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(1833–86) A spiritualistic medium, whose séances in England in 1855 and subsequent years were attended by well-known people including Robert Browning, who, unlike his wife, remained sceptical (see his ‘Mr Sludge, “The Medium”’). He published Incidents of my Life (1863, 1872).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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