Letters on demonology and witchcraft pdf
Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter ScottLetters on Demonology and Witchcraft, Addressed to J. Lockhart, Esq. By Sir Walter Scott, bart. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. Composition Synopsis Reception Links. Lockhart's suggestion was partly sparked by the interest raised by Robert Pitcairn's serial publication of Criminal Trials of Scotland , covering proceedings between and , and featuring many cases of witchcraft.
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
This is a series of essays by Walter Scott on the subject of the witch-craze, demonology, and other occult topics. Scott has an antiquarian mind, and obviously relishes exposing the reader to the grotesque and the unusual. You have asked of me, my dear friend, that I should assist the "Family Library" with the history of a dark chapter in human nature, which the increasing civilization of all well-instructed countries has now almost blotted out, though the subject attracted no ordinary degree of consideration in the older times of their history. Among much reading of my earlier days, it is no doubt true that I travelled a good deal in the twilight regions of superstitious disquisitions. Many hours have I lost -- "I would their debt were less!
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