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    Post On the contrary, it seemed as if it might be touched,

    Is this reading of the bold part correct? "on the contrary, it seemed as if it might be touched, {and it seemed} soft, lucid of the colour of air, and of the human form in every detail?

    Tertullian also in his De Anima says: "We have to-day among us a sister who has received gifts on the nature of revelations which she undergoes in spirit in the church amid the rites of the Lord's Day, falling into ecstasy. She converses with angels"—that is, high spirits—"sees and hears mysteries, and reads the hearts of certain people and brings healings to those who ask. 'Among other things,' she said, 'a soul was shown to me in bodily form, and it seemed to be a spirit, but not empty nor a thing of vacuity. On the contrary, it seemed as if it might be touched, soft, lucid, of the colour of air, and of the human form in every detail.'"

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Re: On the contrary, it seemed as if it might be touched,

    No. It's "It seemed as if it might be + five adjectives (touched, soft, lucid, of the colour of air, and of the human form).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: On the contrary, it seemed as if it might be touched,

    Quote Originally Posted by jacob123 View Post
    Is this reading of the bold part true correct?
    See above.
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