kelso in Roxburghshire, a young man intended for the church of Scotland, remained at home to keep the house, in company with a shepherd's boy, all the rest of the family, except a maid-servant, being at church. The young student and the boy being by the fire, whilst the girl was gone to the well for water, a renerable old gentleman, clad in an antique garb, presented himself, and after some little ceremony, desired the student to take up the family-bible, which lay on a table, and turn over to a certain chapter and verse in the Second Book of Kings. The student did so, and read--...

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