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Memoirs of Popular Delusions V2 - Charles MacKay

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"Il est bon de connaitre les delires de l'esprit humain.
Chaque people a ses folies plus ou moins grossieres."

MILLOT

VOL II.


CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

THE CRUSADES
THE WITCH MANIA
THE SLOW POISONERS
HAUNTED HOUSES


THE CRUSADES
....

They heard, and up they sprung upon the wing
Innumerable. As when the potent rod
Of Amram's son, in Egypt's evil day,
Waved round the coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud
Of locusts, warping on the eastern wind
That o'er the realm of impious Pharaoh hung
Like night, and darken'd all the realm of Nile,
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