Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Not ALL women are guilty"

Amazing the things that turn up in old books while doing research ;

Reynolde Scot, a Kentishman whom we recall as gardener
and author of the Hoppe Garden, 1574, wrote the
Discouerie of Witchcraft in 1584. He felt that not all
women who were tried as witches were guilty, stating,
"Now the witches are mortal women, which be commonly
old, lame, blear-eyed, pale, foul and full of wrinkles,
poor, sullen."

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