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PREFACE OF THE FRENCH TRANSLATOR.

difficult to please, and to whom it seems strange that any one should attach the slightest degree of faith to such relations, I merely say,—Remember the words of Voltaire at the beginning of the article he wrote on "Apparition," in his Philosophical Dictionary: "It is no uncommon thing for a person of lively feelings to fancy he sees what never really existed."