A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718

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American Historical Association, 1911 - Witchcraft - 442 pages
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Page 370 - The SUREY DEMONIACK, or an account of SATAN'S STRANGE and DREADFUL ACTINGS in and about the BODY of RICHARD DUGDALE of SUREY near WHALLEY in Lancashire, and how he was Dispossest by Gods blessing on the Fastings and Prayers of divers Ministers and People.
Page 339 - In short, when I consider the question, whether there are such persons in the world as those we call witches, my mind is divided between the two opposite opinions, or rather, (to speak my thoughts freely,) I believe in general that there is, and has been such a thing as witchcraft; but at the same time can give no credit to any particular instance of it.
Page 367 - A TRUE and Impartial Relation of the Informations against three Witches, viz. Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles, and Susanna Edwards, who were indicted, arraigned, and convicted at the Assizes holden for the County of Devon, at the Castle of Exon, Aug. 14, 1682, with their several confessions...
Page 355 - THE WONDERFULL DISCOVERIE OF WITCHES IN THE COUNTIE OF LANCASTER. With the Arraignement and Triall of Nineteene notorious WITCHES, at the Assizes and general!
Page 70 - Hereupon some came to charge to him, and did charge him in the name of the Father, the Sonne, and the Holy Ghost, to tell what he was. The dogge at the last told them, for he spake in his language, and said, bowgh, and thereby they did know what he was.
Page 360 - The Discovery of Witches, in Answer to severall Queries lately delivered to the Judges of Assize for the county of Norfolk; and now published by Matthew Hopkins, witch-finder, for the benefit of the whole kingdom.
Page 66 - ... women which be commonly old, lame, bleare-eied, pale, fowle, and full of wrinkles ; poore, sullen, superstitious, and papists...
Page 143 - The frequency of such forged possessions wrought such an alteration upon the judgment of King James, that he, receding from what he had written in his Demonology, grew first diffident of, and then flatly to deny the workings of witches and devils as but falsehoods and delusions.
Page 16 - Your grace's subjects pine away even unto the death, their colour fadeth, their flesh rotteth, their speech is benumbed, their senses are bereft.
Page 66 - Witchcraft is in truth a cousening art, wherin the name of God is abused, prophaned and blasphemed, and his power attributed to a vile creature. In estimation of the Vulgar people it is a supernaturall worke, contrived betweene a Corporall old woman and a spirituall divell. The...

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