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A Relation Of The Apparition Of Mrs Veal by Daniel Defoe. Daniel Defoe 1659 1661 - 24 April 1731 born Daniel Foe was an English writer journalist and pamphleteer who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and is even referred to by some as one of the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer he wrote more than five hundred books pamphlets and journals on various topics including politics crime religion marriage psychology and the supernatural . He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. - Wikipedia
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... which discourse is attested by a very sober and understanding gentlewoman, a kinswoman of the said gentleman's, who lives in Canterbury, within a few ... ... upon our past course of life we have led in the world that our time is short and uncertain and that if we would escape the punishment of the ... ... is not yet the least sign of dejection in her face nor did I ever hear her let fall a desponding or murmuring expression nay, not when actually ... ... though there was never any such thing as a quarrel but an indifference came on by degrees, till at last Mrs. Bargrave had not seen her in two ... ... offered to salute her which Mrs. Veal complied with, till their lips almost touched and then Mrs. Veal drew her hand across her own eyes, and said, ... ... her in former days, and much of the conversation they had with each other in the times of their adversity what books they read, and what comfort, in ... ... ever written. She also mentioned Dr. Sherlock, the two Dutch books which were translated, written upon death, and several others. But Drelincourt, ... ... that ever God will suffer you to spend all your days in this afflicted state but be assured, that your afflictions shall leave you, or you them, ... ... I shall love you for ever. In these verses there is twice used the word Elysian, Ah! says Mrs. Veal, these poets have such names for heaven. She would ... ... a purse of gold in her cabinet, and that she would have two broad pieces given to her cousin Watson. Talking at this rate, Mrs. Bargrave ... ... her at parting and so she promised her. Then Mrs. Veal asked for Mrs. Bargrave's daughter she said, she was not at home: But if you have ... ... if she had, she would have been there. Says Mrs. Bargrave, I am sure she was with me on Saturday almost two hours: They said, it was impossible for ... ... of the world, flocked in upon her, it at last became such a task, that she was forced to go out of the way. For they were, in general, extremely satisfied ... ... see her. Says Mrs. Bargrave, How came you to order matters so strangely? It could not be helped, says Mrs. Veal. And her brother and sister did come ... ... and therefore can have no interest in telling the story. But Mr. Veal does what he can to stifle the matter, and said, he would see Mrs. Bargrave ... ... on her death-bed, whether she had a mind to dispose of anything? And she said, No. Now, the things which Mrs. Veal's apparition would have disposed ... ... to think it strange that she should put her upon writing to her brother to dispose of rings and gold, which looked so much like a dying person's request ... ... is talking to me now, as that I did not really see her: for I was under no manner of fear, and received her as a friend, and parted with her as ... ... sincerity alone, would have been undoubted in any other case. Recommended ReadingAre you enjoy this book? Other books that may be interesting ... ... swept through London claiming over 97 000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time of the plague but he later called on his own memories as well ...