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      The Book
      of Witches
      by
      Oliver Madox Hueffer

      The Book of Witches

      by Oliver Madox Hueffer

      Excerpt


      May be gained. I have Chosen, that is to say, from the enormous mass of material only so much as seemed necessary for my immediate purpose, and on my lack of judgment be the blame for any undesirable hiatus. I have sought, again, to Show whence the witch came and why, as well as what she was and is; to point out, further, how necessary she is and must be to the happiness of mankind, and how great the responsibility of those who, disbelieving in her themselves, seek to infect others with their scepticism. We have few picturesque excrescences left upon this age of smoothly-running machine-wheels, certainly we cannot spare one of the most time-honoured and romantic of any. And if anything I have written about her seem incompatible with sense or fact, I would plead in extenuation that neither is essential to the firm believer in witchcraft, and that to be able to enter thoroughly into the sub.

      Book Details


      PIBN10001605
      ISBN978-1-330-00415-9
      ISBN (Hardcover)978-0-265-35030-0
      LanguageEnglish
      CategoryMagic and Witchcraft
      Pages346
      Words78118
      Vocabulary4446

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