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thing 1: The PeriodIt to be the finest of times, it to be the worst that times, it was the age of wisdom, it to be the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the date of incredulity, it was the season that Light, it to be the season the Darkness, it to be the spring of hope, it to be the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing prior to us, we were every going direct to Heaven, we were every going direct the various other way—in short, the period was so much like the existing period, that several of its noisiest authorities insisted top top its gift received, for an excellent or because that evil, in the superlative level of to compare only.There to be a king v a big jaw and a queen through a plain face, top top the throne that England; there to be a king with a big jaw and also a queen v a fair face, on the throne of France. In both nations it to be clearer than crystal to the lords the the State preserves of loaves and fishes, that points in general were settled for ever.It was the year that Our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Spiritual revelations to be conceded to England at that favoured period, together at this. Granny Southcott had actually recently attained she five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic personal in the Life Guards had actually heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were created the swallowing increase of London and Westminster. Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen that years, after ~ rapping the end its messages, as the soul of this really year last past (supernaturally deficient in originality) rapped the end theirs. Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and also People, native a congress of British topics in America: which, strange to relate, have proved an ext important to the person race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood.
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