Magic and Witchcraft

Magic and Witchcraft

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An amusing work appeared at Mainz, in 1826, from the pen of " Herr Kirchenratli" Horst, the title of whicli, translated in extenso, runs thus : — "The Magical Library; or, of Magic, Theurgy, and Necromancy; Magicians, Witches, and Witch Trials, Demons, Ghosts, and Spectral Appearances. By G. C. Horst, Church-Counsellor to the Grand Duke of Hesse." The following pages formed a rc\iew of this work, which appeared many years Ago...

This book of the worthy Church-Coimsellor is rather a singular one: it is not a history of Magic, but a sort of spiritual periodical, or magazine of infernal science, supported in a great measure by
* Since they were written, Sii- Walter Scott's ' Demonology and Witclicraft' has been published, a book replete with interesting historical notices.