Persons, after a debauch of liquor, or under the influence of terror, or in the deliria of a fever, or in a fit of lunacy, or even walking in their sleep, have had their brain as deeply impressed with chimerical representations as they could possibly have been, had these representations struck their senses. – Shenstone: “An Opinion of Ghosts.” 1 And Fancy’s multiplying sight View’d all the scenes invisible of night. Cowley. 2 And this they call a light and a revealing! Wise as the clown who, plodding home at night In autumn, turns at call of fancied elf, And sees upon the fog, with ghastly feeling, A giant shadow in its imminent might, Which his own lanthorn throws up from himself. Leigh Hunt. 3 /