Advertisement for a series of lectures, 1851.
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Broadsheet notice for a series of lectures given by Mr Droffnore at the Mechanics' Institution, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, in 1851. The subjects covered include 'Instinctive Feelings of Man', 'Sentiments peculiar to Man', 'Perceptive Faculties' (demonstrating that 'man alone poseses reason') and 'Superstition'. This last lecture claimed to show 'how the Sicilian Priests deceived Selini with a Legion of Devils in the Magic Ring, and also Dancing Witches, and Fairies, on a Tisue Disc'. The working clases in particular were recommended to attend. Printed by J Diplock.