Extract from Pathos in Magickal Spells by H. R. White (London: Society for Alchemistic Researches, 1721 [censored 1722-1951])
XXI. We have established, dear reader, that Pathos, in addition to Rhetoric, Mineral, and Fire, is essential to the successful binding of any Magickal spell.
XXII. As a magician, you must learn to control Pathos, storing it inside yourself ready to channel into Magickal spells.
XXIII.Pathos should be stored discreetly and should not be shared with other magicians, nor with faeries.
XXIV. Spells cast at the moment Pathos first strikes are always more powerful.
XXV. Casting spells on the spur of the moment, however, is not to be advised, as you may regret the spell, thus necessitating you to wastefully expend Magickal energy reversing its enchantment.
XXVI. Beware, dear reader, of casting a spell in anger. Magickal spells cast in anger are the most powerful of all. Enchantments energised by freshly stoked anger can never be reversed or repelled.
XXVII. Magicians who persistently cast spells in anger are liable to be expelled from all Magickal Societies and to have their license to practice Magick revoked.
XLII. The powers of forgiveness hold no sway in the realm of Magick.
XLIII. Recall the 89th law of the Book of Magick: “The Council of Wizards knows neither mercy nor graciousness. Their memory is everlasting.”
XLIV. Therefore, spells cast with the Pathos of pity almost invariably fail. In the unlikely event of the Magick being successful, the binding of the enchantment will be weak.
XLV. Magicians who persistently cast spells out of pity will soon find their Magickal powers diminishing.