The Witch of Inverness and the Fairies of Tomnahurich (Google eBook)

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J. Noble, 1891 - Witchcraft - 48 pages
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Page 4 - Pricker,' because his way of trial was with a long brass pin. Stripping them naked, he alleged that the spell spot was seen and discovered. After rubbing over the whole body with his palms he slipt in the pin ; and it seems, with shame and sorrow being dashed, they felt it not, but he left it in the flesh deep to the head and desired them to find and take it out.
Page 5 - Several of these dyed in prison never brought to confession. This villain gained a great deal of money, having two servants : at last was discovered to be a woman disguised in man's cloathes.
Page 5 - Commer, and 4 brought by Andrew Fraser, chamerlan of Ferrintosh. He first polled all their heads and amassed the heap of hair together, hid in the stone dik, and so proceeded to pricking.
Page 22 - I could never find by any Tradition ; the natives call it Tomman-heurach. It is almost in the Shape of a Thames Wherry, turned Keel upwards, for which Reason they sometimes call it Noah's Ark. The Length of it is about Four Hundred Yards, and the Breadth at Bottom about One hundred and fifty. From below, at every Point of View, it seems to end at Top in a narrow Ridge ; but when you are there, you find a Plain large enough to draw up two or three Battalions of Men.
Page 5 - Duff, a rank witch, burn in Inverness. This Paterson came up to the Church of Wardlaw, and within the church pricked 14 women and one man brought thither by the Chisholm of Commer, and 4 brought by Andrew Fraser, chamerlan of Ferrintosh.
Page 38 - Time rolls his ceaseless course. The race of yore, Who danced our infancy upon their knee, And told our marvelling boyhood legends store, Of their strange ventures happ'd by land or sea, How are they blotted from the things that be ! How few, all weak and wither'd of their force, Wait on the verge of dark eternity, Like stranded wrecks, the tide returning hoarse, To sweep them from our sight ! Time rolls his ceaseless course.
Page 3 - My Son went to Aldern to see the trial of the witch Bandon ; who adheard to her confessions, and was condemd. October 1. I did speak to Grang" anent Mr. Harie's presentation, and found him not soe sensible of his condition as I expected ; yet he yielded to giv him a presentation, on the terms which Mr. Jhon Brodi had, and he giving him right to the teinds. I...
Page 3 - Aldern anent the witch ; and had som rcluctancie lest I should be found out of my line and calling; yet efter an ejaculation to God, I obeyed, but did not see or speak with the poor woman, knowing that it was propper onli for thes that hav the commission, and therfor I did forbeare. I heard much of her blaming Betti Hay as a teacher and partner in her witcherafts. This is a dark misterie of b Let God manifest himself in making wickedues manifest, and in bringing it to light.
Page 3 - ... obeyed, but did not see or speak with the poor woman, knowing that it was propper onli for thes that hav the commission, and therfor I did forbeare. I heard much of her blaming Betti Hay as a teacher and partner in her witcherafts. This is a dark misterie of b Let God manifest himself in making wickednes manifest, and in bringing it to light. I neither would press her to tell, nor yet hinder her, onli exhort her to doe nothing ignorantli or out of ani sinistrous end, by respt. [respect], passion,...
Page 39 - Pretender whom he called his King of his fidelity, and that he was determined to live and die in that cause.

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