Statues at Large Called In
Magic, Crime, Spiritualism, Class
Describes a meeting of English monarchs convened to review some of the statutes passed under their reigns. King James I claims that he cannot find fault with any of his acts and remarks that 'In our time [...] witchcraft had a pungent odour' but 'has now an aromatic scent, and is gratefully inhaled by persons moving in select circles. Mediums used to cast their spells over the cream of the dairy, now mirabile dictu, they confine their charms to the cream of society'.
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