2019-12-10 09:00

Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic:

At the end of the Civil War a Londoner, tired of wishing ‘a pox of God’ on the Parliament, delcared that ‘she would invent a new curse for them’, but the details of her formula do not survive.


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