Underlinings (#48)

On ‘corrections’ to the legend of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim:

As a further testament to the admixture of text and spirit, we should bear in mind that such books attributed to him – informally referred to simply as Agrippas – acquired demonic personalities of their own: in France these were frequently kept chained up under padlock, ‘said to be a living book that hated to be consulted and hid its characters until it had been compelled, by beating it’.

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