“We must grope our way through the dim path before us, ever in danger of being led into error, while…”

“We must grope our way through the dim path before us, ever in danger of being led into error, while we may confidently reckon on being pursued by the shafts of ridicule – that weapon so easy to wield, so potent to the weak, so weak to the wise – which has delayed the birth of so many truths, but has never stifled one”

Catherine Crowe, The Night Side of Nature, or Ghosts and Ghost-Seers. (1848)