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The Witch of the Woodlands

The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available on the web. You can explore our curated collections of curiosities and our fortnightly articles from leading scholars, writers, and artists at publicdomainreview.orgFacsimile of an 18th century chapbook concerning witches from John Ashton’s Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century (1882). Robin the “Cobler,” as punishment for his lecherous ways, is turned into a variety of animals before being transformed back into a man tasked with forever kissing the “bums” of his witch tormenters (who are, naturally, in turn “glad he can”). The full story is apparently “too broad in its humour” to be printed in full.Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Toronto Libraries | click to enlarge

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