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People I Have Read

by Stuart Cumberland
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People I Have Read by Stuart Cumberland

Cumberland was a muscle reader who did not claim to possess any psychic abilities. In this work he recounts many such 'thought-reading' encounters with notable people.

From the introduction:

I have visited many courts and travelled in many lands and have, from time to time, been brought in close contact with the world’s rulers and those who have made their mark in the world’s history. With a great number of them I have performed actual experiments, whilst others I have read without the direct application of any experiments at all.

Upon the correctness of my reading in connection with the various people herein dealt with, I am prepared to take my stand. It is only too possible that I have made mistakes, and that exception may be taken to some of my criticisms; but, whatever exception may be taken, my criticisms, such as they are, have been honestly arrived at. With respect to thought-reading itself, I have been asked whether I assume a power which no one else possesses? Not a bit of it! Very many people possess a similar power, and might very well accomplish results like those I have myself accomplished.

There is nothing occult, nothing very much out of the way, in experiments of this kind. Briefly, it all amounts to the possession of a fineness of touch—the ability to receive and interpret the physical indications which are conveyed by a “subject” in the course of the experiment. It is practically impossible for anyone to concentrate his thoughts entirely upon a given object or idea without giving some physical indication of that thought. This indication, whilst conscious to the operator, is invariably unconscious on the part of the “subject.”

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  • CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER II MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • King Edward VII.
    • Queen Alexandra
    • The Tsar Alexander III.
    • The Dowager-Tsaritza
    • The Tsar Nicholas II.
    • The Tsaritsa
  • CHAPTER III MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • The King of Denmark
    • The King of Sweden and Norway
    • The King of Greece
    • The King of Roumania
  • CHAPTER IV MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • The Emperor William I.
    • The Emperor William II.
    • The Habsburgs
  • CHAPTER V MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • The Queen-Mother of Spain
    • The King of Spain
    • King of Portugal
  • CHAPTER VI MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • The Sultan of Turkey
    • The Khedive
    • The King of Würtemberg
    • The King of the Sandwich Isles
  • CHAPTER VII MONARCHS AS SUBJECTS
    • Some Indian Princes
  • CHAPTER VIII THE RUSSIAN GRAND DUKES, ETC.
    • The Grand Duke Vladimir
    • The Grand Duke Alexis
    • The Grand Duke Michael
    • Some other Grand Dukes
  • CHAPTER IX SOME STATESMEN—AND OTHERS
    • Mr. Gladstone
    • Mr. Chamberlain
  • CHAPTER X SOME STATESMEN—AND OTHERS
    • The Duke of Argyll
    • Lord Curzon
    • Lord Cromer
  • CHAPTER XI SOME STATESMEN—AND OTHERS
    • Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir Wilfrid Laurier
    • Lord Milner
    • The Earl of Aberdeen
    • Mr. Richard Seddon and the Hon. Alfred Deakin
  • CHAPTER XII SOME STATESMEN—AND OTHERS
    • Mr. Cecil Rhodes
    • President Kruger
    • Dr. Leyds
  • CHAPTER XIII SOME STATESMEN—AND OTHERS
    • Bismarck
    • Stambuloff
  • CHAPTER XIV SOME LIGHTS OF DIPLOMACY
    • Li Hung Chang
    • Prince Hohenlohe
    • Counts Peter and Paul Schuvaloff
    • General Ignatieff
    • M. Cambon
    • The Marquis of Dufferin and Lord Loch
  • CHAPTER XV SOME LIGHTS OF DIPLOMACY
    • The Marquis of Lansdowne
    • Prince Metternich
    • Lord Lytton
  • CHAPTER XVI SOME MINISTERS OF PEACE, AND PROFESSORS OF WAR
    • The Archbishop of Canterbury
    • The Chief Rabbi
    • The Rev. C. H. Spurgeon
    • A Spanish Bishop
    • A Descendant of Mahomet
    • The Rev. Dr. Parker
    • Moltke
    • Earl Roberts
    • Lord Kitchener
    • General Kuropatkin
    • General Gourko
    • General Boulanger
    • Mr. St. John Brodrick
    • Colonel Fred Burnaby
    • Prince Henry of Battenberg
  • CHAPTER XVII SOME MAGNATES OF FINANCE
    • Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt
    • Mr. Jay Gould
    • Mr. Carnegie
    • Mr. Barney Barnato
    • The Rothschilds
  • CHAPTER XVIII CELEBRITIES IN GENERAL
    • Gounod
    • Rubinstein
    • Siegfried Wagner
    • Sir Arthur Sullivan
    • Alexandre Dumas
    • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Mr. Hall Caine
    • Mr. W. S. Gilbert
    • Mr. Andrew Lang
    • Some other Authors
    • Some Artists
    • Some Actors
    • Mr. John Toole
    • Sir Squire Bancroft
    • Sir Henry Irving
    • Mr. Beerbohm Tree
  • CHAPTER XIX SOME LAWYERS AND SCIENTISTS
    • Some Scientists
    • Mr. Speaker
  • CHAPTER XX CONCLUSION

1st edition 1905, 214 pages; PDF 121 pages.
word count: 45457 which is equivalent to 181 standard pages of text


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