Q.K. Philander Doesticks' (aka Mortimer Thomson's) "The Witches of New York"

Q.K. Philander Doesticks' (aka Mortimer Thomson's) "The Witches of New York"

Author: 
Q.K. Philander Doesticks

A complete collection of "The Witches of New York," a series which appeared in the New York Tribune throughout the year 1857, by humorist Mortimer Thomson under his pseudonym Q.K. Philander Doesticks.

Book Excerpt: 
"What the Witches of New York City personally told me, Doesticks, you will find written in this volume, without the slightest exaggeration or perversion. I set out now with no intention of misrepresenting anything that came under my observation in collecting the material for this book, but with an honest desire to tell the simple truth about the people I encountered, and the prophecies I paid for. So far from desiring to do any injustice to the Fortune Tellers of the Metropolis, I sincerely hope that my labors may avail something towards making their true deservings more widely appreciated, and their fitting reward more full and speedy. I am satisfied that so soon as their character is better understood, and certain peculiar features of their business more thoroughly comprehended by the public, they will meet with more attention from the dignitaries of the land than has ever before been vouchsafed them."
Year of Publication: 
Thu, 1857-01-01
Rights Information: 
public domain
File(s) (e.g., scanned article PDF): 
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Rudd and Carleton