The Witches of New York
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The Witches of New York
By Q. K. Philander Doesticks
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Table of Contents
  • THE Witches of New York,
  • Preface.
  • Contents.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • Which is simply explanatory, so far as regards the book, but in which the author takes occasion to pay himself several merited compliments, on the score of honesty, ability, etc.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • WHICH IS MERELY EXPLANATORY.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • Is devoted to the glorification of Madame Prewster of No. 373 Bowery, the Pioneer Witch of New York. The “Individual” also herein bears his testimony that she is oily and water-proof.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • MADAME PREWSTER, No. 373 BOWERY.
      • The “Cash Customer” makes his first Voyage in a Shower, but encounters an Oily and Waterproof Witch at the end of his Journey.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • Wherein are related divers strange things of Madame Bruce, the “Mysterious Veiled Lady,” of No. 513 Broome Street.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • MADAME BRUCE, “THE MYSTERIOUS VEILED LADY,” No. 513 BROOME STREET.
      • The “Individual” visits Madame Bruce and has a Conference with that Mysterious Veiled Personage.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • Relates the marvellous performances of Madame Widger, of No. 3, First Avenue, and how she looks into the future through a Paving-Stone.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • MADAME WIDGER, No. 3 FIRST AVENUE.
      • The “Individual” Visits a Grim Witch, who reads his Future through a Moderate-Sized Paving-Stone.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • Discourses of Mrs. Pugh, of No. 102 South First Street, Williamsburgh, and tells all that Nursing Sorceress communicated to her Cash Customer.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • MRS. PUGH, No. 102 SOUTH FIRST STREET, WILLIAMSBURGH.
      • The Individual calls on a Nursing Sorceress.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • In which are narrated the Wonderful Workings of Madame Morrow, the “Astonisher,” of No. 76. Broome Street; and how, by a Crinolinic Stratagem, the “Individual” got a Sight of his “Future Husband.”
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • MADAME MORROW, THE ASTONISHER, No. 76 BROOME STREET.
      • How the Cash Customer visited the “Astonisher”—How he was Astonished—and How he saw his Future Husband.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • Contains a full account of the interview of the Cash Customer with Doctor Wilson, the Astrologer, of No. 172 Delancey Street. The Fates decree that he shall “pizon his first Wife.” Hooray!!
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • DR. WILSON, No. 172 DELANCEY STREET.
      • An Hour with a Wizard.—The Cash Customer is to “Pizon” his First Wife, and then get Another. Hooray!
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • Gives a history of how Mrs. Hayes, the Clairvoyant, of No. 176 Grand Street, does the Conjuring Trick.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • MRS. HAYES, A CLAIRVOYANT, No. 176 GRAND STREET.
      • How the “Individual” sees a Clairvoyant—How he pays a Dollar, and what he gets for his money.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • Tells all about Mrs. Seymour, the Clairvoyant, of No. 110 Spring Street, and what she had to say.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • MRS. SEYMOUR, CLAIRVOYANT, No. 110 SPRING STREET.
      • Another Clairvoyant, who is not much in particular.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • Describes Madame Carzo, the Brazilian Astrologist, of No. 151 Bowery, and gives all the romantic adventures of the “Individual” with that gay South American Naiad.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • MADAME CARZO, THE BRAZILIAN ASTROLOGIST, No. 151 BOWERY.
      • He meets a Yankee-Brazilian. She is not ill-looking, etc.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • In which is set down the prophecy of Madame Leander Lent, of No. 163 Mulberry Street; and how she promised her Customer numerous Wives and Children.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • MADAME LEANDER LENT, No. 163 MULBERRY STREET.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • Wherein are inscribed all the particulars of a visit to the “Gipsy Girl,” of No. 207, Third Avenue, with an allusion to Gin, and other luxuries dear to the heart of that beautiful Rover.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • THE GIPSY GIRL.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • Contains a true account of the Magic Establishment of Mrs. Fleury, of No. 263 Broome Street, and also shows the exact quantity of Witchcraft that snuffy personage can afford for one Dollar.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • MADAME FLEURY, No. 263 BROOME STREET.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • Describes an interview with the “Cullud” Seer, Mr. Grommer, of No. 34 North Second Street, Williamsburgh, and what that respectable Whitewasher and Prophet told his Visitor.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • A BLACK PROPHET, MR. GROMMER, No. 34 NORTH SECOND STREET, WILLIAMSBURGH.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • How the “Individual” calls on Madame Clifton, of No. 185 Orchard Street, and how that amiable and gifted “Seventh daughter of a seventh daughter,” prophesies his speedy death and destruction, together with all about the “Chinese Ruling Planet Charm.”
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • MADAME CLIFTON, 185 ORCHARD STREET.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • Details the particulars of a morning call on Madame Harris, of No. 80 West 19th Street, and how she covered up her beautiful head in a black bag.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • MADAME HARRIS, No. 80 WEST 19th STREET, NEAR SIXTH AVENUE.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • Treats of the peculiarities of several Witches in a single batch.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • A BATCH OF WITCHES.
    • MADAME DE BELLINI, No. 159 FORSYTH STREET.
    • MADAME LEBOND, No. 175 HUDSON STREET.
    • MADAME MAR, AND MADAME DE GORE, No. 176 VARICK STREET.
    • MADAME LANE, No. 159 MULBERRY STREET.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • Conclusion.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • CONCLUSION.
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