Witch, Warlock, and Magician: Historical Sketches of Magic and Witchcraft in England and Scotland

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J. W. Bouton, 1889 - Magic - 428 pages
Traces the development of magic, alchemy and witchcraft in England from the fourteenth century and portrays some of the most important 'magicians'.

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Page 106 - (quoth she) ' bury you or no?' ' Oh Trunco,' for so he called her, 'thou wilt bury me, but thou wilt much repent it.' 'Yea, but how long first?' 'I shall die,' said he, 'ere Thursday night.
Page 173 - Quoth RALPH, Not far from hence doth dwell A cunning man, hight SIDROPHEL, That deals in destiny's dark counsels, And sage opinions of the Moon sells; To whom all people, far and near, On deep importances repair; When brass and pewter hap to stray, And linen slinks out of the way; When geese and pullen are seduc'd, And sows of sucking-pigs are chows'd; When cattle feel indisposition, And need th' opinion of physician; When murrain reigns in hogs or sheep.
Page 410 - The displaying of supposed Witchcraft wherein is affirmed that there are many sorts of Deceivers and Impostors, and divers persons under a passive delusion of Melancholy and Fancy. But that there is a corporeal league made betwixt the Devil and the Witch...
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Page 209 - To deny the possibility, nay, actual existence, of witchcraft and sorcery, is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God, in various passages both, of the Old and New Testament...
Page 176 - s but the twinkling of a star Between a man of peace and war, A thief and justice, fool and knave, A huffing officer and a slave...
Page 328 - The fearful abounding at this time in this country of these detestable slaves of the devil, the witches' or enchanters, hath moved me (beloved reader) to dispatch in post, this following treatise of mine...
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