Ha P

IP ho they he tbat are called witches> with a manifefl declaration of the caufe tbat movetb men fo commonly to thin and witches themfelvej to beleeve tbat tbey can hurt cbildren cattelly& c. with words and imagination** and of cojeningwitches. (Ne fort of fuch as fare faid to be witches, are women which be commonly old, lame, blear-eyed, pale, fOvrie, aftd'full of wrinckles > poor, fallen, fuperfti-tious, and papifb j or fuch as know no religion in whole droufie minds the devill haih...

Mmm

That we being not throughly informed of the nature of dwelt and fpirits, rtiuft fatisfie our felves with that which is delivered m in the Scriptures touching the fame> how this word divell is to be under flood both in the fmgular andplurall number, of the fpirit of God and the jpirit of the divell j of tame Jpiritsy of Ahab. THe nature therefore and fubftanceof divels and fpirits, becaufe in the fcripture it is not fo fet down,is we may certainly know the fame 5 we ought to content and frame...

The

To put a ring thmtftjw cbeeke. red. - , palitf.To e t off ones bead, and An invwary oftjtc nam, flaw, to yii in a platter,& c.which the porters, wcrftment, andeffe& stf iuzlcrs call the decollation of Joh t divjli andfpirns, oftbeir.Jepera ' apti(t.ibidl T 'ih uft a digger or x p gm rttics and degrees a jlrange bodkin into your guts very (trdrige- difcourfe worth threading, p.ifa ly , and to recover mmtdlatly The heures wherein poincipalUivdt pag v,To draw a cord through may be bound',to...

Chap Xv

OfvJne ppaiitmubow pcofle have been brought jo feark which is partly reformed by f reaching *f the gofpel tbe true(j .Chrips miracles. > . cap,Bt Tbeodor. B i antius. JLav& tde lit certainly , fomc one knave in a white fheet hath cofenedai > fedmauy'thoufands that way* fpeciall* when Robin good kept fuch a coile in tftc Co ntrcy. But you fhall underftaft j thefe bugs fpecially are fpied and feared cf fickfolke, children, ' and cowards, which through weakneffe of mindeand btfdy, ai with...

Dflooi r

JV.U IJ Xi V fcar tbat Under thGirrp' & will be found the bloodof the fouls of the poor fit that day,when the Lordfhallfa Departfrom mye tiMrf And I aufe I laaow cel2 x& innocintUoud9bm feek to imbrem their hands thereina 1 have made choifi to open their cafe to yeu& L to lay their miferable calamity beforeyour feet i following herein the advife of that learned man Brent ins whofaith& iqm admonuerit Ma-gifiratHmjte in mi eras Mas mulierculatfeviat eum ego j *'4 arbitror divinitus...

The dfcovry Spnp Mhy AmipL

Hand, and under his feet a fcrpent which ones fo marked and fignj he preferreth before all the reft,becaufe they areamidotaries or rflpLSj notably refitting poifon. Ocherfome alfo are found figured anil mar - ked with the form of a man bearing on his ncck a bundle of hearbs J flowers, with the eftimation and value of them noted, (that they them a faculty or power reftri& iye, and wil(ii> an inftaprpr monitor time ihnch bloud. Such a'kii> 4,oi ftone (as it is reported) Gakn jvort on his...

Hap Xxkhii

Let heaven and earth mean time , let any man with good confideration perufe that bed by w.w. and it h ll fuflke to fatisfie him in all that required touching the vanities of the witches examinations feflions, and ex cutions s where, though thetale be told onlyw i cufers part, without any other anfwer of theirs than-their adfWMj teth down 5 mine affection will be fufficiently proved true. yr it fe meth to be performed with fome kind of authority, I will M mare for the confutationthereof, but...

Ha P Xxxiii

Afatinft fond wilchmongerS andtheirepimons concm iii rail div els . KfOw, how BridHDarcies he fpirits and jfoefpirits. Titty and SUckinand Pidgin,Liard and Robin, amp c. hisw hite fpirits an lt Hgi fpirits, gray fpirits and red fpirits, divell tode and divell lambc gj cat and divels dam, agree herewithall, or can Hand confonant wordof Gdd, octrue 11 ingold women,and children bf the age of lt b note how and what the witches confefle, and fee of What weight Importance thecaufes are 5 whether...

1

Fheobjettionmeemng the divels affummgof the ferpent s Udy anfwered THis word ferpent in holy fcripture is taken for the divell The ferpent Gen , , 1 was more fubtill than all the beafts of the field. It likewire figniheth fuch as be evi 11 fpeakers, fuch as have Hindering tongues, alfo herc-ticks, amp c. They have fharpned iheir tongues like ferpents. It dcth like pfa rife betoken the death and facrifice of Chvift as Mofcs lifted up the fer-rntinthewildernefie,fomuft the fonof man belifiedup...

Afw

HtW the Philofophers in times pafi travelled for the knowledge of naturall Magicl f Salomons kpmledge therein, who it to bee . called a naturall Magician a diftinftion thereof,tnd why it U cm-demned fir fPitcbcrrftf VJ Any Philofopher 5 as namely Plato, Pythagoras, EmPcdoclei, Demo m ii8 C.travtHed over al the world to find out and learn the know- , . ledge of this art and at their return they preached and taught, pro-fcifetkafldpublifhedic. Yea, it hould appear by the Magicians tk amp s came...

A

Krfi fuch divels as are mentioned in the fcriptures gt have in their names, their nature and qualities expref ed gt Cllch divels arc mentioned in the Sciipturcsby name, have in their names their nature and qualities exprefled, being for the moft part the idols of certaine nationsidolatrouily erefted,in ftcad, or ratherinfpigtit of God. For Beelzebub, which fignifieth the lord of the Hies, becaufe he taketh every iimple thing in his web, was an idol or orade erefted it Ekron, to whom Aba ib fent...

History Witchcraft

Witch nor devil i for God is the onely giver of life and being, and by J all things are made, vifible and invifible. Finally, this woman of Endor is in the fcripture called Pjubonijfai . II p u hy it may appear that lh was but a very c u ener. For Yytho himjj fii hereof pythonijfa is derived, was a counterfeit. And the original ncifcc. 0f Apu0 wj,0 was canc lt j pytfjtt becaufe fie killed a ferpent of dm n. is but a poetical fable. For the Poets fay,he was the god of Mufick,J fick, Poetry, and...

Ch Ap X

Ibat voluntarycmfejjions may fo untruly made, to the undoing of the confefforjy and of the flrange of era ion of'melancholy 9 proved by a familiar and late example TD Ut that it may appear, that even voluntary confeffion in this cafe - -'may be untruly made, though it tend to the deftruftion of the confef-fori and that melancholy may move imaginations to chatefte I will cite a notable inftance concerning this matter, the parties themfelves be ing yet a live, and dwelling in the parifh of...

Chap V

Of the private league, a notable tale of Bodins concerning a French-ladjyWitb a confutation, tHe manner of their private league is faid to be, when the devill tnvi-lihje, and fometimes vifihle, in themiddeft of the .people.talketh pr- vare with them privately j promifing,, that if they will follow his counfcll, he jpacue wjtj will fupply all their neceflities, and make all their endeavouts profperous', cvi , and fo beginneth with fmall matters whereunto they confent privijy, and come not iHto...

Ch A P V I

Of Profbefies conditional1 whereof the Propheftes in the old teftament do intreat, and by whom they were publifbed 5 witchmongers 4 -fwers to the objections againfl witches fupernaturall aflions. CHrift and his ApoftUs prophefied of the calamities and affltflions which fhall grecve and dilturb the church of God in thh life alfo of the laft day, and ofthefignesand tokens that fhall be fhewed before that day and finally of all tilings, which are re lt juifire for us to foreknow. Howbeir, fuch is...

Info

Names of figures,ical and periapts. amp Who To bcareth this gt flgne about him all ' fpirits ihall do him homage. Uiim are called thefialt of thumb, without the Who To bcareth this gt flgne about him all ' fpirits ihall do him homage. An experiment of the dead , , Flrft faft and pray three dayes, and abftaincthec from all filthynefle lt go to one that is new buried, fuch a one as killed himfelfe,or.dtftroycd bimfelfe willfully orelfe get thee promifeofone that fhali.be hinged, and let him...

Chap Hi

Of the devils vifible and invifible dealing with witches in the mU lechery. T Ut as touching the devils vifible or invifible execution of lechery, M writren, that to fuch witches, as before have made a vifible Icagotl with the prieft, the devili I fhould fay there is no neceflity that iCN fl fhould appear invifible marry to the ftan Jers-6y he is for rhe moft put invifible For proof hereof met Sprenger and Infhor affirme, rhat mam times witches are feen in the fields' and woods, pfoftituting...

Proving

Trafifmg with Divels, Spirits, or Familiars and their power to kill, torment, and confuroe the bodies of men women, and children, or other creatines by difeafes orotherwifes their flying in th Air, amp c. To be but imaginary Etronious conceptions and novelties gt WHEREIN ALSO, The lewde unchriftian pra amp ife of Witchmongers upon aged, melancholy, ignorant, and fuperftious people in extorting con-fcflions, by inhunwiic tenors and tortures is notably detefted. The knavery and confederacy...

Msd

77. e opinion of VfeUm touching fpirits gt oftheir feverall ordeu0 a confutation of his errors therein, - . TiScllM being of authority in the church of Rome, and not impaau bleby any catholike, being alfo inftru amp cd in thefe fupcrnaturau or rather diabolical matters by a monke called Marcus, who had bcenfa mili3rly onvcrfant a long time, as he fnid, with a certaine divell , tf porteth upon tha fame divels owne word, which muft needs underfM ' left the ftate of this queftion, that the bodyes...

Chap

Ik at.great matters may be wrought by this art when Princes efteem and maintain it of divers wonderfuU experiment s9 and of ftrange concluftons in glares of the art perjpeflw9 amp c. J-JOwbcit, thefe arc but trifles in refpett of other experiments to this ef-led, fpccially when great Princes maintain and give countenance to Undents in thole magicail arcs, which in thefe countries and in this age is rather prohibited than allowed,by rcafon of the abufe commonly coupled thcrewithswhich in truth...