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PSM V28 D015 The modern flying man.jpg
The Modern Flying Man. (Taken from United States Patent-Office Reports.)

Of course an invention of such importance could not escape condemnation. Balloons were manifestly contrary to the will of Divine Providence, for, if it had been intended that man should fly, wings would have been given to him. Moreover, the barriers of virtue and