One White Crow (Attributed to Henry James)
L A Nemrow
24 July 2019
If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you musn’t seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white. My own white crow is Mrs Piper. In the trances of this medium, I cannot resist the conviction that knowledge appears which she has never gained by the ordinary waking use of her eyes and ears and wits.
(William James, Science, NS III, p. 884)
PHILIP LORING ALLEN PUBLISHED ‘LITERARY CHANGELINGS’ in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly (vol. lvi, no. 3, July 1903), which opens: ‘Books are seldom what they seem, but people do not know this. They never wonder about anything except when...
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