The Cock Lane Ghost & Dr Samuel Johnson

Dr Johnson and his friend Oliver Goldsmith were involved as witnesses and observers in a sensational alleged Poltergeist haunting of the 18th century, known as the 'Cock Lane Ghost'. The story is as follows.
n 1756 a Mr Kent married 'Miss E.L'. She died in childbirth before they had been married 12 months, and Fanny, her sister, moved in as Mr Kent's housekeeper. A relationship developed, but they wre not at that time permitted by law to marry and so lived together in a 'relationship resembling marriage', taking lodgings in Cock Lane, Smithfield.

Kent had occasion to be away from home to attend a wedding. Fanny was reluctant to sleep alone and asked Elizabeth, the 11 year old daughter of their landlord, Mr Parsons, to sleep with her. Apparent poltergeist phenomena began within a very short time of their going to bed; bangs, scratches and rapping noises came from various parts of chanel sale the bed, and from around the room. The noises were initially attributed to a shoemaker in the next house, who frequently worked at night, until the noises reoccurred a few nights later, when this idea was discarded.

anny became convinced that the sounds foretold her death; and, sure enough, she died. Her death was attributed to smallpox and she was buried in Clekenwell.

year and and a half passed peacefully, and then the phenomena reappeared. Once more they occurrred in the vicinity of Elizabeth Parsons, who frequently moaned in her sleep when events were underway. Changes of room were tried without success - the phenomena followed Elizabeth. Viewings were held by famous characters, including Johnson and Goldsmith, the latter publishing a pamphlet on the haunting. Other persons who visited included Horace Walpole and the Duke of York.

system of questioning answered by raps was devised - 1 for yes and 2 for no. This system suggested that the ghost was Fanny, who had been poisoned by Mr Kent, her husband.

canada goose outlet toronto oldsmith attended attended a seance in Elizabeth's room and in his pamphlet defended Mr Kent. He noticed that the 'ghost' could give correct answers about observable facts, but was usually wrong about private matters which Elizabeth could not know herself. Surprisingly the 'ghost' got Elizabeth's father's ffirst name wrong.

?Goldsmith's pamphlet made the issue a subject of great public interest. In an attempt to test the 'ghost', a clergyman of Aldrich arranged a seance in his own home. Dr Johnson participated and reported the events for the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. Elizabeth was watched in bed by a group of women and at first nothing happened. The men then interrogated Mr Parsons and were interrupted by the ladies who announced that the scratching and banging had commenced. Elizabeth was now vans online watched by both the women and the men, and,tellingly, made to put her hands above the bedclothes - nothing happened.

hrough the 'knocking' code the 'ghost' had undertaken to knock on her coffin in the church vault at 1:00 am in the absence of Elizabeth,also to impart important information.

A group of people attended ,including Johnson. There was no knocking or any indication of supernatural phenomena, and the group concluded that the 'haunting' was in some way counterfeiting the phenomena.
he increasing public interest lead the authorities to compel Elizabeth to undergo tests. She was suspended in a with her hands and feet kept wide apart. This process was performed twice without any supernatural occurrences. The authorities held a third trail, threatening both Elizabeth and her father, Mr Parsons with prison if there were no phenomena. This time scratching was heard, but Elizabeth was found to have two pieces juicy couture outlet canada of wood in her nightdress.

Parsons, Elizabeth's attendant, Mary Frazer, and some other persons were tried and convicted. Parsons wa sentenced to the pillory, but public sympathy was with him, and instead of throwing rotten vegetables etc, the crowd threw money.

he affair led to Johnson being ridiculed by an enemy of his, Charles Churchill, in ugg on sale the poem 'The Ghost', and the same person also attacked Johnson for accepting subscriptions to edit a new edition of Shakespeare and not producing the work. The work was finally published in 1765 after nine years.
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The flamenco dance is a huge element of the Spanish culture, the Gypsies introduced these dance around the 15th century to Seville but just in the 19th century was this dance taking over by the local people in Spain. Flamenco is the conventional music, dance and song of Spain and mainly in Andalusia.
How do they make the flamenco music? The source is the song, the cante flamenco, this means de flamenco song. In the flamenco music you can pick up a lot of different instruments, this is a rhythmic beat. This beat is made by knuckles on the table, canada goose outlet toronto smack with the hands or strike with a stick on the floor. These are for the most part human instuments but we live in the modern time so they also use actual instruments. Instruments like the Spanish guitar, palmas, tinaja and the caj. But they also use egular?instruments like the flute, piano, violin and the cello. The flamenco guitar is however the largely popular instrument, on this sound are the complex hand moves and foot moves from the dance the easiest.
Regarding the starting point from the word flamenco is not so much information, we already know that the Gypsies introduced it but that is all. There are diverse thoughts regarding the description of the word, mostly it is mentioned as a fragment in a book or a journey story. For example the writer from England George Barrow mentioned the word in one of his books, he wrotes that the word flamenco was used for gitanos.
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But where can you find a really traditional flamenco dance when you stay in one of the appartementen Sevilla? Cause Seville is the spot to be when it about the flamenco dance, that why there are lots of places where you can find the dance. But if you don want to go to the touristic performance of flamenco, then you can go to a theatre, pe, tabloa or a Sevillian monastery. Plus if you really like this dance, then is the innovative modern Museo del baile flamenco a beautiful place to go. This museum is about the famous flamenco danser Christina Hoyos. You can make a spectaculate journey through the the past of this danser with a film and clothes from this period.
So go out of your appartement Sevilla and look for for the flamenco dance in this lively city. Cause the flamenco dance is just more than only smacking your heels on the dancefloor and the audience calling Ol?
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