The Darker Superstitions of Scotland: Illustrated from History and Practice

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Waugh and Innes, 1834 - Scotland - 700 pages
 

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Page 279 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men ; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha. he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Page 409 - For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Page 59 - And it came to pass, when king Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
Page 387 - And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
Page 41 - ... began to have a dew, or gentle sweat, arise on it, which increased by degrees, till the sweat ran down in drops on the face ; the brow turned to a lively and fresh colour, and the deceased opened one of her eyes, and shut it again ; and this opening the eye was done three several times ; she likewise thrust out the ring or marriage finger three times, and pulled it in again ; and the finger dropped blood from it on the grass.
Page 421 - Christian missionaries, and, by their command, he is still hunted and killed by the peasants on Christmas Day, and on the following (St. Stephen's Day) he is carried about hung by the leg in the centre of two hoops, crossing each other at right angles, and a procession made in every village, of men, women, and children, importing him to be the king of birds.
Page 522 - So he coming from prayer, wondering what it could mean, went again and got it confirmed by that scripture, Go, have not I sent you ? whereupon he durst no more question, but presently returned.
Page 245 - ... of the fingaris meting togidder. Than they patt the catt thryis throw the linkis of the cruik, and passet it thryis vnder the chimnay. Thaireftir at Beigie Todis hous, thay knitt to the foure feit of the catt foure jountis of men : quhilk being done, the said Jonet...
Page 326 - And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper ; for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
Page 654 - One or both legs of the person to be tortured having been placed in this case, wedges were inserted between the limb and the sides of the case, and these wedges were driven down by the executioner with a mall or hammer, questions being...

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