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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The pretended art to which extraordinary and marvellous effects are ascribed, of evoking and subjecting to the human will supernatural powers, and of producing by means of them apparitions, incantations, cures, &c., and the practice of which we find prevailing in all superstitious ages of the world and among superstitious people. See Superstition .
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Magic'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/magic.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.