Richard Chaston

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Richard Chaston (1620-95) was a magician particularly famous for his theory about the nature of fairies; he wrote that both men and fairies had within them "a faculty of reason and a faculty of magic". Men had a strong reason faculty, and a weak magical one, while it was the other way around for fairies[25].

Chaston was the author of several works, including Liber Novus; Mr Norrell considered that his best, however[33].