Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894) (Rationalism Essays) PDF book

Cock Lane and common sense by Andrew Lang (1894)  (Rationalism Essays) PDF book
Cock lane
Cock lane



Collection of essays against superstitions and ghost stories


Preface.--Introduction.--Savage spiritualism.--Ancient spiritualism.--Comparative psychical research.--Haunted houses.--Cock Lane and common-sense.--Apparitions, ghosts, and hallucinations.--Scrying or crystal-gazing.--The second sight.--Ghosts before the law.--A modern trial for witchcraft.--Presbyterian ghost hunters.--The the logic of table turning.--The ghost theory of the origin of religion

Cock Lane is a small street in Smithfield in the City of London, leading from Giltspur Street in the east to Snow Hill in the west. In the medieval period, it was known as Cock Lane and was the site of legal brothels.
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