Lives of the Necromancers: Or, An Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages who Have Claimed for Themselves, Or to Whom Has Been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Power (Google eBook)

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Chatto and Windus, 1876 - Magic - 282 pages
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User Review  - Emma Ligia - Goodreads

Quite interesting. I deffinetely recommend it Read full review

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User Review  - Flint - Goodreads

I was actually hoping that it was going to be a fiction book about necromancers from the father of Mary Shelley, but no such luck. It's more like an encyclopedia. Godwin provides an expansive history ... Read full review

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Page 92 - Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter : for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Page 92 - Now, when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John.
Page 25 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Page 26 - And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also : go forth, and do so.
Page 92 - But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Page 94 - Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men : and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Page 146 - What manner of women (saith he) are you, that seem so little favorable unto me, whereas to my fellow here, besides high offices, ye assign also the kingdom, appointing forth nothing for me at all?
Page 92 - And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
Page 146 - ... world, whom, when they attentively beheld, wondering much at the sight, the first of them spake and said: 'All hail...
Page 92 - And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles* hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, ^'Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

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