But what a deluge of blood had been shed before even this principle came to be recognized, and still more before the judicial belief in the existence of the crime was fully eradicated ! What a spectacle does Europe present from the date of Innocent's Bull down to the commencement of the eighteenth century ! Sprenger, Henry Institor, Geiss von Lindheim, and others in Germany ; Cumanus in Italy ; the Inquisition in Spain ; Remigius, Bo-dinus, and De l'Ancre in France and Lorraine, flooring witches on all sides with the 'Malleus Maleficarum,' or flogging them to death with the 'Flagellimi' and ' Fustis Dsemonum,' Holland, Geneva, Sweden, Denmark, England, and Scotland vying with each other in the number of trials and the depth of their infatuation and bigotry !