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Vlii                                    CONTENTS.
CHAPTER IV.
PERECT MEMORY OF THE SUBJECTIVE MIND.
Pace Confirmed by Hypnotic Phenomena. Opinions of Psychologists. Sir William Hamilton's Views. Observations of Dr. Rush. Talent for Poetry and Music developed by Abnormal Conditions. Talent for Drawing evolved by Madness. Resuscitation of Knowledge in the Insane. Extraordinary Feats of Memory during Illness. A Forgotten Language recovered. Whole Pages of Greek and Hebrew remembered by an Illiterate Servant Girl. Speaking in Unknown Tongues explained. The Result of the Operations of Natural Law ..............40
CHAPTER V.
subjective memory (continued}.
Practical Illustrations. Reasons for Limitations of Subjective Power. Its Practical Significance. Its Application to the Solution of Problems of Insanity. The Mental Phenomena of "Genius."Napoleon Bonaparte. Shakspeare. Poets. Artists. Macaulay's Estimate of Poets and Poetry.
 Dangers of Subjective Control. Lord Byron. Socrates' Estimate of Poets. His Recognition of the Subjective Element in Poetic Composition. Occasional Inconveniences.
 Unconscious Plagiarism Observations of Holmes. Improvisation. Solution of the Shakspeare-Bacon Problem.
 The Subjective in Art. Madness in Art. Great Orators.
 Webster. Clay. Patrick Henry. Incidents. Practical Conclusions.................48
CHAPTER VI.
PERCEPTION OF THE FIXED LAWS OF NATURE.
Three Sub-Classes of Mental Phenomena. Mathematical Prodigies. Musical Prodigies. Measurement of Time. Distinction between Results of Objective Education and Intuitive Perception. Zerah Colburn, the Mathematical Prodigy. The Lightning Calculator. Blind Tom, the Musical Prodigy. The Origin and Uses of Music. East Indian Fakirs. Measurement of Time. The Power possessed by Animals. Illustrative Incidents. Hypnotic Subjects. Jouffroy's Testimony. Bernheim's Views. Practical Observations. The Normal Functions of Objec-