720 XTF Search Results (subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::06;f2-subject=essay);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1798%3A%3A06;f2-subject%3Dessay Results for your query: subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::06;f2-subject=essay Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT An Instance of Ventriloquism. Brown, Charles Brockden THE following anecdote relative to ventriloquism, contains some humour and is related by most undoubted au- thority, viz. Adrianus Turnebus, the greatest critic of the sixteenth cen- tury, who was admired and respected by all the learned in Europe. “There was a crafty fellow,” says he, “called Petrus Brabantius, who, as often as he pleased, would speak from his belly, with his mouth indeed open, but his lips unmoved, of which I have been repeatedly eye and ear-witness. In this manner he put divers cheats on several persons: amongst others, the following was well known:— There was a merchant of Lyons, lately dead, who had acquired a great estate by unjust dealings. Brabantius happening to be at Lyons, and hearing of this, comes one day to Cornutus, the son and heir of this merchant, as he walked in a portico behind the church-yard, and tells him that he was sent to inform him of what was to be done by him, and that it was more requisite to think of the soul and reputation of his father, than thus wander about ... Tue, 30 Jun 1970 12:00:00 GMT Queries. Brown, Charles Brockden WHAT is the difference between Newton's method of Fluxions and the differential calculus of D'Alem- bert? Tue, 23 Jun 1970 12:00:00 GMT A Receipt for a Modern Romance. Brown, Charles Brockden TAKE an old castle; pull down a part of it, and allow the grass to grow on the battlements, and provide the owls and bats with uninterrupted ha- bitations among the ruins. Pour a sufficient quantity of heavy rain upon the hinges and bolts of the gates, so that when they are attempted to be opened, they may creak most fear- fully. Next take an old man and woman, and employ them to sleep in a part of this castle, and provide them with frightful stories of lights that appear in the western or the eastern tower every night, and of music heard in the neighbouring woods, and ghosts dressed in white who perambulate the place. Tue, 30 Jun 1970 12:00:00 GMT