The list of foul names bestowed upon those poor creatures is long and curious;--and, as is, alas! too natural, most of the opprobrious appellations are drawn from circumstances into which they were forced by their persecutors, who even consolidated their miseries into one reproachful term, calling them Patarenians, or Paturins, from "pati," to suffer.
            "Dwellers with wolves, she names them, for the pine
             And green oak are their covert; as the gloom
             Of night oft foils their enemy's design,
             She calls them Riders on the flying broom
             Sorcerers, whose frame and aspect have become
             One and the same through practices malign."