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Of a recent case of PREMATURE INTERMENT of a

NOBLEMAN!!! Extracted from the Surrey, Southwark, Middlesex, and Sussex

Gazelte of Saturday, January 9, 1819, and the Daily Papers.

66

TERRIBLE EVENT!

Extract of a Letter from Bavaria. “We have witnessed here, a superb funeral of the BARON JIORNSTEIN, a Courtier, but the result, is what induces me to mention it in my letter.

“ Two days after the Funeral, the workmen entered the Mausoleum, when they witnessed an object which petrified them with HORROR!!!

66 At the door of the sepulchre lay a body covered with Blood! It was the mortal remains of the favourite of Courts and Princes!

66 The Baron had been BURIED ALIVE!!!

“. On recovering from his Trance, he had forced the lid of his Coffin, and endeavoured to escape from the Charnel. + house! It was impossible! He therefore, in a fit of desperation, as it is supposed, had dashed his brains out against the wall !!!

“ The Royal Family, and indeed the whole city are 1. plunged in grief at the horrid catastrophe!”

Let the Reviewers read this, and 100 other voluntary certificates of such dreadful catastrophes, equally well attested, and blush for their ignorance and want of humanity. When they enshrine themselves behind the impervious buckler of anonymous darkness, and shoot their insidious arrows at their superiors.

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or Your Critics, should be men of some discerning ; sagacious,

prudent, and discreet in thought and word ; not beardless boys,-,. “ who've barely learned to spell; nor shrivelled varlets, overgrown “ with spleen and lust of pelf; who'd sell a name to gain 'em half-a-crown Indeed the censor's office, would intimidate a modest man, whose virtue fits him for the task , while booby

fops rush in pell-well to fill the awful chair, and what in talent “ is to them deny'd, is made up in bold assurance !

Such men "sha’nt stamp a value on my book.”

" The Critic Critieised."

THESAURUS OF HORROR;

OR, THE

Charnel-House Erplored !!

BEING AN HISTORICAL AND PHILANTHROPICAL INQUISITION

MADE FOR

THE QUONDAM-BLOOD OF ITS INHABITANTS!

BY A CONTEMPLATIVE
DESCENT INTO THE UNTIMELY GRAVE!
SHEWING, BY A NUMBER OF AWFUL FACTS THAT HAVE TRANSPIRED AS WELL AS

FROM PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY, THE RE-ANIMATING POWER OF
FRESH EARTH IN CASES OF SYNCOPE, &c,

AND THE EXTREME CRIMINALITY OF

HASTY FUNERALS:

WITH THE SUREST METHODS OP EBCAPING THE INEFFABLE HORRORS OF PREMATURE INTERMENT!!

THE

FRIGHTFUL MYSTERIES

OF THE

DARK AGES LAID OPEN,

WHICH NOT ONLY DELUGED THE ROMAN EMPIRE, BUT TRIUMPHED OVER

All Christendom for a Thousand Years!
ENTOMBING THE SCIENCES, AND SUBSEQUENTLY REVI VING ALL

THE
IGNORANCE AND SUPERSTITION OF
GOTHIC BARBARITY!

BY

JOHN SNART,

ΦιλάνθρωπG», ,
AUTHOR OF THE MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES OF MENSURATION, &c.

« Κουφη σκιά, και ατμίς εσιν ανδρών Ει-.
“ I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word would þarrow up thy soul,” &c.

SHAKSPEARE'S HAMLET.
But if the fertilizing earth restore
The dubious fragment of a borrow'd life,
Can man's most desp’rate scuftle force the grave,
Or must be, grappling, bathe himself in blood,
And burst his eye-balls in the vain attempt !!!

LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, AND PUBLISHED BY SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES, PATERNOSTER-ROW; AND SOLD BY DARTON, HARVEY, AND DARTON, GRACECHURCHSTREET; AND ALL BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

1817.

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