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" The law against witches does not prove there be any ; but it punishes the malice of those people, that use such means to take away men's lives : if one should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a man's life, though... "
Memoirs of the Court of King James the First - Page 166
by Lucy Aikin - 1822
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Table-talk: the discourses of J. Selden [ed. by R. Milward.].

John Selden - 1716
...to take away Men's Lives. If one ihould profefs that by turning his liar thrice , and crying Bttx. , he could take away a Man's Life ( though in truth he could do no fuch thing ) yet this were a juft Law mide by the State , that whofoever fliould turn his Hat thrice...
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The New spectator, with the sage opinions of John Bull

1784
...take away men's lives. If one fhould profefs that " by turning his hat thrice, and crying BUZJ " he could take away a man's life (though in " truth he could do no fuch thingj) yet this " were a juft law made by the ftatCj that whcv " foevef fhould turn his hat thrice,...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses

John Selden - Table-talk - 1786 - 163 pages
...to take away men's lives.. If one should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying //.YK, he could take away a man's life, though in truth he...by the state, that whosoever should -turn his hat thricci and cry buz, with an intention to take away a man's life, shall' be put to death. WIFE; I....
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq., Or His Sense of ...

John Selden - Table-talk - 1786 - 163 pages
...lives. If one should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a roan's life, though in truth he could do no such thing, yet...that whosoever should turn his hat thrice, and cry buy., with an intention to take u\va/ a rain's life, shall be put to death. WIFE: : i .' . . .' . ...-.'......
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Seldeniana, Or, The Table-talk of John Selden, Esq;: Being His Sense of ...

John Selden - Anecdotes - 1798 - 136 pages
...means, to take away Men's Lives. If one mould profefs that by turning his Hat thrice, and crying Buz, he could take away a Man's Life (though in truth he could do no fuch thing) yet this were a juft Law made by the State, that whofoever mould turn his Hat thrice, and...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 3

Charles Brockden Brown - 1805
...means to take away men's lives. If one should profess that by turning his hat thrice and crying />uzz, he could take away a man's life (though in truth he...that whosoever should turn his hat thrice and cry 6uzz, with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death." For the Literary Magazine....
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Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of Ancient Manners: With ..., Volume 2

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...speaking of witches, says, " If any should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a man's life, (though in truth...to take away a man's life, shall be put to death." The expression has already exercised the skill of the critics, and may continue to do so, if they are...
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Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of Ancient Manners: With ..., Volume 2

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...speaking of witches, says, " If any should profess that by turning his hat thrice, and crying buz, he could take away a man's life, (though in truth...to take away a man's life, shall be put to death." The expression has already exercised the skill of the critics, and may continue to do so, if they are...
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Scribbleomania: Or, The Printer's Devil's Polichronicon. A Sublime Poem

William Henry Ireland - English literature - 1815 - 341 pages
...to take away men's lives. If one should profess, that by turning his hat thrice, and crying ' Buzz,' he could take away a man's life (though, in truth,...that, whosoever should turn his hat thrice and cry ' Buzz/ with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death." (y) No science on earth...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 4

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...in their invocations. •• If one should profess, thai by turning his hat thrice^ and crying buz ! he could take away a man's life, (though in truth...made by the state, that whosoever should turn his hat thricu and cry Inn ! with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death.'' Vol. iii....
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