The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A name given by the Romans to the spirits of the dead, and who, such of them as are ghosts of the wicked, wander about at night as spectres, and tormented themselves, torment and frighten the living.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Lem`ures'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/lemures.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.