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ESSAY ON SUPERSTITION:
BEING AN INQUIRY INTO THE EFFECTS
PHYSICAL INFLUENCE ON THE MIND,
IN THE PRODUCTION OF DREAMS, VISIONS, GHOSTS, AND
OTHER SUPERNATURAL APPEARANCES.
BY W. NEWNHAM, ESQ.
AUTHOR OF A TRIBUTE OF SYMPATHY, THE PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL,
INTELLECTUAL, MORAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, &c. &c.
“ And when they shall say unto you, seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.
SOLD ALSO BY J. NICHOLS, FARNHAM.
TO THE RIGHT REVEREND
THE LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,
&c. &c. &c.
My LORD Allow me to express my gratitude for your Lordship’s permission to place the following pages under your protection; and for the kind interest with which you have noticed and facilitated their
progress. Possessing the privilege of near to your Lordship, and bound by far other ties than those which subsist between an Author and his Patron, a labour under