It is said that among the curiosities displayed at the Exhibition in Paris, was a large concave mirror, the instrument of a startling species of optical magic. On standing close to the mirror and looking in to it, it presents nothing but a magnificent exhibition of your own physiognomy. On retiring a little it give you your own face and figure, but reversed; the head downwards. But move still further and you see yourself, not as a reflection, but your veritable self, standing in the middle part between you and the mirror. The effect is almost appalling, from the idea its suggests of something supernatural; so startling in fact, that the bravest men will shrink involuntarily at the first view.
But is not time, when opportunity is given for reflection, and the eye of conscience is directed at one’s own image, just such a mirror as this?
Continued on Thursday!!