Witch Stories

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Chatto and Windus, 1883 - Witchcraft - 320 pages
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Page 154 - In our childhood our mothers' maids have so terrified us with an ugly devil having horns on his head, fire in his mouth, and a tail...
Page 301 - Alcina from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, that notwithstanding the grace, the facility, the soft elegance of his verse, Alcina is not beautiful.
Page 141 - Every old woman with a wrinkled face, a furred brow, a hairy lip, a gobber tooth, a squint eye, a squeaking voice, or a scolding tongue, having a rugged coat on her back, a skull-cap on her head, a spindle in her hand, and a dog or cat by her side, is not only suspected, but pronounced for a witch.
Page ii - Forensic Anecdotes; or, Humour and Curiosities of the Law and Men of Law. By JACOB LARWOOD. Theatrical Anecdotes. By JACOB LARWOOD. Carols of Cockayne. By HENRY S. LEIGH. Jeux d'Esprit. Edited by HENRY S. LEIGH. True History of Joshua Davidson.
Page ii - Original Plays by WS GILBERT. FIRST SERIES. Containing : The Wicked World — Pygmalion and Galatea— Charity —The Princess— The Palace of Truth— Trial by Jury. Original Plays by WS GILBERT. SECOND SERIES. Containing : Broken Hearts — Engaged— Sweethearts — Gretchen— Dan'l Druce— Tom Cobb — HMS Pinafore — The Sorcerer — The Pirates of Penzance.
Page 212 - Judge, and told him she was not able to speak in the presence of her mother. (This odious witch was branded with a preposterous mark in nature even from her birth, which was her left eye standing lower than the other, the one looking down, the other looking up...
Page 177 - Did you ever see one more like a witch than she is ? take off her black thrumb cap, for I cannot abide to look at her.
Page 81 - Now all you that see me this day, know that I am now to die as a witch by my own confession, and I free all men, especially the ministers and magistrates, of the guilt of my blood. I take it wholly upon myself — my blood be upon my own head ; and as I must make answer to the God of Heaven presently, I declare I am as free of witchcraft as any child ; but being delated by a malicious woman, and put in prison under the name of a witch, disowned by my husband and friends, and seeing no ground of hope...
Page 290 - Cloths who went round the second time with them ; and then they met a thing in the Shape of a great black Toad which leapt up against the Examinant's Apron. In their third round they met somewhat in the shape of a Rat, which vanished away.
Page 142 - Benedicamus domino:" why then, beware! look about you, my neighbors. If any of you have a sheep sick of the giddies, or a hog of the mumps, or a horse of the staggers, or a knavish boy of the school, or an idle girl of the wheel, or a young drab of the sullens, and hath not fat enough for her...

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