The Witch of the Woodlands

Facsimile 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