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Scot (Reginald) The Discoverie of Witchcraft: wherin the lewde
jR-ovw,
dealing of witches and witchmon^ers is notablie detected, the
'^Uj.
Unaverie of conjurors, the impietie of inchantors, &c. are deci-
phered, black letter, calf, 2 5s . 4to, 1584
%* Scot was the first person in this country who publicly ventured to express
his disbelief of the existence of witchcraft. His book was condemned by
the House of Commons.
4578 The Discouerie of WITCHCRAFT,
wherein the Lewde Dealing of Witches and
WiTCHMONGEits is notablie Detected, the Kna-
uerieofCoNiURORS, the Impietie ofInchantors,
the Follie of Sootiisaiers, the Impudent Fals-
hoodof Cousenors, the Infidelities ofAtheists,
the Pestilent Practises of Pythonists, the
Curiositie of Figurecasters, the Vanitie of
Dreamers, the Beggarlie Art of Alcumystrie,
the Abhomination of Idolatrie, the Horrible
Art of Poisoning, the Vertue and Power of
Naturall Magike, the Conueiances of Le-
gierdemaine and Iuggling, are Deciphered,
&c, with a Treatise vpon the Nature and Sub-
stance of Spirits and Diuels, by Reginald
SCOT, Esquire, 1584, Maefe letter, 4to. calf,
very neat, 61 6s
This copy contains the portion which the author
recommends his reader to skip over, and which has
often been torn out by former owners.
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'"he difcouerie
of witchcraft,
Q
Wh
and
C
terein the lewde
dealing
of
witches
f,
mtebmongers
unotabliedeteBed
y
the
r^4p*
tbepeflilentpratfi/es
ofPythomffs,
the
curiofitie of figurecafters,
the
va-
mtieofdreamer^thebegrer-
lie art ofAlcu-
myftrie,
The abhomination
of
idofatrie,
the
hor-
ribleartofpoifoning, the
vertue
and
power
of
natural! magike, and all the
conueiances
ofZegierdemineandiugglwg
are
deciphered:
and many other things
opened,which
bane long lien
kiddenMwbtit
verieneceflTarieto
beknownc.
Heerevnco is added
atreatife
vpon
the
"
,
natHremdJuLfianceeffiiritsanddiHels,
&c :alllatelie
written
ty
Reginald
Sat.
Efquire,
X.Iohn4,i
#
**lw not eueriejpirit,hit
trie
the
ft^
ff
God;
fir
maniefalfeprophets
aregtne
ntinto the
world,
grc.
1*84
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juJt
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O J
To
the Honorable^mine ejpeciak
l
good
Lord> Sir'Roger Manwood KnigHt
5
Lord
cheefe
Baron
of
hir MaieBies Court
ofthe Efchequer,
N SOMVCH
as I know that your
Lordihip is by na-
ture whollie incli-
ned,and inpurpofe
earnefllybenttore-
leeuethepoore,and
that not onlie with
hofpitalitie and al-
mes
3
but by diuerfe
other deuifes and
waies tending
to
their comfort, ha-
uing(as it were) fra-
med and fet your felfe to the helpe and maintenance
oftheir eftate, as appeareth by your charge and trauell in
thatbehalfe. Whereas alfoyou haue a fpeciall care for
the fupporting of their right
,
and redrefling of their
wrongs,as neither defpifing their calamine, nor yet for-
getting their complaint, feeking all meanes for their a-
mendementj and for the reformation oftheir difbrders,
euenasaveriefatherto thepoore. Finallie/orthatI am a
poore memberofthat commonwelth,whereyour Lord-
fhip is
a
principall perfon,I thought this mytrauell,in the
benalfe ofthe poore, the aged, and the fimple, might be
A.ij. verie
The Epifl/e.
vcriefitlie commended vnto you: for a weakehoufe re-
quired! a ftrong ftaie.In which refpet I giue God thanks,
tliat hath raifed vp vnto me fb mightie a freendfor them
asyourLordfhip is, who in our lawes haue fuch know-
ledge,^ gouernment fuch difcretion,in thefe caufes fuch
experience , and in the commonwealth fiich authorities
andneuertheleffe vouchfafeto defcend to the confidera-
tion ofthefe bafe and inferior matters, which minifter
more care and troub!e,than worldlie ettimation.
Andin fbmuchas yourLordfhipknoweth,or rather
exercifeththeofficeofaiudge,whofe part it is to heare
with courtefie, andto determine with equities it cannot
but be apparent vnto you, that when punifhment excee-
deth the fault, it is rather to be thought vengeance than
correction . In whichrefpe&I knoweyou fpend more
time and trauellin the conuerfion and reformation, than
in the fubuerfion &confufion of offenders, as being well
pleafed to augmentyour ownepriuate paines, to the end
you maydiminifh their publikefmart. Forin truth, that
commonwealth remaineth in wofullftate, wherefetters
and halters beare more fwaie than mercie and due com-
panion.
Howbeit, it is naturall to vnnaturall people, and pecu-
liar vnto witchmongersjtopurfiie the poore,to accufe
the fimple,and to kill the innocent;fiipplieng in rigor and
malice towards others,that which they themfelues want
inproofeand difcretion,ortheotherin offenfe orocca-
Con.But as a cruell hart and an honeft mind doo feldome
meete andfeed togither in a difh ; fb a difcreet and merci-
fuUmagiftrate,andahappie commonwealth cannot be
feparated afunder . How much then are we bound to
God, who hath giuen vs a Queene , that ofiuftice isnot
only the very perfed image
&
paternejbut alfo of
mercie
&clemencie(vnder God)the meerefountaine &
bodie it
felfe ?Infbmuch as they which hunt moft after
bloud
in
thefe
The Efiftle.
thefe
daies,haue
leaft authorise to fhed it. Moreouer,
fith I fee that in cafes wherelenitie might be noifome,
&
punifhment
wholefome to the commonwealth
$
there
no refped ofperfon canmoueyou, no authoritie can ab-
ba(h you,nofeare,no threts can daunt you in performing
thedutie ofiuftice.
In that relped againe I find your Lordfhip a fitperfon,
to iudge and looke vpon this prefent treatife . Wherein I
will bring before you, as it were to the barrc
,
twoforts of
moft arrogant and wicked people,the firft challenging to
themfelues,the fecond attributing vnto others, that
powerwhich onelie apperteineth to God/ who onelie is
Apoc^.n.
the Creator ofall things,
D
who onelie fearcheth the hart
Aa'
8
*
and reines, who onelie
c
knoweth our imaginations and
Apoci.
thought^, who onelie
d
openethall fecrets,who
e
onelie
^Lukc.i*.
worketh great wonders, who onelie hathpower
f
to raife
l8

vp &caft downe ; who onelie maketh thunder,lightning,
e
Pfalm.7*.
raine,tempefts,and reftraineth them at his pleafure , who
& 1
1
6
-
onelie
s
fendethlife and death,{icknefle
&health,wealth
fiob.V&3*
and wo; who neither giueth nor lcndethhis
h
glorie to Sam.n.
anie creature.
x.Reg.8.
And therefore, that which greeueth me tothe bot-
\falf*'
tome of myhart, is, that thefe witchmongers cannot be zach.io.
content,to wreft out of Gods hand his almightie power,
& h-
andkeepe it themfelues,orleaue it with a witch : but that,
g k**'
7
when by drift ofargument they are made to laie downe Hfaie.4
1
,
8
*
the bucklers, they yeeld them vp to the diuell,or at the
leaft praie aid or him,asthougn the raines ofall mens
liues and a&ions were committed into his hand; and that
hefatatthefterne, to guide and diredt the courfe of the
whole world , imputing vnto him power and abilitie
inough to doo as great things, and as flrange miracles as
euer thrift did.
But the doctors ofthis fupernaturall do&rine faie fom-
times,that the witch doth ail thefe things by vertue ofhir
A.iij. charmess
The Epift/e.
charmcs; fometimes that a Ipirituall, fometimes that
a
corporall diuell doth accomplifli it; fometimes theyfaie
that the diuell doth but make the witch belceue fhe doth
that which he himfelfe hath wrought
-
y
fometimes that
the diuell fcemeth to doo that by compulsion, which he
doth modwillinelie. Finallie,the writers herevpon are fo
eloquent, and fuff of varietie
$
that fometimes they write
that the diuell dooth all this by Godspermiffiononelie;
fometimes by his licence, fomtimes by his appointment:
(b as (in effeft and truth) not the diuell, but the high and
mightie king ofkings, and Lordofhofts, euen God him-
felte,fhould this waie be made obedient and feruile to
obeie and performe the will &commandementofa ma-
licious old witch, and miraculouilie to anfwerehir appe-
tite, as well in euerie trifling vanitie,asin moll horrible
executions, as the reuenger ofa doting old womans ima-
gined wrongs,to the deftru&ion of manie innocent chil-
dren, and as a fupporter of hir paffions, to the vndoing of
lnanieapooreioulc. And I foe not, but a witch may as
well inchant, whenfhe will ; as a lier maylie when he lift
:
and fo fhould we poflefle nothing, butby a witches li-
cence and permiffion.
And nowforfooth it is brought to this point, that all di-
uels,which were woont to be fpirituall, mayat their plea-
fure becomecorporall, and fofhew themfelues familiar-
lie to witches and coniurors,and to none other, and by
them onlie may be made tame,and keptin a box,&c. So
as a malicious old woman may command hir diuell to
plague hir neighbor: and he is affti&ed in manner and
forme as fhe defireth. But then commeth another witch,
andfhebiddethhir diuell helpe, and hehealeththe lame
partie. So as they make it a kingdome diuided in it felfe,
and therefore I truft it will not long endure,but will fhor
t-
lie be ouerthrownc, according to the words of our Sa-
iiior
, Omnc regnumin [e
diuifum defolabitHr,
Euerie
king-
dome
The Epiftle.
dome diuided in it felfe fhalbe defclate.
Andalthoughfome faie that the diuell is the witches
inftrument,to bring hirpurpofes andpra&ifes topaffe:
yet others faie thatfneis his inflrument, to execute his
pleafurein anie thing, and therefore to be executed . But
then(methinks) fhe fhouldbe iniuriouflie dealt withall,
andputto death for anothers offenfe : for a&ions are not
iudged by inftrumentall caufes
^
neither dooth the end
andpurpofe ofthat which is done
,
depend vpon the
meane inftrument . Finallie, ifthe witch doo it not, why
fhould the witch die for it ? Butthey faie that witches arc
perfuaded,and thinke,that they doo indeed thofe mit
cheefs
;
and haue a will to performe that whichthe diuell
committeth: and that therefore they areworthieto die.
By which reafon euerie one fhould oe executed, that wi-
fhetheuillto his neighbor, &c. But if the will fhould be
punifhed by man, according to the offenfe againft God,
we fhould be driuen by thoufandsat oncetocheflaugh-
terhoufe orbutcherie. For whofoeuer loatheth corre-
proucr
j,
-
dtion fhall die . And whofhould efcape execution, ifthis
lothfomnefle(I faie) fhould extendto death by the ciuill
lawes . Alfo the reward offinne is death. Howbeit , eue-
rie one that finneth,is notto be putto death by the magi-
ftrate . But (myLord) it fhalbe proued in my booke, and
your Lordfhip fhall trie it to be true, as well nere at home
in your natiue countrie,as alfo abrode in your feuerall cir-
cuits
,
that(befides them that be yenefi:^\yhic\\ areplaine
f)oifoners
there will be found among our witches one-
ie two forts ; the one fort being fuch by imputation.^ fo
thought
ofby others (and thefe areabufed,and notabu-
fors)the other by acceptation, as being willing fo to be
accompted(and thefe be meere coufenors
)
Canine treating of thefe magicians
,
calleth them
lmTlt &
coufenors,faieng that they vfe their niggling knacks one-
)^f
p
fn
6'
lietoamafeorabufe the people; or e!ie for fame: but he Dettt.cap.iB,
A.iiij. might
The Epiflle.
ub.de u.
might rather haue faid for gaine . Eraftus himfelfe,
be-
*i
3
#*$rU
ing a principall writer in the behalfe ofwitches omnipo-
tence, is forced to confefle, that thefe Greeke words,
/j^ioc
i
iA.xfyryl(x,cpc^[x^Kioc,^rc
moft commonlie put for
illufion, falfe packing^coufenage, fraud, knauerie and de-
ceipt : andis further driuen to faie, that in ancient time,
the learned were not fo blockifh,asnot to fee that the
promifes ofmagicians andinchanters werefalfe, and no-
thing elfe butknauerie, coufenage,and old wiues fables;
andyet defendethhe their fliengin the aire, their trant
ferring ofcorne or grafle from onefeeld to another,&c.
Butas Eraftus difagreeth herein with himfelfe and his
freends:fb is there no agreement among anie ofthofe
writers, but onlie in cruelties,abfurdities, and impoflibili-
ties . And thefe (myLord)thatfall into fb manifeft con-
tradidions,and into fuch abfiird afleuerations , are not of
the inferior fort ofwriters
5
neither are they all papifts,but
men offuchaccompt,as whofe names giue more credit
to their caule,than their writings . In whofe behalfe I am
fbrie, and pardie for reuerence fiipprefle their fondeft er-
rors and fowleft abfurdities; dealing fpeciallie with them
Ifaic.^
7#
that moft contend in crueltie,
a
whofe feete are fwift to
Rom.5,1
\. fhed bloud, ftriuing (as
b
Iefus the fbnne ofSirach faith)
^Eccl.27,y.
ancj hafting (as
c
Salomon the fbnne ofDauid faith)to
^ier.",^
1
.
'
powre out the bloud ofthe innocent ,
whofe heat againft
Pfr3*,if. thefopoore wretches cannot be allaied with anie other
&*i-3h
l
?
liquor than bloud. And therfore I feare that
a
vnder their
wings will be found the bloud of the fbules ofthe poore,
at that daie, when the Lord fhall faie
;
e
Departfrom me
yebloudthirftie men.
And bicaufe I know your Lordfhip will take no coun-
fell againft innocent bloud
,
but rather fiipprefle them
thatfeeke toembrew their hands therein^ I haue made
choife to opentheir cafe vnto you, and to laie their mife-
rable calamine before your feete : following herein the
aduife
The
Ef
title.
aduife
ofthat learned man Brentius,who faith; Si
fffe'JJ***
admonuerit
magiBratum,ne in mi/eras Mas mulierculas
J&-
uiat, eum ego arbitror diuinitus excitatum
;
that is. Ifanie
admonifh the magiftrate not to deale too hardlie with
thefe
miferable wretches,that are called witches, I thinke
hima good inftrument raifed vp for this purpofe by God
himielfe.
Butit will perchance belaid by witchmongers
$
to wit,
by fiichas
attribute to witches the power which apper-
teineth
toGodonelie,thatIhaue made choifeof your
Lordfhip to be apatroneto this mybooke,bicaufe I think
youfauour mine opinions, and by that meanes may the
morefreelie publifn anie error or conceiptofmine owne,
which fhould rather bewarranted byyourLordfhips au-
thoritie,thanbythe word of God, or by diffident argu-
ment. But I proteft the contrarie, and by thefe prefents
I renounce all protection, and defpife all freendinip that
might feme to helpe towards the iupprefling or fupplan-
ting oftruth : knowing alfo that your Lordfhip is farre
from allowing anie iniuriedone vntoman; much more
an enimieto them that go about todi(honorGod,orto
embe2ill the tide of hisimmortall glorie. But bicaufel
knowyou to be perlpicuous,and able to fee downe into
the depth andbottome ofcaufes, and are not to be car-
ried awaie with the vaine perfaafion or fuperftition either
ofman,cuftome,time,or multitude,but moouedwith the
authoritie oftruth onlie : I craue your countenance here-
in,
euenfo farre foorth,and no further, than the lawe of
God,thelawe ofnature,thelawe ofthisland,and the rule
ofreafbn fhall require.Neither doo I treat for thefe poore
people anie otherwife,but fb, as with one handyou may
liiftaine the good, and with the other fupprefle the euill:
whereinyou fhalbe thought a father to orphans, an ad-
uocate to widowes, a guide to the blind, a ftaie to the
lame^a comfort &countenance to the honeftj a fcourge
and
The Efiftk.
and terror to the wicked.
Thus farre 1 haue beene bold to vfe your Lordfhips
pa-
tience, being offended with myfelfe,thatIcould
not in
breuitie vtter fuch matter as 1 haue deliuered
amplie
:
whereby(I confefle) occafion oftedioufhes might be mj-
niftred,wereit not that your great grauitie ioii\ed
with
your fingular conftancie in reading and iudging
be means
ofthecontrarie.Andlwifheuen with all
myhart,thatl
could make people conceiue the fubftance ofmywriting,
and not to mifconftrue anie part ofmy meaning. Then
doubtles would I perfuade myfelfe,that the companie of
witchmongers,&c: being once decreafed,the
number
alfo ofwitches,&c : would fbone be diminiihed.
Buttrue
be the words ofthe Poet,
HandqUiUjuamfoterisfortirier omntafelM,
Namtpie altjs dim hellofollere dederunt,
Huicfklundi ortern, voce huic cytharapie canendi
:
HurfUm altj inpmit
figax
mpetlore nugnm
lupiter ingeniHm
y
&c.
Andtherefore as doubtfull topreuaileby perfuading,
though I haue reafon and common lenfe on my fides I
reft vpon earneft wifhing;namelie, to all people an abfb-
lute truft in Godthe creator, and not in creatures, which
is to make flefh our arme: that God may haue his due
honor,which by the vndutifulnes ofmanieis turned
into difhonor, andlefle caufe of offenfe and er-
rour giuen by common receiued euill ex-
ample.Andtoyour Lordfhip I wifh,
asincreale ofhonour, fo con-
tinuance of good health,
and happie daies.
Your Lordfhips to be commanded
Reginald Scot.
Tothe right worfhipfull Sir
Thomas ScotKnight,&c.
Ir,fffee
among other
malefactors
maniepoore old women conuented be-
fore
you
for
working
of
miracles, other
wife
called witchcraft, and therefore I
thoughtyou alfoameetperfon to whom
I might comendrnybooke
. ^indhere
I haue cccafwn tofeeake
of
your
fencer
e
adminiflraticn ofiuBice, and
of
your dexteritie, difcretion,
charge,andtrauellemploied in that behalfe,wherofI am octt-
latusteBis. H
r
owbeit 1 hadrather refer the reader to com*
monfame, andtheir owne eies andeares to
befatisfied>
than
tofend
them to a Stationers shop,where manie times lies are
vendible, andtruth contemptible. For I being
of
your houfe,
of
your name,&
of
your bloud\ my
foot
being vnderyour to*
ble,my hand inyour dish, or rather
inyourpurffe,
might bee
thought to flatteryou in that} wherein
(/
knowe)I should
rather
offendyou
thanpleafe you. Andwhat needI curriefa*
uour with my
moflajfured
friend? And
if
I should oneliepub*
lishthofevertues (thoughthey bemanie) whichgiue me
fie-
cialloccafion to exhibit this my trauell vntoyoufl shoulddoo
as apainter, that deferibeth the foot of
a notable perfonage
%
andleaueth all the
beft
features in his bodievntouched.
I
therefore {at this time) doo onelie
de
fireyou to
confeder
if
my report , concerning the euidence that is commonlic
brought
beforeyouagainft
them.
Seeferft
whether the eui-~
dence be
notfriuolous,dr whether the
proofs brought againB
them be not incredible,
confefling cfghefefes,prefumptions,&
impoffvoilities contrarie to reafen,fcrifture,and nature. See
alfo what
perfons complrinevpon them* whether they be not
of
the
bafefe,tbe vnwifeft,&
moBfahbles kind
of
people* Alfa
majt
;i
'-
The Epiftle.
may Itpie
aft
you to waie what accufations and crimes they
Uie to their charge, namelie : She wasat my
houfe oflatejhe
wouldhaue hadapot ofmilke,she departed in a
chafe bicaufe
she hadit not, she railed, she
curffed,
she mumbled and whip
pered,andfinallie she
faidshe wouldbe euen with me : and
Jo
one after my child, my cow,
my
fow,
or mypullet died
, or
was Jlrangelie taken . 2\(aie
(if
it pie
afe
your Worship) I
haue
furtherproofe : I was witha wife
woman, andshe told
me Ihadan ill neighbour,
&
thatshe wouldcome to my
houfe
yer it were long,
andfo did she
;
and that she hada marke a-
boue hir wafte,drfo hadshe :andGodforgiue me,
myftomach
hathgone
againft
hir a great while . Hir mother
before hir
was counted a witch, she hathbeene beaten andferatchedby
the
face till bloud was drawne vpon hir, bicaufe she hath
beenejujpeffed,
&afterwards
fome
ofthofeperfons werefaid
to amend.
Hhefeare thecerteinties that I heare iu their eui-
dences.
Note
alfo how
eafilie they may be brought to confejfe
that
which they neuer did, nor lieth in thepower
of
man to doo :
andthen
fee
whether I haue caufeto write ai I doo. Further,
if
you shall
fee that infidelitie,poperie,
andmanie other ma-
nifeft
herefies be backed andshouldered, andtheir
profejfors
animatedandhartened, byyeeldtng to creatures
fitch infinit
power as is
wreftedout
of
Gods hand, and attributedto wit-
ches
:finallie,
if
you shallperceiue that I haue faithfullie and
trulie deliuered
andfet downethe condition and
fate
of
the
witch, and
alfo
of
the witchmonger, and haue
confuted
by
reafon andlawe, andby the wordofGoditfelfe,
allmine ad-
uerfaries obitftions andarguments:
then let me haueyour
countenance
againftthem thatmaliciouflie oppofe themfelues
againft me.
tJMygreat
eft
aduerfaries areyoongignorance and oldcu-
Jlome. For whatfolliefoeuer tratt
of
time hath
f
offered,it is
The Epiftle.
fofuperjlitioufiepurfued offome,as though no error couldbe
acquainted
withcuftome. Butifthelawe
of
nations would
ioine
withfuck
culiome, to the maintenance
of
ignorance,
and to
the
fupprejfing
of
knowledge
;
the ciuilefl countrie in
the world wouldfoone become barbarous,&c. Foras know-
ledge andtime difcouereth errors,fo doothfuperfition and
ignorance in time breedthem. Andconcerning the opini-
ons
of
finch,
as wish thatignorance shouldratherbe maintei-
ned, thanknowledgebuftliefearchedfor,bicaufe thereby
of
fenfe
maygrow : I anfwer,that we are commanded
by
chrijl
^
,
himfelfe
tofearchfor
knowledge iforitis thekings honour
ProuVf,
i.
(as SalomonJaith')
tofearch out a thing.
AriHotle faid to Alexander, thata mind wellfurnished
was morebeautifuli than a bodierichlie araied. what can
be more odious to man, or
offenfiue
to God, than ignorance:
for
through ignorance the 1 ewes didput chriH to death.
^1-
VVhich ignorance
whofoeuerforfaketb,ispwrpifedlife euer-
lafling : andtherfore among chriHians tp! ^osildbe abhor-
redaboue all other things. For euen as who we wreHle in
the darke^ we tumble in the mire,&c:fo when we
fee
not
the truth, we wallow in errors. A blindman mayfeeke long
in the rishesyer he
find
a needle -, and as
foone
is a doubt
difcujfed
by ignorance. Finallie,truth is no
fo
onerfound
out
in ignorance, than afweetfauor in a dunghill. And
if
they
willallow men knowledge, andgiue them no leaue to vfeit,
men were muchbetter be without it than haue it. For it is,
astohaueatallent, andto hide it vnderthe earth
;
or to
Matth*5-f*
puta candle vnder a bushell: or as to haue a ship,& to let hir Lukc.8;
liealwaies in the docke : which thing how profitable
it is, I
canfaiefomewhat by experience.
But hereofI need
faie
no more,
for
euerie manfeeth
that
none can be happie who knoweth not what
f
elicitie meaneth.
For whatauaileth it to haueriches, andnot to
haue thevfi
thereof
?
The Epiftle.
there
of?
Trulie the heathen herein deferued more commen-
dation
than manie christians
for they
fpared no paine , no
coft>
nor trwellto attcine to kno wledge. Pythagoras trauel-
ledfram'th&mu*
to Aegypt, and afterwards into Crete and
Laced&monia : andPlato out
of
Athens into Italic and Ae-
gxpt,andalltofind
out hidden
fecrets andknowledge : which
when a man hathjoefeemeth to befeparatedfrom mortalitie.
Forpretiousftones,
and all other creatures
of
what value
fo-
euer
, are but counterfeits to this iewell : they are mortall,
corruptible
y
andinconstant
;
this is immortall^pure andcer-
teineWherforeifl
hauefearchedand
found out any good
thing,
that ignorance andtime hath
frnothered
y
the
fame
I commendvntoyou : to whorgthough I
owe allthat I haue
3
yetam I hold to
make otherpartakers with
youinthispoore
ft.
Your louing coufen
\
42;
Scot.
o the
right mrjhipfullhis louing
friends
^
Maifter
Doctor Coldwell Deaneof
Ro-
chefler,and
Maifier DoffiorT^ead-
man
Archdeacon ofCan-
turburie^&c^
Auingfound
out
tw
fuchciuill lMa*
giflrates,asfor direction ofiudgement,andfor or-*
2f
dering matters concerning iuHicem this- common
0n Wealth (in mypoore opinion) are veriejingular
perfons,who (I hope) Willaccept
of
mygoodwill,
andexamine my bool^e by their experience, a* vn-
to whom thematter therin contemeddoothgreats
lie apperteine :I haue noW againe confidered
of
aentlieinformed,yetdoothnotthemdgementandcenfure
ofthofi caufesfd
properlie apperteine to them as vntoyou, whofefame
therein hath <rottenpre-
eminence aboue all others that I lyioW
of
your callings landin that
reffeB
I
ambold toaomeyouWith them,, being all rood neighbours togither in this.
commonWelthrandloumgfriends vnto me. I doo notprefent this vnto you,
bicaufett is meet
fir
you; but
for
thatyou are meet
for
it (I meane) to tudge.
vpon it, to defendit, and
if
needbe to correB it; knowing thatyou hau&lear-
nedofthatgrauecounfellerCato
y
notto fhameor difcountengnse any bodie.
For
if
J thoughtyou as readie, 04 able, to difgrace me
for
mine infufficiencie
;
J
fhouldnot hauebeenehaflie^no^in^yourlearning) to haueWntteri\nt<t
you : hut ifljhouldbe abajhed to Write toyou, ijhouldJheW my
fife,
igno-
rant
of
your
courtefie.
I knoWe mine oWne
Weakeneffe, which
if
it haue beeneableto mmnteme
this argument, the caufe is
theftronger. Eloquent words maypleafe the earn? .
mtfufficient matterperfuadeth the hart.So as,
if
I exhibit wholfome drmke
(though it befmall) in a treenedifh with afaithfuli hand, I hope itwiUbee
as well accepted,
asflrongwine offered in
afiluer
bowk With afattering
heart.
^nd
furelie it is apomt ofatgreat liberalise to receiueafmall thing
thankefulite, as togiue anddifnbutegreat and coflliegifts bountifuUie
:fi>r
there k morefuppuedwith courteous anjwers t an With rich rewards.Thety-
rant
The Epiftlc.
rant Dionysus was not
Jo
hated
for
his tyrannie, 44
fir
his churlijh and
flrange
behauioir. Amongthe
foore lfiaelites
faenjkes, God^oas
Jatijjied
.
with the tenthfart
of
an Ej?hah
offlower,
fi
a* it "toere
fine
andgood .
chrifl
:
liked
well
of
thepoore widowes mite, Lewis
of
France accepteda rape root,
ofclowmjh
Conan , Cyrus vouchfifed
to drmke a cup
of
cold water out
of
the hand
of
poore Smites : andfo it maypleafeyou to accept thtsfimple booke
at my hands, which ifaithfullte exhibit vntoyou, not knowmgyour opinions
to meet with mine, but knowmgyour learning and lodgement to be able a*
well to correfi mewhere
1
fteakje herein vnshilfulUe^ts others when
theyfieake
hereofmalicioufiie.
Some beJucb\dogs
as they willbar^e at mywritings, whether 1 mainteine
or refute
this argument : as Diogenes fnarled both at the Jfhodians and at
the Lacedaemonians : at the one, bicaufe they werebraue ; at the other
, bicaufi
they werenot braue.Homer
himfilfe
couldnot auoidreprochfuUfieaches.l am
Jure
that they which neuerfludiedto learne aniegoodthing,
willfiudie to
find-
faults hereat.
7
fir
mypartfeare not
thefi
wars,nor all the aduerjaries 1 haue
;
were it not
for
certeine cowards, who(l knowe)will comebehindmybackhand
bite me.
But now to the matter. Myquestion is not (as manie
findlieJuppofe)
whether there be witches or naie : but whether they can doojuch miraculous
worlds as are imputedvnto them. GoodMaiTier Deane,is
itpofiiblefor
aman
to breakehis
fall withyouat Jfochefter, andto dine that day at Durhamwith
Maifler Doclor Matthew ; or canyour entmie maimeyou , when the Ocean
feaisbetwixtyou?whatreall communitieis betwixt
afi'mt
and a bodie ?
May
afimtuallbodie become temporall at hispteajure? Or may a carnall bo-
die become
inuifible ?h it likelie that the Hues
of
all Princes,magistrates,
&
jubieBs,jhoulddependvpon the will, or rather vpon the wifh ofapooremali-
cious doting
oldfoole; andthatpower exempted
fiom
the wife, the rich, the
learned, the godlie,crc ?Finallie, is,
itpofiiblefir
man or woman to do ante
of
thofe miracles
expreffedin mybooke,
O^fi
conflantlie reportedbygreat darks?
ffyoufaie, no
;
then am
Ijatisfied. Ifyoujaie that God,
abfilutelie, or by
meanes can accomplifh all
thofe,
andmaniemore, Jgo withyoh. But witches
maywelljaie they can doo
thefe things, howbeit they cannot
Jhewhow they doo
them.
If
I
fir
my
partfhouldfaie I coulddoo
thofe
things, myverie aduer-
jaries would
fide
that 1lied.
O Maifler
Archdeacon, is it notpitie, that that which is
feud
to be doom
Twith the almightiepower
of
the mo
ft
high God, andby ourjauiour his onelie
fenne
Iejus chrifl our
lord,fhouldbereferredto a haggage old womans nod
or
TheEpiftle,

'
*r wifh, &c'? GoodSir,is it nut one manifHkindofldolatrie,for them that
laborandare laden, to come vnto witches to be rejrejhed ?
if
witches could
helpe
whom they arefaidto hauemadefike,Ifee no reafn,butremediemight
mwell berequiredat their hands,
as-apurfie
demanded
of
htm that
hathfiolne
$t. But tmlie it is manifoldidolatrie, to a>ke that
of
a creature , which none
cangiue but the Creator. ThepapiH
hath
fome colour
offcripture to main-
teinehis idoli
of
bread, but no lefuiticalldistinction can couer the wttchmon*
vers idolatrie m this behalfe. yyilas,lamfoneandajhamedtofee how ma"
niedie, that beingpudto be bewitched, oneliefeekeformagicallcures,whom
wholfome diet andgoodmedicines wouldhaue recouered . I dare ajjure you
Loth, that there wouldbe none
ofthefe coufening b}nd
of
witchei,, did not
"toitckmongers mainteine themfollowe them, andbeleeue in them andtheir
oracles : whereby indeedallgoodlearning andhonefi arts are ouerthrowne.
For thefe that moft aduance theirpower,andmamteine the skill
ofthefe
wit-
ches, vnderf
andnopart thereof: andyet being manie times
^eife in other
matters, are madefooles by themoffooles in the world.
Methinks thefe magicallphyficians deale in the commonwelth, much like
asacerteinelqndofCynicallpeople doo in the church, whofeJeuerefiiengs
are accomptedamongfomefuch oracles, as may not be doubted
of;
who in
flead of
learning andauthoritie (which they make contemptible) doo
feedthe
people with their owne deuifes andimaginations, which theyprefer before all
other diuimtie ; andlabouring to ereEl a church according to their ownefan-
fees,
wherein all orderis condemned, andonelie their magicall words andcu-
rious diretlionsaduanced, they wouldvtter&eouerthrowe the true church.
^/Cndeuen as
thefe
inchanting Paracelfeans
abufe
thepeople, leading them
from
the true order
ofphyficke
to thencharmes:fo doo
thefe
cther(ljaie)dij-
Juadefeom
hearkening to learning andobedience, andwhifper in mens eares
to teach them
theirfherhke traditions.
^ndofthisfeB
the cheefe author
at this time is one Browne, afugitiue, a meetcouer
forfetch
a cup; as hereto-
fore the ^nalaptifls, theAnions, andthe
Francifeanefeiers.
Trulie not onlie nature, being the foundation
of
all perfection ; but
alfe
feripture, being the mifirejje anddirector thereof, and
of
all chrislianttie, is
beautified with knowledgeandlearning . For as nature without difcipline
dooth naturallie incline vnto vanities^tnd as it werefucke
vp errors
:Jo
doth
theiword? or rather the Utter
oftheferipture,withoutvnderflanding, not
onlie make vs deuoure errorsjbutyeeldeth vs vp to death
O"deflruElion:^
^m 2
>
*7t
therefore Paulefaith he was not a mmifler
of
the letter, but
of
the
Jf
int.
Thus haue I beene bold to deliuer vnto the world, andtoyou,thofefemple
4.
notes,
i>n,i 9-iJhb
The Epiftle.
notes, reafons,
andarguments, which J hone dtuifedor collectedout
ofothe*
authors : which Jhope{hall be
hurtfitll
to none, but to
my
felfegreat
comfort
\
if
it may
paffe
with good liking and acceptation.
If
itfallout otherwife,
jjhould thtnke myfames
ill imploied. For truhejn mine opinion, whofoe-
uer
{ballperforme any thing
,
or atteme to ante knowledge', orwho/oeuer
{houldtrauell throughout all the nations
of
the world, or
(if
it were
poftble)
{houldpeepe into the heauens, the lonfolation oradmiration thereofwere no-
thingpleafent
vnto him,vnlesbehadItbertie to impart hu knowledge to his
friends.
Wherein bicaufe Ihaue
madefteciall choije
ofyou
y
l hopeyou
will read it,or at the
leaft
laie it vp inyour
fludie
withyour other
. bookes, among which there is none dedicatedto any with more
goodwill.
sAndfe
long asyouhaue it, it{ballbe vnto
you(vpon aduenture
of
my
life) a certeine Or
mulet,periaptcircle,charme,0'tl
to defendyou
from
all
inchantments.
Yourlouingfriend
JRtg. Scot.
To
the Readers.
fer=^Z
Oyou that are wile
&difcreete few words
may fuffice : for fuch
j^ u
a one iudgeth not at
Prouer.i

the firft fight , nor re-


proouethby herefaie;
but patientlie heareth,
and thereby increa-
feth in vnderftanding:
which patience bring-
eth roorth experience,
wliereby true iudge-
ment is directed . I
fliall not need there-
fore to make anie fur-
ther futetoyou,but that it would pleafe you to read my bcoke,
without the preiudice oftime, or former conceipt : and hauing
obteined this atyour hands,Ifubmit my felfe vnto your cenfure.
But to make a folemne fute to you that arsparciall readers, defi-
ringyoutofet afideparcialitie,totake in good part my writing,
and with indifferent eies to looke vpon my booke , were labour
loft,and time ill imploied.For I fhould no more preuaile herein,
than if a hundred yeares fince I fliould haue intreated your pre-
deceflbrs to belecue, that Robin goodrellowe, that great and an-
cient bulbegger , had beene but a coufening merchant , and no
diuell indeed.
IfI fliould go to a papift,and faie^I praie you beleeue my wri-
tings,wherein I will prooue all popifli charmes,coniurations, ex-
orcifmes, benedictions and curffes, not onelieto be ridiculous,
and ofnone effet,but alfo to be impious and contrarie to Gods
word : I fhould ashardlie therein win fauour at their hands, as
herein obteinc credit at yours. NeuerthelefTeJ doubt not,but to
B.ij. vfe
lie Spifffe.
vfe the matter fo,that as well the marTcmoongcr for his part, as
die witchmconger forhis,fhall both be afhamed of their pro-
fefllons.
But Robinigoodfellowe ceafeth nowto be much feared, and
poperie is fumcientliedifcoucred.NeuertheleSjwitchcs charms,
and coniurors coufenages are yet thought effccruall . Yea the
Gentiles haueefpied the fraud of their coufening oracles, and
our cold prophets and inchanters make vs fooles ftill,to the fhame
ofvs ali,but fpeciallie ofpapifts , who coniure euerie thing , and
thereby bring to paife nothing. They faie to their candles;! con-
iure you to endure for euer : and yet they laft not a pater nofter
while thclonger.They coniure water to be wholefome both for
bodie and foule : but the bodie (we fee) is neuer the better for it,
nor the fouleanie whit reformed by it. And therefore I mer-
uell, that when they fee their owne- conjurations confuted and
brought to naught,or at the leait void of effect , that they (ofall
other)will yet giue fuch credit , countenance , and authoritie to
the vaine coufenages ofwitches and coniurors; as though their
charmes and coniurations could produce more apparent, ccr-
teine,and better effects than their owne.
Butmy requeft vnto all you that read mybooke fhall be no
more, but that it wouldpleafe you to conferre my words with
your owne fenfe and experience,and alfo with the word ofGod.
Ifyou find your felues refplued and fatiffied, or rather reformed
and qualified in anie on^e point or opinion
:
that heretofore you
held contrarie to trutryn a matter hitherto vndecided,and neucr
yetlookedinto
;
Ipraieyou take that for aduantage : andfuf*
pending your iudgement , ftaie the fentence of condemnation
againft me,and confider ofthe reft,atyour further leafurc . Ifthis
maynotfufficeto perfuade you,it cannot preuaile to annoyyou:
andthen,that which is written without offenfe,may be ouerpaf.
fed without anie greefe.
And although mine affertion^be fbmewhat differing from the
old inuetcrat.opinion,.which I confeffe hath manie graie heares,
whereby mine aduerfaries haue gained more authoritie than
reafon, towards the maintenance of their preemptions and old
wiues fables : yet fhall kfullie agree with Gods gloria and with
his holie word . And albeit there be hold taken by mine aduer-
faries
faricsof certcine few words or fcntencesin trie fcripture that
makethafliewforthem: yet when the whole courfe thereof
maketh againft them , and impugneth the fame
3
yea and alio
their owne places rightlie vnderitood doo nothing at all releeue
them : I truft their glorious title and argument ofantiquitie will
appeare as dale and corrupt as the apothecaries drugs
3
or grocers
fpice, which the longer they be preicrued , the woorffe they are.
And till you haue perufed my booke^ponder riiis in your mind
5
to
wit,that SAgjiiTheffd^strigetybimU
(which words and none other
being in vfe doproperlie iignifie our witches)are not once found
written in the old or new teltament; and that Chrift himfelfe in
his gofpell neuer mentioned the name ofa witch . And that nei-
ther hc,nor Mofes euer fpake anie one word of the witches bar-
gaine with the diuell,their nagging, theirriding in the aire, their
tranfferring ofcome or graffe from one feeld to another, their
hurting ofchildren or cattell with words or charmes,dieirbe-?
witching ofbutter , cheefe,ale, &c : nor yet their tranfubftantia-
tion ; inlomuch as the writers herevpon are not afhamed to fay
5 ^4/ maie
r
that it is not abfurd to affirme that there were no w
r
itches in lobs j?ar.i,^. z.
time. The reafon is, that ifthere had beene fuch witches then in
beeing,Iob would haue faid he had beene bewitched.But indeed
men tcoke no heed in thofe daies to this doftrine of diuels ; to
wit,to thefe fables ofwitchcraft,w
r
hich Peter faith (hall be much
i.Pet.4.1.
regarded and hearkened vnto in the latter daies.
Howbeit,how ancient fo euer this barbarous conceipt ofwit-
ches omnipotencie is,truth mult not bemeafured by time : for
eueric old opinion is not found . Veritie is not impaired , how
long fo euer it be fupprefled ; but is to be fearched out , in how
darkc a corner fo euer it lie hidden : for it is not like a cup ofale,
that may be broched too rathe . Finallie, time bewraieth old er-
rors,
&difcouercth new matters oftruth. Danaeus himfelfe faith,
Datueut in
that this queftion hitherto hadi neuer beene handled
;
nor
thcfm Woge.
fcriptures concerning this matter haue neuer beene expounded.
To proue the antiquitie ofthe caufe, to confirme the opinion of
the ignorant, to inforce mine aduerfaries arguments, to aggra-
uate the punifhments, & to accomplifh the confufio ofthefe old
women
3
is added the vanitie and wickednes ofdiem, which are
called witches, the arrogancie ofthofe which take vpon them to
B.iij.
workc
\vorke wonders, the defire that people haucto hearken to fuch
miraculousmatters,vntowhomemoft commonlie an impofli-
bilitie is more credible than a veritie; the ignorance ofnaturall
cauies, the ancient and vniuerfall hate conceiucd againft the
name of a witch; their ilfauoured faces, their fpitefull words,
their curfTes and imprecations, their charmes made in rymc,
and their beggerie ; the feare ofmanie foolifh folke , the opinion
offome that are wife, the want of Robingoodfellowe and the
fairies , which were woont to maintcine chat , and the common
peoples talke in this behalfe ; the authoritic ofthe inquifitors,the
lenrning,cunning, confent, and eftimation ofwriters herein, the
falie tranflations and fond interpretations vfed, fpeciallie by pa-
pifts ; and manie other like caufes.All which toies take fuch hold
vpon mens fanfics, as whereby diey are lead and entifed awaie
from the consideration oftruerefpeCts, to the condemnation of
that wdiich diey know not.
Howbeit,! will(by Gods grace)in this mybooke, fo apparent-
lie decipher and confute thefe cauils,and all other their obied^i-
ons ; as euerie witchmoonger fhall be abaflicd,and all good men
dicreby fatiffied.In the meane time,I would wirti them to know
that ifneither the eftimation ofGods omnipotencie, nor the te-
nor ofhis word,nor the doubtrulnes or rather the impoflibilitie
oftbecafe,northe fmall proofes brought againft them , nor the
rigor executed vpon them,nor the pitie diat fhould be in a chri-
ftian heart,nor yet their fimplicitie, impotencie, or age may fuf-
fice to fuppreffe the rage or rigor wherewith they are oppreffedj
yet the confederation of their fex or kind ought to moauefome
mitigatio oftheir punifliment. Forifnature(asPlinic reporteth)
haue taught a lion not to dealefo roughlie with a woman as with
a^min
3
bicaufe fhe is in bodie die weaker veflelljand in hart more
Lam.Ier.3
. inclined to pitie (which Ieremie in his lamentations feemeth to
&4
cap.
confirme ) what fhould a man doo in this cafe , for whome a wo-
vcrfc.io.
man was createcj as an helpe and comfort vnto him ? In fo much
Ibi/v'erfV.
as , euen in the lawe ofnature,it is a greater offenfe to flea a wo-
Ce.i.n.iS,
man than a man : notbicaufea man is not the more excellent
MFljtib,
creature^ but bicaufe a woman is the weakerveffell . Andthere-
frobbrnx?*
fore among all modert and honeftperibns it is thought a fliame
to offer violence oriniurie to a woman
-:
in which refpc& Virgil
faith,
IheEftMe.
tivb\,NullHtn
mmoralilenomenfaeminca. inform eft.
ffr. 0**%,
God that knoweth my heart is witnes , and you that read my
bookefliallfee,diatmy
drift andpurpofe inthisenterprife ten-
ded! onelie to thefe reipe&s . Firit,diatthegIorieand power of
God be not fo abridged and abafed,as to be thruft into the hand
or lip ofa lewd old woman ; whereby the worke of the Creator
fhould be attributed to the power ofa creature . Secondlie,thac
the
religion ofthe gofpell may be feenc to ftand without fuch
pecuifhtrumperie.
Thirdlie,thatlawfull fauour and christian
companion be father vfed towards thefe poore foules,than rigor
and extremitie. Bicaufe they, which are commonlie accufed of
witchcraft , are the leaft fufficicnt of all other perfons to fpeakc
for themfelues ; as hauing the moft bafe and fimple education of
all others ; the extremitie oftheir age giuing them leaue to dote,
their pouertie to beg,their wrongs to chide and threaten ( as be-
ing void ofanie other waie ofreuenge ) their humor melancho-
Iicall to be full ofimaginations , from whence cheefelie procee-
ded the vanitie oftheir confeffions ; as that they can tranfrorme
themfelues and others into apes, owles,a0es, dogs,cats,&c: that
they can flie in the aire
,
kill children with charmes
r
hinder the
comming ofbutter,&c.
And for fo much as the mightie helpe themfelues together,
and the poore widowes crie , diough it reach to heauen,is fcarfe
Ecc
^^>
!
^
heard here vpon earth : I thoughtgood( according to my poore
abilitie) to make interceffion, that fome part ofcommon rigor,
and fome points ofhaftie iudgement may be aduifed vpon . For
the world is nowat that (lay(as Brentius in a moft godlie fermon
in thefe words affirmeth)that euen as whenthe heathen perfecu*
ted the chriftians, ifanie were accufed to belccue in Chrift , the
common people cnz&Adleonem : fo now,ifanie woman, be flie
neuer fo honeft , be accufed of witchcraft , they enc^d ignenu
Whatdifference is betweene the rafli dealing of vnskilfull peo*
ple,and the graue counfell ofmore difcreet andlearned perfons,
may appeare by a tale of Danaeus his owne telling; wherein he
ppofeth the raftmes ofa few townefmen , to the counfell of a
whole fenate,preferring the follic ofthe one,beforc the wifdomc
ofthe other.
At Qrieance on Loyre(faith he)thcre was a manwitdyiot only
taken
7be Epistle.
taken and accufed,but alfo conui6ted and condemned for witch-
craft, who appealed from thence to the high court of Paris.
Which accufation the fenatefawe infufficient, and would not
allow , but laughed thereat, lightlie regarding it; and in die end
fent him home (faith he) as accufed of a ftiuolous matter . And
yet for all that,die magiftrats ofOrleance were fo bold vvidj him,
as to hang him vp within fliort time after , for the fame or the
verie like offenfe. In which example is to be feene the nature,and
asitwerethedifeafe of this caule : wherein ( I faic) the fimpler
and vndifcreeter fort are alwaies more haftie &furious in iudge-.
ments, than men ofbetter reputation and knowledge . Neuer-
theles , Eunichius faith, that thefe three things; to wit, what is to
be thought of witches,what their incantations can doo, and whe-
ther dieir punifliment fhould extend to death,are to be well con-
fidered.And I would (faith he)they were as well knowne,as they
are rafhliebeleeued,bodi ofthe learned,and vnlearned.And fur-
ther he faith,that almoft all diuines,phyficians and lawyers, who
(houldbeft know thefe matters jfatiffieng themfelues with old
cultome
5
haue giuen too much credit to thefe fables , and too rafli
and vniuft fentence ofdeath vpon witches. But when a man
pondcreth (faith he )that in times paft, all that fwarued from the
church ofRome were iudged heretikes ; it is the lefle maruell,
though in this matter they be blind and ignorant.
And furelie,ifthe fcripture had beenc longer fupprefled,more
abfurdfables would haue fproong vp
3
and beene beleeued.Which
credulitie though it is to be derided with laughter; yet this their
crueltie is to be lamented with teares.For(God knoweth)manie
ofthefe poore wretches had more need to be relceued than cha-
itifed ; and more meete were a preacher to admonifri them,than
a gailor to keepe themjand a phyfician more neceffarie to helpe
them,than an executioner or tormentor to hang or burnethem.
For proofe and due triall hereof^I will requite Danaeus his tale of
a manwitch ( as he termeth him) with another witch ofthe fame
fex or gender.
Ub.tf*cap.
Catdanus from the mouth of his owne father reportcth ,that
iZJevarie-
one Barnard,a poore feruant,being in wit verie fimple and rude,
mib,rtrnm<
but in his feruice verie neceffarie and diligcnt(and in that refpc6t
decrelie
belouedofhis maifter.)profeffin^ the art-of witchcraft,
could
TheEpi&le.
couldin no wife be diffuaded from that profcflion
,
perfuading
himfelfe diat he knew all things
5
and could bring anie matterto
paffe;bicaufecerteinecountrie people reforted to himforhelpe
andcounfell,asfuppofingbyhis ownetalke,thathe could doo
fomewhat . At length he was condemned to be burned : which
torment he Teemed more willing to fuffer>than to loofehisefti-
nvation inthatbehaIfe.Buthis maiiter hauing companion vpon
him^nd being himfelfe in his princes fauor
,
perceiuing his con-
ceipt to proceed ofmelancholie , obteined refpk ofexecution for
twentie daies.In wliich time (faith he) his mailter bountifullie fed
Hffh with goodfat meat
3
and. widi foure egs at a meale
,.
as alfo
with fweet wine i which diet was beft for fa groffc and weake a
bodie. Andbeingrecouered fo in (trength, that the humor w
r
as
fupprefled
y
. he waseafiliewoone from his abfurd and dange-
rous opinions,and from all his fond imaginations: and confef-
ling his error and follie ,from die which before no man could re-
mooue him by anie perfua(ions,hauing his pardon , he liued long
a gcx>d member ofthe church , whome otherwife die crueltie of
iudgement ftiould haue caft awaie and deftroied.
This hiftorie is more credible than Sprengersfables
3
orBodins
babies
3
which reach not fo far to the extolling of witches omni-
potencie,as to the derogating of Gods glorie. Forifit be true,,
which they affirme ,diat ourlife and death lieth in the hand ofa
witch,* then is it falfejthat God maketh vs liue or die , or that by
him wehaue our being , our terme oftime appointed, and our
daiesnumbred . But fureliedieircharmescan no more reach to
the hurting or killing ofmen or women, dian their i maginations
can extend to the (tealing and carrieng awaie ofhorfles & mares.
Neither hath God giuen remedies to ficknes or greefes^by words
or charmes , but by hearbs and medicines
;
which he himfelfe .
6
hath created vpon earth
3
and giuen men knowledge ofthe fame;
La.Ierlvk
that he mightbe glonfied/ordiat therewith he dooth vouchfafe lfai.4s.9-
diatthe maladies ofmen and catteli fhould be cured^&c. And if
km,2<*
there be no affliction nor calaraitie, but is brought to paffe by
him,then let vs defie the diuell ^renounce all his works , and not
fo much as once thinke or dreame vpon this fupernaturall power
of witches ; neither let vs profecute them with fudi defpioht^
whome our fanfic condemnedi>.and ourreafon acqutteth : our
euidence
TbcEpiftk.
euidenceagainftthemconfiftingin impoflibilities, our proofes
in vnwritten Yerities,and our whole proceedings in doubts and
difficulties.
Nowbicaufe I miflikc the extreame crueltie vfed againft fomc
ofthcfe fillie foules (whome a fimple aduocate hauing audience
and iuftice' might deliuer out of the hands of the inquifitors
themfelues) it will be laid , that I denie anie puniftiment at all to
be due to anie witch whatfoeuer . Naie,bicaufe I bewraie the fol-
lie and impietieofthem^which attribute vnto witches the power
ofGod : thefe witchmoongers will report , diat I denie there arc
anie witches at all; and yet behold (faie they) how often is mrs"
word [Witch]mentioned in the fcriptures ? Euen as ifan idolater
fliould faie in the behalfe ofimages and idols,to them which de-
nie their power and godhcad,and inueigh againft the reuerencc
doone vnto them; Howdare you denie the power ofimages,fee-
ing their names are fo often repeated in the fcriptures ? But true-
lie I denie not that there are witches or images : but I deteft the
idolatrous opinions conceiued ofthem
;
referring that to Gods
worke and ordinance,which they impute to the power and
malice ofwitches^and attributing that honour to God,
which they afcribe to idols. But as for thofe that in
verie deed are either witches or coniurors,
let them hardlie iuffer fuch punish-
ment as to dieir fault is agreea-
ble, and as by the graue
iudgementoflawe is
prouided.
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Theforren authors vfed in this Booke.
2|7
Lianus*
,/jLyAeuus,
Albertus Crantzius.
Albertus Magnus.
Albumazar.
Alcoranum Francifca-
norum.
Alexander Trallianus.
Algcrus.
Ambrofius.
Andradias.
Andreas Gartnerus.
Andreas Maflius.
Antonius Sabellicus.
Apollonius Tyanams.
Appianus.
Apuleius.
Archelaus.
Argerius Ferrarius.
Ariftoteles.
Arnoldus de villa noua
.
Artemidorus.
Athanafius.
Auerroes.
Auguftinus epUcopus
Hip.
Auguftinus Niphus.
Auicennas.
AulusGellius.
Barnardinus de buftis.
Bartholomews Angli-
cus.
Berofus Anianus.
Bodinus;
Bordinus.
Brentius.
Caluinus.
Camerarius.
Campanus.
Cardanus pater..
Cardanus filius.
Carolus Gallus.
Caflandcr.
Cato.
Chryfoftome,
Cicero.
Clemens*
Cornelius Agrippa,
Cornelius Nepos.
N
CorneliusTacitus.
Cynllus.
Danxus.
Demetrius.
Democritus.
Didymus.
DiodorusSiculus.
Dionyfius Areopagita.
Dioicorides.
Diurius.
Dodonseus.
Durandus.
Empedocles.
Ephefius.
Erafmus Roterodamus.
Erafiims Sarcerius.
Eraftus.
Eudoxus.
Eufebius Csefarienfis.
Fernelius.
Francifcus Petrarcha.
Fuchfius.
Galenus.
Garropius,
Gelafius.
GemmaPhryfius.
Georgius Pi&orius.
Gofridus.
Gofchalcus Boll
.
Gratianus.
Gregorius.
Griilandus.
Guido Bonatus.
Gulielmus de fen&o
Clodoaldo.
GulielmusParifienfis*
Hemingius..
Heraclides.
Hermes Triimegiftus.
Hieronymus.
Hilarius.
Hippocrates*
Homerus.
Horatius.
Hoftienli*.
Houinus.
Hyperius.
Jacobus de Chufa Car-
thufisnu*.
Iamblichus.
Info Pratcnfis.
Innocentius.8.Papa.
lohannes Anglicus*
lohanncs Baptifta Nea-
politanus*
lohannes Caffianus.
lohannes Montiregius,
lohannes Riuius.
Iofephus ben Gorion -.
lofias Simkrus.
Ifidorus.
Ifigonus.
Iuba.
lulius Maternus.
Iuftinus Martyr.
La&antius.
Lauaterus.
Laurentius Ananias.
Laurentius a villausr
centio,
Leou.Pontirex.
Lex Salicarum.
Lex ii.Tabularum.
Legendaaurea.
Legenda longa Colo^
nix.
LeonardusVairns.
Liuius.
Lucanus-
Lucretius.
Ludouicus Ca?lius.
Lutherus.
Macrobius.
Magna Charta^
Malleus Maleficarutn>
Manlius.
Marbacchius.
Marbodeus Gallus..
Msrfilius Ficinus.
Martinusde Aries..
Mattheolus.
Melan&honus.
Memohra*
Forren
Memphradorus.
Michael Andreas.
MufcuJus.
Nauclerus.
Nicephorus.
Nicholaus5.Papa.
Nider.
Olaus Gothus.
Origenes.
Ouidius.
Panormiranus.
Paulus Aegineta.
Paulus Marfus.
Perfius.
Petrus dc Appona.
Petrus Lombardus,
Petrus Marcyr.
Peucer.
Philarchus.
Philaftrius Brixienlis.
Philodotus.
Philoludsus,
Pirkmairus.
Platina.
Plato.
Plinius.
Plotinus.
Plutarchus.
Polydorus Virgilius.
Pomcerium fermonum
cjuadragefimalium.
Pompanatius.
Pontificalc.
Ponziuibius.
Porphyrius.
Produs.
Propertius.
Pfellus.
Ptolomcus.
and Englifli authors.
Pythagoras.
Quintilianus.
Rabbi Abraham.
Rabbi ben Ezra.
Rabbi DauidKimhi.
Rabbi Iofuah benLcui.
Rabbi Ifaach Natar.
Rabbi Leui.
Rabbi Mofes.
Rabbi Scdaias Haias,
Robertus Carocullus.
Rupertus.
Sabinus,
Sadolctus.
Sauanorola.
Scotus.
Seneca.
Septuaginta interpre-
ces.
Serapio.
Socrates*
Sohnus.
Speculum exemplo-
rum.
Strabo.
SulpitiusSeuerus,
Synefius.
Tatianus.
Tertullianus.
Thomas Aquiaas*
Themiftius.
Theodoretus.
Theodorus Bizantius.
Theophraftus.
Thucidides.
Tibullus.
Tremelius.
Valerius Maximus*
Varro.
Vegetius.
Vincentius.
Virgilius.
Vitellius.
Wierus.
Xanthus hiftoriogra-
phus.
^TbefeEngUjh.
BArnabe Gcoge.
rBeehiue of
the Ro-
mifli church.
Edward Deering. ^
Geffrey Chaucer.
Giles Alley.
Gnimelf Maharba,
Henrie Haward.
Iohn Bale,
Iohn Fox.
Iohn Malbornc.
Iohn Record.
Primer after Yorkc
vfe.
Richard Gallis.
Roger Bacon.
Teftament printed at
Rhernes.
T. E.a nameles author.
4*7.
Thomas Hillcs.
Thomas
Lupton.
Thomas Moore Knighc
Thomas Phaer.
T.R. a namelcsauthor.
William Lambard.
W.W, a nameles au-
thor.
542.
The
The
difcouerie of
l
Witchcraft.
q
[
ThejirH
c
Booke.
An
impeachment of Witches power in me-
teors and elementarie bodies, tending to the re-
buke offuch as attribute too muchvnto them.
Thefirft Chapter.
^
f
ablest of
Miittbcraft traue t&*
fecn fo faU jjolb and
fceperartm ticiefjeart
ofman,tbat fefoc oj
nonecan(nofoabates)
tDttl) patience inbure
tbefjanbanbeojeecti*
onofdUsb.
if
o: (fan?
abuerfitie,grafe,Scfe>
neflTe, loOe ofi^tiD^en,
cojne,catte!l,o? liber*
tiebaffcnbntotbcm;
bpi bpsbcpcrclaime
bppon
toitdps* 0s
fljougb fbere foere no ob m3fraei 8jat o^eretb aU things ac* ikr.
toeing to fjiss totll
;
punitying botb uitt anb tonfcff tDtltj grdefe,
plagues, anb afflictions in manet anbfojme as
be tfnnbe^b gb:
but tbat certeine olb toomen b&tc
on eartb, caUeb
WMfr*?
muttnriebsbe ttje contriucrsof all mens calamities, anb as
tboagbtbepfbemfelues foere innocents, anb
bab beferneb no
fucb pumlbments. 3nfomucb as ftep flicfee not to rioc anb go
tofucb,asettt)cr^re iniuriouflic tearmet) foitcbes, o:elfc are
fotlling fo to be accounted taking at tljett
banbscomfiwtanb
remebie in time oftbeic tribulation,contrarie to onstotll anb
commanoeinent in tfjat bebalfe,
fcfco
bibs bs refo:t to tjkmn
all Mah.x x.
.; cue
%
i.Booke. Thedifcouerie Credulitie.
ourneceifittes.
Smri) fatibicilc people
(
31
fete) are a!fo perfuaaea, fljat
neither
I;ai le no: fncluc, tbunDec no: lightening, raine no; tempeffuou*
fcuin&s come from tbebeauens at tfje eommanacmentof <3oD:
but are raifeabplbe cunning anapofoer of toitcbes ana contu*
rers
s
infomucb as a clap offbunaer, o; a gale of foina is no fa*
ner beara,butettbertbepruntormgbels, oj crie out to burns
totfcbes ; o; elfe burne confeeratca tbings^fjopmg bp tbe Cmofee
tbcreof,to a;ftie ttjc atuell out oftbe atre,as tfjougb fpirits coula
be fratea atoaie iuttb fucb erternall totes ; bofcbeit, tbefe are
rtgbt incbantmenfs, as
Brcntius
affirmed
inconwne.
Buecertetnite,it is neither a fottcb, no? atuell, butaglo#
prai ir
m*
a
^0D
^
at mabet
^ ^
ftunaer
. 3
baue reaa in tbe fcrip
*pfai'.8$.
tures, tbat d5oa
b
mafeetb tbe bluffering tempeffsanaftbtrle*
^Eccicr^. faunas tana
3
fina tbat tt is
c
tbe 3lo#> tbat altogttbcr aealetb
fLukc
.8.
foiff) ttjem, ana tbat fbep
d
blotoe acco?amg
to
bis feriii. But let
*mIiu
41
mef
*ante of
$
em ^
e
bute and liill tbe fea in timt of tem*<
Luk.8,
14!
peff, as
b*f
DtD ; 0?
raife tbe ffo?mte fauna, as
f
(Pod ata fautb
/pfaii 70I bte tooja ; ana
3S
tntll bel&ue in ibem. i^atb anie foitcb 0? coniu*
rer,
0? ante creature entrea into tbe
treafures oftbe fnotoe;
0;
iob.3,x*.
fene
^
e fecret piace^oftbebatle,t^tcb C!5 D H>batbp?eparea a>
E
1
r ,
ptntt fbe aaie oftrouble, battell, ana famrre t
3
fo? mp part al*
cc
4
*'
(btbinfeefoftbSefus >tracb, tbat at (Koas onelte comrnanae*
menttbe fnotoe falletb; ana tbattbetoinablotoetb accojamg to
k
LeukU6
f>tstiU,tfto
onelte mafeetb all ffojmes to ceafe
, ana
h
tobo (if
vafe.3 4.
tue fc&pe
bis
omittances) farill fena fas ratne in aue feafon, ana
maketbe lana to tying fo#b tyt
increafe, ana tbe trass oftbe fielD
to gfuetbeir fruit
Buttittle tbtttbe our toftebmougers , tbat (be

Jlo# com*
/Pfai.78,23.
manaetbtbeclouasaboue, 0? openetbfte a^s of beauen, as
Dauidaffirme%o?tbatibe3lo?agoetl) fo^tb in tbefempetts ana
ffo;mes,as fte
p?opbet
k
Nahumrepo^tetb :but ratber tbat toib
*Nahum.
1.
^
e{ ^^conturers are tben about tbeir bufineffe*
ICbe
Martionifts acfenotolebgea one dUoa tt>e autbour of gcoa
fbmgs, ana anotber tbe o^aetner of eutll : but tbefe mafee tbe ac^
well a tobolc goa, to create tbiugs ofnotbing, to ftnotoe mensco^
gttatiottS,anatoaatbatbbfcboa
neuerata ; as, to tranfub^
fiantiate meninto beatts^c. Wtcbtbing if atuels cotda ao^
yet
Credulitie. ofWitchcraft. Cap.i. 3
pet foliofoetb
it not, ibat fcttcfces Ijaue furf) pcfecr SBut if all
tbe
Diuels in bcllfoers DeaD, ana ail tbe foitdjc* in England
burnt o? bangeD
5
3
foarrant pou foe QjoulD not fatle to fjaue
taine,batle anD tempcffs, asnofo foe jjsue ; accoutring to tbe ap*
pointment ants foil! ofoD.anD acceding to tbe contention of
tbe
elements,ana fte courfe oftbe planct0
5
fc?eretn C5oD liatj) fet
a perfect ant) pcrpetuali o?Den
J
amalio foell aOareD, tijat (fall tbe olD foomen in t^e foojlD
foere foitcbcs
$
anti all tbe p:teifs,coiUurers : foe fijouto not baue
a D:op ofratne, no? a blaft offoino tbe mo?e
0?
$e ieflfc fo? tbcm.
jfo?
1
tbe2lo?DbatbbounDtbe foaters in ibeclouDs, anD batb fet ,
boimDs about tbe
foaters,i3ntill tbe
Daic anD nigbt come to an
lo^**'
end : pea it is co tbat ratfetb
fte
fotnos anD fftlletij tbcm : anD
pfaime.
13 *,
fce
faitb to tbe raine and fnofoe; SBe bpon ttjeeartb, ant) it falletb.
icr. 1
& 1 j.
;Cbe
m
foinDoftbe2U?D,anDnottbefoinD of foitcbcs, $allDe'
a
f
ffrofe tbe
treafares of tbeir plefant belTels, anD D?ie fop tbe foun* "
j
*
taines ; faitb
Ofcas. Jiettjsalfolearue anD confeile fottb tt>z
|&?o#et Dauid,tbat foe
n
oucfclues are tbecaufes of ourafflutt*
npr
&
ons ; anD not erclaime Uponforties, ft&en foe fljouto call fcpon
**9
'
'
<>oDfo?mercte*
Clje Jmperiall lafoe (faitfj Brentius)
conDcmnefb ffjem to
inepmM
Deatb tbat trouble anD infect
tbe aire : but
3
afftrme (faitb bc)ibat
uwham
it is nci; tljor in tbe pofoer offottcb no? Diuell fo to dcd, but in 6od
onelie. Cbougb
(befiocs Bodin,
anD all tbe pepift footers in
generall) it pleafe Dana?us, Hypcrius, Hcmingius^Eraftus,
f&tfl
concluDe oiberfoife. Hje cIouds

are calleD tbe ptilers of <3ods
Exod.ij.
tents, <0ods cbariots, anD
bis pauiliions . 3nD ifit be fo, tdmt
l&1
*6'
tottcfj
0?
Diuetl can make maiaeriestberof^&.AuPuftinefattb,il^V
r
l'
7/o eftpHtandum ints tranjgrejjonms angeiuferuiremnc rerum
vifi-
r
anfia Trinit.
hiltwn nutteritm,fedfili Deo:WZ mtlttnot tbUtfcC ftat tbefe tjtfible
tbings are at tbe commanDement oftl;e angels ibat fell, but are
obedient to tbe onelie od^
jfmallie
5
tffoitcbescouto accompli^ fljefeftings ; tibat
ueeDeD it feemefofirange to tbe people, ftben dlfetfl
PMar.4,
4
i.
bp miracle
p
commanoeD botb fcas anD Mm$,
f
c
if
0?
it is ftnitten; ^Ibo i^ tfyis i foj
botb foinD anD fea
obcie
tym.
cA% The
4
i.Booke, Thedifcoucrie
Credttlitie.
Theinconucnience growing by mens crcduKtic
here*
in, with a rcproofc oribme churchmen, which are inclined
to die common concerned opinion of witches omnipc-
tenciejand a familiar example thereof
Thefecond Chapter,
cbe& ano oucr-run
imtft ftjte fono erro?,
tbat cuen latere a man fljulo focfee cow
fo# an& counfeB , tftere fl&all
ft*
be Cent
(in cafe of neceffitte) from dSoDto ttje
Dwell
5
aim from
tfte ^pfictan , ta ttje
ecrfening foitcb, tfto brill trot flfebe fa
SMSfMPmR.tafee Upon
fttr, b? luo^oexs ta ijeale
tfte
tame (t$fcb tea* {goperoneUe toCbnfi ; anD totbemttbom
fie
affttteD fotib &te amine potoer) pea,
fcritft bit: familiar
f cbarmes
ioh.io
3
u,
^
tomtafee
^
on ^
c t0 curc ^blinD ;
ty
0U
gfy
in
^
e
a
tm
fy
of
$.
lohns ofpellit te&gfttett,
tftat tfte otuell cannot open
(be
ries of
tfte
bltna. 3nD
tftep
attaine feift cretrit , as
3
bsue beard
(to m?gr#fe)fome ofifte
minifferte afftrme, tbat tbep ijaue
ba&
in tfteir parity at one tnffant, jctrij* oj rfcii
i
tmtc&es : meaning
ftuft as coulo too^be miracles fupcrnaturallie SSjerebp
ftep
mamfettetj ass toeiltbeir infiDelitic ana ignorance, in conceit
ttmgclIJoDsftoo^^ajEftbeirnegltgencean^ tnonn intruding
ffteir flocks .
jfa?
tbep fbemfelucs migbt bmierffan^ an& alfo
^pfal.Ti, & teacb tfteir parityoners, tbat
b
(E5od onetie lno;&etft great torn*
*3*-
. acrs
;
ana fyzt.it is
b^
toW*
fen&etb futb punffl&msnts to fyt
xeremie,r.
feichc^ anD fneb trtab to tbe
elect : accoutring to
fyz fatcng of
h
8
^
e ^opbet
Haggai
,
c
3
fiiiote pou foitb Matting ana mtloeato,
ag,Z:>1
'
anstxrifbljaiiej in all fye
labours of pour banyans pet pou
^idem.ca i
to*w*& m$
tot0 me,faitb ftje !Lo?a. 0notberefoje fattb fyt feme
V.
^?opbet in anolber place
5
d
pouftaue fotnen mutb, ana fymtg
ioei i.
in little* and botb in
e
Ioel anD
f
Leuitkus^tbe lifee $:afes am>
f
Uuw.i&
pjQjfcg are ^fen anl, mat>e.li5ut mo:e fl^albe fatd ofttjis berafter*
S>.Paulefo?e-fatoe tbe blmtrneffeanti obffinacte/ootb oftftefe
blfrtD ^epljearD^anualfo ofttjeir fcabbeDl^^pe,
tymty
fatD
^
2je&
Credulitie.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.a, 5
e
ffcep
Mlnot faffer fobolfome Doctrme,but bautng tbeir cares
8
*
Tim.
4.
Itching, tyall
get tbem a tjeape ofteasers affer tbeir ofon lufts;
3
4.
anD (ball
turne tbeir eares from tbe trutb, anD fball be giucn to
k
r
fabler anD
h
mtljeIatterttmefomeftaUDeparttromt!)efattft,
Iaun'*1
ano (baUgiueb^b to fptrtts oferrors, anD Doctrines of Dfuels,
tditcb fpcafce lies (as tattoos anD conjurers Cm) but call tfccu
atoate fuel) p;o$ane anD clDfcoiues fables* 3nfeincb fenfe
Ba-
ft fattb ; Rio
fo giuetb \>xb to tncbanters, bearfecnetb to a fa*
bulousanDfnuoloustbing. Wat 3
forillrebearfe an example
thereof 3
mp felfe amnot onelte ocnUtm tertis>
but Ijaue ejrami*
neDtbecaufe, anD anUotuftifite tbe trutb of mp report : notbt*
canfe
3
fooulD Dtfgrace tbe mlntCers tbat are goolie, but to con*
firme mpfomier affertion, tbat tbts abfurD erro? ts grotone in*
to tbc place, trfnd) l^oulo be able to crpell all (tub rtDi'culcus fob
JieanDtmpietie.
3t tfte
afltfeS bolDen at Ro(he{ter
3
SinnO
1
5 8 1 . one
Margaret
A ftoric of
Simons,
tbe tDtfe Of
Iohn Simons, of Brenchlie in Kent^toaS
Margaret
araigneD fo? foittberaff, at tbe mitigation anD complaint of Di<

im
S
a
tiers fonD ano malicious pcrfons
5
anD fpecisllie bp ft)t meanes
w
"
^
c
ofone
Iohn Ferrallttcar of tbatpart(^:tDttb
thorns talfeeba*
bout tbat matter, anD founb trim bott) fonDlic aftotteom tbe
caufe, anD enutouflfe bent tcfoarDs \}ix : anb (fobicb is Uio:fe) as
tonable to make a gD account ofbis failb, as
ty&
iaijom
be
ac
cufeb*
sfcat ft&itblje
3
fo: ijis part, lata to ^t p?e foomans
cbarge,toastbis^
y%\& fonne(being antngrafious boie
5
anb p:enttfe to one Ro-
bert
ScotchfordclOtbter, Dfoclltng ill tbat partfi) Of Brenchlie)
paffeD on a bate b^
b*r
boufe ; at febome bp cbance $rlittle bog
barfceD*
3i2bicb tying tbe bote tafemg tn eutll j?art,D?etDC lite
fenife,
f
purfueb
btrn tberetmtb turn to bir D<D?e : fcdjom
(be
rebu*
feeb
tmtb fome
fucb foo?Ds as
fye
bote DifcatneD,s pet nzmxfyz*
lefle iuouto not be perfuaoeb to Depart in a long time . at tbe
lattbereturnebtobtsmaiffers
boufe, anb tmtbtn Sue 0? Ore
Dates fell Ocfee*
aljen foas calleD to minD tbe frate betimtf tbe
Dog anD
tbe bote :infomucb as tbe btcar (ftbo tbcugbt btmfelfe
ft pjurilegcD,
as
be Itttle miffrutteD
tbat<2>oDfooulD btfit bis
cbilb^en
fcoitb ftcfenes) DID fo calculate; as
be
founb, partite
tym$W* otone tabgement,
anD partite (as
be
Ijtmfelfe toto
Mj. me)
I.Booke. The difcouerie
Credulitle.
me) bpttje relation ofotftcr tn!td)e$5, tijat tnafafo forme toas bv
i)ir betottrfjeo. ^ea, bealfotolome,tbat tbts
b&
forme (being
as it focre pad all cure) recciueo perfect
bealtb at ttje frauds of a*
notberfoitcb.
^eproceeded vetfurther againff f)tr
3
affirming,tbaf alfoaics
in Ijte parity tburcb, foben be
defired to read mcff plainelie , !ns
tofce fo failed tnm, as
be
could fcant be beard at all
Whiih bos
could impute,
be
faid, to nothing elfe, but to ijtr incbantmenf.
WSbm
3
aducrtlfed tbe ptoje tuoman bcreof,as being oefirous to
Ijeareiibatfl&e coulo fate fo^trfelfesftetolD me, tbattn foerte
d*d
bis twice DtD mucb faile bim,fpeciallie foben |)e ffrained
bim>
felfe to fpeahelotooeff. l^otobeit,
tyt
faia ftjat at all times
bte
Ijoicetuas
JoarfeanolotDe:t^)tcl)tt)tng3l percefued to be true*
IButfirJaioi^e^ou^alltntierttanti^attljisour tricar tsdifr
cafcDluitt) fudj a kind ofboarfeneffe, as diners of our
neigbbo?*
in
tyte parifl^uot longfince^oubfeo ibat be trad tbe jfrencb pojr;
$ in tbat refpeet trtterlp refufeo to communicatetmtb fcimtontill
fucb timt as (being fbertmto imotned bp
$p* 3D*
Lcwen
tbe D^
dinarie)
be bad b?ougbtfro
London acerttficat,tmoer tbe bands
oftfoo pbpficians,tbat bts boarfenes p?ocaoed from a difeafe in
flje lungs, W)itf) certificat be
publiffjed in tbe cburtb, iti
tbe p;e*
fence of tbeftbole congregation :and bp tbts meanes
b&toas
cured,o?ratberepcuredoftbefyameof
ty*
difeafc. 3udtbis31
fenofoe to be true bp tbe relation ofdiuers boneftmen oftbat pa>
vify . and truelie, ifone oftbe
3urie |jaD not borne foifer
{ban
tbeo*ber,fljebad b&ne condemned tberetopon, and fcpon
otber
asrioiculousmattersastbts. jfaztbenameof
a foitcbis
fo odious, and bi*
potoer fo feared amongtbe common
people,%itiffbeboneffeff
boofeliuing cbancc to
bea'rraigned tberbpon,tye fyallfrard'
lie efcape condemn
nation.
Who
Credulitie.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.3.
7
Whothey be that arc called witches, with a manifeft
declaration of the caufe that mooueth men fo commonlie
to riiinke, and witches themlelues to belceue diat they can
hurt children, cattell, &c. with words and imaginations
:
and ofcoofening witches.
The third Chapter.
j&e fo?toftttcl) a$ arc fatD to bte
iDitdjeg,ars toomen t^tcij te commonly
o!&, lame, blenre-cteD, pale, fstole, anb
full of fc^infcles, posae, fallen, fuperfittt*
oas, an& paptffs
,
0: fuel) as fenoioe no re*
Ifgfon unvote o?oufieminti$ tije Dwell
fjatb gotten a fine feat ,fo as,fcbat mtf>
cb&fe, mtfcljance, calamtfie, o? daughter
febjougbttopaiTejtfjepareeafilie perfuaoeD
fte
fame is acme
bpfyemfelues^mp^intingtntbetrmtnDS anearneff anD con*
ffant imagination thereof, 2J)epareIeaneanDDefojmeD,0)eto
Cardande
ing melanctjoltfrin tfjeirfaces, totbebojro?ofatttbatffctbem,
var'rerm*
Sljep are noting, fcotos, maD,Dturltfy , and not mutb Differing
ftomtbemtbataretbougbtfobepofiefleD tufft? fpirtts,To firme
anD tfeofaff in fteir opinions, as
idjofoeuer fyatt onelte Ijaue re*
fpectto^conttancieofftetrtoo
v
:ti0 fctfereD, toouiD eafitte be*
ioeue tbep foere true tnD&D*
ffljefemiferabletojefcrjesarefo oDfous fmfo all ttjet'r neigfj*
bojs,anDfofeareD,asfefa)DareoffenDtl)cm,o?Deme tfjem ante
tfnngtbepafke:i$erebp
tbep false fopon ttjem, pea, anD fome*
times
tbinfee,tt)at ftep can Hcd fucb ttjings as are beponD f&e abt*
Ittie of
humane nature* Styefe go from Ijoufe to boufe,anD from
Da>je to dcd20 fo: a pot Mofmilfee, prff,Djinfee, pottage, 0; fome
fud) releefe
, foitbout ttje febtcb tbepcoulo barDlie Itue : neither ob*
taining f
0? tftetr ferutce anD paines, no
t
: bp tbeir art , no? pet at
tbe Diuels
banDs (tottb irfjome
fyty
are fatD to mafee a perfect &nn
trifible bargaine)
either beautie, monte, promotion, tolib, too?*
f^ip,pleafure,bono^fcnotoleDge
>
learning,o^ame ortjer bene*
fitf#atlbeuer.
MU at
8
l.Booke. The difcouene
Credulitie.
31 falleib out manptinted, tbat ueitber tbeir necetttties
, hoj
tbeir expectation ts anftocreo oj fcrucd, in tbofe places
tobers
tbep beg o: bojrotoe; but rafter tbeir letodneffe is bp tbeir neigb'
bo^rep?o>ucD, antifurttjer^ntractofttmettje
toitcb foambo*
dtens andtedious to bir ncigbbojs
5
and tbep againc are defpifed
anddefpited
offn'c :
ft asfometimesfljecurffetbone^ano
fome*
times anottjer ; and tbat from tfje matffer of flje boufc, f)te foife,
djfta?cn, catteil, $cto tbe little pig tbat lieff) in tbe JKe . lljus in
^oceffeofttmet!)epljaueaUDifpleafeo^r,anDl^e
batb Untyed
euiilluchefcntotbem all; perbaps tnltfi curffes and impjecati*
ons made in fo?me . 2Doubtleffe(at lengtb) fome of fjtr neigfy
bours die,
0?
fall fiefce ; 0? fome of tbeir cbtld?en are infited
fcriif) difeafestbat foex tbem ffrangelie : as apoplexies , epilep*
lies, conuulfionsJbot feuers, foo?mes
5
f
c Mbtcb
bp
ignorant pa*
rentsarefu{pofedtobeftetengeanceoftDitcbes
i^eaandtbefr
'
opinions andconcerts arc confirmed andmaintained bp tinfoil*
full #pficians: according to tbe common Mzn%\infcitujdmm
vukfickm crincanutio,
OTtfcbcraft and intbantment is tbe clofee
ofignorance : foljereas indeed euill bumo?s,f not ffrange too:&s,
ioitcbes
5
oj fpirits are tbeeaufes offacb difeafes 0lfo fome of
fyeir cattell periC^ eifber bpoifeafc 0? mifebance: Sjen tbepjtop*
on fobom fudj aouerfittes fall , toeigbing tf>e fame tbat goetb tjp*
on tins toman
(
W
too^oifpleafureV and curves meeting fa
iufflie foitb tbeir miffo;tune) 00not onelie conceiuejbut aif are
refclued,ibat all tbeir mityaps are bjougfct to paflfe bp
tyt one*
licmeanes.
lje toitfy on tbe otber froe expectingtyt neigbbours mifeban*
ces, and feeing tbingsfometimes come topafTe according to bit
iMtin. ill
foftye*, curffes
3
and incantations(foj
Bodin
bimfclfe confeffetfj,
*d*mm
?
tj^at not afcoue ttoo in a bunded
oftbeir toitcbings 0? tunings
*?
take effiect)being called before a 3flte, bp due examination of
tbecircumifances its djiucn to fee bit imprecations and dedres,
andbir netgbbojs barmes andloffes to coneurre, and as it foere
totabe effect: and foconfeflDetbtbatfte(asagoddes)batbfttOHgbt
fucb tbings to paflk. afflbereu^not onelie flje,but tbeaccufer,and
alfctbeSufffceare fotnltc decerned and abufed; as being tbo*
rotjgbbfrconfeflfon and otber circumttances perfuaded(tofte
intone ofdUodsgloj^tbat^eftatbdcDne, o? can mtbat t^tcb
id
Miracles. of Witchcraft. Cap.4. 9
te proper oneHe to <0o&jrfmfeIfe.
^nott)etlb?t of tuttcijes tbere ace, febtcb be abfclufelte ea>fe>
ner& fbefe take bpon tljem, efffter foj glc?te
3
fame, o? gaine,to
D ante tying, fcdnri) oDo^tyetriucllcanDco: cttyer foj fiyctel*
ling ofthings to come,befo:aieng offecrete
5
curtng ofntalaMes,
a?
tooling ofmiracles 315utoftyefea Mltalkemo^e at large
Jj&reaffen
What
miraculous adions are imputed to witches
by witchmongers,papifts,aiid poets.
The fourth Chapter.
ftttyougl* it be quite agamft t^e
tjatre,ano contrarie to
tye
otucte Uuii,
contrarie to tyefoittyC0oty,p?omtfe
:)
an&
homage, and contrarte to all reafon,tyat
Ini'tcfjes tyoulo iielpe ante tying tyat te be>
tofttye&s
but rafter fet fojfoaro tyetr mat*
, ffer$bufiaeife:petfoetea&/tf mdleo m<t-
M*t.M*uf.
\ leficamm, Of
ty?
f0?tj5 Of fotttye*
$
an*
tye
[2pt
u
fame is affirmeo bp all tye totters batebpon,nefo ano olo.flDtte
fojt(tyep fap) can $urt ano not tjelpe,tye feconD can Ijelpe ana not
!>urt, tt)e ttjtrD can botft
tielpc ant t?urt . ano among
tye
burtfull
Jtntcbcis \}c fatty tyere to one fo:t mo?e beafflte tyan aup kino of
beatt$,fauing focolue* : foj tyefe Wuallie oenonre ano eate pong
tytlo?en ano infants of tyetr ofone kino. Hjefe be tyep (faitt) le)
tyat raifebaile, tempeSte, ano fjurtfull tueatyer ; as lightening,
tyunt>er,sc. Styefe be tyep
ty
at procure barrenneffe in man,too*
man, anobeatk Hjefe can tfeotoe tyiltyen intoftaters,a*
ft*P
toalfte fcofty tyetr mothers, and not be feene. Sjefe can make
jjojtfes kicfee, till
tyep
caQ tye rtoera. Mjefc can paffc from place
to place in
tye
aire inntfible . f&efe can fo alter
tye mino of tufr
ge$
3
tyat tyepcanljaaenopotuertoburttyem. ffjefecanp^
cure totyemfeluesanDto Dtyer0,taciturnttiean& infenfibilitte
in tyetr torments, Cbefecan tying
trembling fo tyebanbs,an&
ffrtke terro? into
tye minos oftycm tyat
ajp^cbenD tyent Cbefe
eanmantfeSbntootyer^tbingsbtooenanoloO^ ano fojetyefo
tytngs
io i.Booke. Thedifcoucrie Miracles.
tfjmgs to come
5
ant) fettjem astboug^tbepimrep?efent.2l)efe
can alter mens minDs to mottinateloueo^ljate, ajefecan hill
ftbom fyep
ittt ftntt) lightening and ttnmDer. ST^efe can tafee &
Urate manscourage, ana tlje potuer of generation I&efe can
makea fooman mifcarrie in cfcitobirff), anD Deffrote tlje cfjilD hi
tlje movers toombc, foitbout anp fcnfible meanes eitijertn^
tearDlieoaouttparDlteapplteD. JOjefecanfoitb ttjeir tafes bill
ettber man o; beat*.
ailttjCfettjingsare afcot&CD bp lames Sprenger anD Hcnrie
Inftitor Inmalleo
maleficarnm,tQ be trUC,
f
COnfiWieD bp Nider,anD
*
OmdMb. tlje inqtlifttO^ Cumanus^anUalfobp Dan2eus,Hyperius,Hcmin-
metctmor-
gius,
anDttlUltiplieDbpBodinus, anD frier
Bartholomgcus Spi-
DIni
n
J'm
neus
-^u* b^caufe
3
tuill in no toife ab^toge tlje autbo:ttie of tbeit
4M^
m
potoer, pou
fyall baue alfo tbe telfimonies ofmanie otljer graue
vfeiius mo- autf)o?s in tbis bebalfe
5
as foliotpetb*
feratione *
anD firtt ouid
affirmed tbat tbcp can raife anD fupp?e(Te
y!f
.
nDa
MgbfeninganDtbtmiserjrameanD^aiiejCloutJsanDtDmos^em^
moni
m
*~
P
E
ffs anD eartbquafees >tbersDfo??ite, tbat ttjep can pull
Hom.epod.1. Detune tbe mcone anD tbe ffarres . >cmefemte ftat foitb tot^
TibuiM
f
A-
mgfbep can fenDneeDles intone liners oftbeirenimies,&ome
ez
$
at
ft
e
P
can twntterre co^ne in tbe blaDe from one place to a*
ouid^m.^
ttoiben &>onte, tbat tbep tan cure Difeafes fupernaturallte, flie
i**.K.r*- tntbcaire,anDDanfefoitbDiuels. &ome fo?ite, tbat tbep can
bukmm.
plate depart ofSuccubus.
anD contract tbcmfclucs to Incubus;
MaLAialef.
vng. eciog.%
anD trapes ofaires, fccoluss, ferrets, cotoes, apes,bO(Tes,Dogs
3
ouid.de re.
fCf g>ome fav ^can
j>
^pe%im\$ mt> fpfrjftg jn jfje lifeenefle of
7%7'
toDesanDcats. -
uyperius.
2j)ep can raifefpfrifs(as others affirme)D?ie tip fp^tngs^urne
Mra&us.
tlje courfc of runningtuaters, inhibit tbe fumte, anD ffaie botft
f

t' v
m
Da
-
atttJ n
*^*
5 *
ait
S
fn
S
fy*
one into tbc oibcr fbep can go in
Zatlfe
*
atr& mt at a
^P
r boles,! faile in an egge QeU, acccfele o? muf*
Hemingius. cle fl&ell,
tfccugb anD tinDcr ttje tempeffuous feas. Cftepcango
b^. spineus.
tntjtfible, and Dep?tue men offteir
p;iuities,anD ottjerluife oftbe
anfe/To*'
9 act an3) ^rc
^encrte
h*V
can Wng
foules out of$c graues*
?3/5r.
&tev
*an teare fnaUes in peaces Irsift iD0
t
2Ds
5
anD iDtttj Icofes fetll
^a /- lambes, %5vi in t^is cafe a mm map fate, tijat Mirmda cmunt
fed
Miracles. of Witchcraft. Cap.
5,
1
1
fed
non credendt PoeU.
KlftV CaHSlfO b?tng f paffe, ftjat Cattle
"**
,
as long ajes poultfr, pour butter ftrill not come ;efpecial!ie, ifei<
C
J*Z^\
ftertbemafDsbaueeafenbptbe
creame ; o? tbe ga>Dimfe baue
*
folo tbe butter before in tbe market hereof
3
bat# bad
fome
Matt, altbcugb tbcre map be true anD natural! eaufcs to btnDer
tbe
commoucourfe thereof: as ftaerample* put a little fopeoj
fugar into pour cbearne ofcreame, and tbere iutll neuer come
anie butter, dtjcawe as long as poulilf. 3I5utM.Mal.faitb,,tbat
MaLmaief.
tbcre ts not fo little a tillage, irfjeremanietoomcn are not ttjat^*
2
-^
betoitcb,
infect, and hill feme, and t^iefcp tbemilfee : alleoging
I *c
^
14
*
fo^effcengtbenmgoftbatairertton^tbefateng of tbe Slpoffle, ior.<?^
MnftidDeo
cura eftde bobm ?
JsDCDtb d0OD tafee anie CatC Of OjCeH r
Aconfutation ofthe common conceiued opinion of
witches and witchcraft, and how deteftable a finne it is to
repaire to them for counfell or helpe in time ofaffliction.
The fift Chapter.
'Wit tttyatrceuet is? repojtteD oj
toncetueo offucb mancr oftmtebcrats^
Dare auofo to be faife anD fabulous (ccd*
nage, Dotage ,anDpoifoniuge]rcepteD
:)
nettber i^ tbere anp mention made of
tbcfe JnnDoftuitcbesm tbe Bible jf
(^iflbaDfenotone tbem, be
tootilD not
Ijaue p^rtermitteD to muate agatnff fyzit
pjefamption, in faking topon tbem bte office : as, to beale anD
cure Difcafes; anDtotoojfee fucb miraculous anD fupernaturall
fbmgs,as ftberebp
be
btmfelfe teas fpcctallie knotxme,bcla>ueD,
anD publitbeD to be (Sod
; b&
aaions anD cures couSffiug (in up
Der anD effect) accojDing to tbe
pofoer bp our imtebmcongers inv
puteD f tDitdjes* ^otobeit, iftbere beanpmtbefe Dates affcc*
teD in fucb ffrange fort, as &tyif& cures anDpatients wet MctU
beD mtbe nefoteffament to baue baene: foe fife from fruiting
tn<55oD totru(!ingintoitcbes,tftoDCDnotonelie in tbcircatfe*
ttingarttafeeontbemtbeomceofdbntt mtbtsbcbalfe; butbfe
ftis bene
jfeafe of(jpeecfc
to fucb idolaters^as com to fefee Diuine
afti&anc*
**
iJSooke, Thedifcoucrie Credulitie.
iohn.jjs.
afftffance at ftefr bands, fafeng
;
o
ftp
foaies,
ftp
fonne o?
ftp
Mark.
j.
3
4.
&augbter,
f
c. ftall Do foell, and be tftole.
3
1 tutll notfufftce to Diffuaoc a tot
ft
monger from Ijte crcoult*
tic,
ft
at Ijefeft ftefequele and eucnt to fall out manie times
rontrartetoftctr affcrtiou; but mfuft cafe (toljts greater cow
demnation)
be
fricfecft furfter to Uritfte* ofgreater fame.
3
f all
fatie,
be
Id ill rafter
ft
infec
be came an to
tire ten late; ftan ft
at
be
loent a mile to far. Crulie
3
fojmp part cannotpercetueftbat
To go to
te to go a febojing after Ifrange gobs, if
ftis
be not le ftat
la*
wkches,&c.
tetbt3ponbtu ncigbbo?sfoife,andlufteft after
btrJjaft commit*
is idoiatric.
ttt> atiuIterte^nD truelie,be ftat in bart and bp argument main*
tetneft fte
Sacrifice offtemaffetobe p:opfti atone fo?
fte
quiche
and
fte
dead, is an idolater
5
ad alfo
be tbat allofoeft ano com-
menoeftcreeping to
fte croffe,andfuftltfte Idolatrous actions,
alftougb
t)t benb not tjis co:po?all tarns.
3nlitemaner 3 fep,beftatattrtbutcft to a toitft, fuft biut'ne
pofoer, asdulfeandonclicappertcmeft tmto DS> (tfttft
all
foritftmongers d) is in bart a Mafpbemer, an idolater, and full
ofgroffe imptette, alftougb lie neifter go no; fend to fur
fo: afll*
ffance*
A further confutation of witches miraculous and
omnipotent power,by inuinciblc reafons and authori-
ties, with diiTuafions from fuch fond credulitie.
ThefixtChapten
f
toftcfte*
coulD Deo ante ftidj mt*
raculous ftings, as ftcfc and ofter tftift
are imputed to
ftem,ftep migbtd
ftem
agatne and agame,at anie time o: place,
o,: at anie mans oefire : fo:
fte
diuell is
a* Orong at one time as atanofter, as
bufiebpdate as bp nigbt, and readie t*
.nougb
to two aU mifftriefc, and careft
not
tftom be abufeft . and in fo mu^as it is confelTed, bp
fte
moft
part offoftftmamgers
ftemfelues,ftat be knotoeft
not
fte
cogf*
tation of mansfteart, &e ftould (me fttnfes)
fometimes
ajpare
tmto
Credulitie. of Witchcraft. Cap.6. ij
tnto fjoneft and credible perfona , in faclj groffe and co:po:all
fo?me,aj3 it tsfattitjetjmti; tinto tottcbea : febicb pou fballncucr
%tmto be iuttifietibp one fufficient toifneftc. jro? tbe muefl to
dad entreft
into tbe mind, and tbat toate teefeetb man* confu*
Con.
Hjeart altoaie3p2cfutpofctb tbe potoer
; fo a*Mftbep fate tbep
canda)tbteo?tbat, tbep mufi (betojoto and bp ftbatmeanes
tbep dcoit;agneitber tbe toitcbe^noj tbe tottcbmcongensare &
ble to ba>*
if
02 to eucric action is required tbe fatultie and abtli-
tie oftbe agent oj 0er ; tbe aptnes of tbe patient 02 fubiect
$
and
a conuenient anb pofltble agJltcation. j^oto ttje toifccljcs are
tnojtall,ano tbeir potoer oependctb bpon
tbe analogic anb con*
fonanctc of tbeir minds anb bodies
5
but toitb ttjeir mtnda tbep
can bnt toill anb bnderffanb ; anb tot tb tljeir bodies tbep can deo
no mo?e
3
bat as tbe bounds and endsofterrene fenfe Mlfuffier:
anb tberefo^e tbeir potoer ertendetb not to bco fucb miracles, as
furmountctb ttjetr otone fenfe, anb tbe bnderttanoing of tber
tdjicbare toifer tbantbep
$
fo as b?re
toantctb tbe bertueand
potoer of tbe efficient . anb in reafon, tbere can beno mo#ber
fue in tbe tbing caufed,tban in tbe
caufe, 0? tbat &bid) p:oceedetb
of0? from tbe benefit of tbecaufe* andtoe f#,tbat
ignorant and
impotenttoomm^toitcbes^aretbecaufes ofincantation* and
cbarmes ; therein toe flj&l perceiueibere is none effect , if toe
toill credit our otone experience and fenfe bnabufeo, thevules
JrmoPde
oflbilofoj!)te^tbetoo^of(!5od. jfo?a!as ITOafanbnaptto^^i.
firument is a tcotblcs, old, impotent, and bntoeldie tooman to Aas,8.
flie in $e aier t Crnelte, tbe diueli little n&ds fucb tnttrumenfs
f tying bis
purpofcs to paffe.
3lt i* ffrangc, tbat toe tyould fugmfe, tbat fucb perfcns can
why flmia.
foo:fee
fucb
feate* : and it i$ mo;effrange,tbat toe toill \ma3i1\t
not the <u.
tbat fo be poiftble fo be dame bpatottcb, txbicbto nature and
u^Ibeas
fenfe istmpoilfble ; fpcciaUiet^en our neighbours lifedepen* [,"p
"
!
detbbpon our cresnlttie therein
$
and fcben toe map f& tbedefect
theeferc-
of abilttie
3
ftbicbaltosiestssn impediment boib to Sbe
set, and
alliens a
alfo to
tbe p:efumptcontbereof and btcaufe tbere tss nothing
witch?
pofftble in latoe,tbaf in nature is impoffiblc,tberefo2eibeftg2
L mubum
dcatbnot attend 0; regard ftbat tbe accufedm^n faitb
; 0^
^tt
i$
r
is <&*>
toould &3; but b^atis jncouea f
ftaue b^necommitted,and na* rfaijiu,
tacaiiio
*4
i.Bookc, Thedifcoilerie Credulitie.
turalltefalMjm manspofoet anDtoill to Dcd. foi flje latoe
ratt?
3
ttjat Cointll a tying tonpofltble, is a figne of a mat) man, 02
ofa fle,t)pon ftbom no fentcnce o
v
: iuDgementtafeetb
ftolD.ifur^
tbermoze, irfjat 3urfe fotll conDemne , 0? tr^at 3uDge toill gfue
fentenee 0? iuDgement againff one fox billing a man at Ber-
wick^ -, fefjen
ftep
tfcemfelues , ana manie otber fafoe tfjat man
at London, fyattoerteDaie, ft&erein
fte murtbertoas commit*
teD;peatbougbtbepartteconfeffcl)imfelfe guiltie therein, anD
tfoentietoitwffesDepofetbefame r* J5uttn tins cafe al&3 fcus
ttje iuDge is not to foeigb fycir feffimonie^tdjtct) te foeabcneD bp
lato^antitt)etut)gcsaurt)02ttiets to faffte tbe imperfection of
tijc cafc,anD to mainfeine ttje rtgbt anD equftie ftrje fame.
dating fl*erefo?e tfjat fame otber ttnngs migbt naturatiie be
the occafion anD caufc offac& calamities as imtc&es are fuppofcD
to
tying ; let not fcs ft) at p:ofc(Te
fte tiUofpell anD feuotoleDge of
<:iff,be befoitdjeD to bcl&ue tbat tbep dcd fucb fbings,as are in
Anob* v
natm:eimpo(nble,anDinfenfeanDreafonmcreDtble.3ifftej)fai0
"
itisDametteougb fl)e Diuelsljelpe, to&a cantoo?fce miracles;
ft&teDconQt tyeeues tying ttjctr bufincs to paffe miraculouflie,
toitlj f$om tbe Diuell is as conuerfant as tottt) fije otljer * fe
ucti
mtfcb&fes as are imputeD to toitebes
,
parpen tdjete no toitd>t&
are; pea anD continue irfjen tottcrjes are ftangcD anD burnt: ix^tc
ftenfljoulD toe attribute fucb effect to f&at caufc
;
t$i$ being
tafeen atoate^ajpeueti) neuerttjeleflfe i
By what meancs the name ofwitches becommeth
fo famous^and how diuerflie people be opinioned con-
cerning them and their actions.
The feuenth Chapter.
WLttliz tlje natural! potoet of
man0; tornan cannot be fo tn largcD
3
as
to Dcd ante tbtngbcvonD tbe pofcoer anD
tiertue giuen anD ingraffeD bp d5oD )15ut
tt is tije brill anD mint) of man , ttfeidj i$
t)itiateD anD Dep:aueDbptlje Diuell : nei*
tijcrDcDtb (Sod permit anie mo;e, fljan
ttjat tit/Mb tlje naturall ojDer ajpomteD bp
fjira
on anfwe
red.
Miracles
areccafed.
Credulitie. of Witchcraft. Cap
.7. 15
tym
ticotf) require ESbirij naturall o:oer is noting eife , buttle
ojdtnarte pofoer of <Sod,pofo2eo intoeuerte creature
5
acco2ding
to tits
ffate and condition 3i5ut bereofmo?e ffjatl be fate fit tbe
title offcritcbe* confefftons. I^ofobrit pou (ball bnderttand,tbat
fetoo.: none are tb;ougb!ieperfuaoed,refolueo
5
o?fatiflfied,tbat
tuitsbes can indeed accompli!!) all tbefe tmpofitbfltttes :but feme
one is; betotfcbcd in one point , ant) fome is cenfeneo in another,
fmttll in fine,all tbefe fmpoflH)ilities
3
and manie mo, are b? fc<
uerall perfons affirmed to be true*
anDtbtelfjauealfonofeo, ttjat t$en anfe one isemfened
Theopini-
foitbacofemng tote of tottdjeraft, and mafcetb repozt tbereof
onsof
p
cq
-
accozdfngite, tterifieng a matter moff fmpoffible ano falfe as tt
S^S
toere tpon bts ofone fcnofoleoge , as being ouertafeen
fcoitbcralaredi-
fomefei'naofillutionojotber (ftbtcbtllufions are rigbt inrbant*
uerfeand
mtni^zixm tbe felfe-fame man lutU deride tbe lifee lie p:oc^
**&
Ding out ofanother mans moutft , as a fabulous matter bnfooj*
tbte of tictit, gtts alfo to be foundered, tiotomcn
(ft at bauc
facne fomepart oftottcbes ccofenages detected, and fee alfo
tbere*
in tbe impofftbilttte of tbeir otnne pcfamptions,
$
ttjc follte and
falfebtdd oftbe iutfcbes confeffions tutil not fufpect, but remaine
trnfatifgcd,
0? rafter obdtnatclte defend tbe rcfioue of Uutcbcs
fupernaturall actions : lifec as tdjena iuggler baft) difcouerea
tbefltgljt and illufionofbtsp:tncipaU feats, onefoould fondlte
continue to tbtnfee, tbatbts otberpette toggling fenaefcs of le*
giecocmatne are done bv tbe belpc ofa familiar : and according
to
fte follte offomepapiffs
3
fcbo feeing and confcfllngtte popes
abfuro religion, in
tbe
erection and maintenance of idolatrie
and
fuperffition,(peciallte in images, pardons, and relives of
fatnts,toill pet perfeuere to tbtnfee, tbattbereff of l)i* doctrine
and trumperte iB bolie and god,
iffnallic, manie mainteine and crieouffb? tbe creeutf*
on offcottcbes
5
tbat particulate beteue neuera
tdjtt of ffjatfcbiebts imputed bntofljem
3
tf
ftep
be Qeretn pjiuatelte dealt
toift*
all, ant) fubttanfiallie cjpofed
and fried in argu*
mnU
Caiifes
1 6 i.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Credulitie.
Caufes that moouc as well witches themfclues
as
others to thinkc that they can worke impofTibilities,w ith
anfwerstocertcineobie&ions:
where aifo their punifli-
ment by laweis couched.
The Sight Chapter.
c
"**y*
S^b^^S?
Ardanus
tojttet&tijat tlje caufe
Of
Z7so ^py<c^^^
ft
^
m^mic wnfittetft tn ttjzee points;
v
to tott, in tbe imagination of tbe melan*
cboIifee
3
intbeconffancte of tbem tbat are
corrupt tbereto t
tb
3
ano mtbe Drctipt of
tbe
,3ubges
; fefco
being inquittto?s
tfcrm;
fclues agafnff fercttfecs ant) toittbes, did
botb accufe ant) conoemnc tbem
5
bauing
fiHt&cir labour tbefpoile of tbcirgorts, >o as tijefe tnqutQto:s
aDOcD manic fables ijerefcnto , Icaff rbcp tyonto feme to baue
tone intone to tbe pawe toaetcbes,t n condemning ant) executing
tbem f02 none offenfe Bat Gtbens ( faitb be) tbe fp zinging
bp of
Luthersrctt,tbefcpjfeiJsbaueten&eD mojebiligcntlie bpontbs
execution of tbem ; btcaufe mo?etoealtb is to be caugbt front
tbem : infomucb as noto tbe? beale To Icofelte toifb tottdjes
(tb?cugb btQruQ ofgaines) tbat all is tone to be malice, foil te, o:
auancetbatbatbbamep^actifeo againtf tbem. 3nD tdjofoetier
Iballfearcb intotbtecanfe , ozrcastbe ebife to:tters berebpon,
tyallfinDbtstoo^strue.
Anobieai- 3
ttoill be obtccteb, tbat toe bete in England
arenot notobfc
on anfwc-
redeo bp tbe popes latoes ; ana fo bp confequence one tottcbfs
tcd
-
not troubled o; conaenteb bp tbe
tnqutOtojs Bantu*pramtatis.
3
antoet,tbat in timespaffbetein
England, as in otbernations,
fbts 020er ofoifcipline
batb
beene in fo:ce ana bfe; altbongb noto
feme part ofolo ago; be qualificb bp ttoo fcuerall ttattttts matt
in tbefift ofElizabethans
rmi)
of
Henrie
tbe efgbt#cuertbcles
tbe effimationoftbe omnipotenceof tbeir too#s anb cbarmes
femetbin tbofe Qatutes to be fomctxbat matntetne^as a matter
bttberto generalUereceiuefc ;an&not#et fo lhefc into , as tbat
it is refutes anb bectoeb 13nt boto toifdte fo tmt tip parte*
uicnt
Crueltie. ofWitchcraft.
Cap.p.
17
mcntboufcrjafi)
Dealt ttjcrmjO^ctontcrctfuUtcrocuctttjeparrcc
bcfcotosft) fte
caufe : ffa pco:c olD laomau/uppcfcd to be a fcwtcb,
bebptfjeciutU ojeanonlatoe conuenteo
;
3
Doubt, fome canon
tutU be found in fo:cc
3
not oneite to glue fcope to %z tojmcntoa,
but alfo to tfje bangman, to everc ifc tbetr offices tjpon fctr
, #nd
mottcertaineit is, tbat in ftbat point foeuer ante of ftefe ertre*
mittes
?
t$tcb3ftaUrebearfcbuto pod, be mitigated, it is tbo*
rougt?
tl;c gcoCincCPe of tbe names ^at'efffe, and ijircrcellent
magiffrafes placed amongbs . Jfaas
touching ttjeopinton of
our inters therein in our age
5
pea in our ofone countrfe
,
pou
Qall fee it defy not onlie agree tottb fo?ren crueltie, but furmoun*
tetbttfarre* 3fpoureaoafa>liibpam$let Dedicated to tl;e lo:n
Darcy, bpW. W. ijSz.poutyallfae tbatbeaffirmetb,tbatall
w.w.hjs
fljofetojturesarefarre fcoltgbf , and ibeir rtgo? t<o mild 5 ant)
^5^
fljatintbatrefpect betmpudentite erclametb agatnfi our m&
noDom.
gtffrates.,febo fuffer ftemtobe but banged, Wen murtberers, m
8 1.
$ fuct) malefactor be fo bfeo, to'otcb deferue not tlje
bundjetb part
oftbeirpunifljments .
ButifpcutoillfemojefoHieanotetoo*
nescomp:ffeo in one lefoabafce,
3
commend pou fo Ri.Ga.
a
Windfor man; fcdjo being a mad man
batb
fo?itfen according to
bis
franttbe burnout : tbe reading liberof map fattfBe a totfc man,
fcoto
mad all tbefe iuttcbmcongers dealings be in ttjts bebalfe*
A
conclufion ofthe firft booke,wherin is fore-fhewed
the tyrannicall crueltie ofwitchmongers and inquifitors,
with a requeft to the reader to perufe the fame.
The
ninth Chapter.
BDbtcaurettmapappeare fcnto
tt)ettJo:IOttbat trertjerous and fattfclcffe
dealing,ftbat ertreame and intolerable
tpjanme, ftbat groflfcand fonoabfurop
ttes,ftbat bnnaturall
$
Ktwimll dtfcourtt*
fie, ftbat cancred and fpitcfull malice,
ttf;at outragtous and barbarous cruel*
tie, ftbat letod and falfe packing, tubat
cunning and craftfe intercepting, tobatbald and peeutf^ inter*
D*j* potations,
1
8 i.Brake. Thedifcouerie Crueltie.
potations, foftat abominable and Diuclitf) tnuenttons , and
v^atGatanDplamchiiauericispracnrcD againff tbefc old too*
men
3
31
toill fct Dotuue tlje vdjole o:Der of ttje tnqutfttt on, to ttjc
mrlaffing,tnercufable, and apparent fljame of all totttbmow
gets* jj^eitfjer toill
31
infect ante p:umtc 02 Doubtfull Dealings of
tbeirs
^
oj fucb as ibep can ctttjer dente to be Wuall, 0? iuttlte ea*
uill at ; butfucb as are publico ant) renetoed in all ages , (nice
roe commenfement ofpoperie
y
effabltfgeD by lalues
,
p:actt fed
bp
fnquifitozs
,
pjtuilegeobppjmces, commended bp Doctor, cow
firmed bppopeSjCOuncels, Decrees, and canons; and finallte be
led ofall toitebmangers; to toif
3
by fueb as attribute to olo too*
mttiy and furt) like creatures, ffje potocr ofifte
Creator .
31
p:ate
outt)crefo2e
5
tt)ougbte be tedious * tntotlerable (as voutoould
ht beard in pout miferable calamities) fo tjeare tottl; compa(ft*
on,tbet r accufations, examinations, matters giuen in tub
Heme,confeifio ns,p?efumpt i ns, interrogatories,
coniura t ionSjCautions., crimes,to?tures and
condemnations, ocuifed and p^acte
redWuallfeagamff
ttjem.
^Thi
Teftwomes.
of
Witchcraft. CapJ. ip
^TheJecorJ'Bcofy.
Whatteftimonies and
witnefles are allowed
togiueeuidenceagainft
reputed
witches, by the
report &allowance ofthe inquifitors themfelues,
and fuch as are fpeciall writers heerein.
The firft Chapter.
commutucat
petfong,
m*m*t-
ipartafecrscf tljefalt, infant*,
ffJX^
tofcfeeDferuants, anftrumw
^.i".**-
torn* are to be a&mttteo to
mon.
brarc Imtncffe againtt tbett
oames in
ftte
mater ofto ittfy
craft : btcaufe (fattb
Bodin ttjc
djampton of itntcbmcongers)
none tbat be boneff are able
to&etecttbem. ^erettfeesafc
jmcJP
fo ano toiftbes Bjall be reccfc
.<*//.
ueb to accufe , but not to tp
in
Sj^fifw-
cufealmtcb- anbfinaUte.tbe
tefffmome of all infamous lboHM.^
perfons in tbte cafe te gD ana allofoeD . |0ea, one tefob perfon
<*$*&
(fattb
Bodin) map be recetueb to accufe anD conbemnea tbou*
jf?*
.
CanbfufpecteDfmtcbe*. anDalibougbbplatoe,a capttall enimte
^.j*/'
mapbecballengeD; pet lames Sprengcr,anDHenrie Inflitor,^,^^,
(from ftbom
Bodin,
ant) all tbefomter* tfjat euer
31
batte reaD, Dai
^'-3

recefuetbelrltgbt, autbo?ttte$ anD arguments) fate (fcpon tbws


point oflatoe)tbat2I|)epa)^fi:enDlelIeolDluoman muff pzcoue,
tbat btr capital! enimie focuiD baue fedleD
bir, anD tbat
b*
Ijatft
botb affalteo
%
foounocD
bir
-, otberfcnfc
(be
pleaucfb all hi t3atue,
iuim.
3ftbetnDgeaffce
btr, timber (be bane ante capttall entmte*
$
anD (l)e rebcarfe otber, and fo?get btr
accufer; oj elfc anftocr tbat
be
toas
bir capttall entmte
,
but nolo (bebopetb \t is not (o :
facbamteteneuertbelesaomttfeofo^atjDitncs.
Snotbougb bp
Q*f.7*8*
lafoe, (ingle toitneflte are not aamtftable
$
pet if oneoepofe (be
>4 fjafy
20
a.Booke. The difcouerie
Examinations.
liaft
bcVuitdjcD t>tt coto, another, btf foto ; anti
ttic ftird, \)it but'
ter :ftefe fatft(fatft
M. Mai.
and Bodin)are
no (ingle tottnetfesj
bicau
fc
ft
r
p
agree
tljat
fte
t* a tnttcij.
The order ofexamination ofwitches
bytheinquifitors.
,
The fecond Chapter.
iflDmen fufpecteD to be
tottefcefc
>afferftefrapp2el)en(ton mapnotbefuffe*
red to go Ijome, o? to
ofter places, to toll
fuerttes : fojften(fatft
Bodin)
fte people
,lDOulDbeto(D2reUitUingto acenfe
ft
em;
foj feare Ieaff at
ft
etr returne &ome,
ftep
ifoojfeereucngetoponftem
.3niftfftref*
The Scot-
^-
T
^^^KJr
pert Bodin
commendeft muft fte
Scot-
ti0icuft6c
tifti
cuffome and o#er in tftte bcf^alfe : ti^ere(lje fattfi) aljollofoe
avvk
C
h
fms
P*ceoftuDo
L
2acbefffeplaceDmtftect)nrcft,mto(l)e^id) ante
bodte map frczlit caff a little fcroll ofpaper, therein mapbe con*
tetned fte
nameoftfte totteft,
ft
z time, place, and fact^c . and
ft
? fame ftcft
being locked
tmft
ft:
feuerall locks, is opener*
euenefiftemft Date bpftjaduqutfitojso? officers appointed fo?
ft
at purpofc ; td)tct hoepe tftzoe feuerall Mm. and tints
fte
ac
cufccn&d not be fenoftme,no.2
ftamed fotft
fte
repjoft ofBander
o; malice to ftis
ptoje neighbour,
3fem, ftere mv& be great perforations Medto all men,too*
men,and fttto?en,
to accufcolo toomen oftottftcraff*
Bftcm, ftere
mapaltnaies be p?omtfedtmpumtte and fauour
to tottcljes, ftat confeffe and detect ofters ; and fo: fte contrarie,
fte
re mapbe
ft
zeatnings andViolence p?acttfeo andWed.
35tem
3
fte
little
ft
'Mm
of tuitftcs, toljift toill not confeffe,
muffbe attafteo ,fcfto (ft
ftep
be crafttlte handled fatft
Bodin)
toill confeffe agatnff
ftetr otone mofters*
5tem
3
toitftesmuff beeramined as fuddenlie, and as taia*
toares as i* pofftble :
ft
e
tft
i
ft
tutil fo amaje
ft
em
, ft
at ftep
Ml
confeffe anp
ft
ing,fuppoffng
fte
dtuell
fcaft
fojfafeen ftcm
3
tfter>
as if
ftep ftcmlo ffrff be comttted to p?tfon,
fte
dfueli tooulo ttm*
per
Examinations. ofWitchcraft. Cap.2. 2
1
per itrift ftem,anD
tnfo:mc
ft
cm U?at to Da
3tcm,tbetnqui(ito^tuDge,o;c]canimcr
5
mu3bcgtntottl)fmaU
matters firtt*
3fem^ftep mutt be eramtneo,fcljefter fteir parents tocrc fcrifc
ftes
oj no : fo: Iutt4>e0(a0 ftefe
)octo?s futpofe) come bpp^cpa*
gatton. 3no
Bodin
fcttcft ooftme
ftis principle in foritftcraft, to
m<>i m.
<u
fott, sifigtfo
m*ter,
fie
etiam
eftflu
: fjOfobett
fte
lafoe fo?bi00eft
^-4.
%0bfmguint6 reuerentiam.
L.{t'entes
gtem.fte eraminer muff tofeeffeDfafflte fcponftetretes ttot detejaim.
ftep
cannotIcofee otrecilie tipon a mans face (as
Bodin affirmed)
tn one place, alftougb
in another tie fatft, ftat fte?
bill ano oe*
Orote
boft menant: beaffstotft ftetr ! he*.
)
3!tem,fte muttbe eraminco ofall accufations,p?cfumpftons,
ano faulty at one tnttant
5
leaff faftan ftoulo affcrfoaros 0t&
fuaot btr from confeflton.
3tcm,afcuttftmapnotbeput in pjifon alone, leatt ftemueU
Mffuaoe btr fromconfeffion,tbougb pzomtfes of btr inoemmtie,
Jf
oj (fatft
Bodin) fomeftat batte beme in
fte
gaole baue phducd
to flie atoafe,as
ftep
foere foamtto Da> fcften ftep
metfcrift
Dia-
na
ano
Minerua,&c: anofobjafee ftetr otoneneefcs againttfte
ffonetoalles.
3fem, tf ante oemebfr otone confeflion maoe ftriftout top
fur
e,ft
e ts neuerfteleffe bp
ftat
confeflion to be condemned,as
in ante
ofter crime,
3[tem,fte tuoges muttfdeme to put on aptfttfull countenance
andtomoneftem;faieng, ftat St toasnotftep, butftediuell
ftat committea
fte murfter , ano ftat be
compelleo ftem
to dco
tt ; and mutt make
ftem
beleeueftatftepfttnfeeftemtobein*
nocents.
3fem,ff
ftepfotllcoufeffenofttng butfcponfte raclteo? top
ture
;
fteir ajparell muttbe ftangeo,and eueriebatre in ftetr bo*
tit mutt be
ft
auen off tot
ft
a ftarpe
rajoj.
Stem,ff
ftepbaueftarmesfo?taciturnitte,
fo asftepfelenof
fte
commonto#ures,ano
fterefo?e
confeffc uofttng : ften
fome
fljarpe inffrument mutt be tfeutt bettmrt cuerte naile of ftetr K.ChiWe-

fingers ano toes : ftbtft (as


Bodin
fatft)toas
femgChildebcrts
bens audi
&euffe,and i$ f
ftis
daie ofall ofters fte
moff effcctnalKif0? bp
asuife-
tneanes of
ftat extreme patne , tep bull (fatft
be)
confette ante
SD.ttj. ftingt
22
T.Grillan-
dur.
The difcouerie
Euidence.
A fubtilt
anddiue-
lift deuife.
2.Booke.
ftmg.
3lf
em,PauIus Griltandus,
being an olD tuner in tbefe matters,
totfljetb tbat ftben foitcbes fl#pe,anb feele no paine tipon
tbe to#
tUXt.DomineWm mea aperies
fyOUlO be fatD,anD fo (fattl) |je) bofb tfte
torments Mlbe felt
3
anb tbe trutb bull be fcttcreD :
^
**<&/-
diturarte.
3tem,Bodin fat^tbat at
fyz
time oferaminatfon
5
tbere flputo
be a femblance ofgreat a dcd, to tbe
terrifieng of tbe fcritcb : ana
tbat a number ofmfirumntts^icueSjmanacles^ropes^alters,
fetters,*c be prepared, tyougbt fa>?tb, anb lata befac tbe cjcamt'
nate : ana alfoibatfomebe procures to make a mottbojrible
ano lamentable erfe, in tbe place of torture, as tbougb be o?
fye
tocrebpontberaefce, oj in tbe to?mento?s banbs : fo astbeep
aminate mapbeare it fcbiles
tyz
tss eraminet^befoje
Ibe bit feJfe
be bjougbt into tbe p?tfon ; anb pcrbaps (fatttj
be) fye
totll bp tbis
meanerconftGOe tbe
matter.
3fem> fywt Hind be fubbojneb fome craffie fpte,
tbat map
fime to be a pjifoner
toft
Ijtr in tbe like cafe
^
fcdjo pevbaps map
in conference bnaermine Infant)
fo beto?ate an&Dtfccoer
bir
.
Stent, ifJ&$ foill not pet confeffe , (be
mutt be tola tbat
(be
is
&etecteD,anoacenfeDbpotberof
W
companions
$
altbougb in
trutb tbere be no fttcb matter : anfr fo perbaps
tyt
tell canfe%
Sbe rafter to be reuengea fcpon bir abuerfaries ano accufers*
Matters ofeuidence againft
witches*
The tFiicd Chapter.
Jf
an oiD Jxjoman ti#eaten o?
tcucb one being in beallb,ui}o oieib tifflte
lie afler *, o^ elfe is infected Urift tbe lcp?o*
fte
5
apoplej:ie, o: ante ofter ffrange biO
'
eafe : it is (faitb
Bodin)
a permanent fact,
anbfucbaneuttience, as condemnation
pi
beatb mutt infue
,
imfbout furtbet*
p^fe ; if antebobieljaue mittrutteo
b%
&} faiD before $at
%
toas a tottefc.
3tem>
Evidence. ofWitchcraft. Cap,3. 23
Stem,
if ante come m, o? Depart out of ffje cijamber o^ ijoufe,
flje D<D;es being Sjut
5
it is an apparent anD fufftcient eutDence to
a toitdbtz
conDemnatton, imtfjout fortfter trfali : tibify fttng
Bodin neuer fatnc, 3fI?e can (fyefo me Q>at feat,
3
&iii fcbfcrtbe
to ljis foIUe
it0;
%tftafter ijis refurrcctton fcfeD ttje fame : not
as a riDiculous tcie$at enerte toitcb mtgftf accompli^
;
but as
a fpectaii mtracle
3
to Strengthen tfje fmtijof
fte
elect.
gtem,ffaixsoman betmtci} ante bostes ctcs, fi?e is to be cjteca*
fesrkntfjout farfter
p?a>fe.
Stem, ifante tnrijant 0; betoffd) mens beafis, OKC^ne, 0? Cite
in t|je atre
3
o? mafee a Dog Cpea&c^rut off ante mans mcmbtrs,
anD t)nttetftemagatnetomeno^tlD?en^ bootee
5
ft -is fuf&ci*
ent p^ofe to ccnDcmnafton,
3fem
5
p2efumpttonsanD confettures are fufflctent pjcrfesa*
gainttiDitctjes.
3tem
3
ffti)& totfncffes D but fate, &ud)a foomants a tmtd) ;
a*. 94
ftjen is it a cl&re cafe tljat t^e is to be ejrecutcD tmfl) Dealt),
2$
*
J
-
Bo
f:,
*
matter Bodin
faitb is not onelie certeine bp tlje canon anD ciuiil
^T
2
n'
'
*
lafoes , but bp tbe opinion ofpope Innocent,
$c imfeff pope(as
t)efatt!))ftjateueriDas,
Stem, tijecomplaint ofante one man of creDit is fufflctent to
jkxm&er.
bjing a p:e tooman to
tfte racfce
0;
pullte,
L^binumt-
3tem,aconoemneD 0^ infamous pcrfons tefftmonie is gcoD
'^'^
anD allcfoable in matters of tmtdjcraft*
i%1d.ded^
3ifem, a toil#is not to be DeltuereD, tbcuglj (lie enDure all$e
monjkz.
to?tures
3
anD confeffe notfjtng; as all otfjer are in antecrfmfnaU
ca
t*
u
cafes*
Stem, tbougljtnoffjercafestbeDepoffttonsofmante fasomet*
atoneinffantareDifabteD, asinfufftctent in late; bicmtt of
tfjetmbeciUttte
anD frailtte of tbetc nature 0; fej:
: pet in fyis
matter,one tooman, fljougb Gje be a partie, ettfjer accufer 0^ ac*
cufcD
5
anD be alfo infamous anD frnpuoent (fo? fud) are Bodins
foc:Ds)pca anD alreaDie conDcmncD$)emapneuerttjeleCFe feruc
to aceufe anD conaemne a fcritclj*
3tmifi
tottneia
fcnctteD, anD offering Jtmfelfe in ffjis cafe is
to be bearD,ano in none o$er.
3tem,a cattail emmie ( ififec cmmttte be p;efcnDeD to grofoe
bp
meanes of fottcjjcraft)
map cbiect agamfia luitcti
;
anD none
gDattj* ejrceptioti
*4
Tar int.
poft.
legemm*
f^uibm vt
indig,
Akx.cap.71.
L.i.&c.
Inhisfoo-
lifh pam-
phlet ofthe
execution
of Windior
witches.
2 . Booke.
The difcouerie
Conjeffions.
exception i* to be f>aD oj maaeagaina
fttm.
Stcm,allbougb
ttje pjafc ofperiurte map put baefee afottneflfe
in all otbcrcaufea
$
pet in fyta, aperturea perfon te a goto ana
latofull teitneffe.
gltem, tie
p?octo?sana a&uocate in tbtecafe are compelled to
be faritneSte againattjett cliente, a^ in none ottjer eafe ttjep arc
to be conarainea tberefcnto*
3tent, none can gtue cutaence againa fotfcbe$, foucbing fljefc
a&;mblie0,but toitcbes
onelie i btcaufe (as Bodin
fattb) noneo>
fbercanacott* ^ofobcit, Ri. Ga. imitetb, tbat becametotbe
>oa fpa,anafontb bte
ftooja ana buckler fcillea tbe atuell
5
0: at
tbeleaBbe fooimaca |)tm fo foje ,
ttjat lie maae btnt fiinbe of
b^'macne*
gtem, Bodin
fattb, tbat
bfcaufe tbte is an etfrao?amarie mat*
fer^tberemuab&retnbcertraojatnarie aealtng : ana all ma*
nerof&atc$ arc to be bfea,atred; ana inatrecn
Confeflions ofwitches
3
whereby they
are condemned*
The fourth Chapter.
1.B0JM4.
cap.
I.
Is there a-
nie pi oba-
bilitie that
fuch would
continue
witches?
Idem ibid,
loan.An.ad
jpeculat. tit.
dt litis con*
tefigart.i.
Lwnalie-
mmtodem*
metotted confeffe
(fatty
Bo-
di n)tbat are aefirous to ate; not fo? glo?ie,
but fo? aefpatre: bicaufc tbep arc tojmem
tea in tbetrltfe time 15ut tbefe map not
be fparea(faitb
be)
altbougb tbe lafoe atfj
ejreufetbem.
Cbe bea ana-furea confection te at
%ift
?
to btr gbofflie fatber.
%ttm, if fije confeffe manie fbings tbat are falfe
3
ana one tbtngr
tbat mapbe true
5
fleets tobe tafeen ana eicecufeafopon tbat con*
feOtO'i,
%ttm
y
tyz
fe not fo gufltie ftat confeflfetb a faUt}o>a 0? lie , an&
aentetl; a tru% as flje
tb at anffoeretb bp ctrcumaance*
3Xtm
y
an eqtrittocall o?aoubtfuB anfiiber is tafcen foj a confef*
Ron againa a totfdj.
Item,
Preemptions,
of Witchcraft. Cap.4.5. 2
5
3fem,
Bodin repo^sik tfjat one confeffed ffjat
be
foent out, 0;
*;&
*tat
J*
ratfjer tjp into flje aire, anotoas tranfpo?teomame miles to
fte
*'; wrfww*
fames oanfe, onelte bicaufelje ioctiS^ fpte tirtto t^at place
ftt^
LBoj.ded<e-
fotfe foent to gagging, and fjotol^e befjaucd bir felfe . MJjcr
e* woW}^.
4
.
tipori toas mncb a 00 amongt&e inquiftto^ and lafopers,to difc ^s*
cuffet^efter|)el^oaiDbeej:ecuteDU)ttl)||t5tjDtfeo?no XButit
foas concluded tfjat fie mult Die , Incaufe Ije bcfojaied not fits
U)tfe:tljetdjt4)l)ef0^baretO dCD, Propter reuermtidmhonork
Crft-
mill*.
9tem,ifatoomanconfeffefrfcIieberein , before queffion be
made
5
anD pet afierfoard denie it:
tyt
\$ ncuertbelelTetobe
burned.
Stem,tbep affirme tbat ft)i& ertremttte te Ijerein ttfea, bicaufe
not one amonga ffjoufand toitctjes is Detected 8ndpet it ts a&
firmed bp
Sprenger,m M.Mai,
tbat tbere is not fo little a pariflj,
but ibere are manie bntdjcs Imotone to be therein.
Prefumptions
3
whereby witches are
condemned.
The fift Chapter.
jf ante toomang
ctylD chance to
j^m^
die at
bir band, fo as no bodie imotoetb
mmoMb
+-
bofo -> it map
notbetbougbt overtimed
cafAt
tbat tbe mother lulled it,ercept
tye be fop*
pofed a Mt$ : and in tbat cafe it ts otter*
Urife, f
Qi
$emult fopon tbat p?efumption
be txttuttb percept fyecan pjcoue tbe ne-
gattueo?contrarie.
Stem, iftbe cbito ofa fooman tbat is fufpected to be a tnftcb, be
lacking
0;
gone from bir;tt is to be p^efumeo, tbat
(be bafb
fa>
crtficed it to ttje diuell : except
fye
can p?ue tbe negatiue 0: con*
irarie,
3tem,fl)ouglnuotberperfons, certetne points of ftelr com
feltlonE mapbe tbougbt erromous,and imputed to crro? : pet(in
toitfyw caufes) all ouerfigljts, imperfections, and efcapes mutt
he
2(5
2.Booke.
Theclifcoucrie Vrefumptions.
beaotuDgeinmpfousanimalicious, anU tens to Ijtv confufion
ana condemnation.
gtem,tljougb a ttjafe be not fafo in lafoe to be infamous in a>
np otfter
matter ttjan in ttjefr
5
pet a toticb Defamesof foitdjeraff
is fato to be fceSlea lnttlj all mancr offaults ana infamies tamer*
fallie , tbougb
fi)e toece net conscmnea
5
but (as
31
fato) fcefamcD
Mti) tbe name ofa laitd).
if
0? rumors ana rejojts are fufficient
(faitb
Bodm) to contiemne a toitcb.
i.Bod.de da-
^tm
y
ifanp man, tuoman,0;
c&flD &to fate, flfjat fudj a one is
monoMk*.
a foitcb jitisamottfoebement fufptcion (faiib
Bodin)
ana fuffi*
ca
M- cient to tying tyt
to tfje racfee : tbcugjj in all otbec cafes it be Df
*
rectlieagatnfllatpe.
LMcwioni
3tem, in pjefumptionsant) fufpicions againff a toitcfj, fitf
defamr.
commonb:uie o; taoice ofttje people cannot erre.
ItunZt
3
tmtfa tooman,fefeen flje is appjebenoeti, crfe out, o? fate
;
vemem.u 3
^nftnoome ;
>aue mplife
; 3
tnill tell pen boto ibe matter
detefibfar-
ffan&ctb,
t
c : (c is fyerefcpon moff te&ementlfe to be fufpecteo
fcgufa.is
+
an&con&emneDto&ie.
it
vfr*'
3
tem
5 ft
a
3*
a coniurer be not to be cont>emnea fo? tutixi$
*r8.
tbetJtfeafeobpt3ertueofl)tsart:petmuaaiDit4)Oie fo? tbelifee
cafe.
31tem, (be be^autour^lcDbSjbecfes, anti countenance of a too*
ntan,are fufftcient fignes,&berebp to p?efume fl&e i$ a tottcb : foj
alfoais tbep lofee Dotone to tt>c grotint), ana oare not tofee a man
full in ti)t face.
3Jtem, iftbefr parentsfocrefbougbt to be faritcbes, tbenis it
certeinlietobepjcfume&tbatifceparefo: but it is not fo to be
tbougbtoftrfjcD?es.
3tem,it is a
tenement
pjefumption ifflje cannot fti&pe
5
af tfje
ttmeofbir examination : ant) pet Bodin faitb,tijat a Mtfy
map
ffytb ft)i&
tyops out ofbir rigbt eie.
3fem, it is not onelie a fcebement fufpfciou,an& pjefumpfion,
but an euioent p?ccfe ofa tottd?, if anp man 0; beaSate futjfcenlte
fcbere
tye baib baene fame latelte ; aittjougb bir tuitct?ing ifuffe be
notfouutjo^efpteti.
3tem,ifanpboaiei5fcfamfltarftte
0;
companie tofflja fotfrf)
conuicteD^it is a
fufftcientp?efumpttonagainff tbat
perfon to be
aoiuageoaimtd;.
3fem,
interrogatories, of Withcrcaft. Cap.6.
3
tem,tbat eui&enee fbat map ferue to b^iug in anp otber per*
fontccjcammation^mapferueto b?tnga tpttcb to bir conDem*
nation.
3tem
5
beremtuDgmentmuff bep^onounceo
i
mcuttt* (as
Bodinfait^foitbcuto^Der, ana not Itfee to tije overlie p:oc#*
Dfng ana fo?ie oftubgement in ottjer crimes*
3fem,atDitcb map notbeb^ugbt to tbe torture futiDcnlie, o$
kfo2C long examination, lead G)z go a&aie fcotfree : fo? ttjcp
felcno torments* an&ibereTo^e cars not fojlbefeme (as
Bodm
amrmet^)
3
tem-Jittle rf)tlD?eti ma?be
ban to fije torture at tije firlf Da%
but To map it not be borne toitb olD tomen : as ts afojefaib*
item, ifl^e baue ant'e pziuiemarfce bn&erbirarme pofees,
tntiecbtrb3ti:e
5
bnticrbtrltp,o^mbirbuttocfee
5
o?tn bit p^tu^
ties: tt is apzefumpiion fuiftcienifo? ttje lunge to pjccdeo ana
gtae fentcnce ofoeaib bpon
b&.
S3;e onlte pttte tbep l^eto to a po#e tuoman in tbts cafe,ts;fbat
fbougb fije be accufeb to baue aatne anie botste imtb bic uuftant*
menis
;
pet ifl^e can tying fq&ib
ttjc partie alme, Gje $all not be
fat
to brad*. Mi>creat
3
maruell, in as madj as tbep can b?iug
ft
e aiucll manp bodies lifcenelTe ana repjefentatftm.
Stem, tbetr late faifb, tbat an bncerteine
pje&miption ts fo&
fietent, &ben
a certeine p?efumption falletb*
Particular Interogatories vfed by the inquifitors
sgainft witches,
17
Lj.de adult.
.gl.&Barh
c.venerabilis
de de?iot &c
I.Bod. de die-
monoMb
4,
Icfa# l#/,
Capprfttrea
cumglof.ex"
tra.de
feft.
VamrmitJn
C.vener.eoU.
i>eodem
)
&c^
The ffxt Chapter.
&ee$z not Hate to confute furfj
parciall ano bojttble Dealings, being fo
apparenttte impious, ano full of tp:anme
W$
ercept
3.
fljoulD
baue fo mamftiflie
&etetfcD,euenlDitbtbcir ctune touting*
anbaiTertiotts, fetnoj none InoulD
baue
bel&ueD
. y$nt fo? b&uitm fafee
3
ftnll
paffe oner
fye
fame
$
fuppofing ftjat tbe tU
ting
28
a.Booke. The difcoucrie interrogatories.
ting of fuci) abfurDitics map ffanfc fo: a fufllctent confutation
tberectjpoto tfjerefoje
%
toll p?ocae& to a mo?e particular o?t>et
ano matter ofcrammattons,ic : tifeo bp tfje tnqui8to?s,an& at
IoIdcd fo; t&c moff part tt>:ougi)out all nations.
MaLwaief.
jf
trff fye toftcb muff be &emamieD
5&bp
tbe toucbea fact adjito,
fupersmer-
,
fucjj a coUj^c : ano afterfoar& tfje fame ditlD o? cofo fell ficfee o?
ro
^
lame,<ic.
3fem,
fofcp btr ttoo femegut* mo?e milfeetban bi'r nefgbbo:s.
anDtije note before mentioned is bfltfeagainefet dofone, to be
fpectallte obferued of all men : to toit ; ibat ^Tfecuglj a tuttdj can*
notfoape,pet(&emapfpeafeefaritba criengtoofce. Mbfcbaffer*
tton oftopping is falfc, and contrartcfo ttje fateug of Seneca,
?"*J
n
Cat
3
mr> mame ot
&
ers
3
*$
affirme, ftat iooman fo&petb
MaMef.
ftbenfyemeanetbrnoffdecetpt :andtberefo:efattb M. MaL
fyz
tan'.
3
.
q
ijft
muff be toelltofeedbnto, ofberfotfe C^etDtll putfpettle p:tutlte
i
s*&i
o.
tpon
W
cb&fes , and femeto foaepe : felncb rule alfo Bodin
faitb
xb infallible. JBnt alas ttjat tearcs fyovXb
i
be ttjougbt fufftctent to
ercufe o? condemne in fo great a caufe, ano fo toetgbtte a trtall
!
Num.ir,4.
3 amfuretbattbefocDjff fojtof fbe<fbtld.2cnof3fraelfoept bitter*
2' sH* m
I,e :
V
ta
>
'f$n**M*an
P
foftc&e* at ail tn 3frael
3
fljep toept.JFoj
Mat.8.&ij
ttti5tD;ttten
3
tbataUtbecbtlD2enof31fraellpept . ifmallte,tf
&**,& 24. ftere be anpfottcbes tn bell, 3
am fure
tbep foeepe : fo? ttjere ts
*
2
J-
topping,toailtng, and gnawingoffeetfc.
Luk.3.&c.
H5utdi5otibnoipetb
5
manpanboneC matrone cannot feme*
times in tbebeaufnes ofbtrbeartffjedteares; tbefobicb often*
times are mo?ereadis and common tuttlj craftte queanes ano
ttrumpets, t&an imtb fober foomen . jfo? toe read ofttoo feinds
offeares tn a toomans eie,
fte
one of true grrirfe, tbe otber ofde*
Seneca in
tt
tytf gn^ jf (g fonttfen, fyat Dedijcereflerefieminam
eft mendactum :
"ag

Wtcbarguetb,t1[jattbeplteld;tcbfate,tbat totcfecd toomen can*


not to&pe J5ut let ttjefe to?mento?s tafee
b&d,
(bat tbe teares
E
. tntbtscafet^t^runneDotDnetbetotooUjescb*to
5
toitbftett
55,ir
'
criefpofeen ofbpHefus &tracb, be notbeard aboue.H5ut
lot^at learned ,goDlie, ants lalnfull mcanes ttjefc
poptf^ inquiffto:s b^ue tnuentea fo?
tbe trtall of true ojfalfe
teares.
The
Cautions. of
Witchcraft. Cap
.7.
8. 29
The
inquifitors triall ofweeping
by coniuration.
Thefeuenth Chapter.
Confute
x\n
bp t^e amojoug
Tria11 *
teares> tyitb^zim %ttt cue >amout
teares
-
fljeo topon $e crollefojtbe faluatton of rtjc
too? to
5
anobp ftemofi earnettan&bur*
ningteareaof bte mofrjer ffjemottglop
0U tJfrgtlte Marie
,
fpjinfclea fcpon fjte
toounDs late in ttje euening ; and bp all
trje teares , fefeKl; cucrte faint attD elect
fceflfell of God jjafft
p
to:eo oat t)#re in ttje too;lD
5
ano from ttfeofe
ctes rjc &atb fofpeD afoaie all tearesitf) at i f tftou be tottfjoat fault,
ftoumaftt poimc aotone ieares abounoantlie
5
ana if tljou be
gutltie^at trjou to&pe in no totfc :
Bin
ttjc name of tbe father, of
$efonne,an&of$e&oltegboft;amen. ^onote(fatty jje)tijat
M*uukf.
t^emo^epouconture^eleflfel^etoaepetb. $****
*
.
-
-
Certaine cautions againft witches
3
and oftheir tor-
tures to procure conreflion.
The eight Chapter.
mtto manifeftt^etr further ftfc
lies,
g imll recite fomeof tyetr cautions,
io^icb are publtiljeD bp
fte
ancient inqui&
tc^fojperpetuallleflbrtsto tyettfuccefe
ft#s:asfoUotoeffn
lije fitttcautton is ftat , trfjtcb teas laff
reljearfed concerning topping ;
ttje &|)id)
(fap tbey)te an infallible note*
>econt>Ue$e
iu&ge mutt befoare
fyz
toudj no part oftym$$z*
ciallieof
(ria bare; ana tfjat bealfoaies foeare about ins mchz
coniureD
falt,palme$etbe$,anD
toare balofoea * tu^id) (fap fije?)
u, spring*.
are not onelie ajp.wueD to be gcoa bv tlje foitcfjeis confeflton^but
h. 14'wr*
alfo
30
a.Bookc. Thedilcoueric Cautions.
alfo bv tbe t>fc offtjc Komtfg c&uttkfe&tfb fjallotact!) fi)em onelie
fojtbatpurpcfe*
MaLMaUf. 3fetn,
(be muff cometo Inr arreignemcnt bacfcfoarb, to toft,
/*.3-z*Mf-
luttfi fttr tatle totbeiu&geaface , tdjomuff mafec maniccrotTes,
at tljc time ofIjitr appzorbtng to tlje barrc, $nbleaff toe ftjoulD
^
-
or
conDentne tbat fo? fuperttttion , tbep p:euent bs fottb a figure,
TrJuupL
ana tell fcs
,
tbat fte
Tame fnperffitton map not feme fuperffiti*
thn. oua bnto to& 515ut tbte refcmbletb tt>e perfuaflon ofa tbeefe^tbat
Dt CfuaDctl) Ijiss Tonne from dealing ; anD neuertbeleiTe tclletb {jtni
flmt be map picfee o
t
: cut a purHc,and rob bp
ftc t
tg b
foaic,
idDne otber caution te, tbat (be
muttbe fbauen , fo as tbere re*
matne not one bairc about
tyr : fo: fontearner fljep Ueepe ferrets
fi
tacitutmtte,anD fo? otber purpofesalfo in tbeir batre, in tbeir
p?iuittCS,anDbcttoanctbeirfttnneano ttjctrflcQi
$q; trijtcb
caufe
SI
maruell tbep flea tijem not : fo? one of tbeir Untctjcs
Mai.Makf.
fcoulonotburne, being in tbe miDDfff oftbe flame, aaM.Mal.
repotfeib ; tmtill a cljarmc to;ttten in a little fcroll Urns efpieu to
be bft&en betfoame bit (bin anb fle$,an& tafeen aUmtc.anD tbte
tefograuelieanDfaitbfulltefctbofonebp tbe inqutfito:s tijem*
fcluc0
3
tbat one map beldeue it if
be
lift , tbougb inbaD it be a to
iohn.Bed.
rielie* ICbeltfee lie citetb
Bodin >of afcitcb tbatcoulD notbe
Anno.i
4
s>
ttraiiglcti bp tlje ^rerutioner, Ucd Ixljat ht coulD . JBut it us mcB
aknauem-
true^tbattbemquifitojCumanus inonepeareDiDibaueoneanD
qm nor.
fmt^c p(D
j
e foomen^anb burnt tbem all toben be
Ijao bone.
uiwre&
9rt0t
^
r ^tion te, tbat at tbe time anb place of torture, tbe
modo inter-
ballotoeb ibmgs afo?efaiD, foitb tbe fcauen toojes fpofeen on tbe
ro
g
. croffe, be
bangeb about tbe fottcbe* neefce ; anb tbe lengtb of
<fettt in tuarebe bnit about bit
bare nafceD boDte , fontbrelifee*
offainte,fc. ailtKbicbffuffe(faietbep)U)iUfo foo?ftefoitbmanb
tpontbem, astiJcntbepareracfceDanD totfureD, tbepcanbarD*
lieffaieo? bolb tbemfelucs from confeffton . 3n ftbicb
cafe
3
Blafphe-
Doubt not but tbat pope
3
t$tcb blafpbemeo <B&itt
,
anb curffeD
mous p^pe
.^j^ moflber fi^ a pecoebe, anbeurffeb oDtoittj great befpigbt^
that
C
namc
fo
?
a
P*
ofpb;te,tDtt& leffe compulfion tpoulo baue renotmceo
the third,
^efrmitte, anD bauetco;lbiFP^
tbe oiuell t)pon |)t0 bu^0.
anottjer caution i$,tbat atter
(be batb bame racbeo, anb batb
paffeDouer all tortures DeuifeDfo?fl;atpurpofe ; nm after tbat
fije
batb
b*ne compelleb to b?inUe |>olic toater , f^c be
conucicD
againe
Cautions. of Witchcraft. Cap.8. 51
againe to Replace of to;fure : anbtbattntbemtbbetf of tyttop
mcnt0
5
t)traccufatton0bcrcaDtntol)ir ; andttjat tbetoitneffe*
(if tbeptotH) bcb?ougbt face tofacebntoijir : anbfinallie, tftat
tye
beaffceb, tttictljcc fojtriallof i)tr innocencte flje tutii bane
iubgementsCW^yem,tdjitb is
5
ff earrie a ccrteine
toeigbt
mol
uaUf.
ofburning iron in bir bare banb. J5vA tbat map not(faie tbep)tn
$*r.y<p**z*
ante totfc be granteb.
jf
o
w
: botb
M.
Mai.
ana
Bodin alfo afftrme,
ftat mante ttjings map be pjomifeb, but nofljtngnaeb be perfop
nteo : fc: trine, tbe? baue autbo : ttf e to
p
jomife, but no commtfffc>
on to perform* fye fame.
anotber caution fe, tbat tbe fubge fafeeb&b, tbat t^en Qe
once beginnctb to confetti be
cut not off jjic examination, but
continue it nigbt anb bate .
if
0? manp times, titles ibep go fa
binncc,flje returnetb to bit
bomit
another caution te
3
tbat
after tbetotfdjbafbconfctfcb tbe an*
noieng ofmtn anb beaffs, flje be afeeo
boto long flje batb bab
Incubus^ttben 0>c renouncebtbe fattb,an&mabe ibe reall league,
anb ftbattbat league is, tc.
anbtbte is inb&b %z cb&fecaufe
ofalltbcir tncrebible anb impodlble confeOions : fo: fcpon
tbe
racfee,trfj en tbep fyaut once begunne to lte
3
tt)e
J?
totll fate lib at
tbe
tojmentojltff.
be
lad caution is, tbat if fljetmli not confer, rtje bebabto
fomeffrongcailleo^gaole. anb after ccrtcme Dates, tbegaolo:
mutt mafee btrbeleeue
be
goetbf&jtb info fome&rreeountrie:
anbtbenfomeof btr frambs muft come bttojrfr, anb p^omife
btr,ibat if
(be
totll conferto ftem, fifty totll fuffer
bir to efcape
out ofpjifon : tifjubtbep map toell Do , tbe fe&per being from
Mal
-
Male
%
borne, anb fbtstoate(faitb
M.Mai.)
baft
ferueb, toenail
otbet^t**
meanesbattefatleb.
anb in displace it mapnot be omittcb.tbat aboue alloibec
fime^tbtpconfeiTe bpon frtoaies. $oto faitfrlames Sprcnger,
anb Henrie Inftitor
, toe nrnft fate all
j
to tott : 3ff ibe confer
notbtng,fbe!boulbbebifmiifebbplatoe
; anb pet h^ ojber ffjs
maptnnotoifebebatleb, butmatt be put into clofepjifon, anb
tbere be falhcb toiiball bp fome craftie perfon ( tbofe are
tb
toojbs) anb in tbe meane fefeiie tbere muftbe fome eues-bjopers
tottbpenanbinfeebebtnbtbetovill, to bcarfeen anb note fobai
fljeconfeflitb ;o^clfcibmeof bkotoeompanionsanb acquaint
tance
3*
2.Bookc. Thedifcoucric Crimes,
tantt mapcome in anu talhe totty tyt
ofoio matters , ana fo bp
cucs-tyoipcrs be alfo befonatefc ; fo as tbere
$
all be no eno ofto?*
turc before Q)t
Ijauc confcdcD txUat tljcp totlU
Thefiftccne crimes laid to the charge ofwitches^by
witchmongers; fpeciallieby Bodin,in Dsemonomania.
Theninth Chapter.
*^&^MJ^ep Dente d5oMn& allreltgtom
Anfwere.lljenletttjem
tue.fterefo^e,
o? at tlje leatf be ttfca like mfiDets,02 apo*
ffatae*.
HjcpcurlTe, blafptjeme, ana p?cuofce
(flJoDfotftallbcfptte.
Anfwere.Cjjen let tbem ijaue
fte
lafo
eirpieffea fit Leuit.24. ano Deut.13 .&
17.
Sftepgtoc ftett
fatttj to ttje Dtudl
3
mto t^cp tuo:0?tp ana offer
facrtficetmtoftfm.
Anf.
net fucb alfo be fubgeb bp flje famelafoe.
lEljep Den folemnehe Uoto ano p?omtfe all fytiv p?ogenfe hnto
fljem'uell
Anf.
fJn$p:omife p^ocauetft from art tjnfoimu tninft,aitfci0
not to be regar&efc
5
Wcaufe tfjcp cannot perfojme ft
5
nctttjcr Urill
it be pjcducd true. iofobctt, Iftt be Done bv ante ttjat is fount) of
mfnD,let^ecarffeofleremie.32, 36, Itg&ttjpont&emjtotott,
tbe ftoo#,famtae ana pefftleuce,
M)ty facrtfice tfjeir tune ttnlo?cn to ft>e ut ucll before bapftfme,
Robing ftem top in the aire tmto tjintj ano ttjen %utta neeDle to'
foftjefrtyatnes.
Ant
Sffttebefrue,
31
ntatntaineftem notherein: butftere
tealafoetotufcgetbembp. ^otobett,tttefocontrarie tofenfe
ana nature, tbatttfoerefollte to beteue it , etttjer topon
Bodins
baretoojd , oielfe toponf)ts pzefumpttons
;
fpeciallte liken To
fmallcommoMtteano fo great Danger ano inconnentence to
fuetb to tbe iottc|iei5 tfterebp.
f&ep burne tbetr cbilDzen foben fl)ep
ftaue
facrfficeD iftem*
Anf.
fijenlettbemljaue fuebpumtyment, astbeptfjatoffe*
teDfljeic c&tlojen tmto Moloch: Leuit.20.
JSutftefe
be mare
ticutfcs
10
Crimes.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.9.
33
fceuffetf
of foiftbmamgers ana inqutfito^^fiiat foifli ejctreame
to^turesiiaa^ljD^cDngfucbconfefiPiottjeifrom
tijem;
0? rife tott&
falfe reports fmue beeliefc ttjem ; 0?
bp flatterie
1
fatre foa^DS ann
p?otmTes Ijaue toton it at ftctr ban&s,at< tt)e length.
ajjep ftoeare to it)e tituril to bnngas manie into ttjat foct'efie
7
asfljepcatB
Anf.
sns is falfe^ anD fo p^ueD elfeidjere.
2$cp fteare bp ttje name oftfjs smell. 8
Anf.
3
neucrIjearD ante furl) ofp,
nether
ijaoe toe foarranf in
M^cmtliatfai5a)fteai^3tftougl)ini)&oitbetefe letuD ant
fmptaus,
An
agists a Cale rtmculous lie, as te p?ueD apparenflie
hereafter.
Sljepbotie infants (aficrtljepljauc nmrtfjere&fljem tmbapft*
fetyfmttUf&cirfiiQbe ma&epofable.
Anf.
sfcis is fcntrue, incredible, ano tmpofflble.
Ifjep rate t&e fleSj ana D?tnbe
fyt
blono ofmen and 4)iIo?en o* 1 x
penile,
Anf.
Hjenarettjep bin to
fte
Anthropophagi attD
Canibals/
&t
3
bel&ue newer mi fjonett manin
England
no? in
France,
fcrili affirme tijat
ty
fjatft
f&ne anp oftfjefe perfons,tl)at are fatD
to be iMtcijes,tio fc:tf
ftep fl>alD,3l bel&ue it tucuto poifon ttjetm
C&epbill mmtmff) poifon.
AnCet tijem be Ranges fo? tfjeir labour*
SC&cp bill mens cattell
AnCC^en let an action oftrefpaffe be bjougtrf again!! fljem
fo?fo Dating.
Cijep betoitcb mens co?ne, and bjtng finger
m*
barremtes
tnto$ecountrtc;tt)ep
ride ana fltem $e aire, tying ffo?mes,
mabetempeffs,fc.
Anf.cbeniDiU3i0o^tp
ftem as gotis; fo? fijofe be not flje
foo?bs^fman,no?petoffcrifci):as3l
iaue elteirfjerepjameo at
large.
ifcep tife fcenerie isitt) a Diuell called Incubus
5
euen l$en ffjep
lie in beo imtb ttjeir
&nfbanDs>anii
fcaue 4)ilo?en bp
tyem , telnet)
become
tbebeff
forties.
Anf.
c&ts
\$ tfje lattlie, fcerie riofcwlous , ana confutes bp
meeUeft^ere* .
<&/
A
1
2
14
*5
34
a.Booke. The difcouerie Torged
crimes
A
refutation ofthe former furmifed crimes
patched
togither by Bociin,atid the onelie waie to efcape
the in*
quifitors hands.
The tenth Chapter.
,<3f
f
mojetiDtcuioug o? aWjornma*
ble crimes coulo ijaue bmt inucntco,
ttjefe pco? c foomen ( foijofe ctjeefe fault is
tijat
tftep are fcotos) fl^oulo ijaue borne
ctjargebtoitijtfjem,
3n tins libett pott time fee is touted
f
neb all tljat toitctjes are cbatgeb tmtfyanb
.all ttjat alfo
5
irincfj ante toitebmoonger fur*
wifctlj, oj tit malice imputett) tnto lottc^cs potoer ano paacttfe.
>ome oftfjefe crime* mapnot onelfebe in
fye potoer anb totll
ofa tottd), but map be accompltffjebbp naturall meaner: ana
fterefbze bp ffjem ftje matter in queffion is not oecioeD , to tott
;
The quefti-
Wsfter a tottdb can too*e totonbers fupernaturallie^
if
o? ma*
ononnat-"
meafenaueanbtrfjojebortf) mo
t
:e commonlie ^txtin execution
tcr in con-
tbofe letob acti0ns
5
t&an fad) as are calleb toitc&es, anb are fmn*
trouerfie :
q^
fo? fl^ft jaboim
fay,tbe
^
ome of
$
efe trfoie* alfolaibbntotottdjesrijarge, are
propofition bp me Denied, anb bp iftem cannot be p?ameb to be true, o
w
i com*
or'theme
mifteobp anp one toitcfr ^Dtljerfomeof tljefe ctitnt$ iffcetoife
arefo abfarb/fupernafurall,anbimpoiItble,ttmttt}ep are bertbeb
almottofallmen,anbasfalfe,fonb
5
anb fabulous reports con*
bemncbanfomucbastljeberp toitctjmamgers tijemfelucs are
atyameb to fteare ofttjem*
Blfpartbebntrue^pmapnotflje refioue be
ftougfct
falfe *
if
02 all fytft things are lata to
ftetr charge at one tnffant , mm
bp tbe greateff Doctoranb patrones oftbe feet oftoitefcmongers,
producing as manie pjcofs fc? toitcijes fupematurall anb impof*
fibte actions, as fojtijeotijer, &>oas,tfonepartoftfceiraccufa*
tion be felfe, ttje otijer part beferuett) no crebtt 3}f all be true
tbat is allebgeb of ifjeir Damgs^tdjp ffjoala toe beleeue in (H^iff,
btcaufe offjis miracles,
fefeen a tottel; bcoitj as great toonbers as
euet
Confuted. ofWitchcraft. Cap.I"o, 1 1 .
35
euerbe trio*
iBpttt brill be fafd bp fome
;
0sfo?tbofeabfurdand poptftj
iD^ttet0
5
ff)ep ate not in all ibefr allegattons,toucbing tbcfe mat*
ters, to be credited 5i5ut
3
allure pou
, tbat euen all fotfs of a general!

buffers 5arem(fo? tbe mott part)tbe fcerp Doctor oftbe cbureb to


error,
flje frbcolemen,p?ofeffants andpaptffs, learned and bnlearned,
poets andbiflo:togra$ersJetoes^ulftans, 0? entiles agree
in ffjefc tmpoCfible and ridiculous matters . =bea and tbefe bm*
tttSy out of fcbome
3
gatber moffabfurDtttes,are oftfte bcft cxv
tit and autbo?itfe ofall butter* tn tbts matter . %\t reafon ts
3
bicaufe it ioas neuertfeougblte tafeed into
5
but euerie fable ere*
Sited
,-
ano tbe foo# (Wtcb)
named fo often in fcrtpture*
&bep fbat baue tone further oftf>e inquifitoas orders and cw The oneiic
ffomes,faie alfo^tbat Sljere is no brnte in tbe Ido^Id fo^ ftjefe pa^c
way for *-
toomen toefcape tbe inquififojs bands
,
ano fo confequentlie
^-5
[^c in-
burning: but to gild tbeir bands fortb mome-,bberbp oftentimes
quifeirs
fteptafcepfttefcpon ftjem, anD oeltuer tbem, as fufttctentlie hands.
purged,
if
0? tbep bsue autbo^ittc to ejrrbange tbe puntfoment of
tbe booie britb tbe puntfbment oftbe purffe, a#ltcng ttje fame f
fte
office oftbeir tnquifition : fcberebp tbep reape fucb profit, as a
number oftbefe felte foomen pate ttjent paerelie penfions
3
to tbe
end tbep map not be pumped agattte*
Theopinion ofCornelius Agrippa concerningwit-
ches,ofhis pleading for a poore woman accufed of witch-
craft, and how he conuinced the inquifitors.
The eleuenth Chapter.
Ornelius Agrippa
fatt^t^at b$tle
be iuas in Itatie,
mante inqutfitojs in tbe
dutdjie of Millen
trcubleo diners moft
bonelf
f
noble matrcnes, p?imlte bgtng*
ing mud) monie from ^tm
,
tintill tbetc
fenauerie tuas detected. j?uriber
ty
fattb,
tbat being an aouocate o^councello? in
tbe Commontoeltb Of Maeftright in Bra-
bant,
bebad fo^e contention britb an inqutfito?, i$o ttjjougb
brv
&#. lull
3
6 i. Booke. The difcouerie
Jnqmfitor
foiled.
futtaccufations ti^eto a ptojefoomanof
tfte countrte into
tyz
butcberie, anD to an tmSt place , not fo mucb to eramine l)ir
3
a$
to fo;ment bir.Mbom fcdjen C. Agrippa Ijao tmDertafeen to Dc>
fenD, Declaring tbat in tije tbings Dame, tbcre tars no pjofe, no
ftgne o? tcfcen tbat coulD caufe bir to be tatmenteD ; tfje inqmfi*
toj ttoutlte Dcnieng it^ faiD ; Dne fbtng tbere i$,
tDbtcb is p#ofe
anD matter fufttcient : fty btr motfjee toas in times patt burneo
ft; a toitcl) , jjtofo tdjen
Agrippa replies
,
aiming tbat ttjte
article toas impertinent, anD ougbt to be refufco bp tbeiuDge,
as being ttie d&d ofanother ; alleDging to tbe inquifito?, reafons
anD latoe foj
tbe fame : be
replieD againe tbat tbis teas true, bv
caufe
tbep trfeD to facrtfiee tbetr cbito?cn to tbe Diuefl, as fame as
ftcptDerebozne^anDalfobicaufeibepWuaUieconceiueD bv
fyv
rttstranffojmeD into mansCfcape,
and tbat tberebp trntdjicraft
tDasnaturallieingraffeDinto^iscbtlo^s a Difeafe tbat com*
ntetbbpinberitance.
Abitterin-
C.AgripparepliengagainfltbeinquiGtozs fofltei fapcrffitt*
ucaiuc a-
0U5 bltnDneflfe
3
faiD: >
tbou loicbeti pjeeff
! 3Js
tbis
ftp
Diuinitte t
cmeii in-
&%
ft
ou ^e to
*?
aiDe
V&
guiltlcffe icemen to tbe racfee bp
qiuficor." ftefe
fojgeD tjeuifesrSDcoff tbou toitb fucb fentences tuDgc olljers
tobef)erettkcs,tboubeingamo?e ijcretifee tfjan eitber Fauftus
o^Donatus ? Wz it as tbou fsieff
.,
Dooeft tbou not ftuffrafe
tbe

grace of5q&s finance snameltebapiifme i 3te itje ix-o^ts in


bapttfmefpofeenin tiainc j? D? fljall tfje Dtuell remainetn tbe
cbi!o,o?it in tbepotoer ofib^titueUjbeingftere and
(ben
confer
crated to d&tff Slefus., in tbe
nameoftbe faber
D
tfjc fonne,anD
tyz
ijciie gboDfcSinD if Sjou defend tbetr falfe opinions, i$tcb affirm,
tbat fpirits accompameug tm'tb toomen
3
can ingentscr; pet do*
teff tljou mo^e tban anie of ibem, fobicb
neuer beleeueo tbat anie
oftbofe Dtuels, togitber totft tbeir Bolne feD
,
0 put part ofttjat
tbeir feo o? nature into ^t creature* JBot tboug^ imkxi Ine be
bo;ne tbe ^tto:enoftbeDiuellanti Damnation, pet in baptifme,
tfcouglj grace in Cb^ifi
}
fatban i$ catt out,anD lue are maDe nefo
creature's mtbe 3lo?D, from tdjomenone can be feparateDbp &
notber mans d^d .
&fyt
fnqutfito? being bereat offenDeD, tb^ea*
teneD tbe aDuocateto p:ociD againttbtm,asafu{po?ferofber^
tifees o? Uritcbes^pet nenertbcleiTe
be
ceafeD not to DefenD tt)t fd^
lieiooman
?
anDtfcoug!)tl)epoU)eroft|jelatoe |je tieltuereD
l;ic
from
Torments.
of
Witchcraft. Cstp.12.
37
from
ttje
clafoesof fte
blcoofc mamfee, ftfeo iotfl) ijtr accufers,
UjereconDemneDtn
a great famine of monie to tbe garter of
ttjcdjur*
of
Mentz,anDmaineD
infamous after
ffcat timeal*
tnofftoallmen,
3lE>utbptbetoafepoa
muff
bnDerffanD, at flns teas but a
petle
inqutfitokanD bao
notfo large a commiflton as Cumanus,
Sprengcr
5
anDfuc|)0tt)erbaD;
nojpetastbe
Spanifhinquifito?s
atfttsDatebauc.
ifojftefc
UnllaDmit noaDuocats nofotonto
tbe
pajcfoules,ercept tbe
tomtento?
0;
bangman
mapbe calico
an^ituocate^ou
mapreao tbe
fammeoftbw
mqutfitton in feto
too^fetoutbp^JohnFoxtntljeactsanomonument^ jfa
x5u
tmttfiesanDberetiiiesareamongtbe
inqutfttojsof lifcereput*
^momi-
tfon;fautngtbattbecjtfremittc
is greater again!* lmtcbes,bt<
mem$,
caufe tfcougb
tbetr fimplteitie, tbep maptbe
mojebolDlte tp^an*
nfje bpontbem^anD triumib
ouer ibem.
What the fearc
of death and feeling oftorments
may force one
todoo, and that it is no maruell though
witches condemne
themfclues by their owne confeffions
fo tyrannicallie
extorted.
Thetwelfe Chapter.
Ctyat teaDetlj tije eccleQadtcail
btffo2t'es
3
o: remembjetrj tbe perfections
^jrtnffiuaeneMaries time, tyallfinD, tbat
J^
manic gcoD men Ijaxte fallen fo? feareof
perfection, ano returned bnto tbe Hojo
agatne . m?M
marnell ttjen , tljouglj a
pauefcooman, fucb a one as fe Defertbeo
elfe ftbere
, 1 tojmenteo as is Declared in
tfjefe latter leaues, be maoeto confeOfe furtj abfurD anD falfe im^
poUtbtltttes^en Oeffj anD blouD is ttnablc to enDure fuct? trials
Djbofocan(beintbe miDDeff of fucb bojrible tortures ano to:,
ments,p2omtfe bnto btr fclfe conffancie
\
0? fojbeare to confefle
anietbing i ); fibatauailetb it
btr, to perfeuerein tbeDentali
offact) matters, as are latb to btr djarge bniufflte ; feben on tbe
one Coe tbere is neuer ante enD ofJjtr tojments; on tlje o$er Coe,
ag. if
38
2.Booked Thedifcouerie Awitch is ta
if
tye
continue in Inr aflertion^tbep fate flje ijatb rfjarmes foj tacU
turmtieo? (Hence*'
Peters a-
Peter tt)eapofllerenounceu,carirerj,antifo?(lDarel)t5mafffec
poftafie
anD our jtauiout 3efus bnff,foj feare of a foencbes manaces
;
dn^of
11
"
*
rat
^
er a
*
a
V*
eB* on ^manoet) bp l)ic
,
tdjeretn be toas not fo
cSrift.
ctrcumuenteo
;
as ttjefe pcaje tottdijes ate, felncb be not ejramtneD
bpgirles, but bp canning tnquffito.23
3
fcdbo batting tbe fpotle of
(beir gcDti^anD bringing tottb ibem into tbe place of magement
minte to maint atnc their bloubie purpofe, fpate no manor ofal*
lurement^tfyetemngs^no? tojments, tintill tbep bauefojeong
out ofiljcm alltfjat, Itbtcl) ettt>cr maketb to tfjetr otune&cfire
5
o?
feruetb to tbe others oettructton.
Peter
(3
faie) in tbe pjefence of bts 3Lo?u and maiffer Cbzflf
,
fc&o
bat)
inttructet) Ijtm in truefenotoleoge manic peares , being
fo:etuarnet,not pairing foure 0: fiueboures before, ano bauing
matte areall league ano a faiibfull pjomife to tbe eontrarie,tottb*
out ante ot&er compulft n
ft
an ( as
batb
baenc fata) bp a queffton
pjopofea bp a girle,agatnff bisconfcience,fo2ffe^tb?tfeDemeD,
ano abanbonea bis
fato mattier : atto pet
be toas a manilium**
nateD,ano placet) in mgnttie aloft,anb n&rer f dfyiift bp manic
tiegr^tbantbetDttcb
5
t3ftofefallcoulDnotbe fo great as
Peters;
bicaufefije ncuer afcendeD balfefo manie Beps. 3paffo:s nztlU
nation is mucbmo^eabbominable tban tbe going affrate of a*
nie ofbis fy&pe : as an ambaffabo:* confpfracie is moje outons,
tban tbe falfljjafl) ofa common perfon: 0: as acapteinstreafonis
nwze mtfcbfeuous,tban a p^iuate fototers mutinie. 3f pou fate,
Peter repented
5
3
anfoer tbat tbe foitcb&cDtb fcltbetutfefome*
ftmes,an&
3
to not in tbat cafe.but mercie map be emplotet) bp'
on bit. gt foere a mtgbtie temptation to a felie olt> tooman,tbat
v*n?us in
atn'GMe btuell (being in fl^ape fo bgglie , as
Danseus
ano otbers
dialog. fate
be
i^) fljoulD aMtbir in maner anti fiume as ts fujpofeb
, 0?
rafter auotueo , fpectallte fcjben fyzxz i& p:omife maae tbat none
i.Cor.io.
fyz\\
be tempter aboue tbeir flrengtb* SE&epcoae olD tuittb i^ com*
monliet)n!eameD,tin^irneD3antit)np.20utDeD of counfell ano
freenofl^ip
3
t)otD oftu&gement ant) tufcretion to moderate bit life
ant) communication
3
fyt
feint) ant) genoer mo?e foeafee ana
fratle tban tbe mafculme
3
an& mucb mo:e fubtcct to melancbolfe;
bir bringing bp anb companie is fobafe, f|Kit nothing is to be
tote*
*Bepittied. ofWitchcraft. Cap.12.
takes fo?inl)fr (pecfallte cf ftefe etfra0;Dfaarte qualities^ %it
age alfo is commonltefucf) , as mafceft Itfr &ecreptte,i$t4)
te a
fctfeafe
ft
at mouettj tfjem to ftefe follies.
if
inaUic,%ifl mo cl&reiie remit
Peter,
ftougf) fjteoffenfe
foere committed buff) agamff jjte
amine ano humane perfon:
pea a&ertoaros fje did pat Inm in trail to feo t)te(ij#pe,an&
0?c&jcd great countenance, frem&C&ipan&loue tntof)im
j3n&ffjerefc:e
3
f&not, but toe map %tDCompafc
Bon topon ttjefe ptoje foules, if tftep tyeto
fljemfete fo:rotpfnll foj tfjeir mib
conceipts ano foricfeeD
imagination*
3P
>
".#'.
^Tfo
40
3
-Broke. Thedifcouerie Witches bargain*
^
The third
(
Boo%e.
The
witches bargaine with the diuell, ao
cordingto M. Mal.Bodin,Nider
3
Danceus,Pfel-
lus,
Eraltus
3
Hemingius
5
Cunianus, Aquinas,

Bartholonmis Spineus^&c.
Thefirft Chapter.
matter oftrntcfjcraft
tjattj v
bufeo To manic, anD femetf*
botb fo^nble ano tntotte*
table, fe a plaine bargaine,
fljat ( t&ep fate ) is maoe be*
ttottf tfte otucll anD t&e
tptttti- #nomanfeof great
learning conceiue tt to be a
matter oftrutft, ano in ftetc
footings public it acco^
Dinglte : ffce
irind* (bp <H5ods
grace) fljall be planted as
Mneand falfe as tfje reft
*
The dou
Sf)e o?Drr of ftcir bargaine
0?
p?ofeffion is Double ; ttjc one
bkbarganc
fotemne anD pub!tfee$ftje oftjer fccret ano pjtitate . Cbatftfcfefc
1 ift
calleo folemne
0?
publihe, is ftbere tmttijcs cometogitber at ccr*
with the
diuell.
teine affembltes, at itjc time* pzefijceo, ano 00 not onelie fe tjfje
Dwell in trtfiMc fo^mc
5
but confer anD tatfee famfliarlie imtf)
l)tm . 3n fobttb conference tfteotuell epljojtetfjt&emtoobferue
fljetr fioelitte tinto l;fm
3
pjomifIng tbem long life ano p?ofperitte*
Hjen tfjefoitcbes aflembleD, commend a neto oifcipte (ti&om
ftcp call a nontce ) tjwto
Inm : ano if tbe DtueHfinD tfeat pang
tuttcb apt ano fo^toarD in renunciation oftf&iff(an fat$,tn Defpt*
ftng ante of
fte
fenenfaeraments, in treating toponcrofles, in
fpetting at tfje time oftfje eleuation
5
in breaking fteir fell on fa<
Cftng oates,ano fatting oh ftmoate*
1
tyen fye
Dtaell giuetb fcojff)
Anihomage. of Witchcraft. Cap.s. 41
git* banD,
anD
ftc
noutce toining l;anD mbans tutft
t)tm
3
p:om(*
feft
to obfetue anD Udepe all tlje Di ml$commandments.
^tsDone^DtuenbegmnefttobemojcboiDtotttj^r^Ilmg
bfr
plamlte,ftat
all ftis imllnot fcrue ijtsturne
5
ana ftetefoje
tequireft
homage at InrbanDs : pealje alfoteileftbtr, ftatflje
m*lm*i
tnufl grant l)(m boft bit boDte anD foule to be to?menteD in tmv *
><k
lalfingfire
;
ti&icb $epalDeft imto. Ejjen ije
tfcargeft bit>to p?o*
rt'IF*
cure as manie men
3
lawmen, anD ftilfc?en alfo, as
fte
can, to
enter tnto
ftis
foctetie . Sjjen
be teafteft ftem
to make otnt*
mentsof
fte
botols anb members of rfnltucn , fafcerebp ftep
riDe in fte
atte
5
anD accomplift all
ft
ct r oefires. >o as.tf
ft
ere be
ante fttlojen
tmbaptifeD , 0: not garoeo imft fte
figne of
fte
erodes
o$ons :
ft
en
ftc toftfteg
map and 00 cattij tljrm from
ftcfr mofters fines tn
fte ntgbt, 0: out of fteircraDles
?
0:
oft
cr#
inifc fetll ftcm
totttj tf>e(r ceremonies
;
anD after bunall HeaU
ftem
out offteir
graue^anD feeti) ftem in acaUnon
,
tmtill
fteir
fleflj be maDe potable * flW
ftc ftiefcett thereof tbcp makeomt*
tncnts-.tftercbp
ft
ep rtDe in fte
aire
j
but
fte ft
inner potion
ftcp
put into flaggous , thereof ittjofoeuer D:inkcft,
obferutngcer*
temcceremonies, tmmeDtatlic becommeftamaifter 0; rafter
a mtCrefle in
ft
at p:actlfe anD facultte.
Theorder ofthe witches homage donc(as it is writ- .
ten by lewd inquifitors andpeeuifh witdimoongers ) to
the diuell in perfon;oftheir fongs and danfes, and name-
Jie ofLa volta^and ofother ceremonies , alfo of their cx-
courfes.
Thefecond Chapter,
>mettme!g t^ett fcomase
tottij
Homage **
fteir
oft
anD bargaine is receiueD foj a
T"J
c,
i?
certeinetermeofpeares; fomctimesfoj
thdmU>
euer, &omztimt$it confitteft in fteDe*
niall of
fte
fe&ole fatft/ometimes in part,
Sliefirff is,
fcfcenftc
foule is abfolutelie
P^lDeD to
fte
Diuell anD bell fier : fte
0*
fter is
*
td^en
fteg
ijaue but
bargaine&t*
obfetus
42
3,Bookc. Thedilcoiicric
Witchesfongs>
obferae certeinc ceremonies and ffatutes of tbccburdj; as to
concealc faults at Cfeift,to faff on funoataMc. -2nd ibts is dome
titbcv bp otb,p;toteffatfon offoo?ds,o; bp obligation in footing,
fomctimc* fcaled tuttt) foar/ometimcs fignefc loitb blouo,fome*
times bp Uifiin g ttje mudsbare buttocks; as tito a Do cto:
calico
Edlin, t&o as
(Bodin
fattb) toas burned fo; foitcbcraff.
Bar.
sfmeus,
pou mug ajf tmderffand, tbat after ti;ep baue delicatlte bam
Mai^r!
betteDtoitbtbcDiucllantitbelatiieoftbe fairies;
anD
baue eaten
fop a fat orc,ano emptied a butt ofmalmeOe,and a btnne ofb?cad
at foute noble mansIjoufe, in ffje dead of tfte ntgW, nothing is
itulTcD ofall tins in tfte moaning, ifojtbelaoie
Sibylla, Miner-
ua,oj Diana
toitb a golden rod ttriketb itje toeffell
i
ftje binne,and
ft
cp are fullie replemfl&ed agatne . pea, fye
caufctt) ttjc bullocks
boncstobcb?ougWandlaio togit&crfcpontbe|jioe
3
and lajpetf)
fljefoureends ttjereoftogftfjer, iateng t)ir goloen roo tbereon;
ianotbenrifeib&ptbebuHocke agatne in tits former effate anD
condition : and pet at tbetr returne &ome tbep are like to ffarue
idmibid.
fo^ijiinger^asSpineusfattb^anDtbismuftbeaninfalliblerule,
fyat euerte fojtntgljt^ at tbe Icafl euerte monetij, cacf} fottcb
nmff kill one ctj t ID at
fte leaft fo: t)fr part
iBoddede-
3nD^erefomeofMonficurBodinsltesmapbeinferteD
5
l]^o
fiumMm z.
faftb,tbat at tbefemagtcallaffembltes,tbetotfct)e$ neuer faile
/.4. to oanfe ; and in fljetr danfe tbep Ongtbefe foojos
$
1ar {jar, df*
uell dwell, oanfe ijere,danfe Sere, plate bere,plate ftere,
Sabbath,
_
fabbath . and frfjtles tbeptmg and oanfe, euerte one &atb a
bjamc tn &frljand,and boloctb it tip aloft Stem be
fattt), ftat
tbcfentgljt-&mlktngo?ratber ntgltf-oanftng fotfefjes, tyougfjt
OUt OfItalie
into France, tfjat Oanfe, fc#ftb f$ called La volta.
maU
MaUf.
apart oftfjefr league is, to fcrape offtbe oile,ftfcicb is receiueo
in ertreame follte (tinctton
3 ffjoulo Ijaue fato.) 15ut iftftat be fo
dangerous, tbep ttfcicb fockctbe cojps tiao
n&de to take great
care,tfjat
tbep rub not offtbe ofle, ft&td) Diuers otber foates map
alfo be
tfcuff out of tbe fiweljeao ; and tben
3
perceiue aU tbe tor*
tuetbereofis gone, and farefoell it. H5ut 3
maruellfjofo tbep
take on to pjeferue
fte
Urater pofo?eo on tbem in bapttfme,
fcd)icb3 fake fo be largelie ofas great fece as tbe otber ; and pet
3
tbtnke iB commonlietoiped and tuatyed off, toitbtn foure and
tuentte l^oures after bapttfme ; but ftjts a^reetlj tott^
fte
refidue
of
<Danfes^c. of Witchcraft. Cap.j.
43
oftbetr follie.
3nD fyis is to be noteD,fbat tbe inqutffto:* affirme,tbat During
fljettbole time of tbstottdjes ercourfe, tbe Dtueil occupietb tbe
rcome anD place oftbe toifcb,
in fo perfect a fimtlttuDe^as btr fjuO
bans mbte
bed, nettbcr bp feeling, fpactj, no? countenance can
Dtfcerne btr from bte
toife. pea tbe totfe oeparteib out of bir buf>
banDaarmeamfenftblte^anDleauetbtbe Dtuell tnbtr rcome tit*
fiblie . therein tbetr tncreDulitie is incrcDtble, ftbo toll baue a
fccrieboDte in tbe
fetneDplaie
3
anD a jbantafficali boDie in
(be
true beD: anD pet (fotfaub) attbcnameofSefu^o? at tbe figne
G&*/*r.
offfje croflk, all tbefe boDtlie fentcbes (tljcp faie)
\mity
afoafe, &
Mk>.
'
vol.traft.
Howwitches are fiimmoned to appeerc before the
diuell, of their riding in the aire, of their accompts, of
their conference with the diuell,ofhis fupplies,and their
conference, oftheir farewell and facriflccs : according to
Danseus, PfelliiSj &c.
Tlie third Chapter.
p
5^Pf^V
jt^erto ,fo? t&e mod pact, are
lYyri%j uEs
$* *&&totfia conteineD in
M,
Mai. o$
Bodin,o
v
:ratber in boib
5 0?
elfe in ftje
rteto M. Mai.
0? at tbe leaff-tmfe of fome
hotter
ojofber, tbat maintetnefb tbeal*
mtgbtiepofcoerof fofttbea* flButDansus
mnteush
fatfb, tbe Dtuell oftentimes in tbeltfeenes
duiogJ^
ofa fumner, m&tetb tbem at market*
ano fatre$,anD toarnetb ftem
to ajp&re in tbeir afifembltes, at a
ttxttiat
boure in tt^t ntgfjt, tbat
be
map tmberlfano ttbom tt\t^
baue flaine, anD
boto tbep baue p^ofiteo. 3Jf tbep be lame,
be
fattb
tbe Dtuell Deliueretb tbem a ttaffe, to conuete ft\tm tbttber inutfr
blie
%ougbtbe aire ; anD tbat tben tbep fall a Danfing anD fing*
tng of batoDie fongs, therein
be
leabetb tbe Danfe btmfetfe,
Mjitb Danfe, anD otber conference* being cnoeD, \z fuppltetb
tbetr foants ofpofomers anD rents to intotfeate fottball; anD gfr
uctbfoeuertenoutceamarhe
3
eitber ttritb
b&
teetlj oj tmtft bte
clatoeje5,anD&tbepfet(fe^eDtuelsba buttocks, affl*
Depart;
not
44
3.Bookc. Thcdilcoucric l{eahHeagut.
i&Mdem.
not fo
b
2getti
ng
euerp Date afteriuatfw to offer to i)im,tiog0,cat$,
idemindu-
|icns, o?blouoof tyettotonc. fltoo all tytetotyDanauis
report
VM- aa a troty,ano as it toerefcponbte ofone ftnofoleoge,
anopet
rife-fc#crel)efaiety;3lntyefe matters
tyep
to but
tyeame^and
Doo not tfeofc tt)ing5 tntseeD, tfttcb ttepconfefre flfcougl) tyeir fctfe
temperature,grotumg oftyetr melantyolifee inrnio? : ano
fycw
fo?e (fatty bc)tyefc tying*, ttytty tyep report of tyemfelues, arc
butmeereillufion**
Pfellusao&ctyljetetmto,tyat certeme magicall |icrcftfees,fo
foit
5
tye
Eutydiians,a(Temblie tyemfelues euertegoft ftioate at
nfgbt ;ano putting out
tye
cantiles , to commit inccttwvs a>
&ulterte,tye father foitytye Daughter, tye fitter toity tye b?otyer,
anotye fomte toitytye
mother ; ano tye ntnty monety ttjcp te?
turne ami are oeltuereD ; anti cutting tyetr tyiltycn in paxes, fill
tyetr pots foitytycirblouo
;
tyenburne tycp tye
carcafes , ant>
mingle tye atycs tyerefoity,ano To p^efcrue
tye
fame fo; magfcall
purpofes.
Cardanus
imttety (tyougb
in mine opinion not toe*
rie p?obablte) tyat tyefe ercourfes,DanCngs, %c : ftao tyetr begins
mngftomcerteinejjerettfecs calico
Duftini,
fc$o oeutfeo
tyofe
feaffs of
Bacchus
ttytty
are namefc
Orgia ^ftyerefcnto^efe ftina
ofpeople openlie aflfembletyano beginningfoity riot.enoeti tott!)
ft)i0 follte.
Mfc
ity
feaffs being p?of)tbtteo, tyep
neuertyeles
jmn*
tea tyem
fecretlie; ano ttyen
tt>cp coulo noto fo, tyen did
tycp it
in cogitation onelie, ano euen to tyts
Bate (fatty
ft e)
tyere remain
netyacerfeineimageo? refemblance tyereof among our me>
iantyoltfcetoomen*
That there canno reall league be made with the diuell
the firft author ofthe league, and the weake proofes ofthe
aduerfaries for the fame.
v
Thefourth Chapter.
tftyeleaguebe
tonttue, agate
tfce
refc
cue oftyetr confeflions
,
tye
toittymongers argu*
mentis fall to tye
grouno : fo: all tye footer*
ijerc*

in ljolofttebargainefo?certeine,gD,ano
gran*
Mtea, ano as tyetr
onelte matfme.
J5ut
furelte tye
mocnturcs
CafdMb.de
uar.rcrum.
Reall league, of Witchcraft. Cap.4. 45
tnDentures,confetmng ftofe townmte, are fealeD
foift butter;
anD
fte
labels are but babies*W?atftrme bargatne can be maoe
betluWacarnaUboDteanoafpirttuaU^Jletanp tmfeo? Ijoneff
man tell me, fyat etfter bail) bame a partte, 0? a toitneffe
5
anD
31
tuilibel&ueftfm, 115ut bp td;at aut^o^ttte^p^aafe, o
L
: tetttmonte
;
ana tponts^at ground aUtbtsg^reflfantie%tfpoureaoM.MaL
a?*/. Matef.
pouftallfinb,tc fte fbame of
fte
reporters (fcftoDoj fo twrie ta^-s**-*
ftetr tales,anD are at fuft contrartetie
:
)anD to
fte rep?oft oftfje
ca
?'
2
belaeucrs of
fuft
abfurD lies.
if
0? tbe beginning of
fte
credit bereof
5
reffeft bpon
fte
confer*
v h
Con ofa baggage pamgfellofo condemned to be burnt fo? toftcfc
ground this
craft
1 tfto
faiD to
fte
inqutftto?s, ofMbelftaffl to prolong ?)te life, real league
(if at lcaObrffe tbe ftortebe true, tobtcb is taken out ofNider;)3f
began to
3
tuttt (quotb be) tbat 31 mtgbt obteine pardon,
31
tooulu Dtfcoucr
&
r
r
T
e in
all tl;at
3
fcnotBeoftmtrt)cra#* Sbetfttcb
conDttton being ac
c
cepteD, and pardon p^omifeo (partite in bope ftereof, anD partite
to be rib ofbis iotfe) be
fatD as follofoeft,
Sjje nouice 0; peeing oifctple goeft
to fotne
fturcb
3
fogifter toift
fte
miffreffe offtitfp2ofeifton ,fopon a funDaiemo?ning, before
tbe eonturation ofbotte tuater,
$
ftcre tbe fatD noutce renounce^
fte faift,p;:omifeft obedience in obferumg, 0? rafter omitting
ofceremonies in meeting*, anD fucbotber follies
;
anD finallte,
tbat
ftcp
Da) bomage to ftetr
pcong maiffer
fte
diuell, as
ftep
co*
uenanfeo*
315ut fbis i* notable in tbat ffo?te
5 ft
at tbis vtmtg fottft, Doubts
tng tbat bis lutues cramination tuouto betb?atebis fenauerie,
toto tbe inqutStoj
5 ft
at in tm^lfiB foife toas guiltie as toell as
f>e,butfte imllneuer
3
3iamfure(quoftbe)ftougb fteftoulo be
burneD a ftoufanD times.confefiTe anp offtefccircumffances*
&nD ^w i$ in no foife to be forgotten
,
ftat nottoiftffanbing
Ins contrition,
bis confeffton, anD
bts
accufatton of
bis oftme
loife(confrarie to
fte
tnqutfitqt* p?omtfe anD
oft) be
anD
bts toift
foere
boft burneD at a ffake
3
being
fte
firff Difcouerers of
ftts no<
table
league,tfteretjponftefableoftnttcbcraft is maintdm^
5
anD
ifterebpfuftofterconfefflonsbauebame from
fte
lifeeper*
tons,Once
ftat time,erto^teD anD augmented*
4
6 3*Booke. Thedifcouerie Witches priuate league
>
Ofthe priuate league, a notable tale ofBodins con-
cerning a French ladie,with a confutation.
The maner
ofwkches
priuate
league with
thediuell.
de'dtfmono-
ttiania.cap.4.
This agree-
eth not
with their
interpreta-
Thefift Chapter.
^ematter of tyzit P?utate league
ts fatd to be
5
tdjen tljc diuell tnutfible, and
fomettmes fcifible, fat ttje mtddeff of tlje
people talfeett) iotrib ttjem p:tuatdte;p^
ttttfing, tbat ff tijep Ml ftRolnefji* coun*
felloe brill futplie all ttjefr nccelTttte^^anD
make all tbetr endeuojs p:ofperous
$
ana
fobeginnett) tmfljfmall matters: fobere*
tinto tbep confent pjiutlte , and come not into ttje fairies at
femblte,
3nd in t^tf cafe
(
mktbinfes) fbe diuell fometimes , in fucb tp
ternall
0? co$o^U$ape,fljoulomte intttj fome tbatfoould
not content to bis motions (except |>e ioill fatelje bnotnetf) ttjetc
cogitations ) and ft
fyould be befo?aied Ibep alfo ( evcept ttjep
toere iotots)fo)Ould fpte
fym ,
and fo?fabe tnm fo: bjeacb of coue*
nants. JU3ut tftefe bargames,and tfccfe affemblies dco all ttje
tyU
ters bcrefcpon mafnteine : and
Bodin
confirmed tbem tmtt)
a bundled
ants otsts lies
$
among ttje number thereof
a
tell (fo?
diuerfe caufes)recite one.
Cberefoas(fat!b jjc)a noble entlefooman at
Lions
,
ftat be*
mgmbeDtDitbalouerofljirs, fuooenlietn tbentgbt arofefop,
and ligbteo a candle :
&btcb ttfien tye bad
Done, fl)e tcofee a boic of
ointment^eretotftl^eannotnteD^irbotiie ; ant) after a fetp
foojds fpoken^e tuas carried afoate ltr bedfellofo fetng ttje
ojoer bereof,lept out ofljfe bed, tcofee fbe
candle in
ty&
band, and
fougbt fojtfjeiadte round about tbecbamber, and tneuerteco?*
ner thereof. H5ut
ftougb be
could not find Inr, nt did
be
find bfr
bor ofointment : and being defirous to feuofo fbe tiertue tbercof,
befm&reobimfelfetberetetb, euenasbe pcrc&uedbir tobaue
done before, and altbougb jje foere not ft fuperfftttous,as to trfe
ante foojds to belpe itfm
fo?foaro in ijts bufines
,
pet bp tbe fcer*
tue oft})at ointment (fait^ Bodin)
lie teas
tmmcdiatlteconueted
to
47
tion
3
that
faiej this is
onlie done
by vertue
ofthe
legue
j
nor
yet to them
that referre
it ynto
words:
quoth nota.
cap.fu
affembliesy&cxonfuted.
of Witchcraft. Cap.
5 fi.
to
Lorreine,mto tbe alTemblte ofioitcbes.Mbtcb 1cfyzt\ be fatoe,be
fcms abafl>eD
3
anD fatD ;3n tbe name of<H5oD
3
ftbat make
3
b&re:'
SinD topon tbofe tuo:Ds tt)e tdjcle aJTemblie fcamftjeD atuate , ant)
left btm
ttjere alone ffarfee nafeeD,anD fo teas
be
fame to teturne
to
Lions. ii5ut
be ban fo gcotJ a conference ( fo: pou mappercctue
bp tbe firff part oftbe btftojte,be foas a fcerfe ^oucff man) tbat be
accufeDbistruelouerfo?atottcb, anD caufcD
W
to be burner
JIBut as fo.:
bis aoulterte
3
nettber M.Mai. no?
Bodin dsd once to
mucb as fpeafee tn tbe Dtfp?affe tbereof.
3t apearetb tifeougbout all
Bodins bsfce, tfjat
be
i$ fo:e often*
DeD fcntb
Cornelius Agrippa,anD tberatber(as
3 fuB)ofe)btcaufe
tbe fata C. AgnpparecanteD tbat fctbtcb
Bodin
mainfeinetb, t^o
tbinkefb
b$
coulo foojfce foonDcrs bp magtckc,anD fpectalitc bp
bis blacfee Dog* 3t tyoulD feme
be bab p:ettte flnll in
tbe art ofofc
uinatton.
jfo: tbougb be
fo?ote before
Bodin mante a peare, pet
fctferetb
be tbefe ioo20S tn bis
bmfee nevawutefcientUmm
.-
acer*
ttim
if
rencb p:otonotarte(fattb be)a lefoD feUoto ana a cttfeuer,
batb imttten a cerfetne fable 0; miracle Done at Lions,&c.bat
Bodin
te
3
3
knofoe not, otbertutfe tban bp report
;
but
3
amcec
ttint tbis l)i$ tale is a fonD fable : anD Bodin
fattb it teas perfo:*
meD at Lions
; anD tbts man(as
3
tmoertfanD) bp p^ofefllon is*
ctuilllatuter.
Adifproofe oftheir aflemblies
3
and of
their bargaine.
The fixt Chapter.
i^at
fyt
totntng of^anDs? tottlj tlje
Dtuell, tbe fetOmg of bts bare buttocks,
anD
U$
fcratcbtng anD biting oftbem^ars
abfurD lies
5
euerirone bsuing tbe gift of
reafon map platntte pcrcetue : in fo mutb
as tt is manifeft imfo fcs bp tbetuo:Dof
(H5oD,tbat a fptrtt
batb no fleflj, bones, noj
Snefoes
3
fxbereof banDs.buttocks, clatos,
ta>tb,anD lips Da
confitt,
jFoj aDmtt tbat tbe conttitutfon of a Dt*
r
.
uelsboDte(asTatiananDotberamrme)
conSffetb in fptrituall
^
'
f
.
conger cou
48
3.Booke. Thedifcoucne Reall league.
congelations, as of fier anD mz
5
pet it cannot be percetucD of
mojtall creatures . Mbat credible tortnefle is ftere bjougbt at
ante time
3
of
ftts ftetr cojpojal!,t)tfible,anD tncreDible bargaine;
fauingfte confefftonof fome perfon DifeafeD boft inboDtcanD
minD,tpilfuUtemaDe
5
o?inmvioutlteconftratneD i 3t is meruell
ftat no penitent toifft ftat fo^fafeett) ftir trace, confeffeftnot
ftefe
ft
ingstotftout compulsion
sp&ftinfeeft ftetr couenant
made at bapttfme
totft cD,bcfo?egcDDtoitneIFes,fanmfieDtotft
(be too?D,confirmeD torift
W
p?omifes
3
anD effabltfteD totft
W
facraments,ftoulDbe of mo?e fo:ccftan ftattdnft fteproafee
totft tbe DtuelMxbtft no boDie
f&ft 0; fenotoeft* jfo? qd Dccef*
ueft none, tof
ft
tftom be
bargained ; netfter D<3ft be mccfee oj
Dtfajpomt
ftem,alftougb \}t Danfe not among ftem.
Ibefr oft,
to procure into fteir league anD fellotoftip as m&
nieasftepcan(fcfterebpeuerteonetoitft, as Bodinafftrmeft,
augmented
fte
number of fifite ) betoaateft greatite fteir inDfc
The author
rect Dealing, ^ereof3bauemaDetrfaU
3
asalfooffterefiDucof
v^fnd^e
^
elr ca,fen*n
S
teHffc*
;
an&
b^ue bame toift tbe bett
3
0: rafter
pro)fe
and
$
e foa^tf of
$
em
?
*
*&
f$a
*
infg&t be gaftereD out of
ftetr
criaiJU counfels;anDbauecunninglte treated totft ftemftcreabouts:
anD furfter,baue fent certeine o!o perfons to inmnitotft ftem,
to be aDmttteD into ftetr foctette ffiutas toell bp ftetr crcufes
anD Delates, as bp ofter ctrcumffances,
%
%mztrteD anD founD
all ftetr
traDe to be mdere ccofentng*
3
p^ate poutftat bargainebawftep
tnaDc totft fte
Dwell,
ftat toift fteir angrte Icofeesbeetottft lambs, ctol?
D;en,$c i 3s it not confeffeD, ftat
it is natural*,
ftougb
it be a lie* ffifflbat
bargaine mafeeft ftc
fttftfat'er, tftfft baft W
feuerall fetnDs
oftoitfttraS anD Dtumatton ep;e!TeD
in
fte
fcrtpture i
>i
is it not gran*
teD ftat ftepmafce none ? ^oto
cbanceft
it ftat toe fpeare not
of ftis
bargaine in
fte
fcrtptttres?
\confejfions
confuted, ofWitchcraft. Cap.7.
4P
A
confutation ofthe obiecStion concerning
witches confeflions.
The feuenth Chapter.
%
tit
tonfedeD ( fate fome bp tije
loate df obiectfon ) cuen of ttjefe toomen
tbemfelues, tbat ttiep dcd ftefe ano fad)
otber bo?ribletbings,as oefcruetb Head),
fottb &Uetfremttie,f& beret>nto3 an*
(teer
5
tbat fcbofoeuer confioeratelie be*
boteetb tbeir confefttons
,
tyall perceiue
;ali to be batne,iDle, falfe, tnconttant, ana
cfno foefgbt
; erccpt tbeir contempt am* ignorance in religion
:
ftbicb (5 ratber flje fault ofCtie
negligent pattoj, tban of t^e fimpte
luoman.
ifirlfyftbeir ccnfelRon be mane bp compulfion,cffo?ce 0? aw Confeffion
fto?itie,o? bp perfuaGon
5
anD imoer colour of ftam&fytp, it ts not
compui-
to be regaroeo ; btcaufe
tbe ertremitie offfeets ano tortures pjo*
j"
e
^^JJ
uafcesit;o
w
: tbe qualttte of faire fcw:Ds and allurements con*
inqSTom
Oratncs ft . 3fit be boluntarie , manie circumffances mutt be Looke m*L
conCoereD.fofort; Ujetberl^eaBJeadjnct^r fclfetocuerl|)
v
:ofo
m*i*f.&io.
birneigbbour,b*icb manie times l^ajpenc^ lb.:cugb tbeir can*
c^feflion
feereD ano malicious melancboltfce bumo; ifym, fcbetber in tbat
perfoaVrkj
fame
mclancbolifcc m& anb frenttfee bumo:
,
fyc DeOre not tbe
as by flacte
'
abjiogment ofbit ofone oaies.
W$<b
tbtng
Ariftotle
faitb Dcotb
rie : Look
.
c
oftentimes
baen bnto perfons fubiect to melancbolfae paflt^
B
J
y
^
cie
ons: anb(as Bodin
ana Sprenger faie)to ftefe do foomen calleD
vrfuxem^
fottcbes
3
t$icb manie times(as tbep affirme) refufe to hue ;
%mU
l0imBedt
ningfbefu&ges,
tbat if ttjcp mapnotbebumefc, tbe? imlllaie
'AutMaUf.
bancs bpon tbemfelues, anb fo make tbent gutltie of tbeiv cam*
nation.
3
mvfclfe
baue Imotoue, tbat fcbere fad) a one coulD not p:c*
uaile
,
to be accepteo as a fufftcient tuitneffe againtt bimfelfe^e
p^fentlie foent ant> fb:efo bimfclfe tnifa ponD of foater, ftbere
be foaStyOfonefc- But ft)e lafoe fattb
;
Volenti monnonettbden-la
LH<h
^
tbat is
5
H$i$ foojo is not to becreDtteDtbattsoefiroustof
^ lo
r
50
j.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
W.confejJtons confutt
dt
v%q
ui*Mc
tite. airo fcmetimes (as elfe-tftere
3
baue pjameD)
ftep confeffe
fcment.
mor~
ftat iftereofftep
toete neuer gutltte ; fujpofing
ftat
ttjep
&to
ftat
tmfmtfiu
j^^
tjjep tiiD notjbp meanes ofcertcine ctrcumffances.Sino
as
7cfant<7
fbepfometfmesconfeffefmpoffibtlitfes, as ftat ftcp flteinfte
y
;
*
atre,tranfubttanttate ftemfelues, ratfe fempeffs,tranffer o? w
mamccojne^c : fobcDftepalfo(3 fate)confeffieboluntartlte,ftat
febtft no mancoulo pjcoue, and
ft
at
fcftift no man tooulu gbeOTe,
no? vtt bel&ue
5
cFccpt be
foere as mat* as
ftep 5
fo as
ftep tying
fceaft totlfuUie bpon ftemfelues : fftift argueft an taifotmo
mtnD.
3f
ftep
confeffe
ftat,
Ir^fcii baft
bane tndeetj committer* bp
ftem-jaspotfontng^anteofterfeinD of murfter, febfftfalleft
intoftepoteeroffucbperfonstoaccompUft
; a
ftanonottooe*
fcnofteircaufe* ^ofobett,3fooutotofftftat turn m
ftat
cafe
ftere be not to rati) crebtt gtuen , no? too fjaffte p?oceeofngsbfe&
agatnff
ftem : but
ft
at
fte
caufcs,pjoperttes
3
anD ctrcumffances
of euerfefting be bulie confioereD, ano btltgentlie erammca.
Abfurdities
if
o?
ponftall bnaerttanb, ftat as (bmetfmes
ftep confeffe
ftep
in witches
fa
mmurftereoftef
r neighbourstot
ft
a foift/omettmes
totft a
coafcaions.
too^ft^tfntegtotftatobe^ctfoftepconfeire, ftat totftfte
tieltucring ofan atple^o: Tome fuft
ft
ing, to a tooman tof
ft ftt
lo,
ftep
baue fetlleo
fte fttlo tnftemoftersiuombe, tftennofttng
fcras a&bebfterebntOjifttftnatnralltecoutobe notfomeo^ tjurt^
full,
3!n Iffee maner
ftep
confeffe,
ftat fofft a touftof ftetrbate
fmn&, ftep
fomettmes bill a man being in perfect bealftanfc
Ifrengft ofbobie^tften aUbis garments ate bcttoiirt ftctr bano
and bis fieft*
)15wttf
ftis ftef
rconfefffon be eieamtneb
bp&imnftfe, jbtlofo
jbie^pffcfee^afoe o? confidence, it Mlbe founb falfe ana intafc
ficient.
jf
irff
3
f
o?
ftat fte
tooling ofmtracls i$ ceafeth >econfc
lie , no reafon can be prietoeb fo? a
fting
fo farre beponp all rea*
fon, 2Ebitblie
3
no receipt can be offuft efficacie,as iften fte
fame
fetoaftebtutftabarebanu, fromtftence fte
Seines bane
pa&
fage
ft?ongb fte
booie bnto
fte
bart,tt ftcute not annote
fte
pot*
i3od de da~
fomt
>
mt>
V*&
reteine beffue anafb?ce enongb
5
to pearfe
ft?ougb
wnMku
" fo mamegarments anbfteberieflefl^incurablie,tofteplaceof
e*?k
Deaft in anoftec perfon* cm agtmnto (faiftBodin) wfdo
pij
Witchesfollie.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.7,8.
5
1
rejjondmpojfit. $
ourft)lie,no lafoe toiii asmitfucb a confei!ton,a$
paloetr)
tmtoimpoinbilitie^againft $efotcb tfcrc is neuer anp
latoep?omoe&;
ottjerlutre it toouto notferueamansturne,to
pleas ano
p?ueftat be
iuas at
Berwieke tbat saie
5
tljat fie is ac*
cufed to baueoome a murtfjer in Camurburic
: foj it
tnigfot be
fato be
fcoas
conuetefc to Berwicke
, anD baebe againe bp ixv
tbantment.
j?ffilte
3
be fe not bpeonfeience to be ejreeute&,fcdjub
jn a jitti c
batb no
fount)
mint) no? perfect tusgement Sinn pet fojfcotb &e pamphlet
reaD,tbatonemoiber
Stile tnotull one mother Saddocke
tmtb a
oftheads
touctjontfte^outoer,fo2not bapingp^omiTetotttjijir fojanoto
f"g
h
f
a
f
"^
c
cloahe, to mafee Jitr a CafcgarD

ano tbat fije iuas Jjangcb fo? ^r
WKches
5
in
labour.
anno.157*.
What folKc it were for witches to enter intofuch
defperate perilJ,and to endure fuch intollerable tortures
for no gaine or commoditic , and how it comes to paffe
that witches are ouerthrowne by their confeflions.
The eight Chapter.
%%$
! if
tW
toere fo fubttll, a*
tottebmongers; mate tbem to be , tbep
ifooutoefpte tbat it lucre mmt follie fo^
tbem,not cnelie f mafce a bargatne tnttij
)tbe Dtuell to fi#otu tbefrfodr* into bell
fire, but tbefr botnea to tbe tortures of
, temporal! fire ana beatb , fo? tbe accom*
'plitymentof notbmg
tbatnitgbt benefit
tbemfeluesatall
:
but
tbep toouto at tbe leafftotfetnoentfottb
tbe &foeIl,botb to inrtctj tbem,an& alfo f enoble tbem; ana finals
lietoentjuetbemU^aUiDO?lDliefeItcttieantipIearure
: ftfncb
is fartbett from
tbem of all otber, ^ea, iftbep foere fenfible^tfjep
toouto fate to
tbe triuell
; OT&ie
tyoutoabearfeenfopon^en
poutotll
becefoeme
i jSDfopounct pjomifemp
neighbour mo
fter Duttontofaue
ano refcuc
W5
anopet lo ffje is bangeo*
>urelie
tbte toouto ajpofe
tbe muellterte fo?e, Sim it is a tocon*
ber,tbat
none,from
tbe beginning oftbe too?to,till
fti* bafe,batb
maoe
fyis ano fact) lifee obteaton^ereto
tbe bluett couto neuer
5*
Iobn.Bod.
^.Booke. Thedifcouerie Melancholic
mafceanftoer. ButfoetettnotmojemaDnesfojffjenUo
feme
ttje Diuell^ntier tftefc
conutttons
^
ana pet to cntmrefeljifpinga
iui it) iron r ods at tl)c Dt'ucld Ij ano*
: t$td)(as
fye foitcfomo ngers
fy:ife)are fo fet on, ttjat
fte
p?int of ttje lathes remamefopontftf
imtd^s boDte euer after,euen To long as
tye
i)atlj a date to hue/
HBttt ttjefe oto foomen being fcauntefc iottb auftojttte, cfream
uenteo toitfj gutlc,conffraiiteo bp fojce,compeUeD bpfeare,inotk
ceDbperro?,an&tJeceiueDbi? ignorance, Den fail into fact) raflj
creoulttie , ana fo are foougbt fcnto fftefe abfuro confeffions*
W)3&erroj of minti anb bimonesof toil Depended fcpon ftje
mfcafeanDinfirmitie ofnature : ana fterefoje tbeir actions in
tfjat cafe are iijs mo?e to be bojne farittjaU ; btcaufe flbep,being De*
Ifiperem- CttUteofreafonjCanl/ailCttQCOnfent. StfyDeliBumJineconfenfo
rem mrifd,
nonpoteft committhne^ue imwriafine ammo miunandt
;
fljjat if , ?Zl}ZtZ
indt
cum
tmte mfimie to
^
0Ut confent,noj tniurte committeD toiftiotit
cfid
hoc d.
aminDtoocotDjong. i^ettfjelafoefaiff) further, t&at 3purpofe
depM.&c.
reteineD in minti , fc(B$ noting to flje p?iuat o; publtbe Ijurt of
taUnieg. ante man
5
an* mtub mo?e fljat an tmpofltble purpofe is bnpu*
&'
tlify&blt.SM*
mentis voluntM&oiunttti mpojfibilis est
;& fOtUtD ttliltb
toilleS) no8>ing,but ttjat tt&f
cfc
te poflible*
Howmelancholieabufetholdwomenjandofthe
effe&s thereofbyfundrie examples.
The ninth Chapter.
jf
ante man a&utfeDlte matfee
ttjeir too$s
5
actions,CQgitations,anD gefe
tures , lie D^all pcrcetue t&at melancfjolie
abcim&tng in timr tjeaa , ana cccupieng
fbeic b;aine,tjati) Dep^tueu o? rafter oepsfc
ueDttjetriu&gcments, anoall tfjetr fen*
fes : 3
meanenot of ccofening tottrbe^
[hut cf pco:e melandjoisbc tuomen , toind?
are tfjemfelues Decetaeti.
jf
o; pou fi&all tmaerffanD,ftat tye fo?ce
tfttcf) melantfjolte fiat!)
5
anD flje effects
tftat it too?ftefl) in tbe bo*
tie ofa man,oj rafter ofa foojnan^are aimoff incredible,jfoj as
femeoftfjefemelancljolikeperfons imagine
,
fyepare ioitctjes,
and
Melancholic ofWitchcraft. Cap.p.
5
5
antibpfoftct)ctafUanfoo?feeta^
: fo
tscD otber
5
troublet> tottb tbte Difeafe, imagine manie Ifrange, to
credible, anatmpoCKble Qitag& j&omc, tljat
ftcp
are monarch
an& princes, ant> ftaf
all otter men are ftetr fubiects : fome.ttjat
tbep
are b^ute beaflto : fome, tljat tbcp be tymate o? ear$en pot
0,
greatlte fearing to be b^ofecn : fome
5
fyat euencone ibat mattei!)
ftem
5
Mlconeiet^emtotljegaUoUiej5;anD vettntljc zm
tmngi^cmfeUtes. ne tfjougljt, tljat Adas, fc&jome tfje psete
fetgne totjslD tip ^eanento^ Ijte Rubers, trjoulD betoearie,
ana let (be
&te fall Uponfjtoi : another fcuoulo fpena a ftfcnle Date
t)ponal!age
3
tmagtningitjatl;eboil)|iearijantJ fats interlaces,
anDtberefentfjmatse frimfelfe great fpc# . flDneTheophilus a
p^fictan.ot^ertDiTe four^mong|iofnnntj(a0itt0fait3) fmagi*
ne5t^at^el?eart?anD falDC ntuCdans continnallte plateng on
tnfirumenfg, in a certeine place of10 Ijoufe 1 flDne
Beflus;
tbat
ftat)
feiilcfc
bte
fafl)er,faas notabUe Detected imagining ttjat a
(toaRofoetopjatoc&ijini tbexttoifb : fo ais fje^tmfelfe thereby re>
uealeDfte murder.
55ut tfje notables example Ij&reofi, ofone fbat tua^ in great
ofone that
perpjetftie, imagining ttjat
bis nofe luaa as big as a ijoufe
5
in?
trough
fbmucb as no firamD no? $pfeiau ccolD Defter \)im from tfjis
J^JJ^i
concetpt,no?pet efiber eafe
fyz gr&fe,
0? fattlfie bis fanOe in
ducedto'
~
fbat bebalfe: till at tbelaif, a pfypiicfan mo?e expert inftjfe Jit*
thinkethat
mo; tban ibe reff, WeD fbis teuife fdloiuing.
jf
frit, trben be toas
he *lad
*:
to come in at (be dumber Dcr^e being tufte open, be futftenlie
^f^^
ffaieD anD&iibD^etebimfelfe
5
fo as $c &culD not in anp fcrife
&c
.
*
app?ocb nearer tban fbe Da^e 3Cf# melancboh&e perfon strafing
fta
reat, a&eD
bt
mtbc caufe fci/p
be
fo acmeanea ftfmfelfe i 18$o
anffeereDbimin tbfemaner ijbiv, pour nofe teto great, Hjai3
can barDlie enter into pour chamber but
3
(Ijali tsodjit, anD
confequentlie
burt it Ho (quott)
be) ftiig te t&e man
ft
at maddcd
megcDD;
tberefiDueofmpfr&nDs Matter me, anD tooulD gfoe
mine infirmitie from me OTel! (faiD ffje pbpfitfan) 3
totll cure
pou, but poumuDbe content to insure a little paine in t!)e
ty&
frng
:
W;id)
be p:omifeD pattentlie to fuHetne, anD cottcctutD cer^
teinebopeofbisirecouene*
Sf3en entreD tbe ftyticiminto %z
cbamberjCr^pingclofebpt^etDanesJ^femingtofrare
tfie tou^
4iig ano ljurtmg of
ty&
note, 2El;cn oft Ije bltnDfote
jibn , ftfcfaft
ifatjt
being
5^J.
j.Booke. Thedifcouerie
Melancholic.
Itinsdame&ecaugltf l)tm bp ttje nofe toift a paire ofpinfo^ana
tfeetodotone
into a tub, ix&frb be ftad placed before i)t0
patient,
agreat quant*!te ofblouo, luit!) manic p&ces ofbullocks Uuers,
t$tcb \)t badconucied into ttje chamber
,
fcdjileft tbe others etes
toere bound tsp, and tlicn gaueIjtm libertie to fe ana bebold tbe
fame, ^eijautng dome tljus againe toco o?
tb?#
tinted , itje me*
Iam&olifce &umojtons fo qualified, tljnt ttje mans mind being fa?
ttffied,bts gra>fe toas eafed, and bis difeafc cured*
Thrafibuii^oibertoife called
Thrafillus,
being (b^e oppjeffed
toftb Ibis melancboltfee bumoj, tmagined^at all tbe C^ip^icft
atldued at po#Pyra?us,toere
W
t tnfomucb as Ije tooulo number
fljem
3
and commandtbe mariners to laneMc rtrtumpbing at
tfteitfafe returned and meaning fo?tbetr miffo?tunes Sjje
Italian
3
lri;om toe called bere in
England,
tbe $i)onarcb,toas po
.
feffed tottfj tbe lifee fpfrft o; concetpt
Danseus
btmfelfe repo?tefb,
mTclp\
tbatljefatoeone,tbataatrmedconttantMetbatbctoasa cocfee;
*-.**'
andfaiftjtbattbjousf) melancbolie, fucb toere alienated ftom
fljcmfelues.
j]ioto,iftf)efan(ieofamelancljoltSeperfon map be occupied
jj^/7?.pJncaufesb$icbarebofy^^ an old
3fc*!p.*. totf
cb
be tbougbt free from fucb fantafies, tdjo(astbc learned $i*
wrtnm
'fop&* r* an& jbpSciaus faie) fopon tbs Copping of tbeir monetb*
imer.de.
to tnelancboltto fluir o; tffue ofblond, in tbetr age mutt n&ds in*
frefitgjsde* creafc therein, as (i&ougb tbetr toeakeneffebotb of bodie and
twmm&c.
b^tne)tbeapteCperfonsfom0etetottb fucb melancboli&e una*
Annuls
ginatfoiitf
x Mfy&bometbetr imaginations remame^uen tdjen
ifaj*L
^
0I
*
fenfiejES are
5
ne
*
ifb
Bodin
laboured to difp20Bue
3
tberc*
in Vetoing bimfclfc as gmda $pffctan, as clfc-trfjere a dtuine.
HBttt if tbep mapfmagine,ibattbepcan tranffo?me fljeir otone
bodies, ld;icbneuertbelefferematnetb in tbe former fi&ape:fjoto
mufy mm
credible i^ it, tfiat ^epmapfallelie fuppofe tbepcan
Ijmi and infeebleotber mens bodies; 02i$lcbtsleffe
?
bfo&er tip
commingofbutter ttc ilButttbattsit ttjat tbep toill not ima*
gine, and confequentlieconfeffetbattbepcandco; fpeciallic be*
ingfoearneillieperfuaded tberebnfo, fo ftplte fomented, fo
craffflie examined, toitb fucb pjomtfes offauour, as fefcerbp titty
lmagme
3
fljat tbep fijall euer after line in great credit
$ toelflNc
3fpouread tfte eseottumsdmuetjpon toit^es^ttber in times
paff
V. confejfions
confuted, ofWitchcraft. Cap.p,lo.
55
tjaflinottiercountn^o?lateUemtt)te!attD
5
poufljall ik fori)
tmpcffibtlities confeOed
5
as none,l$uing bte rtgijt fott*,fmU be*
leeue,3mong otber lifee falfe confciTtom^tue read
ft
at tbere teas
MuUouitu
atuitctj
confeifeo at ttje time of^tr deatb 0? erecutiou,tbat fije Ijad
raffed all tbe tempetfs, andprocured all tbe ftoflte and bard iuea'
tbcrttjatbajpened tnfte tninter i^jrand fljat manie graue
and iotfe men belued
jtfr.
That voluntarie confeffions may be vntrulie made,
to die vndooing ofthe confefiors,and ofthe ttrange ope-
ration ofmclaiuholie,pra>ued by a familiar and la:e ex-
ample.
The tenth Chapter.
25t tfcat it map app#re, tljat e*
uenboluntarie confection (in tbfe cafe)
mapbe bntrulie made^tbougl) tt tend to
tfjedeftrumon oftbcccnfeffo:; andtijat
melancbolie map mmt imaginations
toffjat effect :
3
toil! cite a notable in*
fiance concerning tfjte matter, tbe pap
tm tbemfdues being pet aliue,and
Celling
tntde parity of Sellengein Kent , andt&ematfernot
long fitbence in tbts fo_:t
performed,
jffine Ade
Dauiejfte
iffifeof Simon Dauie
fwfbandmaa,
AKentiai
being reputed a
rigfct Ijonefibodie, and being ofgasd parentage,
f
orie ofa
grefcfuddcnlie (as
fjirlmfband
informed ma>, and as it ts tell
i"""
1
"
imofone in tbefe patts)to be fomeft&at penftue and mo^c fad tban
'
inttmespaft
. SKijieb tfttng tbongl)ttgreeaedljim
3
petl}0 fcoas
lotb to makeit fo
ajpaere,
as eifber tjis toife mtgljt be troubled o$
difcontenteo
tberefottf),
0?
&te neighbours informed thereof
;
lead ill i>ufband?ie
Ojould be laid to
W
cbarge (ti&tcb in tbefc
quarters
is
mucbabbo?red,)itfe&en
0)e grefo from penfiue*
nes, to tome
perturbation
ofmind ; fo as Ijtr accuffemedreft be*
gan in tbe nigbt feafon to be tuitbdjafone ftcmbir, tbjcugl) ftglp
ing and fecrct
lamentation
; and
tbaf, not imtbont teares
, b&
coulo not but demand
ftecaufe offjirconcctpt and etfrao#ina>
5
5
j.Booke. The difcouerie Melancholic
tie manning* 515ut alfbougb attftat time
fye couerea tbe fame,
selmoiuletigmg nothing to be amtffe tottfi fnr : fameaSer not*
tDttl)9anDin0^efcUD3tDne before bfm on &ir fena^DcGring
I)tmfflfo;tgMet)ic,fo2fl&e{)a& gneuouilie cffen&eD (as ffje fatd)
bot^ (0od t|)im.l^cpa52ef)ufbanD being abated at tftte inr be*
|jautGur,comfo?tcD&ir
5
asi)e coula ; arfeing ijtr ttje caufc of
t)tr
trouble
i
gr^fe:t^otolDljtm,foatfl^e 1)33) , contrary to >oD$
latoe^f to fije offenfc ofalt groa rfjnftians, to tfje tniurfe of
ftfmyi
fpeciaUietotfjeloffeof^d'olDnefou^bargamcDantJ giuen fnc
ro!etoftjeDteil,tobetieUuereDt3nto ijtm toifctjut fl&ojt fpace*
Note the
WMBtonto \)\t Ijufbano anfooereD, fateng; M*tfe,beof g<DD
cbriftian cfc&re, tins
%
bargaine is tiofo and ofnone effect : foj ffjou ijaft
comfort of
foio ttjat fcdjtcb is none offline to fell ; Ctft
it belonged to
Cfetfl^
t
h
L
hus
if
d
^^
&0U
SW
tt, ana D&relte patD fo? tt
3
tutn totti) ljis blouo,
*
iW e
*
lai;u6 6c fl^eD t>pon tljecroffe^ fo
as fte Dtuell Ijatl) no mtereftm
fijae Sfferttjis, tmti) ltfeefubintfffon,feares,anD penitence,
Bjefat&tmtofjim ; DIj tmlbanft,
3 faus
wt committer ano*
fljer fault
3
anDDnepoumo:eimurte:fo?3tjaue befaritcbe&pott
ana pour
crimen
. Wtcontent (quoit) t)c) bp
fte
grace of <U5oD,
Slefus %ttt fljali fcntuttel) t>s : foj none euill can happen to tijem
ttjatfearedUoD.
0nD (astruIieasfije3lo?t5l(uet!5)fl)ts5 foasfte teno: ofljfe
to0$tmfome,f$f$3l fcnotueis true, asp?oc&Dingfrom tnv
fetgnes Upg,atiD from one ttjat feareib
(0o&.
i^oto t^en $e time
sppaotljeD ftjat tfje Dsuell l^outo come, ano tafcepolfeifton of ttje
tDomatt^ccc^Duig to
U$
bargame, l/etuatcbeD an&pjmteD ear*
ueSlte.anD caufea ijts toife to reaDpfalmes ana platens fo^ mer*
cieat<l[5o&slmn&s : anDfu0Den!teaboutmtDmgi)t
3
tl)erelDa)e;a
great rumbling beeiefcoe fcnaer ijts Camber toinooioe, tobict) a*
m^ct* t\)trn erceeainglte.jfo? fljep concerned ftat
ifje Diuell itras
b&lotee, $ougf) l?e IjaD no poiuer to come i)p
3
bicaufe offljeir fee
Hentpjafers.
Confima- ^
tfiat noteflj t!)is teomans firffi antr fecona confeffion, free*
tion. lie ants Holmttarflte maue, tjotu euerie tljing concurreD tfjat
intg^tfcrue to &mz credit fberefonto , anti poei&matfer fo: \>it
condemnation, tBCulo not ibinfte , but tftat tf
Bodin
toere foje*
inanof|)trmquett,tjetooulDcr%^5utltte:ftr>outol)aCene)reca^
fern t)pon $r
,
i$o toonte Ijaue faio as nrncfi
btfo& anp tuogein
Melancholie. of Witchcraft. Cap. I o, 1 1 .
57
tbe fo)0jto
3
IfC^e IjaD b&neeramineD ; anD baue confcOBeD no ieffc,
IfC^e baab&ne
acratgneD ftertipon/SBut <0QD Ssno&etb^e tuas
innocent of ante tbefe crimes: bo&bett
fte
ioasfoougbt lotoe
anDpjeffeD Dotune ttnftrtbe tuefg^t oftbts bumo^ , fo as botb bit
reft anD fl&ps tore taken atoafe from
bir^f ^ir fancies troubled
anD DifquieteD lutft
Dfpatre
3
anD fudj otber cogitations as greln
bp occatfon thereof* 3nD pet
3
belaeue, tf anp mi$ap baD tnfueD
to btf bufbantj
?
0^ frf*
djiloien ; feto tmtcbmongets tooalD bane
tuDgeD otberIntfe
5
butt!)at fijebau betDttdjcDtbem . 0nD $
(fo?
{jirpart)foconttantlteperfuatieDbirfeife iobealBttdj, tbat Qje
iuDgeD bit
feife iBOjtbie ofDcatb ; tnfomucb as being retetneD in
tNtcbambe^efatDC
not ante one carrtengn faggot to tbe fisr,
but fljetoulD fate it toasto mafee afier toburnebttfo?iottcbe'
rte. H5ur(0oDfcnoit)eib fl^e l)aD beluttl)ct none
5
neither tnfueD
tbere ante burt tnto ante, bp
bit
imagination, bat bnto bit fclfe.
Slnb as fo? tbe rumbling, it ims bp occafton ofa
ty&yz , tdjtcb
a
comicatt
bias flafoeD, ana b&ng
bp tbe loals, fo as a Dog came anD Denote
cataftro-
teD tt ; ttberebp greto tbe notfe febtcb3 before mentioneD:anD
P
he'
(be
being noto recouereD, remamcfb a
rtgbt troneff tooman , fat
ftom fucb tmpiette, anD aibameD of bit imaginations, fcd;icb 8je
jpetcetuetb to baue gro&ne tb:ougb meiancbohe.
The ftrange and diuers effects ofmelancholie, and
how the fame humor abounding in witches, or rather old
women^filiedi them full ofmeruellous imaginations^nd
that dieir confeffions are not to be credited.
lf\<^f^V1|^
The eleuenth Chapter.
Wit in tntity , tlits? melanc^otffee
^*
tyumo? (as tbe hzQ jfepttcians affirme ) ts
*>.
tbecaufeofalltbetrBrange, tmpotTtble,
Z^merus
anDtucreDibleconfefftons
: tdjtcb are fo
deprrfjibs
fonD , tbat
31
tocmtDer botu ante man
p.s.
canbeabufeD tberebp. ^ofobett
5
tbefeafc
fectton^tbougb
ftep agjeare in tbe mind
. ofman,pet are
ftep bjeD in fyt boDte, ano
p?oc&D from tbts bumo? , fobicb is tbe bene D:egs of blouD, nou*
ritytnjsHD feDing ttjofe place^ftom thencepjoc^D fearer , co*
gttattons,
58
3.Booke. Thediicoucrie Melancholie.
gttations/uperfftftons, faffings
3
labours,and fucb Iffee.
Ariflotie de
sii)t0 mafeetb fufferance of tojments, ana ( as fomefafe) fo?e*
hT^^
8
**
8
^
offtjings to come, and pjeferuetb tjealtb, as being coin and
dlZrw.
*?
fe : tt ^afe
^
mmfubtect to leaneneffe, and to fte quartanc a*
gucUjeplljat are twed tberetotfb, ate deffroters oftbemfelues,
flout to fuffer inturtes/earefuH to offer Violence
;
accept tbe
bu>
mo?be bot. Hjep learne Ifrangetcongs foitb fmail tnduffrte ( a*
Ariftode
and otber# affitmc.)
3fourtotfcbes $anta8es toere not corrupted, no? fbefr toil*
confounded tottb tbis bumo?,tbcp foould not fo fcoluntarf lie and
readtlie confcffe tbat
W
cb
called ftetr
life in queffion ;
thereof
Ira 10
'me-
^
couto mm*$&&&*fa
*
coumetcd 1.
Bodin
tottt) bis lato*
mm. ' pers j^bpRcbe rcafonctb contrarilic,- as fbougb melancbolie toerc
furtbeft ofall from tbofc old toomen , t^om toe call tottebes : dc*
tiding tbe mott famous and noble $pfician
lohn wier
fo?
jns
opinion in tbat beijalfc* ilBut bicaufeBI amno#pSctan,3ltoill
feta $pSctan to
fym ;
namelie Eraftus, U)o batb fbefe too?ds, to
tott
5
tWl|)efeiDifebes,tb?ougbfbetr corrupt ffeantafie abotm*
ding tottb melancboltfeebumo?s , bp reafon of tijcir old age , dco
d:eame and imagine tbep ljurt tbofe things tdbtcfj tbep nettbet
could no? dcoburt; and fo tbmfeetbepfenotoeanart, b|ub
ffjcp
nettber baue learned no? pet bnderffand.
)15uti$tefl&ouldtberebemo?e credit giuen fototfctjcs,ttjen
tbep faie tbep Ijaue made a reall bargaine tottb tbe btuell,fctlled a
coto, betotfcbed butter, tnf&bled a djtld, fo?efpofeen fjtr netgb'
bourse : tban t$en
fye
confeffetb tbat (be
tranfubflanftatetb \)it
felfe, mafeefb it taint oj Ijatlc, fiteib in tlje aire
,
goefb inuifiblc,
franfferrefb co?ne in tbe graflfe from one field to anotijerrfc . 3|f
pou tfnnfee tbat in
ftc
onefbetr confeilfons be found, tt^ie Should
pou fate tbat tbep are co?ruptiu tbe otber;tbe confefilon of all
tbefe tbings being made at one inltant , and affirmed tottb Itfce
conffancie,o? ratber audacitte t liBut pou f& tbe one fo be tntpofc
fible
3
and tberefo?e pou tbinbe tberebp
3
tbat ftjetr confeffions are
fcaineandfalfe, I|)eotberpoutt)in6emapbed(Dne
5
andfetbem
confeffett^andfbere^epou conclude
3
vX/# aJeffi;
as being
jugitft.
uk
perfuaded it i$ fo,btcaufe pou tbinfte if map be fo.ffiut 31
fate
5
boft
f/
ri
f?'
tottb
fte
dtuines, and #ilofo$ers
5
tbaf fbat t3$tcb ts Imagined
ultvei
ct
~
offotfc&cratt, Ijatt) no trut^ ofaction

oj being befides fbetr ima*
ginattou,
yyjeague confuted,
of Witchcraft. Cap.ii,i2
# 59
gtnatton, tye fctyity (ft? tye
modpart) is occupies in falfe caufes*
ckmmsjn-
JFoj
ttyofoeuer deffrety to bjtng to paffe an tmpofftble
tying,
^.3.'
tmtyatjaine,anidle,andatyildityperfuafian, feed bp an ton*
i**Mchu.
found tltinD: fQ}
San^mentid voluntas^ vohmta* rei
poffibHu eft
; JSjje
c^/*'*
toil! ofa founo mmd^is tye
deftre ofa poflible tying*
ta^,&u
A
confutation ofwitches confeffions
3
efpeciallie
concerning their league.
The twelfe Chapter,
'Wit it
&
obiecteD , tijat Switches?
Anobua*.
tamfeffetyep renounce
tye fatty, anD as
0IU
tyetr confeflfon mutt be true
( 0?
elfe
tyep
tooulo not mabeit
:)
fo mutt tyetr fault be
too:tyte ofoeaty, 0; elfe
tyep tyoulo not be
erecuted*&!jerebnto
31
anftoer as before; The reft-
tyat tyetr confeflfons are etfo^ted, o;etfe
lution.
pjoc&ofrom an tinfound mind,
f^ea
31
fate
furtyer,tyat toe our felues,fctytty are found ofmind, and pet
febe ante otyer toate offaluatfon tyan teift3lcfus
3
o.2 b?eabe
bis
commandements,
0?
toalbc not in
bis ffeps totty a liuelie fatty,
tc : oa> not onlte renounce tye fatty, but (B5od fjf
mfelfe : and tyere*
foje
tyep (in confeitmg tyat tyep fo;fabe<E5oo
?
and tmb:ace fa>
tyan)d<n
tyat fctytty toe all tyoulddco. #s toutymg tyat bojrible
part oftyetr confeffion,ut
tye
league
fabity tendety to tye billing
oftyeirotoneand otyers tytlo?en,tye feetytngof tyem, and
ty&
mafeingoftyetrpotion
0?
pottage, and tye
effects tyereof; tyeir
gcDdfrtdaies meeting, being tye daie of tyetr deliuerauce, tyete
mceffs, totty tyetr returneat tye end of nine monetys, ttyen
commonlie toomen be nettyer able to go tyat iournie , no: f re*
tume,$c: it is fo bojrible^nnaturall, tutlibelte, and bnpofltble
$
tyattf31tyouldbeboldfutytyings toitymineetes,
31
tyould ra*
tyer tyinbe mpfelfe dreaming, djonbeu, 0; fome toaie ocp?tue&
ofmpfenfes
; ty
an gtue credit to fo bo^rtble and filtyie matters*
^oto
baty tye
otle oj pottage of a fodden tytld futy foertue , as a forged
tyatattaffeannoinfedtyeretotty,can carrte folbe in tye
aire ?
miracle,
irjjetr potable ltq[uo^ttytty(tyep fate)mabety maitters of tyat fa*
cultte,
6 o
3
.Booke. The difcoucrie Witches
tempefts,
cultte , is it not rtotculous i 3trt is it not , bp ttje opinion of all
{inlofo$)ers, {i)pfictans
3
mttMufne*, Doftof fudj^cctue, as is
imputeDttjeretmto/
ffljeir not fatting on ftfcafes, ansfljeir fatting on fun&ates,
ftetr fpetting at ffte
time ofeleuattcn, ffjctr refufall of bolte fom*
tet,tl)eirDefpifingoffupetttttiouj5crottlej5,(!c:tdjtcl) are all goto
Ceps to true c&tfffanttie, Ijelpe meto confute
tfce
refi&ue offyetc
confefitons,
Aconfutation of witches confeflions
3
concerning
making of tempefts and raine : of the naturall caufe of
raine, and that witches or diuels haueno power todoo
fuch things.
The xiij. Chapter.
$tDto fpeafee mo?e generalise of
all ttje tmpoffible actions referreo tmto
fbem,as alfo ofttjetr falfe confedions
; 31
faie, tbaf ffjere te nonef$bb
acfenotoletM
getft flSofc to be onlie ommpcfent.ana tbe
onlte footer ofall miracles
5
no: anie q*
t&ertn&ueottrifbmeane fenfe, but bull
Demetbattbe elements are obcDtent to
imfrijes, anD at ftjefr commandment ; oj tbat tfjcp map at fytit
pleafure fenDrame$aile
3
tempeffs., tijunDer, lightening; Often
The waies
fi)e being but an ofo Doting fejoman
5
caffefb a flint Ifone ouer
W
that wit*
leg ttjoulaer^tofoarDg
fte tneff
,
o? fturlet!) a little fea fants fcp to
marine
t0
ft^
elcjuent^o^lucttetf) a become fpjig in tuater,an& fpnnfeletfj
^a^e rame,
jfje fame jn
^
eaj re
.
^
tjfgge^a pit tn Sbe cattf) , anti putting
md*.
Mai. iuafer therein, 0trret!) tt afaoot tutQ) fjtr finger; o? boilctfj Ijogs
Maiefj.Bod.
tytfiIes
5
o? lafetfj fftcfes acrofle fepon a banfee, t$erc neuer a D?op
rZITva-
oftoat^to^.bwrt^fiiff^Wl tt ^totten
:
allt&icbtljingsare
n**rj*.
*"
confeffeDbptoitcfies
3
anDaffirmcS)bp to^ffrcs to be ifjemeanes
fyat tDitcfce^ t3fc to mueertrao^Dinarie fempeflfe anD ratne, $c.
MtLMakf.
WereaDmM.Maleficarum,tiiatalittJegtrletoalfemgab^oat>
ir.*.5ej.
iDftti ftic father mbis ian$,bear& Ijim complaine ofD:cugljt
3
te%
w/.i*.
ing f
>
rafne,fc, W)iz fatjjerfouoifj $e$ifo)3i can mate it
raine
A*
Raim,haile^c. of Witchcraft. Cap.
1
3. 6 I
Dj&at^fe&enanDifterea
liff* ^eafeeD fftere fte
learneDif
.
jSbe
faiD, of bir mother, tfto fo;bab tnr to tell ante booteftereof.
1$t afeeo btr&ofcDinr mofter taught
W*
^eanfoeteD^ftat
lift mother
commttteD fjir to a matfler , fcfto
tooulD at ante timo
d<d ante tiring fo; |jtr.
Wfiz
tl)en (fata
be)
mafee it raine but on*
Ite in mpfieio. 3no fo
fte
toent to
fte
ffreame,anD ft?eto tip to&
ter fn frir
matffers name,an&maDe tt ratne p^efentlte* 3nD p?o*
eaDing further tottf) btr fafter,fte
maDe tt batle in another fielD,
at btr fafters
requelf ^erefcpon fje accufea
bte
forife,ano caufeD
fjirtobeburneo
5
anDften beneio ftatteneD btefttto again*:
tftift
circumlfancc is commonamong papfff anD tmtftmong'
ttz. 3int) botofoeuer fte
firtt part bereofUrns p?ueD, ftere fe no
Doubt but
fte
latterpart foa$ft20ugbiteerecutcD*3lfftepcoulD
Heiiiatc
tnD&D tying ftefeftings
to paffe at fteir pleafure,
ftenmigbt
y^cL
can
ftepalfobeimpeDtmenteDnto fteeourfe of all ofter naturall fteaiqashe
fttngSjantio^tnancesajpointeDbpdSoDtas, to caufe it tobolD
that can
fep.feben it ftoulD
ratne; anDtomafeemtDntgbMf
btgb
names
p^
ccaa
anD bpftofc meaner
(3 faie)fte Dtuine pofoer
ftoulD become
p
ferutle to
fte
toill of a toitft , fo auos toe cculD neither eat no;
Djinfce
3
butbp ftetr permiffion.
S|)e
ft
into Seneca mf
gbt
fattffie ftefe creDulou^rafter iDo*
latrbus people,
ftat runneaialjojebunting, eifter in bom 02
#anfie,afier tbefe fottftes, bel&uing all
ft
at is attributes bnto
ftem,to
fte
Derogation of diJoDsglojte*
^efaift, ftat fte
ruse
people
3
anD our ignorant pjeDecefltya did belrcue,
ftat
raine ano
ftofoersmtgbtbepjocureD anD ffated bp toitftea ftarmesanD
tnftantmente : of
tftfft
ftinD of ftings ftat ftere can nofting
be ftwougbt, it is fo manifeff,
ftat foe need not go to ante {btlofo
jbers fftDle
3
to learne
fte
confutation ftcreof
515utIeremie
3
bpftetD0?DOf(!15oD
5
DCDft fctterlte COnfOtmD all Iere.i^ 21.
ftat
tftift mapbe DeutfeD fojfte maintenance of
ftat fdtft
opt*
ttton, faieng
; &reftere anp among
fte
goDa offte gentile,ftat
T>h
mtlttf
fcnoeft ratne, oj
giueft ftofocr* from fjeauen i art not
ft
ou fte
fe*^
felfefame our 3Lo2D(E5oD^ WeMltrutt in fta^foJ ftouDa^ff
ofthfgcn-
anDmafeeff
allftefefting83iniapfterefo;elutft Brentiusbolfr
tiicsaredi-
lie fate,
ftat Jtfeneifter tnftepotoerof fottfte* no2 Dtuete, to
u^s
.
accompltft ftat matter ; but in <5oD onelie
jf
oj
tften erbala*
tton$
are D?atune anD ItffeD tip from out of
fte
eartk&P
fte
poioer
of
6z j.Bookc. Thedifcoueric Thepower
of
The nam-
of
fte
funne, tttfo
fte
miable region of
fte
aire,
fte
coldned
ftere*
rail gene-
fconflreineft anb fticfeeneft ftofe fcapourd ; tobtft being bo*
hallcMid
comecl0ltt,j5
5
ar* bflfolueb againe
bp
ft
e
tjeate
offte funne,tiber*
raine. bp rattie o; tja tie is ingcnbjeu , tame,if bp
fte
ftmte
fte tyo
ps be
not ftofenanb mace fcafle* Sjefeetreunrfranees being condor
rcD iiittti tt)c courfe oftt)c tdbolc fcrtpture, ttcannetfter be in tbc
potoer oftuttclj o? DfttcU to procure raine, o; faire foeafter.
andtftercadftcffoncofiobin
ft
is cafe tss alledged againff
me(therein afoitft te not once names)
31
l)ane particulate an*
fcoereb it elfe-iftere. 3nbfterefoje ftud muft
onelie
3
fap
b^rcj
ftat (uenftere,foijere it pleafeb<!15o& (as
Caluine
fatft) to fet
botone circumttanced fo:
fte
tnttructio n ofour groffe
capacities
tfttcbarenotabletoconcctue of fpirituall communication, o)
fteauenlte affaired;fte biucll befireft 0Q& to ffretft out
b
id
bana,
iob.i II.
nn*
*
ou
#
aK$**
Iob
&
at
&*
^nD
ftwiBW* faweft to grant fa*
ft
andbefire, pet<E5ob bimfeife fent fire from beauen,<ic. Hberbp
it te fo be gaftereb, ftat alftougb
(Sod fato, le id in ftine band
:
ib.vcrfe.1*.
tt toad fte
ilojbd banc ftat punfftedlob, ano notftebanb of
'
ftebfuellj&bofaft nof,(Siue me leaue to plague b(m
5
but, Hate
ftine tmndtopon&im. &nbfftcn
lob continued faiftfallnottoftlM
ftanbtug aU bid
afflict ions, in bid fttto:en,boDie anb gob^fte t>U
ueil id fatd to come agatneto <5o&,
anb to fate ad before, to tott
;
T
$>otu ffretft out ftine banb^anb touft bid
boned anb
bid
job.*,*.
fle
^
^itcbargueft
ad toeil
ftat be
couio not bit,
a/*/ tiakf.
** *
at
&
e
!*
mt) tt not befo
^
e
*
2nd be it
bere
m\$JI\
rememb2ed,ftat
M.Mai.
anb
fte
reGdue of
ftetoitftmongerddcnfe, ftat
ft
ere
foereanpfoitcbedtn lobs
timcJButfttmojc
fjereofelfe*
i$ere,
What
Witches
impeached, of Witchcraft. Gap,
1
4.
63
What
wold enfue
3
if witches confeffions or witchmon-
gers opinions were true
3
concerning the effects of witch-
craft,inchantments, &c.
Thexiiij.Chapten
f
it toere true
tW
totted
eon*
feffe,
0? ftat all footer*
to?tte , 0? ftat
toitftmonger* report, ojftat
fooles be*
leeue, toe ftouto
neuer baue
butter in
fte
cbearne, no? cofo in
fte
clofc
3
no? cojne in
ftefielb, no? fatre toeafter
ab?oao
?
no;
bealfttoiftm t)a?e$* D?tf ftat fcfttft
is
confetneD in
M.Mal.Bodin,
f
c : 0? in
fte
pampJjlcts late fet f
2ft
in cSngUa^, oftottftes erecutton^ftu!D
be true in ftofe things
ft
at toitt&z are fata to confeffe, iftat cre>
aturecoulDliueinrecuritie^^t^atn&DeDfucb preparation of
foarres,o?(ucb trouble, oj
ftarge in ftat
bebalfe i $0
prince
ftouto beabletoreigneojliueinftelanD*ifat
(asDanamsfaift)
ftatoneMartinea tottft
fetUea
fte
emperour of
Gcrmanie
toift
inttctjeraft ; fo tuoulD our lnitct)eg (tf
ftcp coulD) DeffroteaU our
magiffrate* . Dne olo toit<b migW ouerft?otoe anarmie rot-
all : ano
ft
en tftat n&DeD toe anp guns, 0? totlo fire,o? any oftet
inffrumentaoftoarre^a tottftmigbt fupplie all toants, and
accomplift a prince* toill in
ft
is befjalfe, mtn toiftout charge 02
blouofteo ofbis people*
31fit be obtecteD,
ftat tottfte* too?fee bp
fte
Wuefl, anD d$fftan
princes are not to oeale
ftat
toap;| anltoer^ftat fetoponces off^
pofeD to batteH toould mafee confidence fterin, fpeciaUie fuft
as
take tint uff tears in bano
3
tiGng
ofter tielpes, tieuifes,! engines
astonlatofullanbWuelift as; ftat , intftofe campe ftcre is net*
ftertberule ofreligion o:cb?iOiano25erobferueD : infomuft as
ramftments^murfters, blafjbemies an&fteffsare ftere mott
commonlie anti finite committeD.&o
ftat fte
otuell te mopfe#
reo, ana better feruefc in
fteir camps?,
ft
an tiPoti almtgbtte*
XSutamntt
ftat foul&iers tooulD be fcrupulous berein, fte
pope Ijatt)
mfyoMz to Wfpenfc
fteretoffts
as in like cafe lie baft
Done,
But thefc
fuppofitios
aie falfe,
.Ergo the
confequen-
cies are nor
true.
l.BocUn*
Bar.Spnetu,
#4 J.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Vfeofvpltches
tame, bp
fte
felftmonfe ofbts otone autbo?* and friends.
0dmtt
alfo, tbat tfeougbout all
tb?tffendome^arrc* toere inttlp main*
fetned, ana reltgfon Unite obferuco in tbetr camp*; pet
tocula
tftc
Curfce and otbetr infidels cut ourtfcotcs, oj at leatt one ano*
tbttB tb?ote,toitb tbe tjelpe oft&ctr tottcbe*; fo: tbep tooulo make
noconfeience thereof*
Examples offorrcn nations, who in their warres vied
the affiltance ofwitches; ofeybiting witches in Ireland, of
'
two archers that fliot with familiars.
Thexv. Chapter*
witches m
^(?%5&!a3f
tip toarre bethoati
tyz
fetngsf
warres.
j^ |^ f^k
^%
^ Denmarke andSueueland, IC63.
ttje
Danes
d to?ffe, tbat ttje fcing Of Sueue-
land caries about font!) btm tn
bte campe,
foure olD tot tctjes, tit tot tb tbetr tfyavms
fo qualified tbe
Danes,as trjep toere tbere*
bp dtfabled to anttofe tbetr entmies: info*
mucbas,tf tbep bad
taken in band ante
enterpjtfe, tbep toere fo infaebled by tbofe tottdjes, as tbep could
perfo2menofl)tng.anDaltbougbtbfecouto famno
credit at tbe
firff,pet in tbe end, one oftrjefc toitcbes toas taken p?tfoner, and
confeflied
fyz ftfcole matters fo as(fattb
b*)tbe tb?eds, tbe line, and
tbe cbaracters toere found intbebtgbtoate and toater
places*
2je Infhmen
addtcttbemfelue^ toonderfullte to tbe credit and
pjacttfe bereof; infomucb as tbep arfirme , fljat not onelte tbett:
Eybmng
(jjttoen, but tbetr cattell,are (as
;
tbep call it) cpbftten,td;cn tbep
fall fuddenlte Ocfee, and ferme one fo?t oftbetr toitcbe* epbtters;
onelte in tbat retpect: pea and tbep
toill not fttcfee to aStrme,
tbat tbep can rime eifter man 0: bealf to deafb* Silfo tbe Well
Indians andMufcouits dmtbeltfee: and tbe
Hunnes(aS Grego-
rieTuronenfis
to?ttetb)Medfbcbclpe oftoitrijes in time oftoan
3ftndanotber flojte tojiftcnin M.Mal.repeafeo bp
Bodin
;
Pumheran
ffjatoncfouldier called Pumher,datlietb?ongb tottebcraft billed
archer.
^^
^
k0toe antJ mtfot&
^
tf

t niimtes,as tbep ttdp&


ping ouer
tbe toalles ofa cafiell beOeged : fo as in
fte
end l}rfetl^
led tbcm all quite, fauing one
2fce
tttall of tbe anber*
finitter
dca*
Jnd
familiars, ofWitchcraft. Cap.i
5,1
6.
6}
dealing, ana a ptafz thereofejqp^effed^tSjfc?
ft
at
be
ncuer ligbtlp
fatlco Wenbe
tyot,
anD fo? tbat be
Medtijem b
$?&
a daie^and
bad
fljoi fb?#
arrofcoes into a rod* fljis toas !jc itjaf C&ot at a pe*
nte on Iris
fonncs tyttfo, ana madereadie anofber arroto, to ijaue
fiainetbedufeeRemgraue (bat commandedtt. Snd doubtlcife,
btcaufeoft)t0 lingular Derterttte tn parting,
be
toas reputed a
iottdj, as do&ing tbat fc$icb Gibers could not d, no?tbinlse to be
tnftepofoerofmantodcDjfbougbmd&dno miracle, no foitcb*
craS, no impolFibilitieno2 ditftcultieconfitfedtbereut
15\xt tbis latter fio^ie
31
can requite iuitft a familiar eiramplc.
AskiIfuI1
if
0; at Xobme
Mailing tn feent, one offltt
Maries
lattices,tipen
archer pu-
ftje complaint ofmanpioife men, and a feto ftoltflj botes, laiD an nUhed by
arrtjer bp tbe t>&le$;
bicaufe ije Q;ot &neere
fte
ftbife at buts*jfo^
j!
n *ka-
be
foas informed and perfuaded, tbat tbe pco?e man plaied tuitb a
ful1
**i
fite>ofberimfe called a diucll 0?
familiar, 3nd bicaufe
be Urns cer*
tifieDtbattbearcb^rafo;efaiD(^ot better tban tbe common ffj*
img,Ububbe
before bad ijeard of
0? fene,bcconcerned it could not
fee in <E>cas name, but bpinrbantment : trijercbpft}feartber(as
^efuppofeobp abuffng tbe &u#ncs liege people) gained fimte
*
one daie tfoo 02 tijm Callings, to tbe detriment of
tbe common*
toealtb, and to bis ofone inriebmg. #nd tberefo:e tbe ardjer foas
feuerelicpunityed, to tbe great encouragement ofarcbers , and
to tbe foife example ofiuifice
5
butfpecialiie to tbe oucrtfeofoe of
foftcfjeraff, nd noio againeto ourmatter.
Authorities condemning the fantafticall confeflions
ofwitches,andhovvapopilh doctor taketh vpon him to
difprcoue the fame.
The xvj. Chapter.
Cttetne generail councel^ , bp
tbeir decrees
3
baue condemned tbe confer
Cons and erromous credulitie of toft*
cbes^obeUaine, fantatticall and fabu*
lous* 9lnd mm tbQfe,i$icbareparcell
oftbefr league, Wjertipon our toitebmon*
gers den fo build, to tott
5
tbeir nigbt toal*
feings and meetings toitb Hcrodias, and
+66 3Bkc* Thedifcouerie Witches
confuted.
fljePagangoDf:attifetrt)ftmet^p(^oulDpairefafarrem
fa UU
tie a fpace on cocfefjo^ffe ^tftefr tranfubllanttatton
5
tt)eir eating of
cbildzen, and tbeir pulling offyem from ffjeir mothers iiaes,tben:
entringinto mensboufes
5
tb?ougl)ri)tnks and little tjoles^ere
afliecanfcarfelieto?ing cut, ana ffye difquietutg of
fte inbabfr
tant&,fc: all tablet? are not ondte fato bp a generall councell to be
mkvzfantafticall, and imaginations in d?eames ; batfo affir*
med
bp
tije ancient footers* Stlje tuojds of
fte
councell are tftefe;
C
Zenfin
^
map mtbe omttt0tl
5
tfjafrcertetne linefeed foomen follotoing
TZlt.it
feftsns pjouocations, being feduced bp ttje illuffon ofoiuels,bc>
que.uak l#ueandp?ofeffc,tbattn tbemgbt times
ftep
ride abroad fatQ
qifctyL Dian
a, tfte goddCtTe Oftbe
Pagans, 0? elfe tuitt) Herodias, foittj an
rrtu&
innumerable multitude, fcpon certeine beaCs , and paffe oust
animals,
tnwxit countries ano nations, in tfte filence of
fye nigbt, ano u
Trxne.von- l^atfoeuer t&ofe fairies oj ladies command,$c, &nd it follotoeflj
*iuib.trasi.
mm
$
txz
.
jtet all miniffers tbcrefo?e in tbeir feuerall cures,
tirTT'
P?
ea
*
t0 ^WP^pfe>
ft
^
tfjep mapImotoe all tbefc things to
Gr/Lwx
J falfe,$c*
3
1 follofoetb in flje fame councell
$
2fljerefo?e>tdjc(b'
<fe [on-
euer beteueft ttjat anp creature map be either created bp tftem,
mero.6.
^
ejfe gaugedinto better o? toojffe, o? be anpfoap tranffo?med
'
into anp oftjer feind oj lifeenes ofanp,but of
(be matoj tjimfelfe,
is afTuredlie an infidell, and toonCe tban a
Pagan.
andif
Mb
be credibie^jen all fbefe tfjeir bargatues and affem*
bltes,$c: areincremble, tbttbsft
,
eonelierattSedbpcerteinefa^
lify and cj:to;tfcd cenfelftons
;
and bp a fable of &>,Germanc,
fofeo
inhmoY.
tuatcfjed fbe fairies 02 iuitcfjes , being at a r&re banfeet, and
wtvita
fan-
f!#Qugf)f)te ftolmelfe ifaied ttjem,fill
be
fent to ttie tjoufes of tbofe
mGtrmm.
xit\$fcmn$&i feemed to be $ere , and found tbem all inrbed
5
and fo tried ,tbatfbefctuere diuels intfje lifeeueOfc of tftofe too*
men.
Web
if it lucre as fruc,as it is falfe,it migbt ferue foell to
confuted tbeir mating and nigbt-foalfeing. jfoj
iftbediuels
be onlie pMent tntbe lifeeneflfe of toitcbes, tben is $at falfe,
UM
is attributedto toitcfjes in tftis betjalfe.
x$umM*k
jBnfbicaufe
fyz
old ftammar
of
Sprengcr and
Inftitor,
fnf&eft
TITS*'
0l13 Malieomaleficamm, tnaS inefficient f fettOCte dOtune MB
<Jp.zi.ii
councell ; a ymn$ b&tle-beaa called Jfrfec
Bartholom^us Spi^
*$
x
&c.
neus
fjatb made a ne& leaden b^tle, to beate doione tbe coum
ceIl
?
audtofeta tftefc
old toom^n^ herein
fte
counterfeiting
Aefops,
Witcheswoonders.
ofWitchcraft.
:
Cap.16,17. 67%
Aefopsaffe,clafoetbfbepopefoitb bi* b&les
:
affirming topon:
bis
credit, tbattbecouneeU is falfeanb erronfou* ; bicaufe tbe
Doctrine
(toaruetb from tbepopifl) d)urc|j
3
anD te notautbenticall
butapocrpjbal! ;
faieng(ftjougb tmtrulie)tbat ttjat councell toas
notcaHeDbptbecomman&ementan&pleafure of $epope, ho?
ratifies bp bis
au$o?itfe, trijicb (fattli
be)
is Cufficient to oifanull
all councels. jFo?
furelie (faitb iijte frier, ixbieb at tbte inffant is
a djdefe titquifitc;) iftbe toojfcs ofttjt*5 councell tere to be amnit*
tco,botb 3,
anD all nip p?e&eceiro? ba&
pubitfijeD notorious lies,
anbcommtttes) manic iniarious execution*
;
txberebp tbe popes
tbemfclues a!(b migb*
iufiiie be Defected oferro^contrarie to tbe
caiboltfeebetefe in fljatbebalfe. sparrie
be
faitb, tbataitbougb
mZ2
ibefoo?&s
ant>Dired:fcnfc of tbte councell be quite contrarie to
cap^jn
trutbanbbte
opinion; pet betoillmafee an erpolition tbereof,
$**&}**
tbat (ball
fomcfcdjat mitigate tbe letoanes of tbe fame
5
anotbis
&
be
fat'tb t! not ontie allofoable to ocojbut alfo mcri to;iou$, ^arbc
tbe
mans too^attt iuoge tjis meaning*
Witchmongers reafons,to prooue that witches can
worke wonders, Bodinstaleof aFrifclandprcefttranf-
ported, that imaginations proceeding of melancholic
doo caufe illufions.
Thexvij. Chapter.
(gf
XD
M.Malcficarum
alfO fatt^tljat
m*l
M*kf.
tbe councels anD Doctors tere aUDecet^;
1
;^;^
neu
b^rein, anD alieoging auQotftie fber*
^
fo^e, confutetb tbat opinion bp a notable
1
teafon, called retkioprwapj,
0? rafber,
ig-
[
notumper ignotm,\n
ft)iS maner: Wt)t]> tail
putcbanglingsin tbe place of otberebil*
j
tyen$
Ergo
tbep can tranfferre anu tranfr
fo?me
tbemfelues anb otbers, %i : accojaing to ibeir confection
in tbat bebalfe* Stembe faitb,anD Bodin
iuttifietb it,tbat a p?ee8
taFrifelandtocrs;
co?po?allfe tranfferrea into a farre countrte,
mfoitneffeD
anotber p?#ff ofOberdorf
ty$
companion^ fafo
bimaloft in ilje aire ;
Ergo
faitb M.Mal
tbep baue all b&ne Deceit
dS.tj. ueo
Guli.Tarifi.
^58 3.Booke. Thedifcouerie
W.confejjions
confut<
ued Ijittierto, to tbe great i mpunitie oftjojrible tmtr&es.
WH)tv
in \)t oppoCettj Ins foiitc again!! (25od and Ijts ctjurrfj, again** ttjc
truttj, ano agatnff all potRbilttte . Butfurelie it te almoff mere*
Dtble
7
f)oUi imagination fl&allabufe furfj as are fubiect tsnto me*
land)olie
^
fo as ttep ftall
beleeue tfjep fc
5
fteare, ano da tfjat,
trfncfo neuer foas no? fyall be ; as ts partlie Declared, if pou read
Galen 2*Uck
affeflx, and map mo?e plainelie app&re alfo if pou
read
Ariftotle Dejommo.
nruuf
3iuoftewof^.Auguftine&fltitoen,6at Ijeistarmucl) a forte
*! and a blocfe&cao, ftat
fappofetf) tftofe ttjtngs to be dome ind&d,
and ca:po?allie,fc$icb are bp fuel) perfons $>antattical!ie imagi*
ub.i.capj.
ne!3 : ^jjjj
^antatttcall iUuiions do as toll agree and acco?d(as
de Mcbarift.
A] gerus fa^^ foifl) magicall deceipts, as
tfte toeritte accompany
et&diumcfiolttteffe*
Thattheconfeffioii ofwitches is infufficient in ciuiH
and common lawe to take awaie life . What the founder
diuines, and decrees ofcouncels determine in this cafe.
Thexviij .Chapter.
iusnot
M
k
k%^i<W
^
]
toW creature being founfc
Lkdiethey
P^O^/V^Q^^
inflate ofmtnd,tDOuld(tmtt)outcompuk
U
i
ul
t
fo
^^A^^^w
fion
^
mab$fu
*
maner of wnfefltons as
^UGy/mYlC-Ss
ft
e
P^5
o?tooulo,fo? a trifle,o? nothing,
mafee a perfect bargainelDitb tlje Otuell
fo?
jnr foule
3
to be p&lded fcp bnto |tjes to:*
tures and euerlaffing flames, anD
ftat
tmtfnn a foeriefl)o?t time
5
fpccialliebe*
tng ti)?ougfj age moffcommonlictmlifee to liue one tdjole peare*
2Ui)e terro? of^ell fire mufln^os be to tfjem diuerflie mantle*
fled, and muty mo?e terrible; bicaufe ofrtjeir foeafcneffe^nature,
and kind, ttjan f anp ofyer : as it toould appaere
3
if a foitcf) ioere
buta&ed,^etfcerl|eiDoulo be contented to be Ranged one
peare &ence,t)po condition Sir difplefure migfrt be fojefeed top*
on
ftfr tnitnit p?efentlie * 3sfo? tykrxtZj % focfc
ofl)er,tt)ep tfjinfee
not to go to Ijell fire ; but are either perfuadeo ftere i^ no tjcll,
0?
fijati&eir crime deferuefy it not, o?elfefljat$ep |jaue timtv
nougf*
doo: Ergo
ali
confejjtons
confuted, ofWitchcraft. Cap.i 8 6
?
nougb
to repent : fo as, no boubMftbep
toere perfectlte refoluea
|jareof,ftep
tuoutoneucr mabefacftauuenturess $diber D3
fttnfee
3
ftatfo2snpfummedfmcme,tt)epiDCutomafee fo Direct
a bargains to go to bell fire*$ofo tben 3
conclu&e
y
tbat confeffi*
on tit tbis behalfte infumcient to tafee afemie tbe life ofanpbobpj
d?t0atteinefaci)creDtt
3
a0tobcbelaeueDtDttfeout furfter p?<fe,
jfcjas
Auguftine^nD Ifidore
, tuttlj tbe ret! of ftje founderat*
^/?.^
utnesfaie,tbatt!)efe p?effigious tbings, tdjitb are to?ougf)t bp ***.
tottcbe8, are fantalfteal! :foJ)(oftefoanDeroecree0 of councels
W<ms.
ana canons agree, tbat in tbat cafe, tbereis no place fo? crtrnt^
^
o/ ^
natl action . Sim ibe latoe faitb,
tt)at
He
contrition of futb per*
^.u^mc
fons as are iilutieb
3
muitnaebs be errontous
5
anb fberefoje i5 not
mimm.
tO beaimtltteD :fO?
3
C^/^*&&/ tentrevemmO^foffibde.'&XlWZ
Tonxiuibiut
ftings are oppoSte botb to lafoe ana natulan* tberfo?e it follow
fH^f^
V0
'
ioeib not^tcaufetbefefettcbejsconfeffefo^^ttisfo. jpojtbe
z.w^x.
cbnfelTton Dtffcretl^ from tbe act, o? from tbe
potftbtiitie of tbe
cumpofi.cM
art. 0nbfebatfoeuertscontrarte to nature fatlettjm^tjspjtm^^^^
ctple0
5
anDrberefd?efsnaturaIUeimpoirtbIe/
S^?
1-
jOje laU)eal(b faftf), /# crimmaltbturegularitemen
fiuiur
foli ccn-
ulatdein-
fc/Jtonirei,%nctimimft cafes o? toucbing life, toe muff not ab(b^>g.*^.
tafelieffano to tbe confefffon oftbe accufeDpartte : but m tbefe
*"&*?
matferspHofesmuff be bjougbt mo?e cleare ttmn tbeligbt it
Z^Tco^fe}.
felfe 0nbin tbis crime no boDte muff be conoemncb fcpon p?c*
gbf.nec.fi
de
fumptions.anb ttbereiftsobted:eDanJ)t5?gcD
3
tbat >ince ob
confep6.
oneIfefenotoetbftetbougbtg,ft)ercfo^etl)ereij3none otber tuaie
a
^g-^r
n
of
pjafebutbpconfeffiinuitis anfoerebtbusintbeiafoe , to^
aciuu
tott:
Ii)etrconfeinonintbt!3cafeconfemetbaitottDarDad:,anD vt^rxdd.
tbe fametmpofltble botb miafue ant* uature,anb alfo bnlitelic to
&
M^n.
be true
;
and fterefO?e Quodverifimde non est, attendi non debet . >0
in L
f
J
^fj
as,
tbougb tbeir confeffions map be foojfljie ofpumfijment , as
TltraM
ttberebptbep^ctoaUhlltocommitfticbmircbaefe, pet not luo^
p-efum^
tbieofcrebit, as tbat tbep baucfurijpofoer.
$oi
y
sifitfumalfit,teras.
folifie
of
intone laborent,
efiultorwngenerefunt
;
3tffl^P
COttfeffC a fact
J'
r Ba
{^
m
performed but in optnion^tbep are fo be reputed among tbe num;
ExllZu'teft
ber of fortes
. i^eitber map anpmanbe bp latoe condemned fo? cum litem.
crtminallcaufes,t)ponp?efumpttons,no?petbp ftngle tmtncfc
MaiM*tf*
fes
:
neitber at tbe accufafion ofa capital! emmte, ti&o inbceti is
?
a
J
i
u
$
A
*
not to
beabmttteb fo giue euibence in fgts cafe
>
tbougljit p!eafe
^'
I]U
70
fO.1.
Cjemalef.
L.nuUus.
L nemo.&
3
.Booke. The difcouerie Foure crimes
ohiettedx
M. Mal.ant) Bodin to afftrme ftecontrarte . J5ut bepcmo alle*
quitic, tljcfe mqutftto^s tyauz l^tfts ant) Dcuifes enoto
3
to plague
anD bill ttj0fepcD2efouics;fo:(tt)cp Tap) ttjctr fault is grcateff of
mm. maief. all otfjcrs ; btcaufc ofttjetr carnail copulation fottb tt)e in udl,an&
quefiA
*.
tfterefo?e tfjep are to be punifyeD as beretifces , foure maner of
loaies : ta toit
;
foriti) ereommuntcation,
situation, lefts of
gD&3,ratD alfo tott!) Dtati).
3no inoaefcetbep firtDlatoe,anDp?otrfDcmeane^tljerebpta
matntetne tins tijetr blou&ie bumoj. j?oj it ts ft^ttten in
fteti:
popify
canons,tbat 3s fo?tbefe feint) ofbercttfees
5
i}ofo mucb fo*
7 cntpa.and
mtt tbep repent ano returne to tbe faitb, tbep map not be retetv
"mittm
Hs&alfo$
l
feept in perpetual! p?ifon
5
but be put to ertreame
*
^*
&eatb . t^ea,
M.Mai. to^ftt%tfcat afontcbes finne ta ffje finne
m*/, mt/^
againff ttje ^olic-gbott ;
to font, irremiiftble
: pea further,
tbat
51^.17.
it ts greater Qanttie finne offte angels ibat fell
Blntrfncbre*
fpectJtBonDerjtbatMoresDeliueretjnottb^tablesto
tbe cbil*
fcjen ofBlfraelijOj at
tbe leaftfoife, ttjat
be
e$ibtteD notcomman*
Dements fo? it 3ttsnotcr^tblet!)attftegreatett(^)ulDbeti^
ciuae&mtbelee,$c*
3Butt$cn,tbefefoifcbmongersare conutneeom
tbe obfectton
concerning tbetrconfefiTtons; foastberebptbeittpjannicall
ar*
guments cannot p?eimile, to tmb?ue tbe magittrates
ban&s m
fir muctjblotti) as fteir
appetite require^ : ftep fall to accufing
ftem ofotber crimes,ftat tt>e foo#) mfgbttbtnfeetbeptjaD
fome
colour to matntetne
tfjett malictous forte agatnfi
tytnu
Offoure capitall
crimes obie&ed againft witches
3
aH
fullie answered,
and confuted as.ftiuolous*.
3iIdoratme,
confuted*.
Thexix. Chapter.
3rft tfjetefoje t^ep late to t^eic
charge
idolatrte 5i5ut alas tott&out aU
reafon : fo? fucbarep;operUe fcnotone to
fcs to be idolaters, as &a> ttf
email foo^
fijip to tools 0? ffrange go&s* fljefurtbeff
point ftaf
iuolatrte can be ffretcbel) bnto^
is,ibatibep, i$icb are culpable herein,
arc: fuel), as tiope fo? ant) fefee faluattan at
ainBvntchesyConfuted.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.ip.
71
ftebanDsoftDols^of
ameotbcriban<lD'oD} 0? fip ffjeic triple
tntnD anD lone bpon anie creature , fo as
tfte
pofocr of <o& be
neglertcD anD contemncD tfjerebp. ffiut toifdjcs ncttbcr fefce no?
beteue to bauefaluatton at tbe banos ofDiuels-Jbut bp fytm ifcep
areonlteDecetueo^etnltcumentBof tbctr^antafte bctngcc?
rupfeD,anb fo infatuaeD,tbat ttjep fujpofc,ccnfeffe,anD (ate ti)tp
can D tbat,i$tcb is as farre bcponD ibefr pofoer and nature to
Dm,as to kill a man at
Yorke
before name,tcbeit tljep banebeene
tame at
London in tbat moaning, ic. JSBut tf tbefc latter toola*
ters,t$ofe
tDolatrte is fptntua!l
5
anD commttfCD onclie in mint*,
iboulD be puntSjeD bp ocaib ; tbtn ftjoulo euertc courtous man,
.
o:otf}er,ftat
fettefbbts affection ante fcoate tm
mmb bpenan
earfljlie creature,beerccutco,anti pet perdjance
tyz
tottdj mtgbt
efcapefcotfr^
g>econDite,apoGa0e is laio to ibetr cbarge, febcrebp it is infers *. Apofta-
reD,tbat tbep are too?tbie to Die . Wut apoftafie is
,
tj|ere ante cf
fie
>
confu
-
founDfuDgementfojfafeetbegbfpell, learneo anDtoefltmcfone
bnto tbem
s
ano Deo not onelie tmbjace tmptctte anD infioclttte
;
but offugne
anD refift tbe trtttb erttbbtle bp tbcm p?ofe(TeD HBui
alas tfjefe p?c foomen go notabout to DcfenD ante tmptette
3
but
after gaoD aomonitton repent
CbirDlie, tbcpfooulo baue tbem erecufeD fo? feDuctng tbe
3
.seducing
people. J5ut (H5od tmotoetb ibep baue frnall fto?e of Mljetattfte 0?
of the peo-
art to feDucc; ercept to fell a tale of J&obin gcDD-fcUofo be to oc
pie,confu-
cetue anD fcouce. jjictffjer map tbctr age
0? fey aDmit tbat opint?
led*
on 02 accufation to be tuft : fo? tbep tbemfelues are pco?e feDuceD
foules. 3fmmppart(aselfe-&bere3i bauefatB) bauep#DueD
Ibis point to be falfe inmeft a$arent
fotf.
jTourtblie,as toutingtbeaccufatton^tdj all tbetatfersbfe
4
.carnaii
herein againft tbem fo?ttjeircarnaU copulation tuttb
incubus :
copulation
tbefoliteofmenscreDulttte is as niucb to be toamsereDat anD
thInc
"-
DeriDeD,as
tbe ofbers baine anD tmpofflble confefftons. j?o? tbe
^
co
Dtuell is afpfrit,anDbafb netiber flefb no?bones,febtcb toere to be
ttfeo in tbe performance oftbi&actton* 3nD fince
be alfolacfeetb
all tnftrumenfsjubftanee, anD f&D ingenotcD of blouD ; it luere
follie to ftaie oucrlong in
fyz
confutation of tbat, fcfncb is not in
tbe nature oftbtngs* 3nD petmuftjfaie fometdjntb^remjb^
caufe
tbe opinion bcreofis fo ftronglie anD tmiuerfaUfe recetueD,
<3Altj. anD
*j%
j.Booke, The difcouenc TZawdielncubiu.
ano tbe fables Jerebpon Co mnumerablejfeljerbpM.Mal. Bodin,
Hemingiu5,Hyperius
5
Daii2EUS,Eraftus, anD OtberS tijattafee t)p*
on ttjcm to tettc
\)&m\\j\tz fo abufeD, o;
rafter fake to abufc o;
flic
rs ; as
3
too&noer at tbeir fonb cretiaittle in ibis be&alfe.
if
o;
How the flW
a&rmet>nooubtealte,tbat fte
oiuell platetf) Succubus
to tfje
dmeii phi-
man
3
anD carried from j)tm tt>e feeo ofgeneration,
tibub fje belt*
cthsuccu-
ueretb as Incubus to ttjetuoman, fobomame times tfjatftrafets
cuto
S
ottnt to
*$ 4
fl*
^
tiWcfttufll
berte naturallte
(tbep fate) become
a tutt^ano fuel) a one tbep afiirme Merline
teas.
Arequeft to fitch readers as loath toheare or read
filtliie and bawdie matters (which ofncccflitie areheerc
to be inierted)to pafle ouer eight chapters.
A perora-
tion to the
readers.
The xx. Chapter.
Wit in fo muelj as
3
amD?tuen(fo?
fye
mo
t
2cmamfcff betamteng ano mfplai*
eng oftbts mofffiltbte ano i>o?rtble erro?)
to Samemppaper toitl) tatting tbercon
certeme oftbeir beattlte ano batooic afcr*
tions ant) examples , i^erebp tbcp con*
finite tbts tbeir Doctrine (being my felfe
JrMP"^.botb atyameo, ano lot!) once to tfrinfce bp>
on fucb filtfnnelTe, altbougb it be to tbc condemnation tbereof)3
mutt intreat poutfjat are ttje readers bereof, fobofe rfjaffe eares
cannot foettenbure tobeare of fucb abbomtnable lecberies, as
are gatbereo out of tbe btofees of tbofe foitrbmongers ( altbougb
ootfo?sof oiutnttte,ano otberfoife of great autbo^itte ano tfii*
mation)to turne ouer afeto leaues, therein
(3
fate)
3
baa* like a
grcome
tbntff tbeir batooteffuffe (euen tbat febttrj
3
mp felfe
. ioatb) as into a tttnbmg corner : bofobett,noneo*
tberlnife^ bope^buttbat tbe otber parts of
my inciting t^all tematneflp&t,
anotbtsalfoconere&as
clofe as map
be.
^The
OfeuiUftirits.
of Witchcraft.
v
Oap.i.
73
q
The
fourth TSoofy.
Of
witchmongcrs opinions concerning
cuill foiritSjhow they frame themfelues in more
excellent fort than Godmade vs.
The firft Chapter,
AmesSprengeratttrHenrie Mal.tmUf.
lnftitor,in M.MaKagreing
j*m.*m.
foitbBodin,Barth. Spineus,
^'
x
-
Danaeus, Eraftus , Hemin-
gi u s,anD tbe vtttfica makea
batot e Dtfcourfc jlabcurtng
fopjeouebpa fcoltfbfeinD of
$tIofo#te
>
ftat euill fpfrits
cannot onlie take czziffiz
fo:ma ana Ibapcs of men
5
but alfo counterfeit be&
nng,fetng
5
ic:
ana ttfce*
foife,fbat tfiep can eate and
J Deuoure meats, ano alfo vw
teme,l>igeff
5
anD auoio tbe fame : anb finallie, bfe trtuerfe feintws
ofacttuttte0,but fpectailte ercell in tbe
bfc ano art ofbenerie.
JFoj
M.Mai.
faitft,tl)at2j)eete8anDeare;offte mine are farretwwe ifhisbo.
fubtili tban booilte eiea 0.: carnall eare$.|0ea it is tbere aflftrmeb,
dilic eies
tbatajesftjeptafeeboDfe^anDtbeltfeenelte of members ;
fo
fyey
^cwouTd
tafee minus ano fimtlfiubes of ttjefr operation*J5ut bp tbe foap
3
fee but ii-
31
foouto banc tbem anftoer tins quetfton.iflDur mint) ana fonles fauoredlk,
are fpirituall
tbmgs. gfour ccjpojall eares be ffogjeo, ftbat tan
tbep bsare 0? conceiue ofanie crternail fotfebome:' 3no truelte,
a man offucb a conttitutton of boote, as tbep imagine of tbefe
fptrtt0,ttbid)mabetbemfelues
5
tc:tpere offarre mo?e ercellent
fubifance,fc: tban tbe bobies oftbemtftat fob maoein paraotfe;
ana fo
tbe bmete foe;*mantbsp l^oufD ereaft tbe banote
too?te k
offob tbe fatber ano creator of all tying**
Of
74
q&ookc. The difcouerie TSawdie $ncubus
7
T\lderin
fornicavio,
T.Br&bant,
in libde
4-
fib.
In.fen.difa,
Gen/,
4.
MaLma/ef.
par.z, tjuce,
1
doSfaincL
ChriB,
Ofbawdie Incubus and Succubus, and whether the
action of venerie maybe performed betweene witches
and diuelSjand when witdies firft yeelded to Incubus.
The fecond Chapter.
Cretofojccttjep faie)incubus
urns
faine to ratnQj foomen again!! tbeir fotil
>
fontill #mto, 1400 : but nolo Once tf>at
tfmeiottcbes confentfctlltnglte to ttjctr
aefircs : in fo muci) as fomcone luCtcb ep
erctfetb tfcat traoe of Ittfymz totft
Incu-
bus
ttoeniit 0: ttnrtte yenxt* togttber$ as
toasconfeiTeD bp fonttk and eig&t tutt^
CljeS buntet) at
Raucnfpurge.
f5ut t$at gofclte feliolDCd Incubus
tegetfefttjponftefetOttcbC^tJSipiaJUeDbp Thomas of Aquine,
Bodin^M.Mal.Hyperius^c.
23jt0 fe p^coftcD firtt bp
tfte Dfuel$ cunning, in uifcerning ftje
Difference oftftefeDt^tcb failed ftommm. >econDUe, bp!>t0
fcnoetffanoing oft&e aptnes oftbe foomen f
oj tfce receipt of fad)
fck 2jirMiebpI)tebnotDleDgeof t^econttcllations, trijtdjare
fr&n&lic fo fad) co^pojall c#ects.#n& lafilie,bp
fte
crecllcnt com*
plerfon of fuel) as ttje Dwell mahett? choice of, to beget fad) nota*
ble perfoliages tipon, as are ttje caufes of tlje greatneffe ana cp
cellencie ofttje cdtlD ffjos begotten.
3iiDtop?a)ue^atfpci)baU)utc Dcotngs faettut'rt ffje tritiellanD
luitcbes is not fainetij&.Augurtine is alle&gc&^o fattf), tfcat
0llfnperttitious arts &a& tfjetr beginning of tlje pefftferous fo*
ctetie bettotirt ffje Diuefii anO man . herein
fce
fait!) trnelie t, fo?
tbaf
in parastu^bctfofrt tfje Dtuell anD man, all fcricfeeDncs fcoas
focontnueo,tbaf manenerfinceljatft ffuDieD tofefeeoarts : pea
ant> tije Dfuell toill be fare fo be at trje miDDle ana at botii
cutis of
euertemtfcb&fe. HBui ffjattlje muellingcntyetbtmiba fooman,
in maner ant) fo?me as ts futpofeD, ana naturallie begettetft
tbetotcteu, neither is it truc,noj Auguftines meaning in tijis
i&ofobcif M. Mai. p^oc&$cff)
D
affirming $at SUl idf
djes tafee
tycit
AndSuccubus^c. of Witchcraft. Cap.i.
75
tbctr
beginning from futb filtbte actions, therein tfte
imicll, in
lifcenes of a pjetfie toencb, lietb p?offitute as Succubus
totfte
man, and retetning ^10 nature and fode, conueietb it tJitto tbe
tpttcfi^
to ftfcome be
dehtterctb tt as Incubus,
therein alfo ts re>
fated Qc opinion oftljmtibatljQlo a fptritto be impalpable* M.
MalMal
,
MiL faitb, Ujere can be rentes no infallible rule, tbougb a p?o<
^.f^',..
bable dtlftnctton map be fet do&ne, tdjetber
incubus in tfje act of
fcrnertedmatoaiespotaefedoutof btsalTumed booie . 2nd
tfjis is tbe diffmctton; ettber flje is oiD anD barren,
0?
pang and
pregnant. 3fl^e be barren, tben toll) Incubus
trfelnrtettbout
dectfion offen ; bicauCe fucb feed figoulo ferue fo? no purpofc*3nd
tbediuellauoiaetbfuperfluitie as mucb as fjeniap; anD petfo*
!)ir pleafure and condemnation togitber
3
l)e goetb to too?fce toitb
tyx.
515utbp tbefoaie,if fteDtuett toere fo compendious , fcfcat
fljould Ije n#d to tofc fuib ctrcumffances, eueu in tbefe toerie actt*
ons, as to maketbefe affembltes, conuenttcles, ceremonies,
s
c:
tol;en Ijetjatfjalrcaoicbougltf tbetr bodies
3
and bargained fo:
tijetr foules i % trimt reafon bad lie, to mafce fytm fetll fo ma*
nie infants, bp fo&om
be
ratijeriofctb tban gained anp tbtng ; bi*

caufetbepare,fofarreaseitberl)e o^foe knofoe, in better cafe


tban foe, ofriper pearesbpreafon oftbetr tnnocencte i Mell, if
tbe be not paffxbilo?cn,tbcn ffealettj
be fed afoafe (as Ijatb bone
fatd)from fome fotcfeed man being about tbat letberousibufines,
and tbecefottb getfetb pcong fottrbes bpontbe olo
flno note, tbat tbep aStrme $at tbts buftnefte ts better accom*
pitted fotti) fed ibus gatbered, tban tbat t$tcb i O^cd in d^emes,
tfcougb fuperfiuttie of !jumo:s ;bicaufe ttjat i$ gaibered from
tbe
toertue oftbe fed generating and if it be faid tbat fk)t fed Unit
foar cold bp tbe fcatc. and fo lofe ^is naturall fteate, and confer
qucntlietbefcertue:M.Mal,Dana'us
)
andtberelf dcoanfaere, Maimakp,
tbat tbe diuell can fo carrie it, as no Ijeatc Gjall go (tern it, $c.
/*
*.?*f
.iv
jfurtbermo^oldfottdjes are f&ojmeto procure as
&%2
s
j
n
nit prnngtnrgms fop Incubus as tbep can^crebp in time tbepy
cr/
^
-
lie
tbts tuo^dBenedicite,
d^iuetb incubus
atoate
3
t^en Aue Ma-
ries^croffes^andaU
o%er4)armesfaile
j
6 4.Booke. The difcouerie Tiawdie
Jncubus.
This was
doone at
Rauen-
fpurgc.
Ofthe diuels vifiblc &inuifible dealing witli witch-
ches in the waie oflecherie.
Thethird Chapter.
Wt a# tracing t$e Dtueljai irifi*
ble o? inuifible execution cfliberie , it is
fo
L
:tften
5
tf)at to fucb tmtrfjcs, as before
fcanc made a titfible leguefoitb tbe p:*tt,
(tbe biuell
31
tyouto fate) tbere is no ncecP
fitte tbat
Incubus
tyoulb atpriere inuifible:
marrfe to (be San&ers bp
b*
is f
oj tbe
moff part inuifible
jfoj pjcofebereof
lames Sprenger
anb
Inttitor aflirme, tbat *$)anfe timesfoifcbes
are fame m tbe fiel&s, anb foofes, p^offituting tbemfelucs bnco*
uereb anb nafeeb bp to tip nauill
, fragging anb mawing $etc
members in euerie part, acco:bing to fte bifpofition ofone bo
tng about tbat act ofconcupifcence, anb pet notbtng feene of 0)t
kboloers bpon tut ; fautng tbat after fucb a conuenient time as
te requireb about fucb
a pace of too?fee
3
a blacfce bapo?, of tbe
lengtbanbbigneffeof aman,ljatb bane feeneas it lucre to be*
part fromlnr, anb to afcenb from tbat place jpeuertbeleffe,
MaiMaief.
xnmvtime* tbe bufbanb fetb
incubus making \\irn cucfetioto, in
tyt
lihencffe ofa man, anb fometfmesffrifeetb off pi* bcaa irntb
fjis foo?b : but bicaufe fee bobie i^ n
o
tying but aire, it
clofetb
togiibcragaine:foas,aitbougbtbe goobtoffe be Tome
timt^ burt tbercbp; pet fije maftetb bint beleeue
be
smab ojpotfeffeb, i
tbat bebenfe beimofcoetb
not ftbatJFojflje batb
mo?e pleafure anb
beltgljt (tbep
fap) foitb
Incubus
tbat
foaie,tbanfoitb ante mo:tall
mamfcfcerebppoumap
perceiuetbatfpfc
rttsarepal*
pable*
(v)
That
Bawdie
Incubus, ofWitchcraft. Cap.4.
77
That the power of generation is both outwardlic
and inwardlie impeached by witches,and of diuers that
had their genitals taken from them by witches, and by
the fame meanes againe reftored.
The fourth Chapter.
y
>gQ (yi^^iQepatro afiKrme
3
ti)atrt)e feettue
of generation is tmpcarfceD bptnttcbe^
botymtoarDlie,an&outfoarolte : fo?
W
trtnfecallie itjep rep?effe fbe courage, ano
tftepffcpftjepaiTage of tt>c mans faeD, fo
as tt mapnot oefceno to
tbe fccfffcls ofge>
neratfon : alfo tbep Imrt ertrinfecallte,
^vF^^-^tDttl)
images,Ijearbs ,$c. 3nD f p?coue
tbts true, poufyali Ijeare certeine (io?ies out ofM. MaLtoo^te
tobenoteo.
apomgpjfeffatMefpurgeutffje utoceffe of
Conftance
toaa
2*uim*i.
befoitrbe&,fo as tie tan no pofoer fo occupie anp ot&er 0? mo foo>
*.^3**j*
mentban one,ano to be DelfuereD out oftbat %atoom, fougjjt to
**
A
flie into anottjer countrie, t$ere
be migbt ttfe fftat pittite occu*
paffon mo?e fr&iie. JlBitt all in toaine; foj euermo;e
be
teas
b^ugljt as far backward bpntgbt, as l*e foent fojtoarD in ttje
traie bcfo^fometimes bp lanD/ometimes in Ifje aire, as tljougi)
fje flefo. #nti tffijts be not true, 3
amfure
ftat
lames Sprenger
ticotb lie,
Jfczfbe ftnrtber confirmation ofour bel#fetnlncubus
5
M.Mal.
citetb a fio:ieofa notable matter erecuteo at
Rauenfpurge, as
true
ana as cleanlte as flje reftpoong manUengfaritb a toencfr
in tfjat
tofone(faitb
be) toas faine to leaue
ty$
tnffruments oftjc^
nerie
bebtna bint, bp meanes of
ftaf pjeffigious art of toitrf^
craft :fo as tntijaf place noting couto be feeneo? felt but Ijts
platne
borne l)ts pong manft>as fcrilleD bp another imtctj, f
gotojnrtt&ombefufpectcD
, ant) bp faire 0: fofole meanes to
require
f)tr [jelpe
: trijo fame after mating toitt) Ijir^intreateD tnr
faire,
b\xt ttjat toas in fcamc ; ana tberefojc
ty
caugbt btr bp ibe
^ote,antJtoiif)atotoeUftrau2leDl)ir,faieng
: Kefto^eme
m^
tcole
7
8 4'Bkc
- Thedilcoucrie TSawdie
Jncubus*
tale, o? tbou fljalt ote fo? it : fo as
tyc being ftoolnc and blacfee4n
ftjc face, and ttj.zougb bts boifferous bandltng readie to die, fato
;
let mego,and
3
Mlbelpe ft)^. and fcbileff
bs
foas toftng t^e
tofoell,
tye
put
btr band into bti5 codpeece, and toudjeo tlje place
;
faieng;
j^ofobafftboutbpdefire; and euen at tbat inffantbe
feltbimfcifereffojed.
o
usinger.
3
tem
>
a wwrenn fatber,fo:
b*s
Itfe^bQimeGTe, and tmotofedge
tnMaLm*-' noto?tous,beingafrterof tbeo?dcr and compame of Spire,
re*
ieftar.i.
ported, tbat a pomgman at %tff made lamentable moanetonto
^.i,
btmfo?
tbe lifce loffe : but
bte
grauitie fuffcred
b*
mnot to bcleeue
ligbtlteanpfucbtepo^ts^anDtberefo^emaDctbepcDng man fcu>
truffe
bis codp&cepoint, and false tbe complaint to be true and
luff , Weretpon
be
aduifed oj rafter imomed tbe pouib to go to
tbeMcb&bomebefufpccted,and foitb flattering focjds to in*
treat btr,to be fo gcod Dnto bim,as to reffo?e
bim bis inffrument:
fijicbbp tbat meanes
be
obteineo, and fame after returned to
fljeto btmfelfe tbanfefull
%
and told tbe
Ijoltc fattier of bis good fuc>
ceffe in tbat bcljalfe:but
be
To beleeueo btm,as be
foould n&as be
ocuLtmtettky
and made bfmpulldoMe bts b?&b^n&fofoas
fattffied oftbe trotb and certeintie tbereof.
Mai. maief.
Slnot|)et pcong man being in tbat fcerie tafeing, toent to a
captor*, foitct) fo? itje restitution tbereofcfcbo b?cugbt
tym
to a
tree, ftbere
wP**
tye
ffjetoed
bim a neff, and bad
tym
clime fop and take it. 2nd
being in tt)t top of tbe tm$z tofee mt a mtgbtie great cne,and
fl^etued tbe fame to btr,aflung btr if
be migtrtnot ^ant tbe fame,
ipaie(quotb
(be) tbat is our parity p?aeffs tcole,buttafee anie
otberfcijubtbou Mt. #nott is tbere affirmed, tbat fomcbauc
found 2 o. and fome
3
o. of tfjem in one neff, being tbers prefer*
ticdtpttb p?ouender, as it foereat tbe rackeand manger, fontb
fbis notc,ftbcretn tbere fe no contradiction (fo? all mutt be true
Now
*
at iB toiitm againff tottcbes) tbat 3fa tuttcb dep?tue one ofbis
pituittea,it is done onlie bp p?effigtous meanes,fo as tbe
fenfcs
are but tlluoed.sparie bp tbe diuell it is reallie tafeen afoaie,and
in lifee fo?t reffo?ed . 2$efe are no teffes, fo? tbep be to?itten bp
tbem tbat toere and are fudges
fcpou ttje lines and deaths
of
^ofeperfons.
Of
Bawdie Incubus, of Witchcraft. Cap.
5. 7
p
Ofbifhop Syluanus his Ieacherie opened and coue-
red againe, how maidcs hauing yellow haire are moft
combred with Incubus,how marled men are bewitched
to vie odiermens wiues, and to refufe their owne
#
- The fift Chapter,
>u G&all teaD in tije legenD, ^oto
in
tftc nigbt
ttmelncubus came to a la*
Dies beo fioe, ano maoe bot
leoue bnto
bir : thereat flje being offenoet
3
criea
out lb lotuD, tbat companie came ant*
foun&btm itttDet
bt
r beo mtbe iiftenefife
of tbe bolie btfyop
Syluanus
3
t4ricbbolie
man toas mud) oefameo tberebie, bntill
'attbe lengtbtbia infamte toas purgeo by tbe confeOton of aot>
uell madeat >tferoms tcombe*
3Db
excellent p&ce of imtdjeraft
0?COUfeitmg fotfOUgbf
b\>
Syluanus
! 3jtem & Chriftine
toouto
n#oe$ take tmto bit
anotber maioes
Incubus,
anD lie in \)\t
ramie : ano tbe ffo?ie faitb, tbat tbe toas %etobtte accloieb* 315ut
flje fo3$ a fl)jeto modes,tbat tooulo n&oes rijange bebg foitb frit
fellotD,tbattoas troubled euerte nigbt iuttl) Incubus,
ano oeale
totft btm fjtr felfe*But bere tbe inqutfito?* note mate not be foj*
gotten, to tott : tbtii spaioes baning pellofo batre ate moft mo<
leffeo tottb tbis fpirftSUfo it is tojittemn tbeliegeno^f^.Bar-
nard,
tbat a p?etietoembftat baobab tfjetjfc of Incubus
bte bo*
bie bp tbe (pace of
fir 0? feuen peares in Aquitania(beingb#l!6s
foearie of
btm foj tbat be toareo olo) tooulo n&oes go to
&*Bar-
nard
anotber trt>t!eH5ut
Incubus totU ^CjO^ft if
fyt
toOUlO fo i$p
fafee
btm, being fo long bit true Icouer^be tooulo bereuengeo
fcpon
biM
c. 115tit befall fcbat tooulo, ftje toent to &Barnard,
ftbo tcofee bir bte
ffaffe, ano bao bir late it in tbe beo beffte$ ijir*
2no ino&o
tbe Diuell fearing
tbe beoffaffe,o? tbat > Barnard
laie
fbere bimfclfe,outff not appjocb into
bir cbamber tbat ntgbft
ftbat
be did agertoaros,3 amtmcerfeine . Sparrtepou mapfinb
otber cfrcumtfanceg b^teof,anb manie otber li&e batooie lie* in
tfte gotoen Jlegeno, JBut &ere againe toe mate not forget tbe in*
quifitc^l
Invita
Hi*-
rotrym*
Sainftsas
holie and
chafteas
horfTes 6c
mares.
Maides ha?
uing yel-
low haire*
4'Bkc
* Thedilcouerie bewitched loue.
m*i. Maief.
quifito2ss note,to tott; tftat mante are ft befottcbeD,tbat ffjcp can*
par*.qu*.i,
not fcfe tbetr otnne tmue* : but ante ofyer boDfea tljep mate foell
/*
enougb afoap tottljall.
Wc&foitcbcraft te pjacttfeD among ma>
nfe baD&ufbanD$,foj fc&om it toerea gD ejxufe to fate
ftep
foerebebritc&eD,
How to procure thedifloluing ofbewitched loue,
alfo to enforce a man(how proper fo euer he be) to
loue an old hag : and of a bawdie tricke of a prieft in
Gelderland.
The fixt Chapter.
l^epjteftg fate, tljat ttjebett cure
fo; a tooman ttm0 moleUeD
3
ncrt to con>
feflton,t* ercommunfcatton* %\xt to pw*
cure tbe Dtffolutng of bcfottdjeD and cow
OratneD loue, ftje partte betmtcfceD mutt
mafeeatafeeaoftfcelouersfycDe, #nDto
enforce a manbote proper fo euer Ijc be
,
to loue an olDi)ag
3
0)egtucf!) imtolnm
to eafe (among otbermeafes)ir ofoneDcong: anD tyte foate
one olD iuttcl) made tfcee abbaf of one tjoufc fuccefiluelte to Dfe
fo;
W
loue^aa
tye fttr
felfe confeflfcDjbp
tfte
report of M.Mai
. 3n
ofa baw-
Gelderland
a p?tetf perfuaDeD a (tcfee fooman fyat
fl^e toa^ be*
land.
r
couto not be tjolpen TOereimto tye
confenfeD, anD late
nafeeDonflje altar frinlett
tie
fang made, to Qefatft
fieng of i$ luff; but not to tijereleafe of
Itfc
gr&fe* oilier cures
3
fotll fpcafee of in -
ofljer places mo?e ciutlL ^ofobeft,
cerfetne miraculous cures,
botb full of batntserte anD
Ite^muCeltberftaue
place ijere,oj
none at
all
Of
Forcedchattttie. of Witchcraft. Cap
.7.
81
Ofdiucrs fain&s and holie perfbns,which were ex-
ceeding bawdic and lecherous, and by certeine mira-
culous rneanes became chafte.
Thefeaenth Chapter.
Affianus
tojitftt), tljftt S>*
Syren mcdLpe
feeing of bo&te ticrie lecberous, ana of
w*m-
mint) totDnoerfull religious, fallen ant)
pjaicDjto fbeenfcbte bobtemtgbt tore*
buret) mtraculcuflte to cbalfitte.at lertgib
came an angell tmto btm bp ntgbt, and
cut cut of tysficti) cerfeinc fcemds,fei?tcb
toere tbe
fparfecs of concuptfcence; fo as
afterfoar&sbe ncucr Ijati ante mo?e motions ofttje flefySt ts nb Gn&r.iiki*
fo reporter, tbat tbe abbat Equicius being uaturallie ass tndjaft
*^--
as tbe
otl}cr , fell to bte beaas To aeuoutlte f0: recouerte of bone*
ffie,tbattbere came an angell tmto bint in an apparition, ttjat
femea to gela btm;
ant> after trjat (fojfcotb) ije teas as cbaffe as
tbougb be ba&
|)ad ncucr a ftone in bis tyaecb >
ano before tbat
time being a ruler ouer monfees,
be
became aftcrtuaras a go-
ncrncur ouer nunnes.Cuen as it is fata Hclias
tbe bolte monfee
invuu^
gatberebtbtrtiet)trginsintoamonatterie,ouert*omb^ rulca
'm-
anti relgnea bp tbe fpaee of ttoo peares, ant) grefo 6pjoua ana
fn
e
ZlaJL
bot
in
tbe coap&ce, tbat be teas faine to fo?fafce IjiB belie beufe,
ana fiie to a aefert,&bere
be faffeo ant) pjaiea ttoo aaies, fateng;
!Lo:a quenebmpbot leeberous burnous, 0? bill me* OTfeeretjpou
in tbe ntgbt fbflofoing,tbere cametmto btm ti)& angels,ana ae*
manaea of
fym
trfjp
be
fojfcofce
bis cbarge: but tbe bolie man
teas afljamsa to tell tbem* ^otobctt tbep afeea
tym
furtber, fat*
eng; WiM tfjou returne f ttjefe aamfels, iftoe tree tbee from all
concuptfcence i f&ea(quotb be)toftb all mp \>mt 0na tdjen fbep
baa fb302ncbimfolemneltefotot)(D
5
tbep tcbebtm fcp,$ gelaea
bimjanD one oftbembolaing bisbanas,ana anotber bis fiefe,tbc
ttjtrD cut out bis (tones. JBut tl;e ffo?te fatib it foas not fo enact),
but in a totfion
Jffijitb
3
beleeue, becaufe tmtbin Rue bates
be re*
turneato
bis minions,ftbo pittouflie ma);mea fo?
tym
all fbte
^.f.
irijile,
nicAao.
.AUter.
Miter.
Miter.
Miter.
Miter.
82 4.Bookc. The difcduerie Magicall
cures.
tifctle, ana topfallie embraces f)ts filiate companie at
iris re*
T^iderinfor-
tUWe, 2Elje It^C ffO^tC tJCDtlj Nidcr
tD2lfe Of Thomas,
M)0mC ttl)0
angels cureo of fyatlecberous DifcafCj bp putting about fjtma
gtrt>le,tofctct) tljep bjougtjt Dolune totttj tljem from Ijeaucu*
Ccrtcinc popifh and magicall cures, for them
mat are bewicched in their priuities.
Theeight Chapter.
^D? Direct cure to fuel? a# are W
toitcbeDtn ttje p:tuie members, tijc firft
ana fpectall is confeflion
: tf)en follotoin
a roto,f)oltcfuater,anDtt)Qfc
ceremony
all trumperies, Aue Maries,
an& all ma*
ner of erodings,
foincbare all fata to be
fef)olefome,ereepttfcetDitcbcraft be per*
petuall, anti in fyat eafe ttjc tutfe mate
ijaue a dtuojfe of courfe.
Jtern^eeating ofafjaggiffer
0?
pie fjelpettj one befoitrtjeD in
ttjat member.
Stenrflje
fmofee of
fte
tarti) ofa Dea& man*
3tem,to annoint a mans bo&te ouer tottb flje gall ofa crofo.
3tem,to fill a quill ixriti) qutcfeefilucr,ano laietfje fame im>
Der t&e cufl)ine
3
ftijere fact) a one fitted, 02 elfe to put it tinner t&e
fltfefyoto oftbe DcD?e ofttie Jioufe 0? rfjamber tdjere lie Dtoeflettj.
|tem,to fpet into pour otone bofome, tf pou be & befoitcb&,
istoertegc&D.
Item,to ptfife
tfe
ougf) a toe&tung ring 5f pou foouto Fmofo
tifeo is ^urt in t)isp?iuitiesbptt)itcl)craft^anD^o ofberfotfe ts
therein
&tfeafeD,Ho(rienfis anftoerettj: but ft, as
3
am
afya*
men to engltfl) it : anDtfterefbje&aueljerefet fcofeme Ijis epperf*
Itlttlt in ^latUie,
Qmndo virga nnllatenus mo$ietHr
y cr
nunejuam po-
tuit covnofcere
;
hoc eftJignHmfrigidttatis : fidqiumdo
mwetur &mgi^
tur^erficere antem nonfotett,eHfignummdejia].
s.Thoma$
^^ttTh.Mooreljatft fuc&asurem tljis matter, as 3
am
m^kma
alfam*&
to twite, effter in JLatine
0? Cnglity :
foj in filiate
bk receipt,
bato&eriett paflfettjall tyetalesfyat euer
3
&***& SBut $atis
&c. rather
The
nightmare. ofWitchcraft. Cap.8,p. 83
rather a
medicine to procure gencration^tfjan
fye
cute oftottdj^
craft^ouglj it feme boflb turner
3
tern .izijen ones inttrument oftoenerie ts befottcbed,cerfeine
Mter.
characters mudbe to?ttten in fcirgine parchment,celeb2ated and
fjolieabpapoptft
pjfeff ^andtijereonaifomuftttje i4i.|3falme
be ^ttten>anD bound 0^^/ vinfifamti
coxum.
3fem
5
one
Katharine Loc(^aumg a i)ti(bant) not fo readtlie
-A&er.
difpefed ttjat toate as flje toifyed ftt'm
to be)made a toaren image
to ttjc UUenes of t)tr fcufbands beiyitcbcd member, and offers it
top at s>.
Anthonies altar^fo as,tt):ougij ttje {joltneife of
fte
maffe
it migtjt be fanctifieo,to be mojecouragious^and of better dilpo*
fittonandabilitte,tc.
Aftrange cure doone to one that was ?
molcfted with Incubus.
The ninth Chapter.
>to betng toeat&D totfy ti&e re*
hcarfai! of fo mante lecheries mod fjojri*
ble,and fcerie filftjie and fabulous actions
anti paflfons of totfetjes, together fottfj
fte (pint Incubus,
3
forill enD tuttti a true
ffOJtetafeenOUtOf
Iafon Pratenfis,ft&ic|) Wo.Vraen-
tyougb
it be rude, pet is it not altogifyer
t^
cer
i
r
/
foimcleaneasQjcrcff.
Sfccre came (fatty fje) of late a maffe pjtetf tonto me, mafetng
pttious moane, and faieng, ttiat if
3
ftolpt t)im not, tje tyould be
tmdanie,and totterlte ouertibotrme ; fo great foas Ijis infirmitte
:
fo? (fattb l*e)
3
ioas \nmt to be faire and fat, and ofan ercellent
complerion
j
and lo tioto 3
tofee, being noto a fcerte
gboff
confix
Ifing offlnnne and bone,sc. WQ&tis tfje matter(quott) lafon?)3
forill fljeiu poufir, faioftep?ieff . 2$ere commetljtmtom#,ai*
molt euerie nigl)t
5
a certcine tooman, tmfenofone fcnto me, ana
lietb fo fjeauie fcpon mp b2eff,tt>at
3
cannot fetdj mpb?eau%nei*
fyerfjaueaniepotoertocrie, neittjer do mp bands feme me to
flpuelnr alnate
5
no.2mpfete to go from tiir .
3 fmileD (quoif)
Iafon)
and told fjimtljatlje teas tiered briQ a dtfeafe called
In-
il^.tj* cubus.
morbo
t
ca.i6.
84
4'Bkc. Thcdifcouerie The night mare.
eubus^o;
tbe mare^and tbe rcfiouc toss jfcantaffc and bainc imr#
The pried gmaiton.
i]>ate (faft tbe pncff) tt cannot be fo : fo? bp our bleffcD
is opinio-
ladte,
3
fell pou
nothing
bat ft>at tmtb toafcing
3 faiu loftb mine
"he mo" of
c*e
*>
an
*
felt fof
!&
mine bands.
3
Tee tnr trfjen tt?r commctft fcpon
his phanta.
me,ano ftrtue to repell tjtr
5
but
3
am fo infablcd ibat 3 cannot
:
fie.
and fo: remedie
3
Ijaue runne about from place to place, but no
belpe lt>at
3
could get. St lengtb 3
foent to an old frier tbat toss
counter* an on fellofo;and tbougbt to baue bad be
Ip
at bis bands,
but tbe dwell a td;tt bad g
of
bt
m$ fauing tftat fo; remedie
be tutU
led me to p?aie to <25cd; fcbome
3
am fure
3
foearieo fcuiib mpte*
dtous platers long before, Ujen foent
3
bnto an old tooman
(quotb tyz pneff) nbo loaxt fatd to be a cunning tottcb : and fl&e
toilled mejbat tbe nert
mo?ning,about tbe batoning of tbe bate,
3
GlDulo ptHe, anD tmmedtatlie ftottlti couer tbe ptfpot,
0; Hop it
tmtbmprtgfjt nctbertfocfte, and before nfgbt tbe tottcb fyculd
come to ttfit me. 2nd altbougb (quotb be) tbe refpect of mine op
ders fomettbat terrified mefrom tbe execution of
btr abutfe
5
pet
mpneceflitles bluerfe toatcs, and fpcctaliiemp pained moued
me f mafee trial! of btr toojds. anD bp
tbe
maflfe
(quotb tbe
pzteff) btt pjo$cfie fell out as fure as a club .
if
0? a foitcb came
to mpbo
ufe,anD complained ofa gretfe in tnr blabber, and tbat
tyz
could not ptffe . JBut 3
could neftber bp fatre no; fotolc
meancs obteineat fjtr l>ands,tbat $e toould leaue molcffmg
me bp nfgbt; but
tye
feeepetb
W
old cuttome, determining
bp tbefe filtbie meaner to dffpatcb me.
3
could bardlte
The prieft
(fatd lafon)reclafmeirtm fromtbis mad
ijumofc
rccoucrcd.
bl|{ tp
^
at ftm|,eija&bamefoftbmefl#0e
0; foure times, &ebeganto comtet
fcf
m*
felfe,andatlaff persuing tt
3
be
acbnotoledgcd bis b<feafc,
andrecoueredt&e
-
feme.
A
Bawdie
Incubus, ofWitchcraft. Cap.I o ..
85
A
confutation ofall the formerfollies touching In-
cubus, which by examples and proofes oflike fturFeis
fLewed to be flat knauerie, wherein the carnal! copula-
tion with fpirits is ouerthrowne.
The tenth Chapter.
Sjftig are iedjetteg coueteD tottfy
tbeclofeeof
Incubus
and toitebcraft, con*
trarie to nature anD ucrtttc : and tottb
#fe fabler is matnfetneD an opinion,
ttjat men baue bemc begotten toiifjout
cacnall copulation (as Hyperius
and o>
t^etis; tl^ite ftat
Merlin
ftm$, 3n.
440.) Merlin be-
>^&ffll&y^Jitpetia\[i& to ejxufe anD maintcine
tbegenof
imauertes anD lecbertes offolc p?te0te anDbatoDte sturnbe*; anD
Incubu$

to couer
tbe (&ame offteir loners anD concubine**
3nD filas,ft!jcn great learneD menfjauebeeue ft abufcD,
Mb
(be
imagination of Incubus
ty&
carnall foctette toiflj toomeu,
mifconttrutugftercripture^totoitjfteplaceinGenefisd.tofbe
feoucing ofmanie ofters
5
it ts tbe leffe toowiDer,
tb
at tfcte erroj
Ijatb paiTeD ft generailic among
ftc
commonpeople*
X5ut to fefc fcto too:D0 herein,
31
liopc pou fcnDerffanD
ft
at
fbep affirme anDfaie, tbat
Incubus
fe a fpirit; anD
3
trutt pou
tmofo tbat afpirit Ijatfj no fleft no?bone*,$c: anD tbat be
netlfjer
DartbeatenojDjinfee. 3nD#De pour granoamsmatDes lucre
tocontto feta boll of milfte before
tym
anD
ty$
confine Kobtn
gtDD-fenoto,fo:grinDtng of malt oj muftarD,anD topping tbe
boufeatmiDmgbt:anDpoubaucalfo IjearDibat bctooulorbafe
erciDinglp^if
tbe maiD
0?
gcnD-fonTe of
fte
&oufe
5
bamngcompafr
Con ofbis nafeeDnc^laiD anie clotbes fb?$fm, baefitocs
b&
meffe
offcbtte tyras anD mtlfee
5
trfncb toas bte ftanDing fe.
Jfo?
in tbat
cafe
be faitb; What bauetoe bere i ^emton bamten^ere ioiil
3
neuer mo?e treaD no? ffampen.
JBut to pjoc&D in ftjte confutation* Mjeretbere fe no meafe
Qnuhunm
eaten,tbere can be no feD irfneb tbereof te ingenb?eD : altbougt)
ft
erratkM
ft be grantcD, tbat Mobin coulD botb
eafe anDDjinfee, as being a
e
^mit^
^.itf*
cottr^wmv.
%6 4.Booke. The difcoucrie The nightmare^
{oufenmg idle frfcr, 0.2 fome fad) rogc
5
fljattDanfct> nothing ci*
ttjer belonging to lecfcerie ojfenauerie^c. 3tcm,tdjcrctbcge
nitall members toant,fterc can be no lull of rtje flcftjtnetfycr
Dtt) nature giuc ante defire ofgeneration
5
tibcre tljere is no p20*
pagationo^fucceffton required, anfras fptrits cannot be grrie*
uedtoift bungcr,focanri)cpnotbc mflamcdtoritfjlutfes. and if
men (f)ould liueeucr,tibatn&ded fuccefftono: litres i jro; ttjat
is but an omittance of Ood, to fupplie ttjc place,
ftc
number,
fte
Mficuita-
lD02lD
3
ftettme
:
,anDfpectallteto accompltI^l)t0tDill. Buttije
tempneran-
pofcoer ofgeneration confiffcttjnotonliein members, but efcief'
tc^uimlZ
lt0 of *fttB fpirits
5
ano oftfje tjart: tefcirf) fpirits are neuer tn fuel)
ur!ma*
a bootc as Incubus ijatfjjbetng but a borne affumed
;
as ttjev tycm*
reqmrmt*r. felues fafe i 2nd pet tbe moll part of tetters herein affirme,
ftjat tt'is a palpable andWolebodte^ougtjaU be $anfies an&
fables
ftat
are to:itten ijerefcpon.
That Incubus is a naturalldifeafe, with reme-
dies for thefame^behdes magicall cures herevvitb-
all expreffed.
The eleucnth Chapter,
k
mttn ttUtktfjtg
Incubus
tig
abO*
^rnlie difcafe (as tmtt) bxw fata) alftougf)
it erfend tmto ttjc trouble of
fte
mindt
trinet) of fome fs called 3je mate,Gpp?ef*
ling manfe in tfjeir flctpe fo fo
L
:e
3
as fijep
are not able to call fojtjelpe
5
o:t ffirfycnv
felues tmder ttje burthen of
ftat
Ijeaute
, fjumo2,i$icf) ts ingendzed of a ffjfcfce t> &
pBi preceding ftomftc
cruditie and raUmeffem tfjeflomarfj:
irfcieb
afcendtng
tip into tftc beat)
oppjetTett) tfje b:atne
3
tn fo mutf)
asmanie are mud)
mf&ble&trjerebie, as being nigtjtlte fjaun*
teDtfjeretoitt)
. Stjeparemoft
troubled toift
tl)t0 difcafe, ftat
be*
ing fubicct ttjeretinto, lie rigtjt tjptoarti :
fo as,to turne and lie on
tie
one fide,
isp?efentremedie.BitfeetDife,ifante
Ijeare tfjegr*
ntng of
ft
e partie&eafee tmto tymjo
as fje toafee
fn'm,
it
is pa>
fentlie reteued.
^otobeit^ere are magicall cures foj
it
3
as fo?
What In-
cubus is,&
who be
moft trou-
bled ther-
with.
crample.
S.George,
nd
curesfor
the
fame,
of
Witchcraft. Cap.n. 87
S.George,
S*George, ourladies knight,
He
walktby daie^ fo did he by night
:
Vntill fuch time as he hir found,
Hehir beat and he hir bound,
Vntill hir troth fhe to him plight,
She would not come to hir that night.
TOlbereas .&
George our ladies fenfgfjt, toas named fl#&
times S>.Ge6rge,
Bitcm/^ngalfoneouerfteafBtedperfonBfeD, fofrfcb ffone
batbnaturaliiefucb a bole in it, as trberetn a ffring map be pot
t&cugb it, and fo be banged cuer
tbe
dtfeafed 0? betoitcbed partic;
be it mattjtoomaUjO? \>o;ttt.
3tem
5
pou Ojallread in
M.Malefic
tbaf excommunication M.matefic.
tsfcerie notable, and better tban anp tywcmt foj tbis purpofe.^M^'
2
*
IljereatealfoouWtoerfesandcbarmes fojibts Dtfeafe deuifed,
c
^
1
^
2
*
ftbtcbte tbe common clofcefo? tbe ignorance of bad pljpBctans,
But Leonard Fuchfius in Ijis firtt bfee,and
3
utbapfer, doib not
Umtt Juch
c
onelte defcribe tbis dtfeafe, and tbe caufes of it; butalfofettetb
mdecurmdi
dotone tierte learnedlte tbe care tbereof, to ^ttitter confafton of
*'.
ftetottcbmongersfollfe in tijte bebalfe*
Hyperius
being
murb
betuttcbed and blinded in tt)i& matter oftoitrfjcraft,ba>uering &
bouttbe interpretation of
Genefis 6. from ftbence tbe opinion of
Incubus
and
Succubus ij2S C]tfO^fed, yidemntjihj
Deifitias hominum,
tj^tod elegantes ejient, acceperuntjtbi in vxores ex omnibus, (jhm elererant,
arc feemetb to matnteinetopon beare-fate,ibat abford opinion;
and pet in tbe end is d?taen to conclude tbus,to toft : iDftbe euill
fpirifs incubus
and Succubus
ftere can be no firme reafonoz
p:fl5feb;ougbtoutoffcripture0,tCngtbefetjene toojos; H*cvt
frobMia diBaJunto
,
quandoquidemJcriftHrarum frafidio
hac m cm/a
defiitmmur. 3s if
be fyould faie,2Cafee
tbte
as fpofeen p:obablie;to
tott,bp bumanereafon,bicaufe toe are dettitute of fcrfptures to
mainteine tbe gafoneffe oftbe caufe,
rmuujn //-
Tertullian andSulpicius Seuerusdd) interpret
Film Deiltl fljat
bro de habi-
place to be angels, o?euilUpirits,and fobaue bane enamored
t
?
l
rfj
eirim
toitbtbebeaujKeoft&ofe toenc&es, and finallte, begat giants bp
^LIZ*
fyiitj. ibem,
mfur.
88 4*Bke# The difcouerie
H.JncubusdifcoHe\
ftem* OTMtetfeoug&lfe
confatedbpChryroftome
)
Hom.22.
in
Gen: but fpecmUte bp tfjccircumffance of
fye tctf.
The cenfure ofG. Chaucer^vponthe knauerie
ofIncubus.
Thetwelfe Chapter.
flDto totli3l(aftet ail
tytt
longM?
courrcofabt)omtnableclohcobnauenc0)
tiereconcluDeUittb cerfeineofG.Chau-
cers
tjerfes^o as Ije fmelt out ttje abfur*
mtiea of poperte, fo founn
fte tbe p;teffs
bnauerfem tins matter of Incubus,
an&
i
(as ttje time foouto faffer Ijtm ) I;e DcrtDcO
tbetr follte ano faltytoD in ttjts totfc
:
For<w thegreat charitie andpraiers
Of
limitors andother
holie
friers
,
That
fear
chen euerie land andeuerie
fire
awe
As thicke as motes in thefunne beame
>
Bliffng
halles^kitchensy chambers
&
'bower
^
CitiesJ?orrogheS)Caflels andhie towers^
Thropes>barnes>fhepens
y
anddairies.
This maheth that there beene nownofairies
j
For there as woont to walkgn was an
elfe
y
There walkethnow the limitor
himfelfe*
In Vndermeales^andin mornings
y
And
faith
his mattens andhis holie things
As hegoeth in his limitatiowne
y
Women maygofafelie vp anddowne
y
Jn
euerie bufh^andvnder euerie tree,
Therenis none other Jncubusbut hee>
&c.
effr.
Chan,
in the be-
ginning of
the wife of
Baths tale.
tranfubftantiations.
ofWitchcraft.
^Tbefift
"Booke.
Cap.i. 8p
Of
transformations, ridiculous examples
broughtby the aduerfaries
for the confirmati-
on of theirfbolifh dodrine.
The firft Chapter.
tbe
tierie abfurDttte$
3
con*
tctnco in tbeit ottmc au>
tbo:s
,
ano enen in ttmr
p:tnctpall Doctor and latt
inciters
?
confouno tbem
tbat matnteme tbe tran*
fubffanttatfona of krit
ttje5
5
31
fotll l^etp poucer*
teine p;opcr ftuffe, febfcft
Bodin^etrctjdefedjamp^ /.**/./#.*.
on ofttjte age)
baft
gatbe*
***.
reo out of
M. Mai.
ano &
caft *
tbers , ftberebp
b*
labour
ret!) to effablttb tins tmpoffible, tncreotble, ano fapernatnralUo?
ratber bnnaturall Doctrine oftranfubffanttation*
j?trff,aj3 tonrtnngtbe oiuefl(Bodin (attb)tbat be
Dartb moff pjo* i Bodina-
perlie ano cotnmonite tranffojme i}imrcife into a gote , confix
bufeth
mingtbat opinion bp tbe
3
3
.ano
3
4. of
Efaie : ftliere tbere is no
r
r
^
wre to
one title founoing to anie futb purpofe* ^otDbett,b fometimes
{
uc a
allofoetb tbe Dtuell tbe fljape of a blacae )9a#e , anb as tic faitb
bebfeb toafpearetoMawd Crufe^ateDarey^anD IoneHaruil-
kr.Wut
3!
rnerueH, b^etber tbe Dtuell ereatetb ^tmfelfe , bften be
afpeareft
in tbe ItfceneiTe ofa man;o? ftbetber ob create \)im,
ixbrn %%
Dtoell Uufl?etb it. 2te fo? toftcbes, fie
faitb tbep fpecfaliie
tranfabffantiate ftjemfelues into foolues, anb tbem taiom t!)ep
betoittb into affea ; tboagb elfe-ti&ere Ije Differ fometobat berein
from
po
Vudendii
tUHcprimum
erumjsenti-
buu
UJVier,
lib.6, dt
9tag.ca.i2>.
I,
Bodtnus
mendacio-
rHmbelUo,
Awarme
feafonto
fwim in.
1 meruell
that they
forfake not
thediuell,
,5.Bookp.
Ti^he
difcoucrie Lycanthropia.
from Ijtmfclfe* flBut tbougb be
affirme, tbat it mapbe naturallie
b^ougi}ttopa(&,Q)atagtrle(^aUbccomeabote
5
and tbat ante
female map be turned into tbe male : pet be fattb tbe fame
batb
noaffintttetottb Lycanthropia;
idjereinbe fattb affo, tbat men
are ttfeolte tranffp#jteo
?
anO cttctb infinite csamples bcreof*
jftrl!
?
ftatoneGarnermt!)efl?apecf atoolfe billed agtrle
offtje ageofttoelue peares^and bito eat bp bit arincs and legged,
and carried
tbe refi borne to bis toife; 3tcm,tbat
Peter Burget,
and Michael Werdon,
bauingturned tbemfelues-Uritb an oinu
mentinto iwolues, billed, and fiuallie dtd eate bp an infinite
numberofpeople
Wbttb
lie Wierus
darib fufftctentlte confute*
JBut bntiil pou fe and read tbat, confider fcbetber
Peter
could
eate ratue flc$ imfbout forfeiting , fpectallte fleffj of
bis ofone
bino . Stem,
tliat ttjere tuas an arrofcoe fl^ot into a focDlues
tbtgb* i$o after&mros being turned into bis former fi)ape of a
man,toas found in bis
bed, fot'tb tbe arrotoe in
ty&
tbtglj , ixljtrb
fte arcber tbat fljot it bnefu tjerfe foell .
3
tern, tbat another be*
tngLycanthropusintbefo^meofatocDlfe,
bab bteiucolues ft
cut off, anti in a momenti>e became a man fottbout&ands 02
fete*
^eaccufefbalfconeoftbemtgljtieif princes in jfeiffendome,
turn oflate bates, to be one of tbofebino of tottcbes (fc as
be
coulb
3
lxbenbe lttt
5
turne^tmfelfetoatD(Dlfe) affirming tbat be
toas efpfeo anb oftentimes fane to perforate tbat billante
5
bU
caufe
be
fooulo be counted tbe
bingofall forties* l^efaitbtbat
tbis tranfubffantfatfon is mollcommon in Greece,ano
tfeougb
out all Afia,
as mercbantftrangers bauereported to btm . JFoj
Anno Domini.
1542,
bjjen
Sultan Solimon reigned, tberefcoas
fucbfo^ceanbmultitubeofttjefebinbof tocolues in
Conftanti-
nople,
tbat fbeemperour d?aue togttber in one floebc
1
50. of
fliem, td;tcb departed out of tbe cttfe in tbe p?efence of all tbe
people.
Coperfuabet3Stbemo?etb?ougi)lte fi&rein,
be
faitb, tbatin
Liuonia,pearelie(about
tbe end ofjBDecembec) a certeine bnaue
0? dwell tuarnetb all tbe fottcbes in tbe countrie to come to a cec*
teineplace: if tbepfaile,tbedtuellcommetb and itfntpetbtbem
fottb an iron rod; to as flje p?int ofbis
lafl&es remaine bpon tbeir
bodies fo? euer . I&c capteine toitcb leaoetb tbe
toaie tb?ougb a
great
W.tranfformations.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.i. 5>i
great pole oftuater : mante militant of totfdjes foim after,
who
P
uni-
SJjeparenofflnerpaiTeDi&ougb tbat foster, but tbep are all
foeththem
tranfltymcD into tocoiue^anD flie fcpon anD Deuoure boib men
3
f
f
r

ft
foomen,catte!Mc. after ttoelueDates tfcepreturne tt)?ougljtlje
^tnoTfo
fame toatcr,anD fo receiue humanetyape agatue. much at hi*
3fcm
5
tbattberetoasoneBaianusalew
5
beingtbc fonneof
Si-
hands.
meon,ttbtcb coulo, trijen
be
US,turnebfmfelfe into a tpoolfe
5
ana
bp tbatmeanescoulDefcapetbefa^ce anD Danger of afcfcolear*
mit ofmm* fcbtying
(faitbBodin) tefoamocrfuU : but vet
(fattb bc)it is mucb mo?e maruelous,tbat menbrill not bel&ue it,
Jfojmauiepoets affirme it; pea
5
anDif pou tofec toell into tbe
mattir(fattt) be)pou fgall fino it eaffe to Da ; 3ffem
3 be faitb, ibat
as natural* foailucs perfecute beaffs ; fo D ibefc magtcall
fodue0DeuouremmAoomcu
3
anDcbttojen. 0nD pet (Sod faftb
Leuiti.i*.
to tbe people
(3
trotoe)anD not to flje cattell of3fraell;3f pou ob>
ferue not mp commanDements
,
3
foiil fenD among poa
tbe
Deut.32,
beaftsoftbefeelD^icbftall Deuoure botb pou anD pour cattelU
HfemJ txrill fens
tye
teetb ofbeaflfe topon you ^ereis Bodins
Dtfffaction noto become i ^eneuer fatib,
3
totil fenD tmtc&es tit
(be Itfecnes offooiues,tc : to Deuoure ynvt c; pour cattell.jjieuer^
tbeles
3
Bqdin
faitb it ts a cicare cafe : formatter fcrasDifptu
feD bpon before pope Leo
tbe feuentb , anD bp t;tm all tftefc mat*
fersfcuere iuDgeS pofiible : anD at t^at time (fattt)
fjc)
lucre tbe
tranffo^matt'onsof Lucian anD Apuleiusm&De canonical*.
if
urtbermo?e befaiib^tbat tfeougbtbis
art fbep are fo cunningr
ftat no mancan ajp:ebenD ftjzm, but irijen
fyty
are a Q&pc 3-
stafus a
fem,benan:eti)anotf)rriiritrb
5
tl)at(ajs M. Ma!.faitb)ccuiDnot be
witch could
caugbt
3
bicaufe
be toulD tranffmme bimfclfe into a moufe, anD
not
^
e a
P"
runne into euerie little> fcole;
till at lehgft'&e &as tulleD com*
^
e
d wy ?
mingoutoftbeboleof a iamme in a imnDotoe : febicb inDaDis
1BdJ
as poffible
5
as acamcll to go tfeougb
a na&els eie.3tem,befaiib,
^^/.
tbat Dtuerfe toitcbes at Vemon,turneD tljemfeiucs into cats,anD
bott) committeD anD recetueD mucb burtSBut at
Argentine
tbere
iohn.Bedin,
teas a foonDerfutl matter Done
Jbp tfeee fcottcbes ofgreat toealtb,
f^
1
^
fcbotranffo?mmgfbemfelues into treats, affaiteD a faggot
1
"
*'"*
maker:
fcbo bauing burt (bem all fotfb a faggot fticke^toas Ufee
toijauebemeputtoDeaib* 215ut betDasmtraculouflteDeliuereD,
Maijmkfi
anD $ep foo?tbilie punifl^eDs as
fte
ffo?te faitb , from tofeence i*r*^
Bodin
P2
5.Booke. Thcdifcoucric W.tran/formatiom
Bodin^aDtt.
An error
after a great mameot&er fucb beafflie Cables
,
be inueie$ a*
about Ly
: gajn(j
^
jj^fjcians,as fate tftat
Lycanduopia
is a oifeafc
5
and
camnropia.
mta tran(f0?majt0rt , gifetiv,
lie mainteinctb , as facred ano
true , all
Homersfables of Circes
and Vlyfles $ts companions
:
inueieng againttChryfoitome,
tdjorigbilie interpreted
Ho-
mers meaning to be, tbatVlyffes&is people fcocre bp
tbe barlot
Circes made in tbeir bjutiff) maners to refemblc ftoine*
H5ut leatt fomepoets fables migbt be tbougbt Iies(t$erebp flje
foitcbmongers arguments fljoulo quaile ) ije matnteincft foj
true tbe mottpart ofOuids Metamorph6fis,and tbe greatett ab*
furdities anD (mpoffibtlittes in all tbat
bcofce : marie l;e tftnfcetlj
femeone tale tbercin map be faineo.
JF
mallic,be confirmed all
tftefe totes bp tbe fio^teofNabuchadncz-zar.anDbtcaufe(fatft
be)
Nabuchadnez-zar
continued feuen peres in tbe fyape of a beatt,
tberefoje map toifcbes remaine fc long in
fte
fo?me of a bead
;
baaing in all tbe meanetime, tbe(bape,batre, tooice, (frengtb,
agtlftie, foiftnes, fd andercrements ofbeatts, anD pet referue
jjugupjib.%
tfie minds and foules oftoomen o? men. ^otobeit^S.Auguftine
Tap.
(W;etber to confute o^ confirme ftat
opinion tuogepou)faWb;
Idem, lib, de
No eft credendumj?um<inum corfm
d&nonum arte Velpoteftate in
teftU-
jj>iritu&a-
Ha Uneamenta conuertipo/ft : flffiHemapnot bel&ue tbatamansbo*
wma&p**.
Die map be altered into tbe lineaments of a beatt bp tbe diuels
artojpofoer, Stem,
Bodinfaitb,tbat
(be
reafon fcbtefrntcbes
are mottcommonlie turned into foolues, i*-, btcaufe tbepWu*
allieeatecbtlo^en
3
asio(DlueseatecatteR 3tem,tbat ttjecaufe
fcbteotberare truelte turned into aires, is ;fo? ftat fucb batie
bamedefirous to tmdcrttand tfje fecrets of tottcbes . W)ic fott*
tfyz* are turned into cats,be alledgetb no reafon,and tbcrefo#(to
ironk.
belpe bim ftojtb foitb tbat
para#?afe
)
%
faie ,
tl;at toitcbes are
curff queanes, and mame times fcratcb one another, oj tbeir
neighbours bp tbefaces
j
and fyerefo?e percbance are turned
into cats i&ixt
3
baue
put tfoentfe of tbefe foitd>
mongers to filence tottft tbte one queffton
;
to
toit,Mbetbera fofttb tbat can turne a
tuoman into a cat,<tc : can alfo
turne a cat into a too*
man^
Abfurd
WJranfformations*
of Witchcraft. Cap.2.
53
Abfurd reafons brought by Bodin, and fuch others,
for confirmation ofcraiiftbrmations.
The fecond Chapter.
y
rz<9& q^s^
fffie dimples! an& reafons
'
mtgbt put fcs in Doubt
?
tbat cuerie atife,
fo)a)ife,oj cat tbat toe fc, tore a man, a
luoman^o; a cbtlD.3 maruell tbat no man
bfetb ftjts tkCmctton in tbe befinition ofa
man . But to trjiat enb fljoulb one Mf*
puteagaintttbefc creations an& recrea*
lions
5
trfjen Bodin toafl&ctb atoap all cur
arguments toitb one too;&, confelfmg tt>at none cancreate anp
tying
but oD ; acfenotoleoging alfo tbe foicc of
fte
canons , ano
tmbjacing tbe opinions offucb Diuines, as fcmfe
again!! I)tm in
tbis betjalfe ;? |ea
be
Dcotij noto (contrarie to bimfelfe elfetdiere)
aflSrme, tbat tbe biuell cannot alter
bis fo?me . 3no lo, ttjts f
LBodMki.
f)iS t}\ttil\(tiOt\yNoneffenal^fornhi (ideUratio)
fedfigurA
folum per-
demagM-
mutatnr :
Hje effentiall fame (to font, reafon) is not cbangcb, but
-
*M-
tbe fyape 0; figure . 3nb fbcrebp i)c p:couetb it cafic cnougb to
create men02 beaffs toitij life,fo as tbep remaine toitbeut reafon*
Ipoiobett, 3
tbnfae it is an eaSer matter
5
to turne
Bodins rea<
fon into (be
reafon ofanafl,tban bis
besie into fi)t (bapeof a
flj&pe: fcbtcb bsfattb is aneafie matter
5
btcaufe Lots toifciras
Gen.1^24.
turneointoattonebptbeDfueli. ^srcfcpf;c%toetb bis gn$e
&1
*
&27
Ignorance, astbougbdDotitbatcommanDctj Lottjponpaineof
Ueatb not to tofce baefce, fcrijo alfo Dcffroieb tbe titie of
Sodomc at
tbat inttant, bao not alfo turncb frit into a fait done ; Sua as
tbougb all tbis tdjilecSo&bab b&ie tbe biuels bzuagc, to go a;
tout tfjts bnGneffi* all tbe nigbt bcfo:e, ana ts^cn a miracle Ciouto
be fo;mgbt, tbe biuell muff be faine too itbimfelfe.
%tm, bssfarmetb, $3t t&fe fetnbof tranffiguratiens are
wodMb.
mm
common toitbtbem in
tbe toeff parts of t!;e fowls, tban
*&***
toitbbsftereintbeeaa. ^otobcit,tt)isnote is gfuenimtball
$
\!*t?*
tbat tbat is ment of fbefecon&perfons,anDnot of tbe firff : to*<;
*'
to(t,oftbebetoit*eD,anonot
oftbefontcl)es*ifo^jcpcantranf'
fojme
94
5^oke. The difcouerie oAnEnglifhmanti
iohn.BUti.
fojmcftemfcluesineueriepartcf
fte
toojlo, tofetberttbe eaff,
lib. de
%- toeff, no#b, o: (butt), arrte befattb, tbat fptcttB ana bluels tier
won.i.cap.i.
men moftmtbeno?ft countries, as Norway, Finland.
&c:
and
iufteineffernetfan&s,asintbeU)ettlndia
.-
butatnongtbcbca'
ttjen fpectallfe, anb ftberefoeuer Cb?tft is; nof^eacbeo. 3nb tbat
tstruejftouglSjnotinrofcolt^gtoCe, ant) co?po:aU a fenfe as
Bodintafeeti) it. UDm notable inlfance ofa tmtcbes cunning in
ftisbebalfetoucbcbbp
Bodm
mftecbapierafo2e(atD,5
ftougbt
m. malefic
g(Dti in tbte place to repeat : lie tafeeft it out of M. Mai.
fobicb
par.i.
q
*e.z.
tale toas aelfoerb to Sprenger bp a fenigbt oftbe MboUs
5
bcing of
C
*
M
*
fte
o#er ofg>. Iones
at Ierufalem ; anb it follotoetb ifctis.
Ofa man turned into an afle
5
and returned againe in-
to a man by one ofBodins witches : S. Auguftines opini-
on thereof.
Whatthe
diuel fhuld
J^g
%
the witch
The third Chapter.
Sg^a&tC
^appencD in tlje cttte of
Saia-
min,
in tbe feingbome ofCyprus
(therein
is a gcoo bauen) ftatafttp
loabentotft
mercbant)i$c (tateb ttjere fo? a
ft
o:t fpace.
Bin
tbe meanettmemanp of tbe
fcnlDtcrs
anb marinersioent to ftoare, to p?cutbe
ftefttnctuals* amongftbtcb number, a
certaine GBngitft
man, being a CurDie
pomgfellofoe, toenttcafoomansboufe,a little foate out of tbe
makechois cttte, anb not farre from tbe fea fibe
3
tof& fcbefter
fte b^b
ante
oftheEng-
egstcfell.
Mbo percefumglrfmto be a luftle poong fellofoe,a
liOi man?
ffcan
g
erj antJ fmtf^m#$
counttie (fo as Dpon tbe lofife ofbtm
fterc tooulo be tbe leffe mtfle o? tnqutrie)
fte
confioereb
fotft bit
felfe l)Oto to befiroie bto5
ana ftrilleb btm
to ffaie tbere afoljtle,
ftfnlcff
fte
trjent to fettb a fein egs f
0?
btm*
HBut
fte
farrteb long,
fc as tbe p&ng man calieb tmto btr, befiring btr to make
bad: fo?
betolbbtrtbattbetibetooulbbefpent
5
anbbp tbat meant*
bte
ft
ip tooulb be gone, and leaue fiirn bebtno, ^otubeit, after fome
betrarting of time,
fte
b?ougbt |tma feto egs
?
twilltug btm fo re^
turne to
fttr,
tfbis
ft
tp foere gonefctfjen
lie
came Ujepcong fek
lotoe
nedintoanaffe.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.3. 5/5
lotuereturneo totoar&&t)te(fy[p:bui befo2e]t)Cfoent ab(D?d,
b&
toould needs rate an eg 0? tfoaine to fattffie
bis bnngetjand totftj^
tit fijojtfpacebe became Dumb andout of bis iuifs (as
tie
after;
toards raiDO'Sas^m be
fcoould f)aue entred into tbe fl)ip
3
tbe man;
A ftr
nersbeatbtmbacbetoitba cudgell, faieng ; {$at a murren
metamor-
lacfes tbe
aift i Wc>\fytx tbe diueli totil tbis affileaSTe
0?
pong
ph6fis,of
man
(3
cannot tell bpfxtneb name
3
tyould terme
ftwn)
being
bodie,but
manp times lepel^ and fcnderftandtng tbefr tt>o?ds tbat cat
nQtofmmd
led l)\mafte, conGdertng tbat be
could fpeahe neuer a too:o, and
pet couto bnaerftand euerie bodie#e tbougbi fbat be
toas betuit*
cbed bp tbe tuoman, at tttjofe boufe be toas, #notberefoje,fcben
bp no meanes
be
could get into tbe boate, but iuas djiuen to tar?
rie and tec bit departure; being alfobeatenftom place to place,
as an aCTe :
be
rememb;ed tbe tDttcbes ioojds, and tbe footfis of
Iris oftme feilotoes tbat called tnmaffc, and returned to tbe tott*
cbesboufe,in t^ofeferuice t)& remained bp tbe fpace of tb?&
peares, daring notbtngfcDitbbi* bands all tbat trtjilc, but earned
fucb burtbens as
fye
laied onbis
bacfee
;
bauiug onelie tbis com;
fo?t,tbat altbougb be
foere reputed an affe amongGrangersand
beaffs, pet tbat bott) ibis fcritcb, and all otber tmtcbes bnefcu l)im
to be a man.
Mertbz&peatesiaerepatted ouer, in a moaningbetimes fje
fnmtto tofone before bis
dame
;
fcdjo bpon fome occa(ton(ofitfee
to mabtfoater) ffaicd a little bebind*
Jn tbe meanetime being
nkxt to axburcb, be beard a little faccartug bell ring to tbe eleua; Note the
tionofamoarotoemalle, and not daring to go into tbe cburcb,
deuotion
teatt
be
fl^ould bauebcene beaten and d^iuen out imtb cudgels^n
of
^
a"e-
great deuction
be
fell doiune in tbe 4)urcbpard,tjpon ti)t hnmof
fy*
binder legs, and did lift
bis fo:efat ouer
b&
bead, as tbe
p?&ff ootb bold t^e facrament at tbe eleuatton.
Mbicb prodigious
Ogbt ftben tttttint meftbants ofGenua efpieo, and tottb toom*
der bebeld ; anon commetb tbe foitcb tottb a cudgell in bit band,
beating fo^tb tbe alte, 0nd btcaufe (as it
batb bane faid) fucb
binds offoitebcrafts are fcerie trfuail in tbofe parts; tbe mer;
cbants aftwefaio made fucb meanes,as botb tbe atfc and tbe foitcb
toere attacbed bp tbe tudge , #ndflje being crammed and fet bp?
on
tbe racfee
5
confeffed tbe irijolc matter, and p?omtfed,tbat if flje
mtgbt banc libertie to go borne, $e foould refto#i)im to ^
old
$ape:
9<S, 5.Booke. The difcouerie
W.tranfubftantiati
fljapc
:
and being difmtffedyibe did accordingly. 6>o as noifaritb*
(landing
tbepaflwebendedbiragaine, and burned bit : and
tbe
pang
manreturned into bis countrte toityatotMatia
merrie
bait.
%ontbeaduantageoftbtsffo:teM.Ma],
Bodin,
andfberefi*
juguflMb.
bue of
tbe ftritebmongers triumph and fpeciailfe bfcaufc s>.Au-
is. deciui.
guflinefubfcrtbetbtberebnto
^
oj at tbe leal! to tbe bene like.
Deixw
Wt)fy$nwa confeffe
3
find t common in bis bafoMnfemucb
as
3
fudge
tbem ratber to be fotftcd in bp fome fonb papiff oj
tmtebmonger,
tban fo learned a mans dmmgs.
Efte belt is, tijat
be bimfelfe is no eie-tottneOe to anp oftbofe bts tales
5
but fpr#
fcetboneltebp
report; therein be
btteretb tbefetoojds: to fott
,
tbat 3fc toere a point ofgreat inciuilttie,*c : to otfcredtt fo mam$
anti fo cetteine
reports, 3nd in tbat refpect l;e iutttfictb tbe cojpo*
rail
tranffiguratfons of
Vlyfles
bis mates, tl^ogb ^t iottebcratt
ofCirces:anbtbatfa)U(^fableofPi^ftantiusbisfaS)er,tibo
(be
faitb)Dt&
eate pjouender and bate among otber bo?ffcs
5
being
Atthcaips btmfelfe turned into an bojffe. ^eabe bertfietb tbe ffarfceff lie
in Arcadia.
tbateuerfoastnuented
3
oftbettooaktoiues tbat Wed to tranfr
fo:me all tbeft gbeffs into bo?ffes, and to fell tbemafoaie at mar*
ftets and faires. ndtberefb:e3 fateimtb Cardanus,tbat
ftotu
Card' de
ub*
r
' muc
&
Au
g
uftin Wf&
&&
fe fottb bts
cies,fo mvid)
3
am con*
ZpZ
tmt ** bel&ue^otobett &
Auguftin
concluded again!! Bodin.
Jugxftub.
jFoj
be affirmetb tbefe tranfubtfantfattons to be but fanta0icall,
1
*.de emit,
and
tbat tbep are notaccording to tbe berftte
3
butaccording to
tbe
Dei
-
abearance* 2nd pet
3
cannot allbto offucbajpearances made
bptoitbes,o?petbpdfuels:foj3 find no fucb potoer gfuen bp
<H5od to anp creature, and
3
foould fott of&Auguftine,
fobere
tbep became, fofcom
Bodins tranffo?med
iucolues dcuoured.X2ut
cjuam
Credula mens homlm, Cr
ereBtfahdis
*wes !
Gcx>d Lord!
how light ofcredit is
Engltyedby
,
.
-if
l
Abraham
the wauenng
mind or man
!
Vkmmg.
j^qw vmo taj es anJ Jjes ys eares
attentiue all they can
>
eneraH
e
former
lies confuted* ofWitchcraft. ,Oap.4*
97
<D5enerall
cowncel^anU t^e popejs tanoti0 , Iribitti
Bodm fore*
garDetf^DcDConoemneanD pronouncebte opinion* in tiitebe*
tjalfe to be abfurD;anD tlje refiouc of ffie tuttdnttonger*, imtlj
|>tmfelfetutbcmimber,to betocojffetban tnfioete, 0nD %Ce are
fbeijene&o;&3
of fljc canons, tfttcj
elfe-tdjete
3
|W mo?e
largelierepeateD;
Wofoeuerbel&uetb, ttjatante creaturecan ^flwft
be maoe 0? cbangeo
into better o% toafife , 0? tranffojmeD into a; fjf*^
me oiber
tjppe, oj into ante ofter fimtlftuoe
,
bp ante ottjcr
^an
Zq^'r&l'.
bp dDcn Ijtnifelfe t^e creato: ofail tbiugs, tofitjeut all Doubt i$ m
infiDell
5
anD toa$Te $aua pagattSInD ttjerefcrnttjali ib& reafon is
ten&ereMo
tott :
Wcaufe fbep attribute tfjat to a creature, fcdjirfj
cnelte belonged
to (H5oo tlje creator ofall tbtng&
Afiimmarieofthe former fable, with a refutation
thereof
3
after due examination ofthe fame..
Thefourth Chapter;
cmcetmng t^e betttie
0?
p?ofas^
btlttteof tbisenterluoc, bettmrt
Bodin,
M.
MaJ.tbefottfktfje affe-,ttemafFe
3
tbe
merchants, tbe tnquifito?$
,
fte
toymen*
toj&fc: Jftrfi 3
toamDer at
tfte miracle
of tranfubifantfattour&econDlie at ffje
tmpUOeUCteof Bodin
anD
lames Spren-
ger
, fo? a^trming fo groUe a lie , Deaffed
b&lffce bp tbe fcnfgbt oftije Rhodes, to makea fcuie ofSprenger,
anD an afTe of Bodin
j s^frDlte^at $eaffe IjaD no nioje toit tban
tofmdele
Dotone anDljolDtipbfefo^efeteto a peece of Harris
floiD^e,tdjtcb
neither tuoulo
3
ua? coulD,no; DtD fielpe
fnm:jfourtb*
Ue,4at $e malTe coulo notrefo^mefbat t$scbtt)c Mttfy tranffo^
meD:jriSlte,tf)at
tbe mercbantj^tbe inqmOto?g
3
anD t|>c toymen*
to^coulbnotettber
feuetailteoj lointlte Deo it, but referre
fte
matter to
ftt iutttbeg courtefie anD goD pleasure,
JBnt fcbere ttras
ibe pang mans ofcmeOjape ail tbefetb?&
^shX
peare$
3
fcberem
be tuas maDe an atfc
*
3i te a certetne anD a ge* woods
.-
nerall
rule$jaf
tfoo fubifantral! formes cannot be in one fubtect
where eifc
sirmlcrjmeljMih
at once ;{$f
410 confeflTeo bp tljemfelue^. flje

10"Id iK
3W fivwe
p8
5.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
The
former lies
confu
M<a.maief.
fi^me oftbe beaff occupteb foine place in tbe atre,an& ft
3 tbinfee
t*r.\.q*c.i.
iboulDtbcfojmeofamanbajalft j?o? to toing tbe bobie of a
man,Uif(bout feltng,tnto facb a ttjtn atrie nature, as tfjat tt can
nettftet be (menor felt, it mapfoell be tonlifeelie , bat it i& bene
impofltble
: fin tbe
aire tie mconffant , anb continue^ not in one
place, t>o as tbts atne creature iuoulb fconebe carries intoan?
in my die otber region : as ctfe-ftbere
3
bane largclie
prameD .HBut tn&eeo
courie of
our bosies are tnuble,fenfttiue, anb paflioe, and are inoueb
fuftft
f
P
irit
*
^
tnmic otfjer ercdlentproperties , ftbicb all
tbe biuels in bell are
fnTthe 17
not able to alter :mttber can one batreofourbeatipen^
5
o? fall
bcSke of
atoaie,o
j
be tranffo^meD,U)Jtl)out tbe fpectall p?ouibence of tiPoD
thisvo-
almigbtie,
lume.
j5U^
pi
oceeD bnto tbe probability oftbts Ifo?te Ilbat lucfee
tuasttjtbattbtspanig fellofo of England,
lanbing ft latelie in
tbofe parts,anb ftjat
oio fooman ofCyprus>bcing
botb of fo bafe
a conDition^ouib botb bnderffanb one anotbers communicate
on;
Engiand
anb
Cyprus
being ft manie bunozeb miles biftanf,
anb tbeir languages fo farre Differing
*
3
am Cure in tbefe bates,
therein trafficbe is more itfeb^anb learning in mo?e price ; fein
pong
or
olD mariners in tljis realme can cifber fpeafee
or turner*
ftanD tbe language (pofeen at S alamin
in Cyprus,&bfrb is a fetnb
cf Grecke ; anb as fefo olo foomcn ttjere can fpeafee our Ian*
guage, HButBodintDtllfate^oubearejtbaf at
tbe inqutfito?s
commanbement
3
anbtb.:ougb tbe tormentors correction, fl)e p?o*
mifeb to rcffore fifm
to
bis ofome (ape : anb fo
fye
otb, as being
tberebnto compelleb. 3
antoer
?
tbat as tbe ftbole ftoite i& an iw
ptous fable; fotbissEertton tsfalfe, anb oifagr&afele to tbeir
otuneboctrine,td)icbmainteinetb,tbat tbe foitdrtotb noibing
but bptbe permidton anbleaue of
(ff
o&
jfor
if
(be
coulo bco or
tnv
boo furb a tljtng at btr
otonepleafure ; or
at tbe comman&ement
oftbe inqutfito?s,or for feare oftbe tormentors , or
fo? loue oftbe
partiesfor remorfe ofconfctence : tben i^ it not eitber bp tbe ep
trae&inarfe leaue,uor pet bp tbe lifee birection ofdJot^erceptpou
totllmabe^ima confeberafeloitb old tnitcbes-
3
for mp part
insmtiermoS,boin
fyty
can furne anb toffe a mansbobie fo,anb
mate it fmailer anb greater,to imtjifee a molufc
5
or
like an aflfc,
. f
c : ants tbe man all tbts b|tle to tele no patne 0nt
3
am not a*
k?capi
loneintbisma|e;fo^Dan^usafpectaUmaintetmr of tbetrfok
te * M
*
lies
reformer
lies confuted ofWitchcraft. Cap/5.
99
iiesfcritb, tbat altfjougft
Augutiineand Apulcius jmd tD?tt^t)crfe
j
mufiMb.
credtblte offljefe matters
;
pet tmllijeneuerbeleeue
3
fattotf;>^>.D.
c&es
cart rtjange meninto otber formes
5
as affeSjapes^eDieeS;,
M
w&
beares,mtce
3
$c.
That the bodie of a man cannot be turned into the
bodie ofa bead by a witches prooued by fkong reafons,
fcriptures
3
and authorities.
The fift Chapter,
Wit &ass
tW
man an aCfe all
tW
tihite-4 ^tDasttjtsaCTe aman f
Bodin
fattens reafononeltercfrrued) be
teas
ttuhe tranfubifantiated intoanaiTe
3
fo
as ttjere muff be no part ofa mmjbixt rea?
fon remaining tntfjtsaile. &nd|?etHer-
*"
mes Triiuiegiitus
$tnbe$
N {$9
gd
r^''
autbo?tite anti reafon to fate, ./4//W
*
/**

I
.
*"*"
^4w humanum non capere ammam humanam\ nee
fa
ej/d in corpus ammd
rations canntis ammam rationalem eorruere
;
ftjat IS
5
Sit f)tWiatt
feule cannot recetue ante otberttjan an humanebodie , no: pet
canne Itgbt into a bodie ttjat toanfetb reafon of mind . JBut j&.
lames
fattft
5
2E|)ebotitetDitt)OPtti)e (ptritis Dead . 0no furelie,
Xam#V
fcfjen ttje foule is Departed from tbe
bodie
5
tije life ofman is dtfol*
aeti
: ant) fterefoae Paule imfi^d to be dtfToIacd
\ fefen fje foculd
phiii.i
3
2j,
fjaaebeene
fottb %tff . Sftebodte of man is fubteet toditurs
fetnDsofagues,ftcfeneires,ani3mfirmttte0
3
fcdjeretmto an aflte
bodte ts not inclined : anti mans bodie mnft be fed toi$b;cao,$c:
and not tm'tf)
bap.
Bodins
atfebeaded man muff either eate bate,
0; nothing : as a
speared in tije ifo:te spans bodie alfo is fubiect
fcnto
dea$b,and battj
ty&
dates numbed. 3;ftbisfeliofcoe bad Died
in ttje meane time,as bis ijoure nttg^t baue bm\t comedo: ante
tying tbe ofuels
5
tt>c totf
cb, o: Bodin fenein
; 3.
merueli itn n td;af
tooulobaue become oftbisaflfe, o^ljotu tbe tottct) could bauete*
lfo2edj)imtol^ape
5
ojtftetl)erl)ea)ouldbattertfen at tbe date cf
judgement in an afles bodte and l^ape.jr o:
Paule
fatil),tt>at
ftat
T ,cor. i
&
fcerte bodie tdncf) is foUme and buried a naturall boote, is raifea '44.
3-tf* a
ioo
5'Boke. Thedifcouerie
Tranjformat.confm
a fptrituatt bodte* Ejje life of Jefas \& mademamfeffin our mop
tall fletb,and not in tbe flelb ofan affe.
dSoobatb endued cuerie man and euerie tbing tottb btepw
pec nature, fubffance,fo?me, qualities, and gifts, and directed
ttjetr toaics 3sfo? tbe featc^s ofan affe,
be tafcetb no fucb care
:
botobeit,tbep bane alfo tbcir properties and fubffarice feuerall to
i.cor.ir,
t!jemfeiuef*
if
o?tl)ere is oneflefl^(fatftPaule) of men, anofibec
flefl)ofbeaffs
3
anotijeroffil^es,anottjerofbtrDSt 8nd tberefo?e
it is abfolutelie agatnff tt>e ordinance of<0od(i$o
batb made me
a man)ttmt
%
fl^ouiti flte lifee a bfrtyo? ftofm like a fill) , o? cr&pe
like a
tome^
become an affe in fljape : tnfomucb as if od
toouid gmemsteaue
?
3l
cannot d ft; foj it toerecontrarte to
bis
otone c:dcr ana dccr#,and to tbe conffttution ofanie bodie txtjtcl)
Pfal.u?.
IjebatbmaDe.^ea tfjefptrits tbemfeluesbaue ibeir latocsand
limits p^efcribed
5
bepond tbe fcbtcb tbep cannot paffe one baires
baeadfb ; otbertotfc 5odfljoulo be contrarie to btmfelfe : febicb is
farre from bun
^eifljer is (I5ods omnipotence berebpqualtfi*
eo
3
buttbedtuclsimpotencie mamfeffed , fi$o batb none otber
potoer
;
buttbat idncb<115od from (be
beginning batb ajpointen
t?nto btm^confonant to I;is nature ants fubffance ^e map toell
be reilreined from bis potoer and Ml, but bepond tbe fame
bs
cannot paffe, as being (tSobsmmtffer
5
no furtber but in tbat
ftbtcbbebafb
from tbe beginning enabled bim to oro: tdjicbis,
tbatbebemgafptrtt
?
mapU)itb
;
odsleaue and ordinancefctci*
at and corrupt fyz
fptrit and toili ofman: herein
be
ts fcerie dfc>
ligent
Sbat abtaftlit afferfion is ft, (bat a man,febom dEWDjBD
fat!)
madeaccording to
bis otone finttlituae and Ubenes^outo be bp
a tuitcb turned into abeaff i W)Ht an impiette is it to affirmed
tbat an affcs bodie i& tbe temple oftbe ^olp-gboff^ D? an aflfe to
be
tbe dnld of<&5od,and <0od to be bis fatber; as it is faid ofman*
j.Cot.6,1?
{jjB)hfy
Paule to tbe
Corinthians fodiuinelte confutetb, ftbo fattb,
verfe'i
Ac
*bat ;3Dur bodies are tbe members of
CfctS * 3n tbe ttbub toe
veirelii.
9#
to gto?tfie dl5oo : fo? tbe
boote is fo? tbe 2Lo#, and tbe ilojd is
fo: tbe bodie* &ureliebemeanetbnotfo?anaffesbodie
3
as bp
tbts time
3
bope a$eatetb : in fucbtotfeasBodinmapgolnde
bimfo^ame;efpecia!lie^enbe flEjalltinuerffanD , tbateuen
into tbefe our bodtes^tcb dPodbaib
framedaSer bis otone
lifce*
neffe,
in/format
\confuted. ofWitchcraft. Cap.6, loi
nefle,be bait? ai& bjetfceafijat fptrtf, febtf)
Bodin faftt) te nolo w
roamingtotfjin an affcsboate , tifncb
C?o& frst&fcfufctetfeatn
fuc& feruiltttc fcnDet tlje fate of mmt ; cf fc&jon* C>o& is fo tntnfe
Pfaim.s.
fulljtbatbeijatbmaoe&tm itttte loioer tftan angels, pea fl>an
n&*-iA
|H
nifeKe,an& crotoneo inmfottb glc#e anfc frogityp , ano maoe
7>
*
^tmto^auctjomtmonouert^etoo^es of fnsljanos, asijauing
put all things
tmDette fete, al!
fy&pe
ana oren, pea tDtolueg,
affe$,ano all otl;er beaflte offte
fielD
, fte
foales cf tije aire
3
tfje fi>
flje* Of tfje fea,^C.
Bodinspoef
3
Ouid
,
tftofe
Metamorphofis
make &mu#fo: jtfm,faitl) to t&e ooertftt ofc of$t*
#
antafftali
Imagination:
0j hominifublime dedit^ccelumque Videre
^ujfityf^ereBos adfydera
toilere vu/tus.
Stye
effect of t^tctj toerfeste
ftte
;
The Lord did fet mans face fo hie,
Thathe the heauensmight behold)
Andlooke vp to the ftarrie skie,
Tofee his woonders manifold.
^oiMfaUrifc&oja mueil can fo alter ttjetyapeofa man,as
contrartlie to mafec^tm lfce Dotom to l)dl , like a tea
5
; <3cD0
too^s tpo ulD not onelte be Defaces ans MfjreceD, but 5te ojdp
nancefyouto be toamoetfullte altered anat&erebp confowuicD.
The witchmongersobie&ions, concerning Nabu- /
chadnez-zar aniwered,and their crrour concerning Ly*
canthropia confuted
.
Thefixt Chapter,
Alleus Maleficarum, Bodin,
ant)
Their
mmtte otfter of ttjem
tftat
tnaintetne
ground.
tuttc&traft, tnum$ fcpon tijt (fo?ie of
^^
Nabuchadnez-zar ; a& tljOUgl) Circes
to hold a
fjaa tranffojmefc&imimftiiw: fo^ceries quick ede
into an cre,a$ ftc t& others info tome, ty
th
"
tc. 3tantoer
3
tl)at^rU;a0nett!5crttibo*
tallc'
Hie nojffjape tranffojmet? at al!
,acco2*
3U?f.
aing
102 5
-Booke. The difcoueric Witches
tranfyortati
ding to ttjetr groffe imagination
5
as appeared botb bp tbe
Dan.4.
p!atnclD02t)5 of the tcjrt, anD alto bptfte
opinions of tbebett ttt^
terpjetojs thereof: but tftat be
iuas.,fo? t)te beafflie gouernment
and conditions, tfeotone out ofbis feingdome ano bani0)ed f0; a
time,and djfuen to
bi
de btmfelfe tn tbe toildernetre,tbere tn ejrtle
to icao
bte life tn bcaltltc fo:t , among bcaffs of tbe field, ana
fofole* of tbe aire ( fo? bv tbe toafe
3
tell pou tt agpearetb bp
tbe
terMbat be foasratber turned into tbe
fljape of afotoletbanof
a beaff) tinttll
be
reietting
bt0
beafflie conottio n^foas tipon
b
i*
repentance and amendmentcalledbome, and reffo?cd tinfo
bte
feingdome. Jotobeit.,tbte(bp tbeir confefftbn)foas nettber ofuels
no; toitcbes ocoing^but a miracle iojougbtbpcSoo^txbom alone
3
acknowledge to be able to b:ing topaffe fucb tefces at bis
pleafure. herein
3
toould fenoto lib at our foitebmongera
fcaue
gained.
cor.Agrip.de
3
am not ffftto^ant tbat fomefo2fte>fl)af after tbe oeafb of
vamt.jcknt,
Nabudiadnez-zar, ^tS fowte
Eiiumorodath gaue
ty$
bOdte tO
H+
tbe rattens to be deuoured, lead affertoards
ty*
fatber fljould
arife from dcatb, Woof a beafl became a managaine* H5ut fbte
talefe miter to batte place m tbe
Cabalifticail art, to toft: a*
mongbnto^ttten feerttte* tban bere* Co concluded fate tbat
tbe tranffo?matton0,ttf?icb t^cfc britebmongers OtoforaueanD
rage fepon
?
te (as all tl)t learned b;t ofjbpfictans affirmejaot*
feafe proceeding partite from melancbolte
3
fcberebtemanie fop*
'Paul. Aeg-
pofetbemfelne3tobeixja)luejEi,o?fucb rattening beaffs* jfo?
Ly-
^^^canthropia
is of tbe ancient fbpficians called
iMpm mtLncho-
<ap. 1 1.
&, o; z^/ww
mfenU
, I.wierus occlarefb foerte learneblte, .
/. ivkr. de
tbe caufe, tbe circumffance,and tbe cure of tbts di&
}r*&. dam,.
fafo 3
jjaue bitten
fi)t moie berein; bicaufe
w+eq.%3.
ijerebp great princes and potentates, as
toeil as pco?e toomen and tnno*
sents
3
baue
borne defamed and
accounted among tbe
number of tote
*bos.
A
?rouedanddi$roued. ofWitchcraft. Cap
.7. 103
A
fpeciall obie&ion anfwered concernin
g
tranfpor-
tations,withthc confentofdiuerfe writers therevpon.
The ftucnth Chapter.
>?tlje maintenance of toitcfte?
translations
3
tyep
obiect ibe trotfi*
Matth
4j
$
#
oftrjed0ofpeU,t3^ere tbe tituell te fatD to
Luk.3^.
take tip %tff
5
ano to fct rj tm on a ptr.na*
cle cf
fte
temple, anD on a mcumaine,
?c.
W4
t'f ?je Jjao Done in maner anD
fo:me as ttjcy fugiofe, tt follotoefl) not
fterefo?etbattmtcbescoulD D $e liisc;
no? pet t& at tf)c Diucll toouto Deo tt fo:
ftem at trjctr pleafure; fo;
fbepftnoto notibeirtbougtrt^neitfjercan otfjertmfe commune
catetoifttljem.Bnt 3anltoet,tt)atff ttluerefo groffelteto be
Anrwcrto
tmDerffa>D,a$
ftep
imagine tt,pet CjoulD tt mafee notfjing to
the former
fbeir purpofe*
if1 3
fjepe tfjep toll not fate,tbat
Ctetfl baD made
obieaion.
ante ointments,
0; entreD into ante league
fofffi tbeDiurH,anD
bptoertue Hereof foas franfpoiteD from out of ttje fotlsernes,
fcnto tfjc top of ffje temple of Serufalem ; 0? tijat
ft
e Dfuell couto
t>auemaiffertesouerbteboDte,ftbofe foule fie ceulD neuer late
ftolo bpon; efpectalite ft&eu
be migbt(foift
a becfee of Ins finger)
fjaue calleD bnto
bim, anD baue baD fte
allHfante of mante legi*
Matt.2^3.
ons of angels.
$eifter (as
3
ftinfee) toll
ftcp
pjefume to mate
<3j:tft partafcer of fteDiuels purpofe and finne in
ft
at bebaife*
3ftt)cp fate;
SCbts ioas an action tojougbt b? tfte fpcctall p;cut*
Dcnceof<poD
7
anD bpbtsapuntmen^ftatftefcripture migbt
fcefulfifleD:ftmfcbat game our totftmongers bp ftts
places
ifirt*,fc:
ftat fter mate not p?oDuce a particular eramplc to
p:oue fo general! an argument 3nDagatne,tf it loere bp (poos
Hj^,
fpeciaUp:cuiDence
anD appointment; ftenfcbpftoulDtt not be
DamebptbebanDofOoD^as it foas in fteffo?ic of lob?
D?if
ttiob.T,u,
loere 000 fpeciall purpofe anD pleafure,tbatttcre
ftoulo
be fo
Iob
-v.
ertraojDtnarte a matter bjougbt to paffe bp
fte bano of
fte Df*
uell^coulDnot
oDbaue gfuen tofte tocfceD angell ctfrao;t&L
narte
poioer
P
anD cloafteD btm toift etfraojDtnarie t^ape^er^
3l.tftf.
bg
104
5-Bcoke. The dtfcouerie Witches
tranftortath
bp l)t migbt be maae an inffrument able to accompliflj
tbat
mafter
5
as beoiD to bis angdl tbat carrier Abacuck
to Darnell,
anototbemtbatbefenS toocfitwSodome?
SSutpou
fyallbn*
DerftanD^tbattbts ions Dcone m stofion,anD not in beritie of
action . >o as ibep baue a berie colD pull ofibis place,fobitb is tbe
fpcciallp&ceof fcnpture alleDgeD of tbem foj tbeirtranfpo?ta>
ticn0,
j,c*.ta m ease Sjerefojc tdjat
Caluine
faitb in biscommentarietpoti
harmon.E-
ftjat place, in tftefc tooj&S; ffje qnettton to
?
fcbetber <ffb?tff toere
SV" tv
cwrt^ftlott inneflj, o? Ubefib^t ft tocrebuttnattfion^anteaf*
1*^4.
*
finnetene obffinatlie, tbat bis
boDte toas trulteanD reallteas
fljcp fate tafecn bp : btcaufe
tftep tbinfee it tea great an tnotgnttie
fo; ~<B)}itt to be made fuiteet to fatbans tllafions . )!5ut tbts obte*
ctton te eafilte toafljeD atoaie.
jf
cj it ts no abfnrfcttie to grant all
Ibis to be tojougbt tb?ougb doDS permifffon, oj <B);\1ie* boiun*
tartefubtectton:fo long as toe p&lD not to tbinfee tbat fte
faffe*
tea tbefe temptations mtoarDlie, tbat is to (ate,ut tntno o: foule*
SnD tbat febtcb is affertoarbs fet Dotone bp t^e dEaangelttf*
fcterc tfjc Dtuell C^etocD Inm all tl;e fetngDoms of tbetoojlD, anD
tbe glojie of fijc fame, anD tbat to be Dome (as ft is fatD in Luke)
in tbe ttotnbling of an ete, Dcotb mo?e agree tottb a WSon tban
tottb a reall action >o farre are tbe bene too?Ds of Caluine.
W$id)U&tt not onefpllable no? fine toojas from tfjat
bjrfcb
31
Ijao fcmtten berein
?
bc&?e
3
tofeeb fo? bis opinion in tbe matter*
#nDtbis
3
bope toill be fufftctent to ouertb:oto tfje affertions of
tbem tbat late
tbe ground of tbefctranfpo?tattonsan&fitengttt
tbe aire berebpon.
i$t ibat toill falc,tbat tbefe too?DS; to toit, tbat <B};itt toas ta*
fen t>p,fc : can barDlte be ajplfeD to a btffon^let
btm tnrne to tbe
Ezecj, i2.
p^opbefie of
Ezediiell
5
anD fe tbe felfe-fame too?Ds bfeD ma XA*
and 1
4.
fion j fauing tbat febere fetff is fatD to be tafecn bp bp tbe btuell,
EzeAieli
is tabenbp, anD liSeDfcp, anD carrteD bp tbe fptrit of
(0oD,anDpet in a ttifton* 25utt!)cpf)aucle(re reafontbatbutto
tpon tbis fanDie rocfee, tbe fnpematnrall frame of tranfublfan*
Md
% makf.
ftattonj as almoff all ourtoitbingto:tfersDc&* ifo^Sprengeif
In ftitor
faie.tbat tbe Dtuell in tbe HbenelTe of a falcon caugbt tym
bp;
Danxus
faitb
5
it toas in ttjt fimtlttutje ofa tnanj otbers fate,
sfan angell painteD tottb toings
3
otbers, inutiiblie :
Ergo
tbe
Di^
uea
Confuted.
of Witchcraft. Cap.8. 105
nell can tafee(faie tbep)
fc&at fl&ape
be
liff. JBot fbougl) fonte map
cautil i)pon ttje biuel* ttanffojming of bfmfclfe
-
3
pet, tbat ettljec
HiujeU 0;
tott^ can tranffojme 02 tranfubffanttat ofter^tbere is
no tittle no?
colonrtnftercnpturestoljelpcttjemJftljereiBcre
autbojitte foj it, ana tbat tt torn paff allpera&uenture,lo
3
febat
ancafiematterftiistorefabflsnttateanaffetntoaman.
if
02
Bodinfattbtopontbetoo?*)
of
Apulcius
3
t|iat if tbe aflfe eatc neto
*.**.#. *
tofe$
5
anffe,o? bate leaues out of fpjtug toater, ft brill pjetentife
w*"W.
returncbtm
into a man* Wnebtbing
Sprengcr
fatib maie be
znM<tkm*i.
tone
5
bp toafymgtbe
affc in fatretoater
%
pea lie fl^etuett) an m*
ffance, ft&ere,bpD?inbing of toater an aflfe toas turned into a
mam
The
witchmongers obie&ion concerning
the hiftorie oflob anfwered.
Theeight Chapter.
i^efe totoftmongetf, fo? lacfee of
better argument^ dcd manic times ob*
itct lob againft me
5
altbougb ftere be
neuetatoo?D in tbatfiojte, Safetch ettbet
mabetb foj ftern, 0? againff me: in fo
tnucb as tbere is not tbe name of a toitcb
mentioned in Qe febole babe. Wtxt(%
p?aie pou) tdjat tottebmonger noto fee*
tng one fo afflicted as
lob,
feouiD not fate e toers bstottcbed, as
lobneuerfattb^
a
jfo^Srff ibere came a mcfltengertinto btm
5
iobj,
14.
ana fatd; SI^p open toete plotoing, and
tftp
sOto toere (feting in
fteirpIaces^anDtbeSabcans came triolentlieandtojbe tbem;
b
verfe,tr.
peatbep fyauz flame flip feruants icitb tbe edge of tbe fluo^ but
gonelte am efcapedtd tell fi>&.
c
0ndt$ile(f
fcefcras pet fpea*
<verfe,i<$.
king, anotber came, and fafD;2$efier of (55od tsfellenftom tljt
ijeauen,
$ baib burnt dp tbpfi^pe and tbpfcruants
5
and t*ms&
redtbem;but3onlieamefcapedtotelitb#*
d
3nDfeijilebetoas <5yerfc,i?.
pet
fpeabing,anotbcr came,and faid^Je
Chaldeans
fet out fljefe
banss, ano fell dpon
tbp camels, and baue taben tbenyund bane
flaine
%
feruantstoitb tlje edge of tfje ftoojo
$
but
3
onclie am
efcapefc
io6 5.Booke. The difcoucrie
Hiftorieoflob.
e
Verfc,i8.
efcapeo alone to tell
ft*.
c
3no fcrfjfleff
be teas pet fpeafctng,
came anofter, ana faf
0; 2%
fonnes and
ftp
Daughters toere ea*
/vcrfe,r^. ttngano ojfnfeing tome in ftefr eloer bzoftcrsboufe,
f
and be*
holD
ftere came a great toino from bepono tl>e toiloerneffe, ano
fmofe
fte
foure corners of
fte boufc,febf
ft
fell fcpon
ftp ftflojen,
s ibid. ca.a. ano
ftep
are oeao^ano 3
onite am efrapeo alone to tell
ft&,
s^e*
verf.7.
coej5 all ftte,be toas fmftten tof
ft
bfles, from
fte
fole of
bte fte
to fte
crotone of
btebca^
|f ante manfit
ftefe oafes calico lob
fljoulobe
bpfte
appointment 02 band of no
ftus banoleO,a$
ftis
lob
toa0;3i toarrantpouftat all
fte
olo
toomeninftecoun*
trfetoonlobecalleoor4w^fo:toarrant5tooulo befent out on
cuerfe fioe,publffee ano p?fuate inqnfrfemaoe tftat olo tocmen
latelfe refo#eo to lobs
boufe,oj to ante offtofc places,ftbere
ftefa
tniffb?tunc0felU
31
f aufepcDje olo tooman baoftaneeo totftm
ttoo
0; ft^
monefts to baue bojrotoeo a curtfie of feaffng, 0; to
baue fetftt from tbence a pot of mtlbe,
0;
|>ao
fte
requfrco fome
almes,anonotobtemeOtt at lobs !jano$ ftere
gjao bame argu*
mmtenough to i^aue bjougbt
b
I r to confuffon : anO to be mo^c
certefne to Jauefberfgjjttottcba^eftenoeo, figures mtta baue
bmtcaff,
fte
Cue anofteares mutt bauebeme fef on toojfce;
pea
rafter ftan ft
e tottft ftoulo
efcape>a confuro?mull baue ear*
nco a little mome, a circle muff banc baene maoe,auo a ofuell
tatfeo to fell
fte truft : mofter
Bungie mv&fjaue been gon bnto,
anoafter
fte bao learneo
bi
r name,iftom
lob mofi fufpectc&,ft0
taoulo banc confirmed
fte
fufpfcfontof
ft
artfficfall accufeffamx
mfteeno/ometooman o?ofter muff baue b&ne bangeo foj ft.
J15ut aS lob
fafO; Dominnt dedit: fo fafO
be
not;
Dutbolm vellAmk
fid
Dommus Mulit.
WSfyid) agraeft tofft fte
feno? of
fte
fert,
tftere ft fs tojttten,
ftat fte
ofuell at euerfe of lobs afflfctfons oe*
huiuin/m
CreodSoOfolafebisbanotjponbfnt.
Blnfomucbasiobfmputeo
iobxy.Ln.
mpart of
^cajamttje ^ utuefe,toftcbes, no? pet bnto con*
turojs, 02 ftefr tnftanfmente; as toe bane
learneo noto to 00.
^effterftnneobe^ofOdlJooanp tojong^tftcnbe
lafo ft to
bte
'i.caiwnjn
r^rgetbuttoeOfftonourcSJoogrcatlte,, iften
toe attribute cf*
%-
J
-
fter fte
potoer 02 p?op?tette ofcfl5oD fte
creato? tmto a creature.
S
MHmf\n
*
CaIuine
fm
%
^e oerogate xmk
from d0cos glo#e ano om*
locTemm
nfpotencfe^t^entoefatebeocDftbut
gfuefaftanleauetoocoff:
idemjtidem.
f$ft$i*
(faift
^e) to mocfee (0cos fufffce
5
ano fo fono an
affcr^
tfon,
Hiflorieoffob.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.8.
107
tion,ftatifafltes could (peake, ttjep toould fpeafcemoje fotfelte
ft
an fo.
if
0? atempo?all fudge fatft not to
fte
bangman$ gute
ft
#leaue to bang
fttiei offenser
5
but commander!)
btmto d it.
3But fte
mainfemers offcritftes omnipotencie, fate
;
SDto poa
not fe bofo
reailte andpaipablie
fte
diucll tempted and plagued
lob
?3
anttoetfir8,t!)attt)eretenoco?po?aUo?t)iftbleDuieUna^
med no; feene in mypart of
ftat circumffance ; fecondlie
, ftat
itioasftcbsnsof^odftatdtott ; t^icDlfe.ttjat as ftere to no
contmnnttfe betfo&ne
fte
perfbn ofa tottc^ and
fte
perfon of a
diuell, fo iuas ttjece not anp conference o
(
: p^acttfe betiuirt
ftem
tnfttscafe.
#nd as toufttng fte
communicationbettofrt >od and
fte
dt>
7 CMmSm
ttell, bebold fcftat
Caiuine
fatty
3
touting o? rafter pjeafting of
bhfemom
purpofe bpon ftat place,fcfterbpon ftep ft
tnfee ftep
\>mt fo great vpniob.
aduantage
; Wtihm faftan is fatd to ajp^re before <H5od
5
tt ts not
bone in fome place certeme,bnt
fte
fcripture fpeafeeft
fo f ajplie
ft felfe to ourrudenes, Certeinlie
fte
diueil in
ftis
anb fuft Kfce
cafes is an inffrument f toojfee <35ods toitt , anb not
bis
otune
:
and ftcrefo?e it is an ignorant anb anbngoolie faieng ( as Cal-
.
uinc
tudgeft it)to affirme,
ftat
(Bob dcoft bat permit anb fuffet
fte
btuell
if
03 iffaftan foere fo at
ty*
otone Itbertie (fatft be) foe
ftould be ouertftelmed at a fudden &nddoubileffe, if
be bad
po*
foer to burt
fte
booie,
ftere
foere no foaie fo refill : fo?
be foouto
come innifiblte bpon bs, anb fcnocfce bson
fte beads; pea
b&
fooulo
foatft fte
belt and dtfpatcb ftem, tftileff ftep
foere about
fome fofcfeed act*
B^ftepfaie; odcommandeftbim
3
no bodie
impugneft
ftem:
but
ftat
od ftould gtue
tym
leaue,
3
faie
tDtftCaluine,ftatftedtueliisnotinfttftfauourtotftod, as
f ahttint
my
fuft
requefl at
ty*
bands.
Slndtfteras bp our foitftmongersopinions and arguments,
fte loitft p:ocureft fte
dwell, and
fte
diuell afccft leaue of <25od
to plague
tftom fte tottcft ts dffpofed:ftere i^ not (as
3
baue fato)
.
anpfuft cojpojall communication betfo&ne
fte
dwell and a
^tTi*
foitft, as
foitftmongers imagine* jiieiftcr ts (0od mcnued at
ferimn.sl
all at faftans fate,
tft baft no
fuft
fauour
0;
grace
totft l>im, as
,
,~
toobtemeanpftingatbisbands,
pfillft
HBnt M.Mai,
and
bis friends denie
3
ftat ftere foere anp info
i&mplrt.il
ftes in lobs
time:pea
fte toitftmongers are content to faicftat
v*^*.
ftere
lo8
5.Bookc. The difcoucric
Hiftorieoflob.
tbcrc lucre nonefound to erercife tbis art in <S;:tffs time , from
|)te birtb to bfe
Deatb,euen bp ttje (pace ofttnrtte tips peares . |f
tbere
ba&
beene ante (fate tbep) tftcp fljoulD
baue beene
tbere fpo*
Note what
fecn of. 0e touching tfte autbojitie"oftbe bbc oflob,
tbere is no
is faid tou-
qucttton but tbat it is benecanonical! ano autbenttbe. lotobc
b!Sk
g
rf
C
it
^
1lanle fo?iters,botb oftbe 3lefoes ano otbers
,
are of opinion,
lab.
e

ft
at Mo^cs
toaf tbe autbo? of tbis babe
; ano tbat be oto fet it as
a lathing glaffe before tbe
people : to tbe intent flje
cbttojen ofA-
braham(oft^ofe race
be
bimfelfe came)mtgbtbnotoe, tbat (E5oD
Vetoed fauour to otbers il>at lucre not oftbe fameline, ano be &
fliameo ofibeir toicfteDncffe : facing an tmcircumcifcb ^atntme
l)ao To tell oemeaneb bimfelfe* Upon itfctctj argument Caluine
(tbougb
b^
baa tojittett fcpon tbe fame) faiib, fbat jfojfomucb as
ttfsimcerteme,
fobetber fttoere
Qsgfa
o;
ExempUgratU,
toe
mullleaue it in fufpenfe i jjicuerlbelea (faiflj
be)
let te tabe tbat
bb<4 fe out ofaUOoubt; namelie,fbat tbe^olp-gbott batb taDfc
tea tbe babe, to tbe enbtbat tbe Jetocs (boulobuolue tbat (5oo
batb baoa people alfoatesto fcrue btm tfeongbout tbe foojlD,
euen of fucb as lucre no Jetees , noj fcgregateo from oiber na*
tons*
iofobcit,3lfoj mp part oentc not tbe teritie of tbe ffo;fe;
ftowg&iitD&ftSI mutt confeffe,tbat3ltbinbe tbere tuas no fucb
cojpojall enterlupe btfofftte<0oD,tbeoiucll, ano
lob, as tbep
imagine tnettber ante fucbreatt p?efcnce anb communication
as tbe tmtebmongers conceiue ano mainteine; fobo are fo groflfe
berein
3
tbat tbep 0 not onlie brlttuc, but publtfb To palpable ab*
furotties concerning fucb wall actions betiiHjrt tbe Diuell anD
man,asafoifemantoou!DfccafyameDtoreao, but mucb mo:c
tniegnk
tocreait
t astbat
>.Dunftanleao
tbe btuell about tbe boufebp
**"**
tbe nofe iuifb a patre of pinfojs o? tongs , ano mmtrim
roje fo
lotoo, astbeplacercongtbereof,fc:lDitbatboufanotbe
lihefa*
ties, loitbout tt&icb neitber tbe art of poperienojof Uritcbcraff
couto itano,ffiut pon map fee mo?e oftbis matter clfe-febere,
fe&ere in feto foojos(trfjicb
31 tbougbt go bere to &
mislead 31
fljoulo feme to ttfe too manic
repetitions) 31
anftocr effectualiie
to tbefrcauils about
tbrspiace.
What
; '
word(ypitch)ex])ounded. of Witchcraft. Cap.p. I op
Whatfeuerall forts ofwitches arc mentioned in the
fcriptures,andhow
the word witch is there applied.
The ninth Chapter,
-W toijat fo?t of toittW
to e*
te M. Mai. oj Bodin fate tbere are ;
Mo-
fes fpafee onlie offoure binds of impious
coufeners o$ ftntcbes ( irtjereof our MW
mongers olo iaomen tihitf) danfe tottij tbe
fairtes,$c;are non&)2$* firff toere iWS-
x.Praeftig*.
^^mp^^^irf)(a!5aUDtmne!E;
3
bott)
^
res
.
1
leb?ues and oflbers conclude ) foere bat
araoms-
coufeners and tugglers^deceiuntg tbefeings etes iuftft tllufions
andaefgbts;andmalmtgfalfe tbingstoa#eareasfrue:tri}tcb
2.Mecaf*.
neuertbelesour tuttcbes cannot ocd. 2E&efecond is MecaffL,
pha.
Wtct)is^eftatr)effrotetl)toit^potfom fljetbird arefucbasirfe3.Kafam.
fundjie binds ofdtumattons
5
and Ijeretintopertetne tbefc foojds,
^n.
fyfim,onen,
objdom.
$fyz fourib is a% to tutt : ftljen magici*
ffo^
ans,o? rafter fuel), as toould be reputed cunning therein , mum*
4
.Habar.
bie certeine fecret foo^trijerin i^ tbougbt to be great efficacie*
Ifjete are all coufenets ana abufcrs oftbe
people in tbeir feue* ,
rail binds* UButbicaufetbep are all termed ofourfranflatojsbp
tbe nameofimtcbes in tbe ble: tberefo?e tbe lies ofM.Mal.and
Bodin
3
anD all our olD iuiues tales are a#lted bnto tfjefe names,
and ealiliebelaeued of
fte
common people
3
tdjo Jane neuer
bt>
fterto beene inffrutted in tbe tmaerffanding of tbefe toojds 3n
fcbf
cb refpect,
3
toill (bp <BodS grace
)
$eto pou ( concerning tbe
0gntficatton oftbeffi) tbe opinion oftt)e mott learned in our age
;
fpeciallie of lohanncs Wiems
; fobo tbougb
b&
bfmfelfe toere
Ongularlie
learned tn tbe tangs, pet fo? bis fatfffactton and full
refolution in
tbe fame,
be
Cent fo? tbe uidgement of Andreas
MafliuSjtbemoff
famous Hebrician in tbetoojld, and bad
it in
fucb fenfe and o^oer.as
3
n\tmt to fet dotone tinto pou, and pet
Notc*
Sgiue pou
tbis note bp tbe frmie , tbat fottebcraft oj incbank
ment iB dtuerflte taben in tbe fcriptures;fomtfmes notbingten*
ding
to fa$ end as it is commonlie tftoug^t to da
jfa
in
i
.
Sa-
muell,
no
i.Sa.i?,i3.
i.Re.9
,
la.
Gal.3,1.
Matth.M.
Daniel.*.
Dan.2,8.
A&es.i?.
Gen.4
3
i8.
Exod.7,
I3,&c.
Ads
13.
Exod.ii,
&c.
Afts.13.
Ads.19.
Canticles
ofSalo-
inon.cap.4.
verfe.?.
Deut.18,1.
Ierem.17.
Afts.8.
5.Bookc. Thedifcoucrie Theword(witcti)ex]>oui
muelI,T 5,23. tttsall one imtbrebdlion . Iefabell fo? Ijtr taola*
trotis life ts called a tnttcb . aIfo in ttje ncto teffament, euen
&
Paule fait!) ttje GalatViians are betoitcljed^btcaufe tt)ep foere fedu>
ced and lead from ttje true fondcrffanding oftbe fcrtptures.
Stem fomettmes it is taken bi'gcoD part
;
as tije magicians
ftjat came to tuo?ifyp an!) offer to <l3)2tff : and aifo fcijere Daniell
isfatDtobeantndijanterjpeaap^ncipaUtncbanter : ld;tcb title
being gfuen Jim mdtuers places of tfjat ffo?te
5
ije neuer femetfj
to refufe
0? dtfltfee
5
but rattjer mireatettj f0: ttje pardon and qua*
Itficattott of tfje ttgo? tofoards oifjer inrijanters , ftlnct) foere
mGereeoufenersinofcd: as ajpcaretl) in tlje fecond cbapter of
Daniell
3
td>ere pou map tk tbat tfje hing efpted ffjetr fettfjes*
Sometimes fucb are calico coniuro?s
5
as being but roges,
and lefod people,toould We t&'e name of 3efus to foo?ke mira'
cles, id)erebp
3
tf)ougf)
tbep
being faitljlefle could too:fee notljing
;
pet xb tfjefr p:acttfc condemned bp tt)e name of confutation*
Sometimes iugglers are called tmtdjes* Sometimes alfo
ftcp
are called fo?cecers , ttjattmpugue fycgofpellof <E):tJI
5
and fe*
duce ottjers fotff) Violent perfuafions* Sometimes a murderer
fcritij potfon is called a totted sometimes tbep are fo termed bp
ttje keriefigntficatton of tljeit names
5
as
Elnners,
trftfclj ttgnifi*
e^a fojeerer >omtimes btcaule tljep ttudie curious and fcaine
arts. Sometimes iti$ taken fo;tfocmtotng 02
greeuingof tije
art pza ttje fcerte foo#i AfagHs,Wd) is JLatine fox a magician,
i^ trantlafcd a tuitcb ; and pet it teas |jertofo?c altoates tafcen in
ti)t gold part.8nd at tbts date it is indifferent to fate in tije ug*
tt$ tcong ^eis a Inttdb
5 o?,fte
is a tutfe toomait*
Sometimes obferuers of d^cames, fomettmes ffltitfaiers,
fomettmes tbe obferuers of ttje flteng offoules, ofttje meeting of
tou$$e falling of faltjic : arecalled foitcbes*>ometimcs be 0;
(^e is called a toitcb
3
tbatfabetjpcntbemettber
fogaineojglo*
rie
3
to do mtracles^and pet candm noting.Sometimesftep
are
called liDitcljes incommon fp*cb
5
tbat are old, lame, curff,o? me^
lancbolibe, as a ntcfename* JBut as fo^ our old iuomen, tbat arc
faid to ijurt djHd^en toittj ttjeir etes^, 0: lambs tottb ftetr
takes,
0?
ftat pull oofome tbe mosne out of beauen
3
0; make fo fcoltl^ a bar*
game,
0; dep fuel} homage to tlje dtuell
5
pou C^al! not read in tfce
bible ofanp fuel) tottci^ 0^2
ofaup fuc actions imputed tattem;
Chafaph
expounded,
of Witchcraft.
Cap.i.
in
^Thejixt
c
Boo$e.
Theexpofitionof this
Hebrueword
Cha-
faph, wherein is anfweredthe
obie&ion
contei-
ned in Exodus 2 2. to wit:
Thourtialtnotfuffera
witch to liue
3
and ofSimon
Magus. A&S.8.
The firft
Chapter.
Hafaph
5
being an
$}Z*
c'um&xb iB in dSngltl^potfo*
ning
3
02 fottdjcraff , if pou
MlM)mt it
&f)eieb;ue
fentenceto?ttten in Exodus,
2 2. tie; bp
fye
yo.tnferp^tois
tranflatentfjua tnfoCEJr&fce,
ill lUtmS\&J>eneficos(jiHe)ve-
neficasnon retinehitis in viu,\Xi
ngttO)
,
fon fl^all not fu&
fer ante potfoners,02(as ft is
translates) totted to lute*
flje J$td) fentenee lofcphus an ^ebjise borate, ana a man of ufohM
great e8tmatfon-,learmngsnti fame, mferp^eteftfn ftjtehnfe;
*4f
ilet none oftbe cfjt&ien of3jfracl bane anp potfon ibat is aea&lte,
"^2^*
0: prepares to ante ^urtfull Mfc 3lfante be agpzebenaeo toltb fudj
ffuffe,let bint be put to oeatb , ant> futfer tbat fobfcb
fje xnmt to
to to tbem^foi febom
be prepares it . HElje Rabbins
erpofitton a*
gr#b&*eftnft)au\ juxcomelm irifferefftnot ftomtbte fenfe,fo
tott,tljat
be
muff Coffer Deatb
5
trf)tdtet^er mafeetb,felletb,02batft
ante potfan,to tbe intent to hill ante man 2$te tooia i$ founo
in tbefe places fotlotomg: Exodus.22,18. Deut.i8,iQ. 2*Sam.
p,22Dan.2>2. 2.Chr.33
5
6. Efay.47,9,1 2. Malach^,^. Ierem*
27^.
Mich.
5j|2.
Nah.34. bis . l^ofobeit
2
in allow (Snglity
iranto
112
tf.Bookc. The diicouerie Witchcraft is
coufen,
tranflatfons,ci*/^ ts tranflateD, tmfftcrafc
3nD btcaufc
3
toiil atiotD p?olmtte and contention
bofftat
once
,31
Ml aumtt tftat.
Veneficaetosre
fuft foitcbes, as
foift
ftetr poifons did muftburt among ttje
fttlD?en ofgfraeli
5
anD
3
iDillnotDenleftat ftere remaine fuel) tmttll ttjts Date -, betutf^
fting men, and making
ftem
bcl&ue,
ft
at bp foertue of foo?Ds,
anD cerfeme ceremomes.ftep tying to paffe
fuft mifft0tfes,anD
intojrfcattons
3
as
ftep
inDaeD accompltft bp poifons* &nD
ftis a*
bufe in coufenage of people
3
togefter foift fte
tafeing of (Sods
name in taine
5
in manieplaces of
fte
fcripturc is pjcoueD , efpe*
ciallie bp
fte
nameoffoifftcraft
3
euen fcftere no poifons are. 2Lc>
coding fo
fte
fenfe
tftift
^Paulc
tifeft to
fte
Galathians
in
ftefc foo?Ds,tftere
ty
ftefoeft
platnelie
,
ftaf fte
true figmficati*
Gai.5,1.
on offottftcraff iB coufenage
[
j pe fcolif^ Galathians
(faift be)
tfto baft
befoif
fteD
pou i to foit,coufencD o? abufeD poo,mafeing
pou beleeue a
fting tftift
iB netftcr
fo no? fo Wfymby be mea*
neft not to atee of
ftcm
3
ffto bane fotft ftarmes,fc : 0^ fotft pot*
fons Dep?(ueD
ftem
offtetr bealft
3
Ufe
3
cattell
5
o^
ftf
lD?en
, $c:but
trijo
baft
abufeD
0? coufcneD ftem,
to mafee
ftem beleeue lies*
iob.i?, 11.
sftts jjfeafe is a!fo tjfeD
bpJob.i
5. Wut ftat
toe map be
tfeougb*
lie refolueD of
fte
true meaning of
ftis jfcafc fofeD bp
Paule,
Gal.3.
let t)S examine fte
Defcriptton of a notable foifft calleD
Ads.8,9.
Simon Magus
3
maDebp&>
Luke; 2$ere foas (faift be) in
fte
tU
tie of Samaria
, a cerfeine mancalleD
Simon
, tfttftWeDluitft^
craft>anD befoif
fteD fte
people of
Samaria,
faiengftatbebim*
felffoas fome great man*3 DemanD
5
mtftat ofter fting bere Do
foefeamefoifcbcraff,ftanftatbe abufeD
fte
people, making
ftem bel&ue
be
coulo foo$e miracles^&bereas in truft be
coulo
Dcd no
fuft fting 5
as mamfeftlie mapatpeare in
fte 1
3
. anD 1
9.
fcerfes offtefameftaptentftere be
foonDereD at
fte
miracles
imougbt bp fte apoflIes
3
anD fooulD bauc purftafeD foift monte
fte
pofoer of
fte ipolp-gboff to foo&efoonDcrs*
Aas.8,1 1
. gt toiil be faiD
3
fte
people baD reafon to belaeue Iftmjbitmto it
tstu.ntten,
ftat be
oflong time baD befottfteD ftem fotft face*
ries.515ut let
fte befottfteD
Galathians be a foaming boft to
fte
betmtfteD
Samaritans
3
anDfo all ofter ftat
are coufeneDo?bc*
fottfteD ft^ougb
falfe Doctrine, 0: legferDemaiuc^leaff ifttle ftep
atfenDfo
fuft
fables anD lies,
ftep
be tym$t into ignorance,
anD
Cbafapk
ofWitchcraft. Cap,
1
,2 , 113
and To in time be led fanti) tfjcm atoaie from #00. 3no finalite,
lei fcs all abandon fudj faritctjcs and coufeners,as tottf)
Simon
Magus fet ttjemfelues in ttje place of<25od,boafting ftjat
fyep
can
dco
miracles,ci:pound
Dieamesfoutell fytngs to come, raife ttje
deader
:i$td)aretf)etoo?ttfsof fte^olp-gfjoff, i^oonltefcar*
w^;
8
'39,
c^et^ fte
teatt ann rernes, ana oneltelDo
k
:feett) great tuonders,
IZ
%
l
*l*'
fofeicb
ate notu Haled and aecompltfl&ed in
<teiff,
tnfctjometoljo
Aas.1,24.
Co fledfafflie
bsleeueil) tyall net need to be bp fudjmeanesrc;
&i*>8-
(blued 0?
confirmed in f)is doctrine and gofpeH and as fo? tt)e
w
0rn
/
>17,
tmfaiftfull , tljep fl)all imue none otfcer miracle fl)efoed tonto
jjk ^iV.fc
Qiem,butttiefigneoflonastf)ep2ojfeet.
n.&J.
'
3nd
t$erefo?e 31
faie,t$atfoeuer
ftep
be fljat
toift
Simon Ma- ioh.i .& 2.
gus tafee topon tljem to foojfte fuel) ioonders, bp fottjfaieng, fo^
*
6
- &
**

cerie,o^t3Dtt(6eraft, are but Iters, deceiuers, and coufeners,at>
Luk xi w"
5
coding to Syramsfaieng;&o^erie,ijottclxratt,fffltij(aieng
3
anD
Ecci.34
?.*
mantes, are but fcanitie, ant) tije latoe ft)albe fulfilled fart ttjout
fudjlies. 00 commanded itjepeople, ttmt ffjep (Ijouldnot re- Ecd.34,8.
gardtljemftatlwougWfoi^^ cite
Leui.1^1.
mation fgat foas attributed tntto ftjem,offended 0od,
Theplace ofDeuteronomie expounded,wherin arc
recited all kind ofwitches; alfo their opinions confuted,
which hold that they can workc fuch miracles as are im-
puted vnto them.
The iecondChapter,
i^e greateft ana mod common
objection is, fljat if ttjere tore not feme,
fofctdj could foo?fce fttc& miraculous 0? fu*
pewaturall feats, bp tijemfelues, 0: bp
ttjeir diuels,it l^uld not fjaue borne faid;

cuu5-
:o*
ilet non* be found amongpou,ti)at ma*
feetl) l;is fonne 0? Ijis daughter to go
>S^W^y^l
fi#oug|)
fte
fier, mftat tofetb tuitebcraff,
02 is a regarder oftimes,o?a marfeer of
tfte flicng offotoles,oj a
tb;:eerer,o?a dormer,
o?ftatcimfeileit)ijoit1)fpirtts,o: a fatlp
faier, oj ttjat affced) counfeU of
fte dead, m (as fome tranOate it)
IM. tyat
114
tf.Booke. Thcdifcouerie Coufeningwitcho
ft
at raifctb tbe DeaD.JBut as tbcre t* no one place mtb
t fcrfpture
tfjat faifttbepcantoojhe miracles, fo it tyalbc eaffe to pjoue,
tbattbefcfocrcailcoufcners, euerie one abnlhig tljc people m
bis feuerall UinDsanDareaccurffeD of <25oD.$ottbat tbepcan Deo
all fuel) tying* inD&D,as ftere is erpjeffeb
5
but fo? tbat tbep take
fcpou ttjem to be tbe mtgbtie pofocr of dUoo, ant) to Dmtbat ft&tct)
is tbe onelte too?fee off)im,feDucmg tbe peoplc,anD blaf$emtug
Efay.4*,8.
Qename of <115oD,&$o totU notgtue bis
glone to ante creature,
Vi. 24.8.10.
j^^ jjtmfelfe
tbe
king ofglojie ant) omnipotence.
JFtrff 3
aifee, ftbat miracle toas fo?ougbt bp tfjeir palling
ftjougb tbe 6er * Crulte it cannot be pjcoueo tbat ante effect fofc
lofoeD; but tbat fte
people lucre betatttbrb,to futpofe tljct'r fi'nncs
to be purgeD tberebp ; as tbe
Spaniards
fttnke of fcourging anD
ftfripugtbemfelues* g>oasC5DDspotocttoas tmputeD to tbat
action, an* fo fo?biDben as an tDolatrous fo?certe. srabat fotmv
tiers toojfteftftetegarDer of times
*
OTjatofterDtuell Dealetb
Ije luttftall, tban luitt) tfte fptrit of fupcrdittcn ^ 2Dottj fjc notBe*
cewebtmfelfe anD oibets.anD fymteit i& lno:tt)i Its conoemneD
to; a tj)itd)r'M)at fptrit
Weft be, itfncb maefcetb
ftc
flieng of
fbtoles^ jj-teuerfteles^e x^ bere conbemneD as a pjactifer of
tuttftcraft; btcaufe
be coufeneft tbe people,anD tafeeft
bpon Mm
to be a p:opbet
, tmptouflie referring <H5ods certetne ojDtnances
to tbe flittering fetbers anD bucertcine toaics ofa bird r slje it to
effects pjoDuceft fojcerie^ftarmtngjCoufultatton toitlb Cptrtts,
fcoftlafeng, anDeonfulttng foift tbe DeaD : in euerie of tbe fcJjift
<0ods potoer i$ obfeureDj&is glo?te DefaecD,anD Ijis command
meut infringed
#nDtop?aiueftat ftcfe foftfaiers anD imfftes are butlieng
mates anD coufeners; note ftefe foo?Ds p:cnounceD bp (E5oD
Deut.i8,i4 fnmfelfe^eueninftefelfefame place taftefttlDjenof3fraeR:2ll*
ftougtjfte
(entiles faffereD tbemfelues to be abufeD, fo as ftep
gaue eare to tbefe fojcerers,fc : be fooulD not fuffer
ftem
fo> but
fooulD raife tbem a p^opfjet, ttbo ftoulD fpeafte tbe fruft* 3s if
be
Qoutbfaie;2$eotberarebutitenganbcoufeningmates^eceit^
full anD bnoermining merftants, tftofe abufes
3
fcill mafee
fenotone to mp people* 8nDftat euerie onemaieberefolueD
herein, lettbe laff fentence of
ftis precept be tuelltoetgbeD;to
tut(^etnonetefounDamongpou3tyata(ketycounfeQof(o^ra^
Chajapb. ofWitchcraft. Cap.*. 115
fetbftebeab.)
jFtrttpou
Iwofotbefcules of tbe rfglrfeous are in tbe &anbs
Sap.$,i.
Of CD, aitD retting forftb
Lazarus til
Abrahams bofome
3
b
Infcj^j.
(I^petn3cfti5%ftt anbfromfbatflfcpe^anffmllnotberai'
Iobl4 12
fc^rlifte^eaaensUenomo?c:acco^mgfe3tt)i0ofDauid;Mtlt
pfai.ss, 10,
tboufljetu tocDnuerj; among tlje DeaD ^ ^ap
3
t|?ello?tifat%llje
Deucis.n.
lining fyal! not be taugbt bp tbe bead^but bp flje Iwing^sfo?
(be
Luk-
**
**
tmrigbteous
5
tbepare in beiyrijere is no redemption
5
nettber ije;
*
1-
tbereaniepaffiageftombeaucnto eartb,butbp(25odandbtean*
uk.i^it.
gel& 2b5toncbingtberefurremonanurettanrationoftbe boote,
read Iohn.j.and pou ffjall mantfetflte (&
3
tbat it is tbe onelie
ioh.j,n.
foo?fee oftbe fatber, tibo batb
gtuen tbe pofoer tberofto tbe (bnne,
ant) tO none Otbet,
'%
C* Dommusfercutit, Cr
ifft
mcdetur ; Ego oca-
Ofe.6.
d*m,cr egovmefac'tam. 3nd in manie otber places it i& fttfttten,
Aas.17.1y.
tbatCSodgtaetblifeand b&tng to all aitbougb
Plato
3
ftntbbi*
Tim.^13.
matffer Socrates,
tbe cberfc
ptllers oftbefebanittes
3
fap
5
tbat one
Pamphilusfoastailed ijp ont ofbel, fxfio feben be camamongtbe
people^old manic tncredible tales concerninginfernall action&
ffiut berein
3
tafee bp H)t p?ouerbe
$
Umicua rlato, micm socrates,
fid
motor amtctt vmta*.
So as tbts latt p^ecept,^ laff part hereof,ertentrfng to ftat
fcfrfcb neffljer canbebonebp toitfy no? dtue^mate foell erpound
fte
otfjcr parts andpointstberof.
jf
oj# is not mentberebp^tbat
tbep can 0 futb tbings indeed ; but
ftat tbep mafee men bel&ue
tb*p
d fbem^andfterebpeoufen tbe people,and tafee bpon
ftem
tbeoffiee ofod^and tbcrefottball alfo blafjbeme bis bolie name,
ana take it in baine ; as b]> tbe too?bs of djarmesanb confaratk
onsdafpeate,
ftbtcbpoufyall fe^ff pou tofee into tbefefoo?os,
Habarandlcionl.
3nltfee matter
3
fate pou map f&,fbatbptbe pjobtbttfon of
biuinatums bp augurie,and offtbfatengs
3
fc,
febo are tnitcbts,
anb can ind&d d notbingbutlie anbcoufen tbe people,tbe latoe
of(Boo condemnedtbem nofc>fo? tbat tbep can foo:fee miracles,
but bfcaufc tbep faie tbep can b tbatftbtcbperteinetb to (IPob,
anbfo?coufenage,fc. Concerning otber points of tottebcrafl; 1*
W
7j*
contemed tberetn
3
andbtcaufe fomecannot otberfotfe befattfc
*i>j<rf*&.
fied,3 Mlalleoge bnberone fentence^ebeeretals, tbe mind of
l
l
9%
*nf'
)& Auguilinc,tbe councell Aurelian, anotbe betermination of^*^^
1^^
Paris,
m** wp.a8.
116
tf.Booke. The difcouerie
Veneficwm.
Paris, to toit : flfflbo
fo obfeructb, 02 gtuetb fiae'D bnto fartbfatengs,
dtamatton^tottcbcraf^ic^dofb
gtue credit to ante futile re*
nouncetbcb:tflianitte
3
and(balbe counted a pagane,
i an eni*
mie to (55od
5
pea and
fee
erretb bottj in fattb ant) jbtlcfojbte, aim
tbe
reafon te tberetottball e*p?effed in tbe canon,to foil, ffifeaufe
bcrebp is attributed tp a creature, ftatfcbtcbpertemetb toCUod
onelie and alone . >o a0,bnoertbte one fcntence(2bou fljalt
not fuffcr a potfoner 0? a tottcb to line) 10 forbidden botf) murtber
and tottebcraft; tbe murtber confiBttng mpotfon ;tbe toitebcraff
tit coufenage 0?
blatjbemie*
That women haue vfedpoifbningin all ages more
than mer^and ofthe inconuenience ofpoifoning.
Thethird Chapter.
^toomemnaliage^miebtm
counted mollapt toconcetue tottebcraft,
and tbe dtuete fpectall tnftrument * tber*
inland tlje onelie 0? cbaefe ywaitevs %tv
of: fo alb it ajpearetlj,tbat tbep b&ue bin
tbe firtt inuenter*, and tbe greateff p:ac*
ttfers of potfoning, and mo?e natural!te
addicted and gluentbcrebntofbanmem
according tO tbe fateng Of
Quintilian ; UtrocimHmfac'dms in vtro
y
veneJicmmmfamimcredam^Xtm
fcbOttl
Plinie
dtflmtb HOfting
Tim. bb. %$.
WOpinton^tlben
be fattb, Scienti^mfosmimmm in
veneficip
prtualere.
top.%. Co be fljOtf, Auguftine, Liuie, Valerius, Diodorus,
and nianttf
otberagr#,tbattoomentoeretbe firit inuenter* and pjacttfer*
oftbe art ofpoflbnittg. &* foj tbe reff of tbeu: cunning, in febat
etttmatfonitfc>a$ba&>wtap ajpeare bptbefe fcerfes of
Horace^
therein
be dotb not onelie declare tbe fcanitieof toitebcraft, but
alfo
ejepoundetb fl# otber too#$,fefreretoitball toe are note in
band*
Somniaferrores magicos^miracutayfagasy
NoGfumas lemures^ortentac^
Thejfala rides*.
Theft
Cbafaph.
of Witchcraft. Cap.j. 1
17
Thefe dreames and terrors magicall,
thefe miracles and witches,
Night-walking {prites, or TheflTal bugs,
efteeme them not twoo ruflies.
l^ere
Horace (pou fe) confcmnetb as rimculous, all curtoft*
c&es cunning : marrie tytzin be comp2eber&etb not tfjetr potfo*
ning art$&bIjmbp be
onclie femes to ibinfee fiurtftdLPy
tha-
goras ano
Democritus gtue fcs tbe names of a great manic ma>
gtcall bearbsanbffones
3
&bereof notB
5
bofb tbe fcertue
3
ano tbe
tilings tbemfelues alfo are tmttnobme : as
Marmamin,
fcberebp
fpmtsmigWberaifeD:
Archimedon
J
tfec'o
fc>oul& make one be*
folate in bis
flpe
3
all tbe fecrets in
ijis beart : Adincantida, Ca-
Iicia,Meuais
a
Chirocineta,&c:W5tcbljaD all fytiK fcueralltier'
tucs, oj raiber poifons. 3i5ut all tbcfe nolo are foc?ne out of
fenotoletige :marrie in tbetrtteeu toe baue begs turD anb rbep
trill, as tbe onelie tbing ftberebp our \mtt&&too?ke miracles*
Erulie ibis potfomng art callcD renefeittm, of all otbers is
meff abbominable$ asfcberebp murtbersmaiebe committer
ttberenofufptctonmaiebe gathered, nc: ante refinance can be
tnaoc;ibeffrong cannot auota tbetDeafee,tbeimfe cannot p:c*
umt ttjc fcolid^ ttic gooltc cannot be p?efcmeD (torn ttjeban&s of
tbe tofcfee&scbittuen mate berebpkiiltbetr parents, tbe feruant
tbe matlfer,tbe toffe Ijir bufbanti/o p;iuilte/o inemiablte
3
and fo
incurablie,tbat ofallotberttfjatbbane tbougbt tbemoff odious
bino of murtbet
3
accoutring to tbe fateng of ouid
:
_ <?# hofbes ab hofbite tutus*
ouid. nut*-
Nonfocera
genero^fratrumquoqigratia vara cH:
jfmminet exitio vir coniugisjUamariti>
Lurida terribiles mijient aconita nouerca,
ViUmante diem patrios inquirit in annos.
K.iij. The
Ii8 (J.Bookc. Thedifcoueric
Veneficium.
tnglifhedby
.Abraham
fUming,
-The trauelling gheft oppreft
Jentidj^
Dooth ftand in danger of his hoft,
the hoft eke ofhis gheft
:
The father ofhis fonne in lawe,
yea rare is feene to reft
Twixt brethren loue and amitie,
and kindnefle void offtrife
j
The husband feekes the goodwifes death,
and his againe the wife.
Vngentle ftepdames grizlie poi-
fon temper and doo giue
:
The fonne too foone dooth aske how long
hisfatheristoliue.
Ifjemontet&atpoifone&feing
Iohn, toaaa rfg&t Veneficus;
to tott , b fl) a tottcb ano a murderer : f02
be bilieD
tye
king
toffy
potCon, ana pcrfuatjed tbe people tuttf) lies, tfjat Ije
ba& Done a
gmD and a mertto:ioas act ; ant) Doubtleffe, ntanfe tore 6
betottctjeD, as ttjep
fyougbt tie
did feene toell tfjeretn . Antonius
Sabellicus
tmttetfc ofa jwriblepoffontng murfter, commit*
te&bptoomen at
Rome, fo&ere toere ejeecuteo (after Doe
cottuictton, 170. foomen at one time ; belioe*
20. foomen of ftat confotf , ftbo foere
potfonea totrt) ttjat potfo n t$tt&
fljepbao prepared
fo?o$er&
of
Cbafaph.
of Witchcraft. Cap*4.
up
Of
diucrs
poifbning pratifes
5
otherwife called vene-
ficia,
committed in Italic, Genua, Millen,Wittenberge,
alfo how they were difcouered and executed.
The fourth Chapter.
Bother
pjacttfc , not bnltee to
ve**
ftat menttoneD in tlje former ftapter,
miwiic
IMS Done til
Caflalis at
Salaflia
in Italie,
3nno
1536. iftere 40.
Venefic*
0; tutt*
ftes being ofoneconfcDeracte, renefoeD
a plague fcdnft to as
ft
en almott ceafeD,
befmriering tut
ft
an ointment anD a pou*
Der,ftcpoffsanDDawes ofmensljoufcs;
lb asfterebp fftole families foere poffoneD : ant) of ftat ffuffe
ftep baD prepares aboue 40. crocfes fo? ftat purpofe . ^eretoift*
aUftepconueieDtnbcrttancesasttpleafeDftem, till at lengft
ftep
fetlleD
fte bjofter anD onelie fonne ofone Neius
(as lignite
none Died in ftetjoufe but ftematffers anD
ft
etc fttiD:cn)td)ift
foas mutib noteD; anDfteretoiftall ftat
one Androgina tjaunteD
fte
boufes, fpectallte offtem
ft
at tries : anD
fte
being fufpetteD,
apebenDeD, anD ejramineD, confeflfcD
fte
fact, eonfptracie , anD
ctrcumffance, as
baft
b&ne
ft
ctncti .
2fte
like til! ante ttms after
-
foarDspjactffeD at
Genua, ano execution toas Done topon
fte
Y
e"cfica:
offenoers* at
Millen
ftere
toa-es anofter Itfee attempt
ftat ttofee
& Mifkn.
none effect, djts artconfiffeft as tell in potfoning ofcatteli as
ofmm: anD ftat fcfttftteDconebp poifonsimto cattcll,tofoarDs
ftelr Detfruction, is as commonlie attrtbuteD to imtftes ftarms
as
fte often anD
31
Doubt not, but fome
ftat
tpoulD be
ftougbt
cunning in incantations, anb to D miracles , l)aue erpertence
in ftis behalfJfo:tt is bitten bp Dtuers aufto;s
3
ftat
if toolues
Dang be biDDmtn
fte
mangers, racfes,o? elfe in
fte bcDges a>
boutftepattures,tfterecatteil go(fl#ougb fteanttpaftfeoffte
nature offtetomlfe anD oftercatteli) all
fte
beaffs
ftat
fauour
fte
fame Dnot onltefojbeare to eate, but run about as
ftougb
ftep
toere maD, oj (as
ftep
fap)
beiuitfteD*
IButWierus
telleft a notable ffo?ie ofa
Veneficus,ojDeffrofer
lium, of
120 tf.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Veneficium.
ofabut-
ofcattel^icbJftougbtmatebareto^
veTfilfl
^in tbe OttbedOttie Of
Wittingberge,
not farreftottt Tubing,
a
witch.
C
fcntcfter, anno i
$64. tbat bargained toteti
tbe tofone foi all
tbefr
bides fc^icbfoere offferuenrattell, called in tbefe parte Morts.
^e iuf11) poifo n pziutiie feilleD in great numbers, ttjc tr bullocks,
fljeepe, fbtnr^c: and bp Iris bargaine of
tbe bt&es ant) tallofoc
be
greto infinitlie rub* 2ndat laft being fufpetted,teas examined,
confeffeo tbe matter and manertbereof, and toas pat to ocatt>
tt)ttbbottong^lxbereh)itbbi$fie(^toa0 pulled from \>xb bones.
Wefo: our parts fooulo baue billed fine poo;e toomen,befoje toe
i
tooulofufpectoneritbbutcber*
Agreat obie&ion anfweredconcerningthiskind
ofwitchcraft called Veneficium.
Thefift Chapter.
'%
ig ObteCteD, t^at if
Veneficium
lucre comprehended bnoer tbe title of
manflaugbfer,tt bad baene a baine repeti*
t ion, and a diddered courfe bnoertaben
(
bpMofes,tofetf(D?tba latoe againffVe-
neficas feueralite JBnt it
migbt fuffice
toanftoer mw reafonablecbjlfftan, tbat
! Cucb ibas tbe pleafure of tbe ^olie-gboft,
to tnffitute a particular article berof,as ofa tbingmoie odious*
foicbeo and dangerous,tban anp otber bind ofmurtber, iBut
be
ftat (ball
readtbe late of
Mofes,
0? tbe teffament ofCbriff tym
felfe^allfindtbfe bind ofrepetition ani> reiteration of
tbe lato
moff common* JFo*
as ittst^tttenExod.22,2 i.Ujoulbaltnot
graueno?afflid:affranger
5
fo?tboutDaff a ffrangertn tbe land
Lcuicxft??
of
Aegypt:fo are tbe fame too?os found repeated in Leuit.i
9,33*
*
polling and (bauing ofbeads and beards in forbidden in Deur.
27. ftbicbtoas before
p:oi)ibited in 22.
3Jt
in tu^itten in Exodus
tbe2o.Ibou(baltnotCeale:anditis
repeated in teuitkus
19.
and in
Deut. j.spurtbcr is generallie forbidden in
Exod. 2 o .ana
libetmfe in 2 2, and repeated in
Num.3 ^%nt tbeaptefierample
is,tbat magicbe is fojbiddenin Vm
feuerall places,tofott,once
in
Chafafk
of Witchcraft.
Cap.6. 121
inLeuit.19.anDttoffemLeuit.20*
jFojtbeft&icbamanmfgltf
as
foefl cauill tottb
tbe
^olie-g&ott as foj
fte
ofljen
In
whatkind ofconfe&ions that witchcraft,which is
called
Venificium,confiiieth:ofloue cups,and the fame
confuted by poets.
ThefixtChapter#
g> touting tW
kftm of totted
craftyprincipal! parttbereofconfiffetb
in certeine confections prepares bp lefoo
people to procure
louc $fc&tb inoeeo are
meere potfons, bereaumg fome oftbe be>
nefitoftbeb?aine, anbfooftbefenfe ana
tnoerBanning of ibe minD . 3no from
fome it tafeetbatoaie life,s ibat te mo?e
commonftjan tbe otber . Ijjefe be calleb
pbiltra, oj jm
amatorU,
0?
renenofifoctiU, o? Hifl>om*nes>
y
ttbf
tb
bab and blind jbpficians ra
tber p:actife, tban fcDttcftes o? contarers, tc . ffiut off#at fcalae
tbefe babies are, tofoaros tbe end febp tbep are pjouided, mapap*
pare bp
tbe
opinions ofpoets tbemfelues, from ftbence toas de*
riueu tbe efitmatton ofibat tfaffe. 2nd firff pou (bail beare fcfcat
Ouid
faitb, fcbo tojete of tbe berie art of ioue, and tbat fo aw
ninglie and feltnglie,ibat |e is repnted tbe fpectall boctoj- in tfjat
fctence:
Tallitur JEmonias
fiquis decurrit adartes*
eM&*
\Datqi
quoda tenenjronte reueuit equi.
mndL
Nonfacienfptv'mat amor Medeides berba
y
Mifiaq-y cum magicIs
merfa yenena
fonts.
Vbaftas jEfomdem
y
Circe
tenuijfet
Vlyfjem
y
Simodoferuari carmine
fojfet amor:
Nee data
frofuerintfallentiapbiltrapuellisy
^biltranocent animis^
vimqtfuroris babent.
Who
122 tf.Booke, The difcouerie
Veneficium.
SSE*
Who fo dooth run to Harmon arts,
iteming.
I dubhim for a dolt,
Andgiueth that which he dooth
plucke
from forhead ofa colt
:
Medeas herbs will notprocure
that loue fhall lafting Hue,
Norfteeped poifon mixt with ma-
gicke charmes the fame can
giue.
The witch Medea hadfull faft
held Iafon forhir owne,
Sohadthe grand witch Circe too
Vlyfles, ifalone
With charms mainteind &keptmight be
the loue oftwaine in one.
fllbbSw-
N flibberfawces giuen to maids,
ces to pro.
to makethem pale and wan,
Willhelpe : fuch flibberfawcesmarre
the minds ofmaidand man,
Andhauein thema furious force
ofphrenfie nowandthan.
GutdMJe
VideritAemonUJtquis malafabula terM,
mtul?
Etmagicasartespajfewmrefutat.
.
jbxkmng.
Ifanythinke that euill herbs
in Haemonlandwhichbe,
Or witchcraft able is to helpe,
let him makeproofe and fee.
2$efe tetfe$pjecrt>eni two
tyefy
t&af
Ouid fensto (fjat f&ofe
btg$txliz
Chafafh.
ofWitchcraft, Cap.5,7; 123
teggerliefo?cerie$ttrfg!)ttalt>erfetIl one , oj mafee %im ffarfee
maD,tf)an
tKDljtm
gcoo totoaros tlje attemement of fcte
pica*
fare o? loue ^anDttierefoze tie
gtuefl)
ftfe
counfell to tljem ftat
are amorous
in fact) &ot maner
3
tt)at after ftcp
muff entop
ft
etc
hue,
ojelfe neetoote
;
fatengt
Sitfroculomne nefas>
vt ameris amabilisefio :
Farre offbe all vnlawfull meanes, Engujbedi?
thouamiablebee, ,
;
Louinglmeane, that fhe with loue
may quite the loue ofthee.
It is proued by more credible writers
5
thatloue cups
rather ingender death through venome, than loue by
art : and with what toies they dettroie catteil> and pro-
cure loue.
Thefeuenth Chapter.
lit btcaufe tljete ig nofcoitwo?
'trutt to ftcfe poets,
fcfto
fate ano bnfate,
oatiteng
toift ftefecaufe$;fo as itto&tx
fte
fotfe map percetue
ftep
|aue
ftem
in
DertBomiettosfeeiftat oftergrauerau*
ftOJSfpeafee fteteof
JEufebiusCaefarien-
lis
fomteft, ftat ftepoet
Lucretius
foas
J
bflicti
fcrift one of
ftofe totters potfoneD
H
*
w
jw.
cup&Hieromerepo?teftftat
one
Lima
fjetefcnft feflleotyr
!m&5&i*
bano,fftome ftefco muft&atefc ; ana LucillaMeDlnr^tftome
^.3.7*/$
fte
t(D
muft
lOUeO* Califthenes
feilieD Lucius Lucullus
fte Ctttpe*
l*b.i i.de l-
tO? totfyalouepot, aj5 Plutarch
anD
Cornelius Nepos fate Pli-
d
$m
*!*
u
nie
%
Iofephus
repo:t,ftat Casfonia
Met) l)tr t|Ufban& Caligula
^fht lib
Amatoriofoculo tot
ft
a louers cup
3
tfttft
foas tnoaeD ffarfee potfon*
%je natw*
Ari(totlefatft,ftat all
tftfft tsbeleeueotoufttng
fteetiftcacte of
*"^.
ftefe matters, te ites anti oto tomes tales* ^e
ftat totilreaD
"?-
2
t
mo#arguments ana |)tffo?tes
concemtng
ftefe potfons-Jet inm
2w;
#
k)fee
in I.Wieri?<? reneficpjs.
cap^o.
*
1^4
tf.Booke. Thedifcoucric
Veneficium.
Toies to
Stfoe tofe*,tofjfc&arefatd to procure loue,andare
erbibttedin
mockc
tjjefr pcifon toutng cuipti, are t&efe : tbe baire groining in tbe ne>
ape$*
tbermoi! part ofa taeniae* taile,a tooclue* pard,a little fifl^ called
Remora,tbeb?ainecfacat,ofa nefof,o;tof ali#ard:tbe bone
ofa gr&ne frog
3
tbe fiefij thereof being confumed toitb ptfmer*
o? ant*
5
tbe left bone thereofingenoeretb (a* ifjep faie) louejtb*
boneonfbertgbt fioe,bate* filfo tt is fat D,tt)at a frog* bone*,
tbe fie$ being eaten off round about fcritb ant*, thereof tome
toiill ftmm, and fome farillttnfce:tbofc ttjat finfee, being
banged
1)p in a t4)lte linnen clotktngenderloue, but ifa manbetouted
tberetutfb batet*b:cdtfjcrebp, #notber experiment i* thereof,
fottt) ymn# (toaiotoe*,ft&ereofone b;>) ojneff being tafeen and
buried in a crocbe tmder fte groundsill ibep
be ffarued dp
^ tbep
tftat be found open moused,ferue to engenderloue ; tbep tojofe
tnoutbe* are fl)uf,fcrue to procure bate. SBe(tde*tbefe,manie
fitber follie*fbere be to tbi*purpofe p?opofed to ibe8mple$a*
namelte,tbegarment*of tbeoead,candel* tbatburue lufcuea
dead cojp*,and nadel* feberfaritb dead bodie* are fofome m foefct
tntotbeir fljote*und dtuerfe otber fbtng*, ^ulj ft:
(be reue*
renceof
tbe reader, and in refpect of tbe dncleane fpeacbto be
Dhfiorjd. de
t)fe& \n$t oefcriptfon tbereof,3 omit$ta)fcb (ifpou readDiofco-
pwnu m-
ride
^
o^Dtuerre otberiearned #pfictan*) pou mate f& at large.
3ntbe meane ft^ile^e #at defiretb to fee mojeexperiment* con*
tymtudt cerntngtbt*matfer,let&fmtead
LeonardusVairus.de fafcino,
fafiinMbA..
noto tbi* p?efent peare i
y
8 g.netolie publii&ed
herein
21
I#W
(tottb an fnceffuou*mou(&)!)e affirmeib btre<tlie,ftat
^
^:iCandbt*apoflle*toerer^#';t)eriefon^
lie pjofecuting ftjat argument, and foftb
a* mucb popity
follte a* mapbe
,
l&
bourf
ng
to pjtoue it latufuli to
ebarme and fncbant
fcermme,sc
LBodin
Chafapb.
of Witchcraft.
Cap.8. 1x5
Iohn
Bodin triumphing againft Iohn Wieris ouer-
taken with falfe Greeke & ralie interpretation thereof.
The eight Chapter.
Onfieur Bodin
ttitntipt)Ctl) OtXZtutodh,
Doctor Wierbmtn, pronouncing a
ty&
mfentence bpon btm ; btcaufe
be
refer*
reft) tbis t00?U to pmfon.'But
be retgnetb
0? rafter rtDetbouerbtm^mucbuwze fo;
fjpeafeingfalfe (3?r#fee
;
affirming tbat
be calleft
Veneficos
<Qo%jj(MilvGVQ,tii)iifa
is as true asfyereff of
bte repots anD
fables oftotfcijes mtrades conteineD in bts
bcofees of Diueltff) Dc
>-
uifes jfo?
in trutb be baft
no
facfc
&o?D,but fattb tbep are cat
leDcpo^/^cjiaac^erea^bel^outobauefaiti <p<xQ(Juxug
9
fbt true
accent being omitteD
?
anD hbeing interpofeD, fctjicb tyouto $mz
bane left out WfM&te notbing to tbe fubffance of tbe matter,
but muff n#Ds be tbe ^inters fault
Wat
Bodin reafonetb in tbts fotfe, <pa(>fwaac is fometimes put
fitt
Magos
OJ
Prcfligiatores : Ergo in tbe tranflatton Oftbe
Septal-
aginta,tt ts fo to betaben, hereinbe mantfeffetb
W
baD &o*
gfcbe, mo?e tban tbe otbers ill dbraebe. Jfoj
it is toell bnoftme ta
tbe leameb in ti)i$ fcmtg, tbat tbe bfuall anD proper -fignificattan
oftbts iso:D, tot
tb
all l)\$ Deriuations anD compounds D Sgnfc
8eVeneficos, poifoners Dp meDtcine, OTbicb feben it is moft
tofaall anD proper, frbp fljoulD tbe tranflatojstabe ft in a Ogntfi*
cation leJfctjfu^tlj anD nolbtng proper St)ustberefb?eberea*
fonctbanDeoncluoetbfottbbte neiufounb&ogtcbe^nD olo fonD
reebe; Sometimes it figmftetb fo.tbougb tmp?operlie,
0? ra>
tber metajbojtcalltc
5
Ergo in tbat place it is fo to be tohm
, tcben
anofter fitter teo:& mtgbt b^tte bkm bfeD
Web
argument
beingtwine, agree*iucUitntb
b&
otber fcaine actions,
be
sep-
tuaginta
baD beme fcerie Dtffttutc of trnttDs, tf no proper Ujc:d
coulD baue bane founD fo: tbts purpofe,3J0ut fcbere tbep iavtt oc
cation to fpeabe oftottebcraff in tberr tranflations
5
tbepbfe
Ma^
gian
5
Maggagian
,f
c : anD tberfo?e beltbe tbep fa fome Difference
betfoitftbem anD tbe otber, anD bnefo fome cattfe tbat mmuetr
^emto Wetbe ioo^Dcpa^ftooteioc, Veneficium-
Ii6
7.Bookc. Thcdifcoucric Ventriloqua.
^
Thefeuentb
'Boofy.
Ofthe Hebrue word Ob, what itfignifieth
whereit is found,ofPythonifles called Ventrilo-
quywhothey be,and what their pradifes are,
experience and examples thereofihewed.
Thefirft Chapter.
i^tsf jo?d
ob,
ijat ttan^
MtBh.rytbo
,
O; TythonicHsfti-
ritu* : Dcutre. 18. Ifaie.
19.
i .Sam.28.2.Reg.234C:fom*
ttme,tl}ougt) fcnpioperfc
,
Magna*
a
2. Sam.
3
3
. J5ut
^figmfeti; mott pioperlte
a bottle, ano is tofeoin tbf0
place, bfcaufe flje Pytho-
nifts
fpafee tioilotoe
s
a* to
fte
bottome of tftet'r belite*,
totjerebp ttjep are aptlte in
ilatine calleb
rentriloaui:
0ffol}tci)f02t fam*
Elizabeth
Thchoiic
Barton,tt)e|)oltemafDofKcnt,fc # tjjefearefwbastafee topon
waidof
t^tmto gfueojaeleM* tell i$ereftfng*lotf are become,anofr
Sloqiw!
11
"
nallfe t0 appeacf) oftera
ofmtfc&i&fe, fe&fd) tfjep fljemfelaes meg
eommonlte Ijaae b2ongl)t topaffe : itijetebp manp times tfjep
ouerflfeofoe flje got! fame ofIjoneff foomen, and offact) ottjers of
iijei t netg&bojs, tuttt) t^ome
ftep areolfpleafeD .
if
o? tnall fjete*
of, letting paflTe a ^unDjeDcottfenagcsftat
3
coulr> recttc at
tfttjj
time,
g
Intllbegtututttja true Soite-of a toenr!?, p^actffing fjfr Dfr
aboUcalltDttd)craB
5
ant>t)entriloqute2lit
1 574.
at weftwell
in
Kent,toifi)tnfirmrte3lJiere3it)toell,tafeenanD noteo bp ttooi
mimffere arm p^eacbers of (25od* foojo
,
foure fabttantfall peo*
men, ana tfeae toomen ofgoo fame
i
reputation, fe&ofe names
are after tuittten,
Mildred
Ob
expounded. ofWitchcraft. Cap.l. 127
Mildred,tt)ebafeWug!)t^rofAIiceNorrington,antnOtDfeD
An.Domi,
Uaitt to
William Sponer
of
Weftwell
ttttbe COtmtie Of Kent.,be>
i
5 7 4-
ing oftfje age of fettentene peares , toas poffelleD toitb fatban
ofr*-1
*-
tntbenfgbtanD DaieafojefaiD. about ttoo of tbe elocfee tntbe
Confcr
afternoons oftbe
fame Dap,tbere came to tbe
fame
Sponers bonfe
this ftork
Roger NewmanmtmtteV OfWeftvvell, Iohn Brainford mtmCer
with the
ofKcnington,tottbctbers
3
febofe namesare tmbertojitfen, ttbo
womanof
manetfjetr platers t)nto d5oo,to afftff tbem in tbat neeDfitll cafe
3
, stwus.
anD tbencommanDeD fatban in tbe name of tbe eternal! Cpod,
andfee
anDofbt5fonne3efu0^tff,tofpeahetDftbfucJf)at3otee as tbcp
whether
mtgbtbnDerifanD
3
anD to sedate from txbence became* 213atbe
lhcf'me
tooulD not fpeafee
3
butrojeD anD crten migbftUe. anDtbougb toe
^eLom.
Dib commanD btm
mante ttme^tn tbe name of(H5oD , ano oftits piiihcd by
fonne3efus%ttt,antint)tsmigl)ttepoler to fpea&e, pet
be
thisdemfc.
IdsuId not : tonttil bebaD
gon
tfeougb aU bis
Delates , as wring,
crtcng,ffriuing,anD gnatyingoftfc%anD otberftbtle toitb moto*
fng,anDotber terrible countenances ,anD teas ft ffrong mtbe
matUjtbat foure mencoulD fcarfe
b
olD
btr
octone,ano ft)i$ contt*
nueo by tbe fpace almofl ofttoo boures* s>o fbmetimes toe cbar'
geb
b
tm earnefflie to fpcafee
5
anD againe pi aicng bnto <3 &
D
tbat
be
tooulD affttt tos, at tbe laft
be
fpafee , buttocrte Orangeltc
3
ant) tbat toas ttjus
5
l^e comes,
be
comes : anD tbat ofentimes
be repeateo
5
anD^egoes
3
be goes* anDtben toe cbargeD btm to
tell t6tt^o fent btm. anD
be
fato,3 late m btr toate like alog,anD
3
maDebir runnelifcefier
3
but3coulD notburtbir* anD&btefc,
tatD toe t Btcaufe 00 6ept jjtt, fatD
be
* S8ben cameff tbou to
btc
3
tatDtoei'ContgbtinbtrbeD,faiDbe* 23jen toecbargeo btm
as befo:e, to fell febat
be
toas , anD fcbo fent
btm , anD ftbat
W
nameteas, at tbe firft be
fatD,
ibe Diuell, tbe Diuell . Sben toe
rbargeD btm as before * $t)tti
be
ro#D anD erieD as before , anD
fpafee terrible too?Ds
,
3
totll toll btr,3 toill feill
bit; 3
totll teare
btr in pices,3 totll teare
bir in paces* WzfatD , Sbou(bait not
burt btr. le faiD,3 totll fctll pou all . WzfatD, Sbou (bait bnrt
none ofbs alLSften toe cbargcD
btm
as btfoitMitn
be
faiD,|^ott
totll gitte me no reft . Wxfat'D, Eljou (bait Ijaue none bere, fo?
tb on mutt baue no reff toitbtn tbe feruants of 0cd : battell tis in
tbe name of 0oo fxbat ftou art,anD ttbo fent
tyk. SJen
be fatD
be
tooulD teare
bit in paces*WefeiD^ou
tyalt not bnrt bir*
2$en
128 j.Bcokc. Thcdilcoucric Ventriloqua.
tic fato agatneijetoouto hill tis all Mefatoagatne, Hjouftalt
ljuct none oft>$ aU,fo? toe are
fte
fcruants of(000. atto toe
ftar*
geo tjtm as bcfo?c.3nD \)t fato agatne,OTtll pou gtue menoreft/
Mefato;l)ou Cftalt l?auc nonelierejnetfter
ft
alt tljou reff tn fnr,
fa; ftcu bail no rtgijt in ijir, fiftBlefus Cfctftljaft re&fcmeolm:
totft|jijeiblouO,anD ftebelongeftto ^m^ano fterefo?e tell ts
ftp
name, ano tc^o fentftee / ^e fato l;te name toas faftan.
WefatD,
Wo
fent
ft#/^e
fato,2DlD Alice,
Old Alice.
w*ft
oto
Alicc,fafo toe / jfDto Alice,fato
fje Were Dtoelleft fte,fato toe /
3(n
Wertwell
ffratte,fato %c. Witfato,^oto long
Imff ftou bane
tot
ft
\) it / Sftefe ttoentte pcare^fato l;e.OTc afkco l)im tftere
ft
c
dtD fceepe
Jf
m/ 3n ttoo botfete,lato Ije. Were be
ftep, fato toe ?
3ln fte
baebfioe of fctr
&oufe,faiD I;e-
Bin iftat place, fato toe /
tanner
fte
toall, feto Ije . Were te
fte ofter / BlnKening-
ton
, 3n iftat place, fato toe
/
3n
fte
grouno , fato
lie
Ujen
toe affcet ljtm,iftat ft
e Dto gtue
\m
^e fato,btr totll,
W
totlh
Wat oto
ftee bto
ft&
ocd, fato toe 1 1$z fato,Mll)fr mato.
Werefoje Oto
fte
bto
ft&
lull |>tr,fato toe 1 215fcaufe
fte
oto not
lone ltfr,fato Ije. Wefato ; !oto long is it ago, fincc
fte
fent
ft
cz
to|nr/ pojeftanapcare,fato|jc* Were toas
ft
at, fato toe/
^tfnrmaffers/atolje,
Wtft
matters, fato toe t SLtljtr matter
BrainfordsatKenington,fatot!e ^otooft toertftouftere,fato
toe/^anteflmeSjfatoDe* Werefirtt, too toe/
Slnft^saroen,
fatolje : Were
fte
feconD timet Bfnfteljall: Werefte ftird
time/ Bin irirbeft : Were
fte
fourft time i 3n
fte
fato : Were
fte
fiff time
/Bin fte
court: Werefte ft*
time/ Blnftetoater,
fftere 31
caff
fttr
into
fte
mote : Werefte feoenft time /
Bin
W
beo. WeafeeD|)tajagaine,tftereelfe/ ^efoto,inWeftwell.
Wereftere,fato toe 4 Bin fte
frfcartge,fato
ty.
Wereftere/ 3n
fte
loft* l^oto cameff
ft
ou to fcfr/ato toe/Bin fte
lifeeneffe ofttoo
btros,fato
lie . Wo
fent
ft&
to ftat
place , fato toe / Dto
Alice,
feto
|& Watofter
fpfrite toere totft
ft
a? ftere,fato toe/
tyy
ten
aant,fato
lie Watis
fit*
name fato toe i ie fato, little DtnelL
Watte
%
name,feft) toe/ >aftan,fato!je,Wat Dcoft oto Alice
call
ft&,(ato toe/ ^artenet,fato
^
Watocnft fte
gtue fta?,fato
toe/^rtoill
3
feto Ije^oto manteIjaff ftou feilleo fo? ljfr,(afD toe/
2ft?tt,fato|>e* Woareftep,fatotoe / ^mananD^fttto.fato
%z Wat toere fteir names, fato toe / Slje fttlos
name toa^
Edward
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap/i. 125
Edvvard/aft^t^atinO^CtljanEdwardjfafDto^EdvvardAger,
fatdbe*
WatUja^ftiemans5 name, faio toe f
Richard
fart be,
.
taijatmo^fatdtoe ^ Richard Agcr.fafD
ty*
Mjm dtoelt
tbe
man and ftecbtld,faid toes' at Dig atDig,fafdfje* Sjjfe Richard
Ager cf
Dig
5
toa0 a (Gentleman of
tf
. pound* land bp tbe peare,
atierte boneft man, battooulo often fate l*e toas betotttijed, and
languid
long before be
dted.Mbom elfe baft fbon fctileo fcj !?tr,
fata toe f
Woltons totfe fata Ije 2ft$ere DiD flje Dtoelb 3n Wefi-
\vellfatDbeRjateiret)afttbottDa)nefo^b^ fettitoe^ ^SO^atfl^e
tooulo %mtmc>fa ( a ije.SSfc at te tbat fa t d toe^ CofcW; btr meat,
djinfee, and co^ne^atu
b&
Werebadft ttjou tt,fato toe? 3neuerte
^oufe,fato became
tbctjonfe^fatotoe^atPetrnans^tFarmes,
atMiilens, at
Fullers,
and in euerte tjoufe. Sifter tbte toe com*
manded fatban in
tyz
name of 3efu* Cfrtttt
to Depart from
btr,and neuer to trouble
ftir
ante rnoje, no? ante man elfe* I&en
jje{atoijetoculdgo
5
i)ctooulOgo : buttje toent not , 23jentoe
commanded ijim as before tot
ft
fememoje too?d$. Stfcen
ty
faio,
3
go,
31
go
5
ana fo
be
Departed 2#en fatd tbe mart, %tfe gonty
&020 bsue mercte bpon me, fo;
be
tooulo baue killed me 2nd
ftaitoefcn&leddotone andgaue (Sod tbanftstottb tbe maiden;
pjaieng tbat oa tooulo fe&pc
bn*
from fatban$potoer
5
ano afflft
btr tottb bis grace.and noting tbis tn a pace ofpaper
?
toe oepar*
ted. J&atbans botce did differ mucb from tbe matos botce, and all
tbat lie
fpafee
3
toa$ in f)te otone name.
Subfcribed thus :
VVitnefTes to this, that heard and
/awethis whole matter , asfolloweth
:
RogerNewman, *piA flohn Tailor. 1
car
ofWeflwell. \ Thomas French- I

\lohnBrainford
?
vi-\j bornswife* Y
1 car ofKennington. MWilliam Spooner.
n
Thomas Tailor.
Benrie Tailors
wife.
j
lohn Frencbborne,
^
andhis
wife.
&;
How
MatM4>44.
a.Thcf.z,?.
Ijo 7.B00ICC. Thedifcouerie
Ventriloquie.
Howthe lewd pra&ife ofthe Pythonift of
Weft-
well came to light, and by whome /he was exami-
ned;and that all hit diabolicall fpcadi was but ventrilo-
quie and plaine coufenage
,
which is praoued by hir
~
owne confeflion.
The fecond Chapter,
%t to^ittcn, ttjat in tf)t latter
tamii)tvc ffjalbe
fyefoed Grange illufc
on$,fc : in ft mud) a* (if it foere poffible)
tbe foerie elect fljalbe decerned : ijotobeit,
>,Paule faift), tijep Ojalbelteng
andfalfe
founders. i^euerfteleflfe
5
tl)t0fentenxe
3
^and fucb ltbe
3
banc b#neoften lata in mp
>diu% anti are fygedbp dwerfetojiters,
to
a#?QUfl)emtraculou$foi)^
mo?e largelie in anotber place* ^otobett,bp
tbe toate
3 mutt
ronfeffe
5
3jat3l
tafee tbat tmizvttt to befpofeenof
ftntfctefft, to
toft :
ftc
pope^tifio mtraculoufl!e,contrarie to natra&,#ilofoj&fe,
and all dtaimtte, being of birftj and calling bafe, in learning
grcUeuu tjalure^eautie^actiuttie moil commonlteatocrte
lubber^aty placed btmfclfe in tbe mollloftie andDelicate feate,
putting almoffall cbnih'an pjincc* j)ead0
?
notouelte totder&ia
* gtrdle,butf)ndcr!)tefa)te
7
$c,
Swelte, tljetragedie of fbte
Pymonift ties not inferior to a
fijoufand ffo#e,fi$i:cfj toili Karaite be blotted out oftbe memo:to
and credit ettber of tbe common people,
03 elfe of tbe learned.
^otoIjardlte bull tbte fiforie toffer oifcreattjjauing teffimomeof
fucb aufbo^ttie^ofo could mou>r
Alice efcape condemnation
andRanging, being arret'guedtopon ttjt eutdence ; &ben a pco^e
tooman
baib b^ne caft atoap,tpon a coufening o:acle,oj
rafter
afalfe lie, oemfedbp
Feats tbeiugglec
3
tfeougb tbe malicious
tnffigation offome offttr
aonerfaries 1
Thcvcntri-
^ut&otocunmngliefoeuec tbtelaff cited certtficat be pen*
loqua of
ned
3
o? f$at fljefo foeuer it carried oftrutb and plaine sealing,
Wcftwdi
tbere mapbe found contented tbereiu matter enbugb to detect
difcouered.
ffje confentngfeuauerie tberof. 3ndpet diucrfe Ijaue bamed&pe>
lie decefued t&eretoitkand can parolee be remoued from tyecre*
dtt
u
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap.2. Ijl
DtttytreotanDtufttjottf great Dtfcatnecannof ensure to ijeare
ttjerepwfetyereof. anDfenotopou tfrfsbpfte
toate^at fjcreto*
fc?e
ffiobtngDfeIloto,attDiobgobbltn toere as terrible, sno
alio as crcDtble to tf>e people, as tjaga anD Xxittrfic^ be nolo : anD
irtttmeto come,atotfd) totll be as mud) DerteeD anD content*
neD, an& as platnlte percetueD, as ff)e tllufion anD fcnauertc of
a&obin gcoDfcUoto. #no tit truti), tijep ttjat maintetne toalbtng
fpirtts^UJiftftetr franffo?matton,^c :l)aoe no reafon to seme
Hobm gcoDfelloto, tipon foijom ttjere
fcait) gone as mante anD as
creDible tales, as fcpon forties jfamngtijat ftfjail) not plcafeD
fte
tranflatojs of ttjt S5tbie, to call fptrits bp #cname ofMobin
gooDfeiloto, as tt>cp fjaue termeD DUHnojs,fa)tl)faters, paifoners,
anD eoufeners bp ie nameoftottdjes,
S5ut tomafee djotf
too#e tottt) rtje confutation of tins ba>
ffarDlte queanes enterp?tfe,i eoufenage ;pou fyail tmoerflanD,
tijaf fcpon ctjc bmte of Ijtr Dimuftte anD miraculous franfes,
fye
toas tonuenteD before
^Thomas Wctton
of
Bofton Mal-
hcrb
c,
amanof great to
o$}i
p anD totfeDome, anD f
o?
DeciDing
anD o
c
;Dermg ofmatters in $ts co mmonmalty, ofrare anD Of
galacDerterttte^:oug!)td;ofeDifcreetf)anDltngof tije matter,
tDitl)tfteairtflancefatDof^GeorgeparrclIefqttire,betngallb
p
.
ar^fgcDDanDDtfcrat3utticeof t^eramettmtt^efiram) teas
&ofw
founD
?
^ecfenageconfeff!eD
5
anDl^ereceteDconDignepum%
weiicon-
*
went*j^eitber toas bfr confeffton tone
5
acco^Dtng to tije fo^me
u^cd by
ofibe dpaniQ tnqutfition;to tott,ib?ougij e#remttte oftenures,
hir
^
c
no: pet bp guile oj flatteries bp p:efump(ums
5
but
^oagft
conteUlon*
toifc anD perfect trtalt of euerie ctrcumfiancc tlje tllufion toas
matufeffltcDifclofeD:notfo
(3
fap) as Mifyt$ ace commonlte
conmnceD anD conDemneD; to isxk , t&ougb malicious accufatfr
ons, bp gbeffes, p:efumpttons
5
anD erto?teo confeHlons
5
contra?
rte to fenfe anD poflttrilitie,anD fo? fucb actions as tljep can fljeto
no trtall nojexample before fte totfe, euljcr bp Direct o| tnDirect
meancs
;
but after Due trtall
fye
tsjetoeD Ijtr feats, tliufions, anD
tcanfes,toifb tbe refiDue ofall inr miraculous too?fes, in tijc p?e*
fence ofDiners gentlemen anD gentletoomen of great toojtyfp
ano creDtt, at Bo&on Malherbe, in $e oufe of tbe afo?efatD
$p,
Wotton.
jjioto compare
tbistomebtoiib tbe tottdj of Endows
pou fljall fee tfjat
boib ftje coufenages map be Done bp one art*
ULtj. Bodins
1
1
1 7.B00ICC. The difcouerie Saute andthe
m
Bodins ftuffe concerning the Pythonift of Endor,
widi a true ftoricof a counterfeit Dutchman,
The third Chapter.
iBodmM.
^^v^g^pontlje iifee tales? Drotl)
Bodin
dedemn.i. e^\
CeW^/^builu l;is Doctrine , calling tbem Achcirts
'
Svv vHT^P^
^
at totll not bel&ue |)tm, a&Dtng to tljte
'
i>mDofU}ttdjcraft,tl)emtcaculoujsh)02fe3
rif
Dfuecfe niaiDcn5
7
trjat UiouId fpue ptiit
5
ClOfoS,$C : as One Agnes Brigs,anDRa-
diell Pinder ofJUnfcon OiD, till ft)0 mtra*
cles iuere Detected ana tfjep fet to open
penance ; Dfljers Ijc ctteltj of ttjat
fotf,
tlje
fcbicb iuere bound bp
Dtuels toitb garters, oj fome fact) lifee fiuffe to pofi^tc: tmtfj
knots tbat coulo not be bnoone,fobi
cb
is anAegyptians
iuggling
ojcoufemng feat &m of fneb fcoliSj lies iotrieft tuitb bate&ie
tales, &is fobole bcofee confiffetb: therein 3
tearrant r>ou tbere
are no fetor tfcan tto
buntyetb
fables , ano as manie f mpoffi*
bilifies 0nu as tbefe tfoo toembes,toitb tbemaioen of Weft-
well, toere Detected of coufenage ; fo ItfeefoifeaSDutcbman at
Maidftone long after
be
Ijan accomplttyeD fucb fenaueries,to fbe
affornament of a great number of goto mzn, foas vetteateo to
be acoufeningknane ; attbottgb
b<s
miracles toere imp?tnte&
anD publifljea at London
; anno
1
5
7
2* foitb fyi& title before tfje
ft(Dbe,asfbllotoetfj.
^
Averie wonderfull and ftrange mi-
facie o/GodyJhewedvpon a Dutchman
of
the age
of
a3.yeares> whichwas poffefFed oftendi-
uels,andwas by Gods mghtiefrouidence
dif
poflefledofthemagainejthe
27.
of
Ianuarie laftpafi, I

7
2.
! I . I I 1 i H i.
1 1 1 l. I I I I II ^
V$tO
tW
t^e
Sf
atO? Of
Maidftone
, toltlf Dfe
uetfe of&ts b?e%eti fabtctt&eo, ititcfltc bp tijc pcrfuaSon
of
*33
Ok
of Witchcraft. Cap.3,4,
Of
Nicafius
Vander Schuere,
tytmMtttt Of ft)C SDuttf) dmrd)
ttjere,
lohn Stikclbow, ftbome(as tt is ftere fafo) <25o& mamttje
inffrument
to caff oat ftcDtuei^and foureotijcr creDtble per*
forts of tbe 2Dutct) cljor&ilje iuffc?ie ts fo ffrangc
3
<f
fo cunning*
tie performed, ftat
Ijao not Ijis fcnauerte afferftmrfcs b?cugi)t
tym
into fufptcion,|e fl&oulo tjaue gone afomie fcnfufpectet} of
ttris
frautr. 3great manie oftcr fucb miracles Ijaue bmtlatclte
pnnteo, thereof
Dtuerfe fjaue b&nc befo?aieo: all
%reffoue
t)0ubtles
5
iftrtalll)a& b&nema&e^inoulDljaueb&ne fcuna lifce
bnto tljefe. )i5utfomearemo:efineltebantileDtt)anotberromc
^omeljauemojea&uantagebpifje ftmplicttie of ttje autuence,
fome bp ttjc maieffie ana countenance of ttje confeoerates
\
as
namelie
5
ttjat coufentng of
fte
i)olie mats ofKent
. >omeefcape
tjtteriie knfufpecteDj fome are pjeuenfeD bp tieatb; fo as tfjat
toaieiijeir examination is fcntafeen* >omearefoeafeelieerami*
netJtbuf tt)e moff part are fo reuerenceD,as tijep irinctj fufpect
ttpmfltz rafter
caileti to ttjetr anftoerSjttjan
fte
others*
Of the great oracle of Apollo the Pythonlft
5
and
how men ofall forts haue been deceiued, and that euen
the apoftles haue miftaken the nature offpirits, with an
ynanfwerable argument,that fpirits can take no fhapes.
The fourth Chapter.
3fy
tW
bttiD of tottrijetaft,
A-
fl***
pollo
ano |)is o?acles abufefcanocoufe*
J^se^
neD tfje S$cle I002ID : t&M
fooll tuas fo fa<
fics#
mous,ftat31n^ti not ffana long in tlje
Defcrtptton thereof, 3$e princes and mo*
narctjsoftbeeart!) repofeo no finall am?
fioencetijercin : tbe p^ffs
3
td;icb ltue&
fberetipon, tore fo cunning, as ftepalfo
ouertffibc almoff all tbe goalie ana learnea mmoftljat age,part>
lie totti) tbett Doubtfull anffcoers
5
as ftat idncb foas maaetmto
PyrrhuSjUl tf)Cfe lJ00?0S
5
^fto te Aedcido, j{omanos vincere
poffe&nb to
Croefus l)iS ambaflTaDOltrS
in tfcefC tlJO^S, SiCmfm armt Pe/Jts in-
far*t,imgmmim]>emmMertt)Wtib OltjCrfcDtfe
fljUS,
Croefus Halm
31-itjt penetrans,
/
134
7&c6ke> Thedifcouerie Oracles
andfrir'its.
penetrans>magndmfhbuertet oputfi Vim ; O^tbUS; Cratfks perdet flalin,
frwgreffwplunmi ngm, ere: partlifctfeougb confederacie,trbere*
bp tljep fcnefo mens errandsper tbepcame, anD partite bp cmv
nmg5a^p?omt(ingt3tcto2tet)pontbe facrifictng of fome perfort
offucl) account, aictjicto^efijoulD rather be neglected , tban tbe
The fubtii-
murtbcr accompltfijeo . &ndifittuere,pet ft)oulo tbere be
fucb
tie ofora-
coitDttton^ annexed tberebnto, as alfomics remained tmto tbem
Qks
*
a Parting bole, and matter enougb to cauiilfepon ; as tbat tbe
parttefacrtficeiimuftbeatitrgm^obaftar^fc. jfurtbcrmoje,
oftlDOtbtngsoneliep?opofeD,anDliberepeao^nate onelte Dcotti
antoer tbe qucifton, tt is an euen late, tbat an idiot fyali coniec*
lure rtgbt && as, iftfjings fell out contrarie, ti)t fault toss al*
foaies in tbe intcrp?eto;, and not in tbe oracle oj tbe pjo$et. J5ut
febat meruell
(3
fate) tbougb tbe multitude anD common people
baue b&neabufedberein ; tint* latmers,$tlofojbers, jfepficians,
affronomers, dtuines.geueraU councels^and princes bane tuttb
great negligence and ignorance been decerned and fedueed Ijere^
bp, as ftoallototng fop and deuouring an intteferate opinion, re*
ceitted of tbetr elders, toitbautdue examination of tbe ctrcum*
tfance*
^iDbeif,foegodlte andlearned fatbers (as it atp&retb) baue
altoatesbadafpeciallcare and refpect,tbatfbep attributed not
fontotiUod fucb diuclifljdeuifes; but referred tbem to
tym, ftbo
tnd&d ts tbe
inttenter and autbo? tbereof,tbougb not tbe perfonall
ej;ecuttonec,in maner and fo?me as tbep fuppofeo : fo as tbe mat*
tec offaitb teas not tberebp bp tbemimpeatbed* HBut fcfco can a&
Mnio, ?.
fare bimfelfe not to be decerned in matters concerning fpirits,
t^entbeapoftlestbemfeluesluerefo far from fenotmng tbctn
9
mturn after tbe refurrectton ofCfeiff
5
bauwg b^^rd bim pjcacb
and expound tbe fcrtpturcs, all bis lifetime, tbep Vetoed ftem*
felues not onelie ignorant tbercin
3
but alfo to baue mifconcciued
tbereof^ SDid notft)t apoflie
Thomas
fbinfce tbat Cfetff bimfelfe
badb&neafptnt;butill<I!3}.:itt fold
btm plainelie, tbat a fptrtt
toasnofucb creature, asbadflefyand bones, tbe ftbfcb(bsfaid)
Thomas migWfe to be in bim f gind foztbe furtber certtficng
and fatifffeng of
bts mmd,be commended tmto bim bis bands to
be feme, and bis fides to be felt Thomas,
tf tbe anflcoer be true
^at&tnemaftet^biito^totott;(bat fpirits take fojmes ana
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap.4.
13
5
fljapes ofboDtes at tt>ctr pieafure, mtgbt bane anfiaereD
Cfeic,
ano remaining tmfatiffieD rnigbt l;aue faiD ;
>b
fir, ftbat Do pou
teUmetbatfptritsbauenoflefbanD boncs^
Wp
tbepcan false
(bapes anD fojmc$,anD fo pcrebance baue pou Dttne.Mbtcb argu>
ment all tbe toitcbmongers tntbe too?lo l^all neuer be able to
antoere.
g>ome oftbcm tt>at mairfeme tbe creation, tbe franfltymatf'
on, tbe trasportation, an$ tranfubitanttation offottdje
>
cbtect
tbat fpirits are not palpable,tbougb fctiible,anD anftner
fee place
bp me before citeD : fo as tlje feting anD not tbe feeing fibula fa*
tiffie
Thomas.
5i3at t>e tl)at l^ali luril toetg!) ttjcfejrt ano Sfjectr>
omittances tbereof, fl^all perceiue, tbat tbe fault of Thomas
bis
tncrcDulitie teas feconDlie betojaieD, anD conoemneD, in tbat
be
tooulDnot trull bteottmeeies, no?
tbe iriefo taken
bp bte fci*
I0U1 apoftles>ftbo mtgbt
bane b&ne tbougbt t creoulcus tn tljis
cafe, if fpirits coalo tafte ibapes at tbeir pleafure 3efas faitb
iohn.10^
to btm ; HSicaufe tbou baft feene (anD not, bicaufe tbou baft felt)
tbou bdeeueft . 3fem
be
fattlj ; MefleD are fbep tbat belaue anD
fenot (anD not, tbep tbat belmte anD tele not) Wetebpbsno*
ietb tbat our cojpo?all eics may Difceme bettoirt afpirit anDa
itatnraUboote
5
repining btm, btcanfe
be
fo mucb relied tjpon
fits ejtfemail fenfes, in cafes frfjere fatib ftjouiD banc p?euaileo#
bere^namatferoffaitbreuealeDintbelDo^luoulo not creoit
tbe miracle tri)icblDase]rbibiteDt3ntobim in meft naturall anD
fenfiblefoat
!^0U)beit
5
Eraftus
faitb
3
ant) lb Dffitb
Hyperius,Hemingius,Da-
Efa^fiL6^
narus^.Mal.Bodin^c/tbateuiUfpiritseate^tnfeejanDfeeepe
tompanieimtb men, anD tbat tbcp can take palpable formes of
boDtes, p?oDncing eramplcstbereof, f tott : speftnm Gemunkum
fin ^uguflanum, anD tbe angell fobofe feet Lot
toaftjeD
5
as
fbougb
bicaufe <feob can tnoue
bis
meffengers font!) boDies nt^i$ plea*
fare, tberefoje tbe Diuell anD cuene fptrit can Do tbe itfte !oto
tbe eleuen apoftles lucre in tbts cafe DecetueD, appearetb in
Luke.24.
anD in Mark. 1 6. as alfo in Matth.14. tdjere tbeapo*
Luk-
l
4,
%?.
flics anD Dtfctplcs Vuere all DcceiueD, talking Cfetff
to be a fptrit,
^ 10?
foben
be
toalbeD on tbe fea, 3nD febp migbt tbep not be DeceiueD
berein,astpell as in tbat tbep tbougbt <B)ffl baD fpofeenof a
temporal! tungDomc
3
t$en
be pjeaebeD oftbe femgoomeof bea*
Match. 20.
atatg* iien?
_
Eufeb.tibj.
'
l$tf 7.Bookc. Thedifcouerie Oracles.
mm
Wfah
tt)ing
fyep
alfo murtj mifconceiueD; as lifeefoifc
MatK.x^ix. fot)ent)eDiDbiD ttjem fcetuare of tt)e leuenof trjepanfieSjttjetj
tmDerttcoDttmt t)e fpake ofmatertali b
s
;caD.
WhyApollo was called Pytho whereofthofe win-
ches were called Pythonifts: Gregorie his letter to the
diuell..
Thefift Chapter..
Wit to returne to our ojacie of
Apollo
at Delphos,tod;o
tuascalleD Py-
tho,fi>;$at Apollo
(hie aferpent fo tab
leD, tdjereof tt)c Pythonifts
tahe fbett
name :
3
pjaie poucontfoer toell of tbts
tale,tdnc&
3
foill trulte rebearfeout of
tt)e ecclefiafticall tjtffojie,fo?ttten bp Eu-
febius,
therein poufyall fe
fye abfarDi*
tit ofti)e opinion, flje coufenage of tbefe orders, and tbe Dece
tteD minD oj baine opinion of fo great a Doctor beteateo anD De*
tijfeereD altogittjer as fbllotoetf).
Gregorie Neocaefaricnfis
mftfe Ufflfc anil foate to paffe OUCt
t&e
Alpes
5
came fo tt)e temple of
Apollo
.-
tdjere
Apollos
p?iefi lt>
wing ricfjlie bpon tlje reuemtes anD benefit pjoc&Ding from tfmt
fDoIl,DiD giue great intertamementtinto Gregorie,
anD made
fumgcoDcbcare* X5ut after Gregorie teas gone, Apollo
toajrcD
mmtbe,fo as $e pneffs games DecaieDtfo^tbe iDoflgroiumg
into contempt, tfte pilgrimage ceafeD, fjje fpirit taking com*
pallton bpon ttje paiefts cafe,anD fcpon i)ts greefeof minD in tt)is
bet)alfe,ajpeareD tmto bint, anD tolD tjim flattie, fljat t)is late
gbeff
Gregorie toas tfje caufe ofall t)ts mifcrie. jfo2(faitb tt)e Di*
ueH)be l)aS) banifi)eD me/o tbat
3
cannot returne fcrittjout a fpe*
ctall licence o: pafpo# from t)im, 3!t teas no n&D to biD tfje piittt
tnafee t)aft,fo? immeDiatlte t)e tcofeepoft t)D:!Tcs
3
anD gallopeD
aSer Gregorie, till at lengtb be
ouertofce fnm,an& ttjen erpoffw
lateD toitt) btm fortius DifcourteSe p:ofereD in recompenfe oftjis
gate cljeare; anD fafr,tt>at if
be
tooalD not be fo go)D bnto \)im, as
to fo;itef)is letter to ttje Diuell in tjis beljalfe^e fljoulD be bttcrlie
fenDonev
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap.5,6.
137
tmfcone* Cobe ff)o#
, fy$
impottunitiz lua0 fort), tftat be
obtatv
neDGregoriefjtg letter to
tbe diuell, febotajote bnto bim in ma*
Iter atlD feme foIlOtuing
5
fcDO?D fo;lCO:t> :
Permitto tib'iredire in lo-
cum tmmjzr
agere
fia
conjueuiftr,
foJjfrt) tjgf [|t Cgngltfl)
; 3J
3 COW
tent tbou
retume into tbp placc,anD Deo a0 tbou trraff foomt 3m*
mefciatliebpon tbe
receipt of tbis letter , tbe
iDoil fpafee asbe*
foje. ln& berc
is to be noteD.ttjat as focil tn tbis,as in tf}e ejeecu*
Note the
tton ofall tbeir otfeer oracles anti coufenages., tbe anfteersfoere coufenagc
neuergiuenJ?*^^^o?iutbattiaie therein fbequeffioniuas
oforacle
fcemanoe^bccaufc fojfcotb ttjep erpecteo a Dillon (a& tbeg
fato) to
begtuent^nfgljtfoUolutng^trfKrebpflj^coufenage migbt tbe
mo?eeafiltebe fouougbt.
Apollo,
who was called Pytho, compared to the
Rood
ofgrace:Gregories letter to the diuell confuted.
Thefixt Chapter.
^at nmmame&o$8i
to confute
ibis fabler
jf
o; if Gregorie
bai> b&ne an
boneft man,
ty
tooula neuer baue foil*
Itnglte permitteD,tbaf tbe people fbouto
bane bmt furfber cenfeneo toitbtocb a
liengfptrit: o?if bebatibeenebalfe (bbo*
lie as Eufebiusmafeeibbint
3
befcoulonot
bauecoiifenteDojp&lDeDtofo leiuo a re*
quell oftbe p?ieff
5
no
w
: baue bitten fucb an impious letter
5
no not
ttjougb got) migbt Ijauecome hereof ana tberefoje as fcoell by
tbe
impoflftbilitie ano follie confeined fyzvtin, as of tbe itnpittiz
(ftbereofSI
DareejccufeGregorie)poumaieperceiue it to be a ire*
petbinfes tbep febicb flffl mainteine ttjat tbe Diuell maDe an<
ftaer in tbe i&oll ofApollo,ic :maie baue fu$tctentperfuaGmi to
reuofee tbeir erronious opinions antbat itatpcareibtn reco^D,
tbat fucb menas tore fktlfutt in augurie, fci& take fcpon tbcm to
gtue o?acles at
Delphos
rin
tbe place ofApollo

offcdjiebnum'
brrTifaniustbefonneofAntiochuslutisonr. H3ut baine is tbe
zach.io*.
antoerof inoIs.^DurHtDD of grace, totb tbebelpe of little^,
RumballjtDas not inferiortchtbetooil of
Apollo :fa;
tbefe coulo
not
138
7*Booke. The difcouerie Oracles
andfyirits.
notonlie too?fee cjcternall miracles, butmanifeft tbe internail
tbougbts oftbe art,
3
beleeuc ferity moje liuelie tyeto, bolt) of tju*
manttie and alfc of mumttte, tban tlje cttjer 05 if pou read
p,
w.Lambert
Lamberts
bcofee of tbe perambulation of
Kent, it ffjall partite
inmtiioBox-
ajpeare. Butif pou talfcetoitb ttjem tbatljauebamebcbolaers
&
thereof, pou tmll be fatiffieb herein* lnb pet in tbe blinb time of
poperie.no manmigbt (bnoer paine ofDamnation) no; feritbout
Danger of Deatb
3
fu$ecttbe fraub. jpaie,ftbat papitfs Uriil pet
confeffe tbep foere ibols, tbougb H;e tuiers tbat maoe tfjetr etes
goglc,
tbe pins tbat fattened tbem to tbe poffes to mafcetbem
f&mefjeaute, toere tone anb burnt togetljer foitb tbe images
ftemfelues,tbe bnauerie of $zp^ieffs betojaieb, ano euerie cir*
cumffancc tbereofoetecteb ano manifeffeb*
How diuerfe great clarkes and good authors haue
beene abufed in this matter ofipirits through falfc re-
ports, and by meanes oftheir credulitie haue pubiifhed
Iiesjwhich are confuted by Ariftotle and the fcriptures.
The feuenth Chapter.
iLutarch^ Liuie
5
8tlD
Valerius Maxi-
mus,toitb manie otber graue autbojs, be*
lingabufeDfejitbfalfe reports, to:ite tbat
'
in times paff beafts fpafee, ano tbat ima*
ges coulb baue fpofeen anb toept, anb bib
let fall mops of blcoD, pea anb coulb Umlk
from place to place: febicbtbepfaie ioas
borne bp procuration offpirits, But
31
ra*
tber tbtnbe foitb Ariftotle,tbat it ioas tyougbt to paflfe
Hominnm
crfecer<Jommclecej?tiowi>ti4,tQ\Biti bp tbe
coufemng art ofcraftie
fenaues anb pneffs* 0nbtberefo:e let fesfoUofoEfaies aouife,
Efai.8,1^.
^
fat%
^ftm
fljcp
ty
all fate bnto pou, (Enquire of tbem tbat
baue a fpirtt of otmriation, anb at tbe fcotbfaters, fftub
bbtfpec
anb mumble in pour eares to aecetuepou,<fc: enquire at pour
ofome <E5ob/$c* 2lnb fo let bs bos^nb bere pou fee tbep are fucb as
runne into comers, an&ccufeu tbe people britb lies,$c- jfoj if
$ep coulb b as tbep
fate, tbep cculo not aptlte be called liers,
nettber
Ok
of Witchcraft. Cap.8- 1
19
netlfcer
n&Dthe?
tP-go into corners to {$tfper>st.
"
fill
'1
:. .-
Ofthe
witch of Endcn^and whether (lie aecom-
plifhed the railing of Samuel trueliejOr by deceipt :thc
optnion offame diuines herevpou
*
Theeight Chapter.
S^etooman of
Endor
tsfccntp?ifeD
fenoer Qt* tootf)
Ob : fo2
(fee
tie; calleo Py-
dionifTa.gttj5lU
v
;tttenm
2.Sam. eap.28. 2,Sam.i8,
ttjat ffje ratfcD ip
Samuel from tseatb
T
and tt)e oftcttoo^Ds oftbe tert
ace ifrong*
lie placed, to infi^ce
U$
fcerie refurrecte
on. srtjemin&ano opinion of Jefus
&y

(
^rWSr>y-*&tad) euioentlie appeared to be,tl)at Sa-
muel m perfontnasratfeo out frombisgraue,as if pea rea&
Hccl.46. io,2o.poufl)ail platnlte perceme.^otubeifljetJifpu^
tetbnottbere
5
fcd>elberibeffo:ie be true o;falfe
5
hut onltecttcrtj
certatnetierfrsoftbeiJbaDfceof
Samuel cap.i8.fmiplie.,acco2*
titngto tijc letter, perfuatung manersan&tiie imitation of our
fcertuous pjeaccelFo^ and repeating
fte examples of iriuerfe
excellent wen; namelte of
Samuel
:euen as ftje tert ttfelfe t$>
gctft fbe
matter. accoutring to tf)e DecciueD mtnD ano tmaginatt*
on of
S aule,anfc
W
fetuant*. 3no fbcrcfoie in frutft^S
irach
fpafee
(bereaccofting to tbe opinion of S'aule,f$f$(b
fuipofeD^oftcr*
foife it is neither berefte noitreafon to fate Ije fcma oeceiueo.
^eibat luetgi)eft) tuell tftat place, ana iooktib into it d&uifefr
Iie
3
(feaU
fee tfoat
Samuel
\m$not raifeD from 83c Dea%buffbat it
toass an illutton 02 coufenage piatfifeo by tf)e tntt^
jfm tlje
c
Luke.i&.
pectingiutigemcnt
5
anD cannotremone from tbence. j^etitjeris
*/**
'$
it otis to;U,Qat tbe Itutng
IfeoulD be taugitf bp tfje beam f)
M
""A'
things are confirmeoanD apouea bp ti;s erample of Lazarus
antiDiucs rt^ere it appeared acco2tjing to Deut. 18. QatbetoiQ
not baue (fee
liumg taugbt bp $e tieaD.but toiil gyaue fos tftche to
fcte
foo2D
5
t$erem ins Ml au&teffament is Declarer 3nt>&>
Lyr.&
140
qtue.vet, et
noutteftam.
Item, partA,
capt z6m
Itmque,f*
nee mirwn
ltd Simpli-
cian.lib.i.^
adDulciti-
nm.qu,6.
Item. lib. z.
dedo&.chri.
Dcut.18,
Exodus,zo.
7.Booke
#
The difcouerie Saule andSamueU,
Lyra attDDionyfius ittcltnc greatlte to
(fee
tetter . 3nD Lyra
tatt^tbata^en
Balaam foculD baueratfeD aDfuell, d3oD to
terpofeo Wmfelfe:(b moje in ttjtis cafe b?mg fop Samucll,ftben
t!j tuttrtj tooulo bauc
ratfcti
Jrir
Dwell. ZHSajirlj is a p:obable inter*
pjctatton. 315ut pet ttjep Dare nottfanfc to tftat opinion,leatt ttjep
ft>3lD
tmpeacb |s>.
AuguRincs credit ,tdjo (tfjep confeffe) remak
tied in iuDgemcnt ano opinion ( toitbout contraDtctjpn of flje
cburcb) tbat
Samuell tuags not ratfcD j?o? be
fattt) Dtrealte , t^at
Samuell
btmfelfe tuas not called tip #nD htD&D, tf
be
toere rat-
feD^tt foas ettber tutUtnglte
3
o? perfo;ce : ifit foere ttitUiuglte^t^
fxnm
baD beene equall toittj tt>e toitcbes*
0nD Peter Martyr(mett)tnfe0)fattt> mo?c to tbcpurpcfe
3
tn fljcfc
foo?D$, tofotttSljtemuff puebeene Dame bp <H5ol50 gasDtmll,
0? perforce ofart magtcfee iff coulD not be Domebp
bte go&D toill,
btcaufe ijc fo:bao it ; no: bp art
3
bicaufe iBttcljss |auc no pofoct
ouer fbe goDlie.fiHibere it te anffoereD bp fomenttbe commas
Dement teas onlte to p?obibtt tbe Sietoes to affceccunfellof
tbe
DeaD.anDfonofaultin
Samuell
to giue cotinfell .Wit map ajs
incUepcufe our neighbours tutfe
?
fo?confenting to curfiltbieDe*
ftresjbtcaufeit teonlie fojttten in ti)l Decalog; SUjou tyaltnot
DefiretbpnetgbbouriSipife* flBut inDeeD
Samuell
foas Dtrectlie
fo:btDDento anfoerSaule before
be
DieD : anD tberefo?e it foas
not lifeelie tbat (0oo tooulD appoint I)tm , trfjen
be
toa* DeaD, to
Dm it
That Samuel was not raifed indeed, and howBodin
and all papifts dote herein , and that foules cannot be
raifed by witchcraft.
The ninth Chapter.
tJtfyetmo?e,ittn<)t ttfeeltetljat
ODfeJOUlD anftoer Saule
bp DeaD Samu-
ell,
fcben
be
foodiD not antoer
btm bp ItV
uing Samuell
: anD modfcnlifeelie of all,
^
tfeat cIdod iDDuiD anftoer&fm bp a Dtuell,
(Spi fijat Denied to Dcd it bp a p2o#et. SJjat
be
loasnot
fecugbt bp perforce,
fbe&bole
courfeof tbe fcripture fcitnefleibj anD
P?cduc%
Ok
of Witchcraft* Cap.p. 14I
pjcnucft)
j
a*5
alfo out otone reafon map gtue fcs to tmocrffand.
jfojtt&at
quiet reft could tbe fculesof flje elect enfopozpoTTeire
in
Abrahams bofome,tftbeptoete to be ptacfted from tfjence at a
totttfjes call ant) commandement * But to fljould
tfte Dtucil
fjauepotoer in ijeaueu,trijeret)e fs tmtooflbietofjaucanfe place
|)tmfelfe,and tberefoje tntm&te to command ofters*
spameotber of tftefatfjers are flatiieagamfl totalling top of
Samuell : namelte/Tcrtullian in JiSbCDfeexte
animaHMWne Mar-
tyr JnexpticationerfiM.
25
Rabanus /#
epfloli^ adBon^^ita^Ongcn
jnbiftma
de BtUamogrc ^omeotftetDotectc^tusltelietein,^
ttamelieBodin,andalltbepapfffsmgenerall:alfo
Rabbi Sedu
as Haias^allb aUtfte^eb?ue5,faatngR.DauidKiQihi,td)tct) ts
tbebeff to^itet ofall fteRabbins:tboug!) neueragtod offtem all*
S5utBodin,tn maintenance tljer6f,faUetl) into manieabfurok i.Bod.nkJe
tfes^couing bp ttje fmall faults ttjat Saule
bad committed,
tftat
fcm.*><m
f
Jjetoas an elect tfo? tljegreateff matter (fattb&e) laid tonto
bis
cbarge
3
tstbe referring oftbeAmalekits cattelMc. ^e toasan i.samu.28.
elect,!c : confirming bis
opinion toitb manie ridiculous fabler,
% tmib tbts argumcnt
y
to toittps fault toast little to deferue
iCor.
$.
damnation^
fo:Pau!e tooulo not Ijauetbe inccfluous man punt*
D^eD to foje,tbat bis foule
mfgftt be faueo* luftine Martyr in ano*
7 ^ fe
fter
place toas not onlte decerned in
fte
actual! raffing ftp of Sa-
<*%/<>
mudsfoule, but affirmed tbat all tfje fouler of tbc j>20jljets and
cumTrifb^
luff men arefubiecttotljepotoeroftoittfjes. andpet tocre tbe
nelttd
?-
^eatbeumucbmo?efondberem, ftijo (as Laftantius
affirmed))
iastjib.%
boafled tbattbepcoutd call top tbe foulest
oftftc dead , ana pet did
w
M3-
ttjtnbe tbat tbetr ibulesdied toitb tbetr bodies. Wfocxtby is to be
feme, botoaltoaies tbe tocjld
baft
tone abufed in
tftc matters
of toittberaft
f
conturattou. i&e Necromancers affirm?, ibat
fte
tpirit of ante man mapbe called top
>
0^ recalled/ as tc^
termc it) before one peare be paff after tbeit Departure from i$s
bodte.
tkfetCbC.
AgrippainljiS bCDfee JDe occulta
philofipbUM^
map be dame bp ctvttint naturall faces and bondsfand ibere*
foje cojpfes in times paft toere accompanied and to atdjed
tottfr
Itgbts,fp?infcled toitb bolie toater
,
perfumed tottb tncenfe , ani>
purged toitbp:aier all tbe febiletbep tocre aboue ground: oiber?
totfc tbe ferpent(as tbe aiders of tbe debutes fate) tooufo oe>
uoure ffjem,as fte
fod anointed to $im bp dfod : Gen.
3
. ailed*
ginsp
l$%
7*Bookc. Thcdilcoucric
SauieandSamul
gmgalfott)t6pIacr;Mte^aUnctaliaa
v
pe
5
bnttDel^aUbrct)airs
gcDjWcaufe manicfljall rematne fo; perpetual! meate to tte for*
penUixljeretoponrifctb tbe contention betfoewe l)im amiMi-
iud, vcrf.^.
chaelI,concermrtg tlje booteufMofes
; therein fcripture is allcD*
geD .
3
confeffe tbat
Auguftine
, anD tlje refioue of tlje oocto^,
ftatDentcfteratfmgof
Samucll
^concluDe^at tlje Dwell tuas
fetcftt fcp in tjte ItfeeneOe: from i^ofe opimon$(Uritij reuercnee)
31&ope3lmapDiffent,
That neither the diuell nor Samuellwas raifed , but
that it was a meere coufenage, according to the guife
ofourPythonifts.
5
The tenth Chapter,
(Bairn,iftlje DiueU appeared anD
not Samuell
; fcfctC is it faiD in Eccle.
ttmt
\)t flcpt ? fo; tlje Diueli neither fl&petij no;
Dteffj.But
in
trut^j toe mapgather,
ft
at it
toaa nether t&e Diuell in perfon, no?Sa-
muell
: but a circumffauce is tjere Defert*
bctj
jj
accoutring to ftc Decciueo opinion
anti imagination ofSaule.
I^otobeif Au-
guLtincfaift , ffjat boft ttjefe Oocieimapcafittebe DefenoeD, 115ut
toe Q)t&\ not n&D to fet
eft
aneppofitionfo
fane off; fo;infc&D
(met^mbej5)ttfe^^/f//>4; no; to DefcenD fo lofoeas fiell^ to
fctd) t^p a Dtucli to ejrpouttD tfttjs place, |To;it is riDicnlou8(a*
v*m}amcU
Pompanaciusfait^)toleauemantfetttbmg0
3
anDfucbasbpna*
hsubjem- turatl reafon map bep;ucD
?
to tefee fcnfenofonc ttjings, tidjicft
caM.cap.%.
bp no lifeelieljcDD canbe coucciueD^no; trieD bp anie rule of tea*
fon. SBut in fo mucb as toe jjaue libertie bp &
Auguilines rule,
in fucftplacessoffcrtptnrea^feme to conteine eittjer contraries
tie 02 abfurottie,to tiartc from tbe letter , anD fo matte a gotil it
contraction agreeable to tlje too^D
$
let tas eonfcGTe tfcat
Samuell
toas not raifeo(fo? tbat fecre repugnant to $c tooiD )anD fee
fcbeftcr fyiz tllufion map not be contriueD bp tlje art anonm*
ningoftlje tooman
5
toiil}out ante of ttjefe fupernaturaii Deutfe*:
fo;
3
coulD titt a
fmn&eo
papifffrail anD coufening p?actifes, as
Difficult
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap.10,11. 143
Difficult mtbte
5
am>ajscleanliebanOlc&. flnottts tote furcltc
tt)ou0[)t,tfit IjaD bame a Dtuell
,
ttje te# UiouiD Ijaue itateD tt in
fameplace of(be
ffojfe : a* tt aortb not.3Bot Bodin
belpetb meep
c&riitglte^m ttn* point,fe&erem fee fojfaUetb(bc
fatfb)Augu(tine,
Tertullian,anDD.Kimhi|i(mfclfe,t^oraietttoa0 tbe&tuell ffjat uod.nL
to
foaaraifefctop
: iibtcb(faabBodin)coulonotbe$ fojtijat in tbe
dm^eaf^
lamecommunication
bettoamcSaule ant> Samueli,t&e name of
Iehouah is fiue times repeated ttfeicb name tftc otucll cannot
abfoci&e Rearing*
The obie&ion of the witchmongers concerning
this place fullie anfwered, and what circumftances are
to be considered for the vnderftanding ofthis ftorie,
which is piainelie opened from the beginning of the
a8.chap.ofthe i.Samuel.tothe i 2.verie,
Theeleuenth Chapter.
i$ete fucty a fupetnaturau mtta*
*-*"**
tie is
tyooeftt,
no Doubt tt te a tefftmonie

Oftruft) ; 35 Peter Martyr affitttiefjj &nD


^^

in ftte
cafe tt fyouto fjaue b#ne a tottneflfe
ofUe$:fQi(faift be)a matter offuel) tuctgtjt
cannotbe attributesbntotbetriuell, but
tttet&emigbtfepofoerof <H5oti
ft
at Dcot&
accomphfi) it flnDtftt late in a tuttefca
potoer to call op a titucli
,
pet tt Itctij not in a fottefcespofoerto
foozfee fucb
miracles
: fo: <>oD foil! not giue
W
poiuer ant) glo*
ffiU*
rie to ante creature. Co tm&erffanfc tbts place, toe muffDili*
^Sam.iS.
gentlte eramtne tfje circumffance tbereof. 3)t tea* toell fcnofone
tbat SaulejbefojeberefojfeD to ibefottcb , teas in fcefpaire of tbe
mercies and gtomtea ofd5oD
;
partliefo: tbat
Samuell
totobtm
longbefoje, tbatbeflfpulo beoutrtb?ofome,an& Dauid
fljouto
fjawc
W
place^anD partite bicanfe <25od before baa refufea to an*
ftoerbtm,ettberbpSamuelltrbenbelmeD
5
o^bpante otbrr p;o*
#et,o: by
Vrim o: Thumim,*
c. 3n& if pou tiefire to fe tbte mat*
ter bifcuffeo
5
turne to tbe firtt ofSatnuell^ttje 23.
cbapte^anb con*
fetre mpfoojos i&etefoitk
Saule
_
144. 7'
:
Bkc. Thedifcouerie Saule andthe
vp
A
Saule
feeing tbe boffoftbePhiliilines come fopon
btm (fcbttb
tbing coulo not be t>nhnolpri to all tbe people) fatnteo^btcaufe
b*
fatye tbetr Orengtb, ant) bis otone toeafeneffe, anD fpectallte
tbat
l)e toas fojfafecn : fo as being nolo flraugbt ofmiuD, Defperate,
i.Sam.18,7.
anD a tjcrte fcole, ^e goetb to certetne of
ft
t^ fcruants,tbat fatoe
in tdjat taking
be
toas, and afceD tbemfo? a tooman tbat baD a
famtlmr fpirtt, anD tbep tolD btm bp anD bp itiat tbere Dtoelt one
at
Endor,
Bptbe toatepcu ffjaU tJnoerfianDjtbat botb Saule
anD
l)is feruants ment fuel) a one as coulo bp btr rptrtt ratfe fop Sa-
muel!, o? any otber tbat toas DeaD anD burieo. herein pou fe
tbep tocre occetueo,
tbougb
it lucre true, iljat
fye
tcofee fcpon
bit
fo to dok 0 bj^at frte tben fcrueD
bur
famtltar fpfrtt , l$ub pou
concctueftebaD^bicaufe
Saules feruants faip fo^nrelie, as
tfjep tocre DecetueD anD abufeD in part/o Dopbtleffe toere tbep in
tbcreft* j?o?to^atpurpofe(31faie)^oulDb^ famtharferue,
ifnotfo^fucb intents as tfjep reported, andfbc tmdcrtafce t
3(
tbinfee pou toill grant tfrat
Saules
men ncuer fatoc tn'r familiar:
fo?
3
neuer bearoanp pet ofcreDtt fate, tbat be toasfo mnfy in
tbe tottcbes tout;as toTeeljtrUtuelU altbougb inDeto toe reao
s.ciciiies
amongtbe poptib trumperfo tbat
&&alk
bad an angell to
bit
femihar.
fani^^a^tbatl^ecoiilD^etobimtot^om tbe
tooulo, anq
tbat pje mtgbt afee ahD Ijaue fcbat tbe
c? f)tc friend US: as ajpea*
reft
in tbe leffbnread in
tbe popifbebureb on faint
Cidlies
Date,
OTell,3 percetue tbe tooman of Endorsfptrittoas a counter*
feit, and feept bclifeein btr ftudie at
Endor,tn
tbe bottle,toitb mo*
tber
Alices Dtuell at
Weflwell, andate note betojaied anD fled
togttbertoz/wfo^rw^cr^anDtbougb
Saule tocfe betottcbeo
anD blinDeD mtbe matter
;
pet DoubtleflTe atotfe man toolD baue
percbance efpten btr fcnauerte* &9e tfjtnfes S aule
toas taougbt to
x
D.Burc^r. tbts toitcb, mud) after tfje manerfljat docto? Burcot toas teougljt
Feacs.
&Feats,
febo folD matffer odioj a familiar, t^erbp
ty
tbougbt
to baue tojougbt miracles, oj rafter
to Ijaue gaineigoD fto?e of
monieJCbisfellotoe Dp
fte
name of
Feats toas a tagler,
tip
tbe
name ofHilles
a tottcb o? coniurer, euerietoaie a coufencr : tjte
qualities anD feats toere to me anixmame btber toell fenotone
anD dcteeteD. SlnD ytt
fte
opinion concetueD ofbtm toas mott
ftrange anD to(pnDerfua;euentottbftib anD in fneb cafes, as it
gr
eeuctb me to tbinfce ofsfpectaUie btcauftbwtoauerie andcow
fenage
Ob.
ofWitchcraft, Cap.n.
145
fenage teactjco to tbe fyeootng of innocent bloub, 515ut noto foj>
fcDtl)Saulecoiretl)!)tmf0lfetDit^a net : ano btcaufe
be
toouto
i.Sam.i8,t
not be fcnofone,be put on otfjer garments I Wut to b
L
ring tbat
matter to pa(Te
;
be
mutt baue bame cut filter bptije
bead ano
^.io,^.
^ouloers^fo^bpfomudjb^tnajsbtgber tban anp of
tbe people*
3n& tberfoje ftbatfoeucc face tbe craftie quene oto fet tpon if, fije
fenefo bint fcoell
enough
3nOfoj furtber pjcofe tbcreof, pcu map
tmocrttano, tbat tbe
p?inccs of tbe Jetces foere mucb cornier*
fant fottb tbe
people* #no it apsretb mamfeftlie,
tbat
Saule
Ibidem
otuelttoerten&reto
Endor, fo as
(be (boulo tbe ratber bnotoe
iitnitbi
in tbe
euening be
inent from bts longing font bt'r boufe:
netfberfboulo it femetbat (be foas gone to beo f$en
be
came.
H5ut btcaufe tbat map be bncerteine, pou map fe tn
tbe pjoceffe
oftbetejrt, tbat in a peece oftbentgbtbefoent from bis boufe to
b
t rs
3
ann tottb mucb as03 tntreateb
btr
to confent to
b
ts requett,
be
fintOjcts
bit
centoratton, fo as both S aulcs
part, tbe ftritcbe*
part, ant) alfo S a muds part foas plateo : anti after tbe (bfemn
U&
tton tberof>a calfe foas McD
5
a batcb ofbjeao bafcc0
5
anti a fafper
maoereaote anaeaten top^anoafter alltbts,
be foent borne tbe
fame ntgbt : ano ban neeo fo to fro, fo?
be baa fame bufineffe
tbe
nert Date U5ptbefe anD mante otber ctrcumffances it mapb#
gatbereo, tbat tye
biffembleD, in faieng itye knefo btm not, and
t
confequentlieeountcrfatteo
3
anDmaoe a forte of
btm mall
tbe
reft.
3tajp^retb tbere,tbat be,toftb
acouple ofbis men,toent to
btr
Ibidem
bpmgbt.anofato^Coniecturetmto me bp tbp famflfar fpirtt,
ano bring metop ftbom 3 (ball nameintto
tb# .
Sift
goalie lear*
net* fenotoe tbat tbis toas not in tbe pofoer oftbe fotf
cb
of Endor,
hut in tbe <J5oo ofbeauen onelte f accompKft) l ^otnbeit, Saule
toas betoitcbeofo to fu^ofe: ano pet is
be
mojefimpletbat Ml
be ouertaben tottb tbe oeutfes ofour olo tuttcbes , trftfeb are pjo*
ouceo to refemble
bir.
andfebp (boulD toe tbinfee , tbat <H5 fl)
S>
tuoalo ratber permit tbe toitcb to ratfe
Samuel,
tban tbat Diues
coutoobteine Lazarus to come out of
Abrahams
bofome,bpon
mo:elifeelte andmo?ereafonableconditions? Well nolo dortb
tbis ftrumpet (according to tbegutfeof our coufening turtles
ano comurers)mafee tbe
matterftrange bnto Saule,
faieng tbat
bechmetotafeebtrinafnare,fc . iButtDttcbesfeloomemafee i.Sam.28,?,
9W tbi*
-
Ij\6 7.Bctyke. The difcoucric Saule and
Samucll
ttjtsobtedonJautngVdjienttjcpmtacuff (bat \}t ttlnd) cemmetb
to tbem toill efptettjetr tugling : foj otbertmfc, ftbere tbe tutted
monger tie; fimple ana eafte to be abufeD, tbe tottctj tut 11 be as ca*
fte to be mtreateb, anD nothing Dangerous of btr cunning
3
as
pott fee
tin* foitcb teas fame perfuaDeD(notloitbffanbtug ttj at ob>
iectton) btcaufc fljepercetueb anofatoe tbat
Saule
ftms affraid
anD out ofl>t6 Urit0.3nD tftcrfo: c i\)t fato bnto btm
5
Wbom(ball
i.Sa.28.1^
jraifetop^astbougbtyecouto bauebjougbt bnto btm
Abra-
hamjfaac,
q?
Iacob
5
ixbo cannot bcare fc
%
tberefo?e cannot rife
ira.^,i 5
.1
6
^
our calj ^ ^
^ fe tujitten
5
ilcofee tbou botone from beauen
and beboto bs, $c : as fty
Abraham
fcc
is ignorant of tos, ana
3fi
raclfcnofoetbbsnot,
The 12.13.& I4.verfesofl.Sarnuel28.expounded::
wherin isfliewed that Saule was coufencd and abufed by
die witch^and that Samuel was not ratfed
3
is prooucd by
die witches owne talkc*
Thetwclfc Chapter,
l^e manner anD cttcumftance of
tbetr communication, oj of btr coniura*
tton,t)Snottcrbattm fet Dotone anbejo
pjeifcD in tbetetf 5 but tbe effect thereof
fyaeflic foucbeb : vtt Urill
31
fysfo pou tbe
commonojber oftbetr comurafiem
?
an&
fpecfattte ofbtrs at tbtetime bfeb. Wett
Saule
bab tola tyt> ftat be fooulb Ijauc
Sth?whch
Samuel
bjougtitbp to btm, fyebeparfeb from btep^fencetnto
ofEndors
frfrelofci, fcftereboubtleafl&e babbit famtltar
5
totoit
3
fomelefob
coufening crafttep?fcff,anDmabe
Saule
ffanb attbebcoje lifeea forte (as tt
inere tnitbbtjs finger m a bole) to beare tbe coufening anfoers,
but not to tetbecoufening banbltngtbereo^anb tbe counterfeit
ting oftbe matter. anafogoetbtyeto toozlie, t)0ng ojatnarte
fooj&aofcontorafton, of titrfebtbere are funb?ie barfcttesanb
formes (thereof
39
fyali Daueoccafton to repeat fomein anctbec
place) as pou fe tbe
fugiers (fcbicb be inferto? comuro# ) fpeate
certeineOrange foojd* ofcotsrfe to leao a&ate tbe ete from
efpt^
enff
*
bfSaulc.
Ob. ofWitchcraft. Cap.12,
147
eng tbe
maner of
ftetr conusance, fc&fleft
ftep
map inbuce
fte
mtno to coneeme anb fujpofe tfjat
be Dealer tottt; fp trtt0;fateng
3
Hay,fortune furie,nunq; credo
3
pa{Te,pa{fc_,
,
when come you firra.
>o brlifee after manp
fuft foo^bs fpofeen,
fte
fafft to btr
felfe
;
ilo noto fte
matter is b;ougj)t to paflfc, foj3 f# toomberfull
tbtngs.&o as
Saule bearing ftefe foo?b$, lengeb to fertotocaU^i.Sa.rS,!^
and affeed btr fcbat
fte
fafoe.TOerebp pou map fenofco ftat
Saulc
fafoenoftin&butftadlmftoutltfeea mome,fobtleft
fte
plaied
btr
part inbtrclofetjas mapmoff eutdcntltea{prebp
fte
21.
i.$&jX,*l
t)erfe oftbtecbapter latere ttt0fatb;2C|)en tbe fooman came out
bnto Saule. i^otobettja little before
fte
cunnhtglie countcrfat*
tedftatftefafoe
Samuel, and fterebp fenefoe tttoas
Saulc
tbat
foas come bnto btr.^erebpall
fte
foojlo map percctue
fte
cou*
femng, and btr
dtflhnulattom
if
0;
by
ftat fcbtft baft
brime be*
fo:efato, it muff n#d*beftatftefeneibbtm and
(3
p:atepou)
trbpa)oulo(benot^auefufpecteba(taellbtmtobe Saule
before,
ft&eit in erpjcfte toojos
be
required ^tr to
tyingbnto t)im Samu-
el
3
as noto, tften
Samuel apeereb bnto btr i
Mcll, to
fte
quetttonbefojepjopofedbp Saule,
fte
an(foe'i,$a.2S,i
4
.
retb anb lieft, ftat ft
e fefo angels
0;
gob* attending bp out of
ftcearft.2ftenp?oc&deft fte forift bfc inftanting jfeafes and
foo:ds ofcourfetfo a$ fterebp
Saule
gatbereft anb
fuffofeft ftat
fte
Ijaft ratfeb a man .
if
0? oftertotfe b
te queffton oependeft
not bpon anp
ftfng
before fpofeen
if0? fften
fte baft
fatd
; 3
fafoe angels afcending,
%
c : fte nertfoojo
be fetft fe
;
Wat fa*
ftf
on ts
be
ofi
Wtft (9
fate)
bangeft not bpon btr laff eppjeOOed
foo?ds- dinbtofttjE;fteanltoerebnotbtrectlte
7
ftattt iuaa Sa-
muel;
but
ftat
tt tuas an olb man lafped in a mantell : as
ftougb
fte
feneto not bfmftat teas
fte
moffnotorious manin 3fraeD,
ftat baobanebtr neighbourbp
fte
{pace of manic mtzx, anb
bponttbom(tct)tlcbcltucD)eucneeietDa]5fij:eb, andtftom allb
fte
feneto Urifttnleffe ftana
quarter of an boure before, aabp
tdjofe meaner alfo
fte
came acquainted
toift
Saule
Head
fte
i.Sa.28, t %\
tertandfe*
H5ut
fte
defcribeft bte
perfonage
5
anb
fte
ajparell
ftbtcb !)c bid
bfuallie toeare tften be
Itued : tft
tft
tf
ftep
tuere
boft buried to*
gttber, tuere confumeo anb rotten
5
oj beuoureb totft foo:mes be*
fie
ftat time 315eltfee ^e
ftab
a nefo mantell maoe
btm in be#
ty.i}.
uen:
y
148
7.Booke. The difcoucric Saule andthe
witc<
uett : anD pet tbep fate Sailor are (fcantte tbcre, foj ttjat ttjetc
conferences are fo large bere .
3Jn
ttji* countric, men gtue &
tuatetbetrgarmmt$to$cntbepDie:tfSamuel baDfo Dome, tjee
cculD not tjaue bo:rolueD tt agame^fo;: ofli fcliebosD it toouto Ijauc
banefo>o
v
:neoutintbatfpace, ercept tbe Dona Ijao bane a bet*
terbufbanDtban3Uft?tbetctfatoj teas DeaD(as tt is fujpofeD)
tfoopeares before.
Therefidue ofi.Sam.2 8. expounded : wherin is de-
clared how cunninglie this witch brought Saule refo-
lutelieto beleeue that fheraifed Samuel, what words
are vfed to colour the coufcnage,and how all might alfo
be wrought by ventriloquie.
The xiij. Chapter.
>to commettj in
Samuel
to plate
ins part : but
31
am perfuaDeo tt in .is per*
fatmeD tn tbe perfon oftbe toitfy l)tr felfe,
0? of|jtr confederate
f
^efattt) to Saule;
TOp
batt tbou DtfqutefeD me.to
tying me
ftp
:>
3$tbougbfottbout guile 0;: packing
ttbab bane Samuel
bWlfclfe.
Saule
an*
fltoereDtbatbetoas in great DftfreGfetfo?
tbePhihftinesmaoetDarretjponbim. ^erebptbetotttb,o*bfr
confederate p:ieff mtgbt eaffiie coniecture tbatbfe be
art failed,
anp Direct tbe o?acle
0?
p20#efie acco?Dinglie : efpectallic bnDer>
ftanotng bp bis pjefenttalfee, and alfo bp former p$o$eOe0 and
Darings tbat lucre paff, tbat d!5oD baD
fo^fafeen bint, ana
tbat bte
i.Sam.13,5. people foere Declining from btm.
if
ojttben
Jonathan (a little be?
fo?e)ouertb;eti)tbePhili(tines^ being tbtrtie tboufanD rbarfota
anD fiptboufanDbojffemens
Saule coulo not affemble aboue ft?
i^a.i3,ij.
j)unD?eDfoqlDler^
2$en fatD
Samuel
(&bub
fome futpofe teas fatban, anD as
a
tbtnfee tons tbetottcb
5
toitb a confeDerate
5
foj trfjat naD fc farre
fctctjesi , as to fetcb aDtuell fupernaturallie out of
bell., ftben tbe
illufion mapbe bere bp naturall meaner Dpct$cre& i 8nDtf pou
note tbe iuo:D$ toellpou fl^aU percetue tbe jjfeafe
not to come out
of
i.Sa.18,1?.
Ibidem.
Ok
of Witchcraft. Cap.tj.
14P
ofa
fptrifnail monft ofa Diuell,but from a lieng awpo^all mngof
acoufener
,
ftat careft neither fo: <E5eo noj
fte
Dtuell, fro tftence
flTueftfuftaDulfe
anDcommunication, as greatlie Dtfagr&ft
ftom faftana
nature anD purpofe.
ifoj ftus (9
fate)
fte
fatD S a-
muelfpeafeeft: Werefo?e Dtteftftoua&eme^frieingfteJlojD
1. sam.i?.
i$ gone from
ft,
anD fe fttne emmie* dfcuen fte
JLo;ti
baft
peon * 17.
tntoljtma^ljefpafeebpmme^anD : fo?fte
3to$ Mi rent
ftp
x.sa.ij,*8.
fetngDome outoffttne j)anD
5
anii giue tt to
ftp
netg^our Dauid,
btcaufe ftcucbeteDffnotftefcoteoffte&o?D,$c* f|)fe(J fap)te
no jfeafe ofa Dtuell,but of a coufener,tftift fenefo befo?e frijat Sa-
muel
baD pjojbefieD concerning
Saules Dcfiructtou*
if
0?
if is
fte
dfucteconDtttoH
5
to allure
fte
people bnto imckeDne^anD not
in fti*
fo# to aDmomft,
frame, anD rebukeftem
foj euill Slno
fte pop*
ft
tojiteratonfes,ftat
fte
Dtuell fooulD baue bane gone
at
fte
firft naming of<25od 3jftt bee fata,
ftat
it toa* at <2?oD$
fpecfall commanDement and tuill,
ftat
Samuel
oj
fte
Dtuell
ftoulD
be raifcD, top?opounD ftisaDmonitton, to
fte
profit of
allpolTeritie:
3
anftoer, ftat ften be
fooulD rafter baueDame it
bpfomeofjiteliuingp?oj9ct0,anD
ftat faftaubaD not beene Co
fit an tnttrumentfo?
ftat purpofe, after ftte falleft fte tuitft
(31
tooulDfaieSamuel) into
fte
beine of p^ojfeelteng^anDfpeabeft
foSauleonfttetoife
;
SbelLojDfoillrent
ftp
fetngDomeout of
i.Sa.aS,ir.
ftinebanD,anDgtueittoftpnetgbbojDaiud,btcaufe
ftou obet*
l8
*
eDtt not
fte
bofce of
fte
JL o?D, no? epecuteDft
big
fierfe
fo?aft top*
on
fte
Amalekitesrfterefoje
baft fte
3lo?D Dcone
ftis bnto
ft&
fttsDate, $po;teouer,fte&o?Dfoill Deltuec
ft&
into
fte banDs
l
*
offtePhili{tines,anDtomo?rolDeftaltftou anD
ftp
fomteg be
fcrift tm, anD
fte
JLojd
ftall
gtue
fte bod ofJfrael into
fte banDs
Of
fte
Phili ftines.
^atCOUlD Samuel
baue fatD mo^
tyt fttnfes
fte
Dtuell tooulD bauebfeD anofter o?Der,?ncoura*
gtng S aule
rafter ftan rebufetng
btmfo;
bte euill. Uje Dtuell i0
craftier
ftan toleauefuftanaDmonitton toallpofferities, as
ftoulD be pjetuDtciall bnto
ty$
fetngDome, anD alfo be boiD of all
fmpietie jBut fo Dtutne a fentence mafceft
muft
ft?
fte
main*
tenanceof
ftetottftcscreDit, anD to
fte aDuancement of btr
games. Igofobett, concerning
fte
tierttie of
ftis
p?o#efte,
ftere
be manpbffputable
qucftions : firft, tftefter fte
batfell foere
fougbt
fte
nejctDaie
5
feconDlie,t^efter alibis fcnnestoere h*
$p.tg*
leD
I^o
j&cokc. The difcoueric Saute andthe witch.
led toitb bim;
ftem,fobefbrctbep toent to fjeauen oj Ijell togftber,
a$beingtotftSamuel,tbepmuftbeinbeaucn, and being tottb
fa tijan , tficp muff be in bell .H5ut altbougb cuerte part ofibis p?o>
jbcfietoere falfe, as tbat all
bfe
fonnes toere not flame (Ifhbo-
fheth luring and reigning in 3frael too peaces after Saules
deatb) and ttjat
tbe battell tuas not on tbe mo;rroto,and tbat tote
feed S aule, after tbat be bad billed btmfelfe , toa* not tuttb god
t.Kcg.4.
Samuel
;
pet tljte toitcb did giue a ff^etod geffe to tbe fcquele,
OTljteb fobetber it toere true o? falfe,pertein0 not to mp purpofe
;
and tberfoje
.3
tutU cmit itilBut as touting tbe opinion of tbem
tbat faie it toas tbe dtuell, bicaufe tbat fucb tbtngg came to paffe
;
31
tooulo fame fenotoe oftbem fcbere tbep learne tbat dtuete foje*
fcnoto tbings to come 3ftbep faie
begeffcfb onelte bponpjoba*
c*non.z6
btUtt05
3
t^e tottc^ mapalfo Dcd tlje Ifbe* H5utbere3mapnot fop
f*tf.'cap.f.
get tbe decrees, ftbirb conclude, tbat
Samuel agreed not tmto
necmmm. Saule;
buttbat fbCbtftOJtOgrajberfetfCDJtb
Saules
mindand Sa-
muels
effate, andcerteine tbingsftbicb toere fafos feme, omtfr
ting fobetber tbep toere true o: falfe : and furtber, tbat tt toere a
greatoffenfefo2amau to bel&ue tbe baretoojo* of tbe ffojte.
3nd if tbteeppofittonlifcepou not,
3
caneafiiie frame mpfelfc
to tbe opinion of fome ofgreat learning, expounding tbis place,
and tbat toitb great probabilities tbis ft&tatott,tbat tbi*
Py-
RightVcn-
thonift being
Ventriloqua
; tbat fe, j&peafemg a* it toere
criioquic. from tbebottomeof btt-beUie,dfdcafibtr felfe into a
tranfe, and foabufed Saule,an(toering to Saule
in
S amuels name,m bit counterfeit bolloto
fcoicc : as tbe toencb of weftwell fpafce,
l#ofe |tfffa?fe gbauereb^^rfed be>
-
fo?e at large,inpag. 1
27
and
tb&terigbtVentri-
ioquie.
Opinions
Ob.
of
Witchcraft.
Cap.X^ 1
5
1
Opinions
offome
learned men
5
that Samuel was in-
deed
raifed, not by the witches art orpower, but by die
fpeciall
miracle of God,that there are nofuch vifions in
thefe
our daies, &that our witches cannot doo the like.
The
xiiij. Chapter.
las
anD
Sada!asto?tte,t^at tofcett
tbe
fccmanfatoe tbe miracle moaeo, anD
mmtban flje tehcD foj,
0? toas tucont to
Dcd ;
flje began to crte out, tbat tbis toa a
i
totlion inD#D,anD a true one,not Damebp
bit
art, bat bp tbe potocr of ok OTljicb
crpofitimttsfar moje probable tban out
^latetojttersiuDgemcnts (jetebpon, anD
agr&tb toitrj t^ecTpoOtfon ofDiuerfegoaDDiutnes^Geiafius faitb,
ittoastbebcrte fpirit of Samuel: anD ftbere
lie
fuffereD
tym*
felfe to be too;$f#cD,it toas but in ctuitt falutation and courts
Cc^anDtbat >OD DiD mterpofe
Samuel, a$ IjeDtDEliastO tfje
i.Bodinfc
meflTenger ofodiofias, ftbenbefenttoBelzebubtbe goo of A-
L.vairus
charon
. 3toD Ijere ts to be noteo, tbat tbe toitebmongers are fet
differ here-
-
top in tbis point : foj
tbe papiffs fate, tbat it cannot be a Diueli,bi*
ln
*
caufejeboual) is tbnfeo? fine times nameo in tbe ffo?ie. HHpon
fbts paece of fcnpture arguments are Daielie DeutfcD, to pjcoue
anD matntetne
tbe miraculous actions oftottcberaft, anD tbe
rat*
fing oftbe DeaD bp coniurations . 0nD pet ifit torre true , tbat
Samuel^imfelfetoereraifed^tbeDiuellinbislifeeneffe
;
anD
ftattbetoitcbofEndorbpbirartanDctmutngDiDtt, $c:it ma*
feetb ratber to
tbe Difpjcofe tban to tbe p?oafe ofourtoitcbes, tdjtcb
can neither do tbat feinD ofmiracle,? anp ofber,tn anp fucb place
o?
compante
3
ftbere tbeir iuglmg anD coufenage mapbe fen anD
laiD open,3lnD
3 cballenge tbem all (euen bpon tbe aDuenture of a boid,dir-
tnp life)to
fyeto one paece ofa miracle,fucb as <Eb?iff DiD frulte,oj
<*eet, ana
fucb as
tbepfujpofetbistoitdjDiDDiabolicallie, be it not
toift
art
^^f"
11
no: confeDeraciejizberebpfcme colour tbereofmapbe maDe^ttei^
chaUen8C*
Iter are tbere anp fucb billons in tbefe Daies IbetocD.
^eretofo^e (Spod DiD fenD^istifible angels to men ; but nolo
SJMftj. toe
I
15*
*AsCan-
turburie by
Rich.Lee
cfquire,&
others,
anno.T^j.
At Rie by
maifter
Gaymor &
others,
anno
%
ij77.
UVlerMbt
cap.S.
Theodvr.
Bttyntiuf*
lAUCLtM
fficSt.&U-
7.Bookc. Thedifcoueric -
Walkingfymt$
%
toe Ijeare not offucb apparition^nettber ate ttjep neceffane. 3u#
d&d it pleafed (B5oo beretofoje.,bp tbe band ofMofes
and
bi* p?o*
pftcte
, aitD fpeciallie bp tytefomte <iEfetff and bteapofiic*, to
too^Ue great mtracIej5,fo;tt)eeffabltl^mg ofttjefaftb : butnoto
trfjatfceuer is neceffarte fo? our faluation, i* contented in tbe
too?d ofc25oti : cur fattt) i* alredte confirmed,and our cburcb effa*
bltfyed bp miracle*; fo a* noto to fefee foj
tbem , t* a point ofin*
fidelity ; 31^icbtbepapiff*(ifpou note it) are greatlietoudjed
foitball^a* in tbcirlieng legend ajpearetft. SButintrutb, our
miracle* are fcnauerie* molt commonlie , and fpeciallie of
p?ieff*,irijereof
3
could cite a tijoufand 3fpouread tbe fforfe of
JlBeH and tbe d:agon
3
pou tyall find a coufening miracle of fome
antiquftie.^fpou fotlltenetoeroeuife*., read Wierus,Carda-
nus^aleus^ndfpeciaUieLauaterns^&c.iIjerebaueb&nefome
*
toalfeing fpirtt* in tftefe part* fo coniureo not long fince, a* afc
tc rtoard* tbep
little delighted to mafee anie mo?eapparition*.
Of vaine apparitions, how people hauebeene
brought to fearc bugges, which is partlie reformed by
preaching of the gofpell
y
the true effect ofChrirtes
miracles.
Thexv. Chapter.
<Btcettemlte, fomeone imauettt
atijiitefljeetebatb coufened and abufeo
manie tboufand* tbat toate; fpcciallfe
fc&cn Kobin ga>0-fellofo Sept fuel) a cotle
in
tbe countrie . J5ut pou fljall imaer*
ffano,tbattbefebug*
fpecialliearefpteo
and feared of ficfee fol&e , cbildjen, too*
<3cnS^?
>
^,men,andcofoard*,
W$
tfeougb
foeafe
neffe ofmind and boaie
3
are C^aben foftb
toame ojeame* and con*
tinuall feare 23)e
Scythians, being a ffout and a foarltfte nato
on ( a* diuer* toners repo;t) netier fa anie foainefigbt*, o? fpt*
rit&3ft t* a commonfaieng ; 31 lion fcaretb no bug*. But in our
cbtldl)(Dd our motber* maid* bauefo terrified to* ftritb anouglie
diueli Ijauing fjojne* on In* iiead
3
fier in In* moutb
5
and a tatlem
Ob. of Witchcraft. Cap.15.
153
Ijfety&rf) , eteslibeabafon, fangcaiifee a Dog, clatoes Itfeea
cardanje
beare,a flun like a $iger,anD a tootce rowing lifee a lion,fei)crebp
w.remm
toe ffart anD are afraiD ftben toe beare one crie Bougb: anD ffjep
p<*"r
&
c
*
fjauefoftaieDtJS tottb bull beggers^pirttSjtoitdjes^cbens,
elues,bags,fames,fat$ts
3
pans,faunes,fplens, fett tottb tije can*
fftcfee,trttons, centaury Dtoarfes,giants,imps
3
calcars,conitt*
ro:s, npmjbes, danglings,
Incubus, ftobht gcoD-fellotoe,
tbe
fpco:ne,tbe mare,tbe manfntbe ofee,tbe Ijell toatne,tbe fierD?afee,
tbe pucfele,Com tbombe,bob gobbltn, Comtumbler,fconeles,
anD fuel; ottjer bugs, tfmt toe are aftatD of our tone fl)aDotoes
;
tn To mucb as fbmc neuer feare
ftc
Diucll , but in a Darke mgirt
;
anDtbenapolleD(b<fepetsaperillousbcaff, anD manietimes is
tafeenfojourfatbers foule, fpeciallie in a tburcbparD,ftbete a
ngl)ti)arDieman^eretoft:ercantDurttpaffe bp nigbt,but
W
batretooulD ttanD tipjigbt.jfojrigbtgrauetonfers report ,tbat tamtM
fpirits moff often anD fpeciallie tafee tbe fyape of toomen ajpea*
fo#.
tingtomonbs^ctanDofbeattSjDogSjltoinejljo^ffes^otes^ats,
baires
1
of fotoles, as crotoes, nigbt otoles, anD %*efee otoles
;
but ttjep Delight moff in tfte
lifeenes of fnakes anD Dragons*
WelMbanfes be to dUoD,tbis tojetdjeD anDcotoarDlie infiDelttte,
Cucetbe pjeacbing oftbe gofpell,ts in part forgotten: anD Doubts
les,tbe rettofttjofe tlluttons toill in fljo# time(bp ods grace)be
DefedeD anD tsanttf) atoaie,
iuersto?itersrepo?t
3
tbatinGermanie
5
finceLuthersftme,
car.de var.
fptrtts anDDtuels Ijaue not perfonallie ajpeareD, as in timt$
;
.
pat! fbeptoeretoffinttoDcD* Iljis argumentis taben in banD of
^X*^
tbe ancient fattjers,top^(Duetbe Determination anD ceafing of
&i'
oracles ifo^inttmespattCfattbAthanafius^Diuelsmtaine^^^
fl^apes DiD intricate mmtottb tbeir illuftons,biDing tbemfelues
humanta*
intoaters,ffones,toa)Ds,<!C. 315ut nototbattbetoojDof(0D2E>
verbi
*
batb a{peareD,tbofe figbts^pirits^nD mockeries of images are
ceafeD* Cruelie,ifall futb ojacles, as tbat of Apollo, $c (before
tbecommingof CbuObaDb&netrue, anbDcouc acco?Dmg to
tbe report,
f
febt<b baft
bine bjougbt tb:ougb Diuers ages, anD
fromfarre countriestmto t)S,toftbout pjaefflie frauD
0;
guile, fa
as tbe fpirits ofp20#efie
3
anD tooling ofmiracles,baD beene in?
ferteDinfoaniDoll, as batb b#ne fujpofeD : pet toe djnfftans
mapconceiue,tfjat <ZI)0B comingtoas not fo ftufeles anD p?e*
tuDtctall
*54
Tlie true
end ofmi-
racles.
Iohn.i.
Acli.ri.
Iohn.?,
7.Bookc. Thcdilcouerie ^Miracles.
%
faDi'ri all tit ftts point imto t>3, as to tafee atoaie fj fs fpirtt of p:o>
#efic ano Dtutn atton from out of $e moutij of l;isi elect people,
antgcDOp?0}betJ,gtutngnoan(toer{cf ante trjtng to comebp
tbem
5
no? Up Vnmno?
Thumim,
as t>e toas to<mtt,$c. 2ta0 pet to
leauctbeDtuellmtrje mcutl) of a tottd^ oj an tooll to p?D#effe
o?toojfeemiracles,$c:fo tijelnn&erancc of
bis giojiousgofpell,
to ilje Oifcountenance of\)i& cburcb
y
ano to ttje furtherance of in*
fioclitic antj falfe religion, fc&ereas tfje footing of miracles
toasirjeonelie,ojatleafftbemotf fpccialUneanes tbat mcoaeo
men to bcleme
infill:
as afpearctb in funojtc placed of tt^c
gofpell,anDfpectal!te in lohn,t$cre it tsto?ttten, tfcat a great
multitude follotoeo t}tm
5
btcaufe tt)cp fatoe ij is miracles fcfcicb Ije
Dio,fc . jaie, is it not bmtten.tbat Sefus toas apaoueo bp >ot>
amongttje 3etoes,toiib miracles^toonoers ano fignes
5
<f
c
*
0n&
pet>iftoe conferre
fte
miracles tojougbt bp Cteifl^ano tbofe
ftat
are imputeo to toitdjes; toticfjes miracles
fyall agseare mo^e
common^ano nothing inferior tmto Ins.
Witches miracles compared to Chrifts , that God
is the creator of all things, of Apollo, and of his names
and portraiture.
Thexvj. Chapter.
tfttyg
tottCljOf
Endorijat) pCtfo
meo ttjat
, W$
manie conceiue of ttje
matter, it migbt baue beene comparer
toitbtije ratling tip of Lazarus
.
3
pjaie
pou,ts not tfje conuertmg of toater into
milfee,as
fcar&
a matter as
trjc turning
of toater into toinc i 2nD pet , as pou
^map reat) in tbe
gofpell
5
t!)at <:ttt oio tbe
one , as |)is firO miracle
5
fo map pou read in
M. Mai. ano in
Bodin
, tljat toit$t8 can eafilie tra ttje otber : pea
,
ano ftat
W$
iB a great oeale mo&oftoater tbep can make butter. Wnt
to auoto all cauils,an& lead ttjere flb culD ajpeare mo?e matter in
P
c7pil
qUf'u
Cliffs miracle,
tban ttje others, pou Omil
fin&tnM.Mal.tbat
#ep can change toater into Mm; ano t^at is it to attribute
to
a
An ironi-
call Colla-
tion*
MaLmalef.
Ok of Witchcraft. Cap.16.
155
a creature , tfje pofoeranotoo?fee of tbe create?, tf ttjes benotf
<(#ttt
fa\%Optra qu*ego
facio
nemo
poteft
face?*. Creation Of fab'
A#s.i7.
ffancefoasneuer granted to man rap angell ;
Ergo
neither to
J"*-**
1
*
faritcb no? dtuell: fo; (H5od is tbe onltegtueroflife ana being, and
^mt
bp bim all tbtngs are made^tfiblc ano tnnffible*
fimboi.
jftnallte^te foomanofEndor te tntbe fcripfure called Py-
rfioniffa
: ftberebp it mapajpeare tbat flje foas but a berte confer
iter. 5FojPythobfmfelfe
5
ft&ereof Pythoni{Iateocriued,ftras a
counterfet. andtbe original! ffojie of Apollo, tx^o foas called
ApoiioPy,
Pytho,b(caufe
be
hilled a ferpent ofttiat name,te but a poetfcall
tho
vnca-
fable.
jFo?
tlje poets fate
be teas flje goo ofmuficfee,#pficfee
3
poe'
fcd

trie,and porting.
Jn beaucn
be
is called Sol, in cartb
Liber pa.
ter,in
bell
Apollo.
^flojiffjetb alfoates imtb
perpetuaU
poutb,
andtberefoje
be
is painted fariibout a beard : bte picture Urns
ftept as an o;aclc-gtucr: and tbe pmtt2 tfjat attended tbereon at
Delphos
fc>erecoufeners,and called
Pythonirts ofPytho
, as pa*
pftfeofPapa;andattertoard$ all foomentbat Wco
ft
at trade,
'
foere named Pydioni(fe,as
teas tbistooman ofEndor.ffiSut
fctcaufe it concerned tbis matter^ toll fejeefelfe note
t&e opinions of diuers learned men, andcet*
teint otber pjofes, txbicb 3!
find in $e
fcripture tombing tbe ceafing of
miracles,p:oi&cfie* and
o?scIe&
^The
155
8.Bookc. Thedifcouerie JMiractes.
^The eight boo^e.
That miracles arc
ceafed.
Pfal.t^.4.
Pfal.7i.i8.
Pfal.88. io.
Ifai.4*.
lohn.3,1.
Ibid.7
}
i.
In annotat,
inloban.$.
Ifai.4f.
Juptftrfe
verbis Vom.
fecundum
Matth.fer-
wcw.18.
Thefirft
Chapter.
)Lt^oug!)tn times! paft,
ttpleafeD <05od, ertrao:Dtna'
rilie to fljjeto miracles a*
mongctt dispeople, foj tl>e
ffrengtbening of tbeir faify
in tije SjDefftas
;
ant) againe
atfcisccmmingto confirme
ftjeirfaitb bp bis foonDerfiiU
Darings, an&fnsfpeciall gra*
res ano gifts bcflotoeD bp
Jimbponttje
apoffles,$c: pet
toe ojDtnarilie rcaa tn tfte
fcriptures, ttmt it is ttje ilojD
tfjat foo?fcetb great foonoers*
f^ea
Dauid rattt)
5
t^at among tf)e DeaD(as in ffjis cafe of Samuel)
(Bod bimfelfe tyefoetb
no toonoer&3 ftnD alfo tfmt (E5oD Mlnot
giue ^is glojte anD poiuer to a creature . NiAodcmus being at
pjanfie coulD fate, ttj at no man coulD Do fucb miracles as
fct#
DiD,ercept <H5od foete fcrftb bim
3
acco^Ding to tbe faieng offye pjo*
jfeet
to tijofe goDs anD iDols
5
ft&ubta)fee ontbemffje pofoerof
dBoDjSDcB eifber gcoD oj ill if pon can,*c, >o as fte
p?o#et tmefcj
anDtaugbtftjerebp, tbat nonebut doD coulD loo^fee miracles*
infinite places fo: tins purpofe migbtbe bjougbt out oftlje fcrip*
ture
5
t$irij fo
t
: b?cuitie
3
omit anD ouerflip.
lb,
Auguftine,
among otber reafons,fxbcrebpbe paouetbtbe
ceafing ofmiracles
5
faitb;$oto blinD flcilj Dcotb not open ttje tic$
of tbe blinD bp
fte
miracle of dpoD,but ttje eies of our bart are
0*
pcneDbptbefoojDofdUoD. ^otoisnotour Deao carcaferaifeD
anp mo?e bp bp mitaclc
3
butcur D*ao booies be Hill in tbe
graue,
ano
Ob.
of Witchcraft. Cap. r
.
and our foules are raffed to life bp Cfeiffi . #ofo tt>e cares of
tbeoeafe
are not opened bp miracle, but tbep txbfcb bad ttjetr
earcs
ff)ut.befo;*e, baue tbem noto opened to tfjetr (aluation.
2Uje
miraculous tjcalmg of tbe ficfce,bp annotntmg,(pokett ofbp
&James,te cbiecteo bp mante, fpccfaHte bv tbe papitts, fo;r tbe
flames.****
maintenance of tbeir facramentofertreame taction: &bi#is
apiftjlie and bafncltetofed in tbe Monrijty eburcb, a^ tftong^ttmt
miraculous gift bad continuancetill tbisdaie : therein poutyall
*f
^
In
'
felrijatCaluinefpeafeetbinb^mftttutiong. f|)e grace of
W^[^
lmg(faitbbe)fpofeenof
bp ^James, tei3aml^eDaU)ate,agalfo
'
ti)t otber miracles, ftbid) tbeilo?dtoould bauefi&efoed onelte ftp
a time,tbat be
migbt maketbe nefop?eacbmg oftbegofpelltner*
uellousfoj euer. W)P(faitb be) d not tbefe (meaning miracle* idemMd.
mongers)ajpotnt fome Siloah
to fatmtn,tibereinto at certeme ** ?
ojdtnarie recourfcs of times ftcfce folfee mate plunge ibem;
Ifa,,
^
7#
felues
:>TOp
dtbep not lie a long fopou tbe kaa,bicaufe Paule
Aas.2o,io.
raifed bp a dead dnto bp tbat meanes^tmerelte(faitb
be)
lames
in idem did.
"
tbe miracle to annotnt
5
fpafee foj
tbat time, ftlnles tbe cburcbftill
nem
t
e LCaU
enioteo fucb blefftngs of <S5oo . 3tem,be faitb, tbat tbe
iLo^o xb
uine-
pjefenttoitb bis in allages^andfoofteu asnded ts,be
eipe$
ftieir0cfene!!fes,nole(retbanmolotime. But
bdtb
not fo
t)tter bis manifeft powers, no: Diftributelb miracles, as bp $e
bands ofttjeayoffles,bicaufe tbe gift teas but f<i* a time. Cal-
uine
euen tbere concluded tbus
.;
iSiep fate
fucb foertucs 6; mtra<
clesrcmaine
5
but erpertencefaitbn&te. Sinufebotn tbep agree
amongtbemfelues. Dana:usfaifb>fbatneitber fDtftfriup diuell
can too?fte miracles'
Giles Alley
faiib direttlte,
tbat fonttbes
too^lte miracles- Caluine faitb ibepare all eeafed.311 fcHtebnton*
gers fate tbep continue. Butfomeaftirme,tbat poptffymtt acles
are t)ant$ed and gone atnate : botobett tottcbes miracles re*
mainetnfullfQtfe* &o as >.Loytsoutof credit fo?a fyo;$e?
lcacb,95atfterT. and motber
Bungle
remaine in cftimatton fo;
p?o$ets : nate hobgoblin ana Mbbin gdfettotd are contemned
among poong tbildjen., and motber Alice
and motber
Bungie
are feared among old frolcs.
ffce
efltmation of tbefe continue,
bicaufetbe matter batb not beene called in queffion : tbe credit
oftbe otber decaietb,bicaufe
tbe matter
batb
beene lfeed into,
Hbereof
3
fate no mo?e
3
but Qaf$
Anthonies blittie tptll fjelpe
pour
158
Prqu.fi.
8.Booke. Thedifcouerie Propbe/te.
pourptg,febenfoeuer motyer Bungie
Doty fpirttt totty trtr curffe;
no tycrcfojetoe aretoarneD bp
tye foo?D of <3oD, in ante fotfc
not to feare tyctt curCTcs. Butlet all
tye
toittymongers, anD fpe>
ctallte ttjc mtraclcmongcrs in tyc
foo?lo anitoer me to tt?ts fnp
p
ofttt on;]Dut cafe ttjat a fcooman ofcreDit,o: elfe a tooman-tuti
ty
tyoulo fate tjnto
tyem, tyat tye
ts a true
pk
:o#et of
tye
ILojD ,anD
tyat $
reuealety tyofe fecret mpftcrfes tmto
ftfr, ttfcerebp tye
De*
tectety fte letoD acts and imaginations of tye toicfceD, anD tyat
bpinm
tye toojfeety miracles, anD pjo#eftety,$c: 3tytnftetyep
mutteifterp0elD
3
o;confeflietftatmtracle0 areceafcD . 115ut futy
ft
tugs (fait!) Cardane)ajs faeme mtraculouj5
5
are tyeeflte Dame bp
Decetpt, legterDemaine, o?confeDeracic; 0? elfe
tyep
mate be
Uo)ne,antJ pet feme bnpoffible,o? elfe tyings ate fata to be Done,
ano neuer foere noj canbe Dame.
H. Card.de
ntsrdcul.
Ifai.41.
l.Sam.18.
Rom. 1
2.
i.Cor.n.
Iohn.4.
Thatthe gift ofprophcfieis ceafed.
The fecohd Chapter.
^at totted , no? tije tooman of
Endor,nojpet jnr familiar oj Diuell can
tell fcdjat is to come,mapplainelie ajpeate
bp tye
foo:D$ oftye
ppo
$ttJ$)Q faitfcSbeto
tdj at things are to come,anD toe toill fate
pou are goDS inD&D. 3cco;Dtng to tyat
ityity
Salomon fatty
;
Wo
can tell a mem
lityat tyall ljaff>en
l)tm imoer tye funne ^
sparrietyat can 3{faity tye toitcb of
Endor to saule.)But
3
totli
rather belrime Paule anD
Peter,
i^tty
faie,tyat p?o#efle is
tye
gift of <S5oD,anDno toojlDlte tying. Hjen acoufentngqueane,
tyat tafeety tjpon Ijtr to doo all tying*, anD can D notytngbut be*
guile men: Dp ffejpetyalfo motber
Bungie, anD
tye
can tell pou
feijere pourIjojife
0?
pour affe is beffofoeD,oj anie tying tyat pou
tiaue loft is becomes
SamuellcoulD;anDttyatpou fjaueoone
in all pour agepaff, as <II&i8DiD to tye
fooman of Sicharat la-
cobs toell; pea anD ityat
pour erranD is, btfoje pou fpeafee^as
ElizaeusDiD.
Peter Martyr
fatty, tyat
onelte (Sod anD man fenofoetytye
fteart
, Ob.
of Witchcraft. - Cap.2. I
$9
bear*
ofmart 5 an&fterefoje,
ftatfte
bluett tnoff be fcctabeb, afc
v.Maryr.
leDgtng ftefe
plSCeS
;
Solus- nan eft Jcmrator cofdntm
,
JttCltC
tocxomf*
<25e& is fte
fearftcr of bcarts; ana. Nemo
fit
fy&fim
homim,
mfif
1^1
^
fiirttus
homims qui eft in eo, $LQMfettOtDCft
fte fttngS
Of mart, but
ftefpiritofmanftfeiftts foriftinbim, 2UtD
Salomon
faift,r
.ys-
lus/i0ftlcogitutioneshomimmM)OUOmlmMQ\X)ttt
ftC ftOUgbtS
Of
mctt* 3nD
Icremie
fatft in
fte
perfOlt Of <0CD,^
Vensfcruums
corda cr
renes,
3
am Cpod fparfting bearts anareines. aifo Mat-
thew
fatft Of<&)li%Iefut
dutem videns cogitationes eorum, 3tt& ^tto&
feing ftetrftougbts,febotnfcrlpture is called
fte
feather anb
tmotoer of
fte
t^ougt)t0 in ft
e lieart: as afpeareft
in Ads,i .& j c.
Rcm.8.Matth.ai 2.& 22,Marke.2.Luke.6,&7.& n*
Iohn.i,
2,6.& i ?.
Apoc.2,&.
3. ana in
ofter places
infinite.
2fte
fame
Peter Martyr alfo
fatft, ftatftebtucll matefufpett, *4W$
but notbnotD our
ftougbfs : fo? if
be ftouto Imofo our ftougbts,
^
cmrfh
be
fl^oulD bnberliana our fatft; iftift
ifbeats, be tuoulo neuer afc
fait tjgtDtttionetemptattominofe^tocreaDtbat
Samuel coulb
tell tftere ftings loft foerc Orateb4c:but loe fee
ftat gift alfo cea*
feDbpftecommtngofteiil, accb^tng to
fte
faieng of Paule;
&tfuntyte ftmcSjanDin Dtuerfc manerstSoD fpafee in
fte
olD^
ebr,I
>
8,
times bp our fafters ftepjo$ts,tri ftcfe lalf Dates
be baft {po<
*
feen bntofcg bp bt*fcnfc,$& 0nbfterefme
%
fate
ft
at gift ofp*o>
jfcefie, t$erefotft Ob in times p&ff ^tppjfai people
3
is alfo
ceafeD>anb counterfeits and eoufeners^re come inftetr places,
accoititng
toftis faieng of Peter:
sbere&cre falfe p?o$etsa' *.peci.i.
mong
fte
people, euen as ftere ftalbe falfe
feafters among
pouyic, #nbfttnfee notftaf lb notable a gift ftoulb be taken
from
fte
betouebsntt elect people ofxSob
3
anb committed to mo*
fter
Bungie,ano
fuft
ftfee of
btr pjofcflloiT.
Sfte too?as of
fte
p;o#et Zachaneare
plamc,foufttngfte
ceafingboftofftegajbanobaD p^ojfeetjtoioit :3 tpillcaufefte
Zadu*.
p
v
:orbets ana tmcleane fpirtts to Depart out of
fte
lana,ana feben
anie
ft
all pet p:o#efie,
tyz
parents
ft
all faie to
btm ; SEljou
ftalt
notliu^fejftou fpeafceftltes inftename of
fte
ilo^D:anb
bis
parents
ft
all ftutf! btm ft20ugb tft
en
be pjojbefiettMc. ^o
5
no: ixhryfoft.
fte foretelling of ftings to come, is
fte
onelie foojfce of(25ob,
intmng.i^
Iftobtfpofeft allftings (toertlie,of tftofe counfell
ftere Ijaft ne^
h*nhQ
^*
Her
pet beeneame matt. 3no to bnoip
our labours,
fte
times
!%#.
ano
Canon, de
ntalef.
&
Ptatberiutt.
1 60 8.Bookc. Thedifcouferic
Oracles.
andmomentscllJodbatbplacedtntiisotonepotoer,
aifc Pha-
uori nus
faitb*tbat iftbefe cold pjojbets 0? ojaclers tell
ffc&pjofpe*
rttie
5
anddeceiuetb0e,tbou art made amtfer
tfeougfj fcaineer*
pectation
: if tftep tell tb& ofaouerfitte,$c: and lie, tfjon
art maoc
a mtfcr tfeougl) fcaine feare 2nd tberefoje
3 fate, toe mate as
toell (fee to beate p?o#efies at tbe tabernacle, mtbe bufyoft^e
cbcrubm,among tbe clouds,from tbe angels,toitbin
tbe arfee,
0?
out of ttjeflame,$c:asto ejcped: an oracle of ap:o#et in tbefc
dates*
Butpot tbe cafe
5
ttjaf one in our commontoealttj $outo ffep
tap ano faie Ije toereapjo#et(as manie ftentifee perfons do)
fcljo tooulo bdecuc l)tm
?
o? not fyinfce rafter tb at
betoere a letod
perfon^eetbeffatutes Elizab^.tdjefbcr ttjere be notlatoes
made againff ibem,condemning tbetr arrogancie and coufe*
nage: fealfotbc canon latocs to ibefamceffect
That Oracles are ceafed.
Thethird Chapter.
ueijing o?acle& txrtjtct) fo?
tye
modpart toere idols offiUier,golo,toa>d,
Cones,tc: toitbtn fo&ofe bodies Come fate
tmcleane fpirites i)td ftemfclues , and
gaueanftoers : as fome others fate, ttjat
e$alations riling out of tbe ground,in<
fptre tijefr minds, thereby ttjetr p?ietts
gaueout o?acles;fo as fpirits and toinds
rofetjp out of fljatToilc, and indued tbofc men tottf) ttjc gift of
p:o$cfie oftbings to comc
5
tbougfb
in trutb fyev toere all deuifes
to coufen
tbe people,and fo? tbeprofit of p:&ffs, tcbo receiued tbe
idols anftoers ouerntgl^ano deliuere* ^em bacbe to tbe idola*
terstbe nert moaning :pou fljall bndeiSIand* tbat altbougb it
fjad baene fp
as it te fuffofed
;
pet bp tbe reafons and p?cofes be*
fo:e refjearfed, tbep fljoulo noto ceafe : and idjatfoeuer batb]affi<
nittetottbfucb miraculous actions, as toitebcrafi^comuration,
icastmocbedontbeljead, and nailed ontbe erode toitb bail,
^oftatftb^afeenftepotoerof
diuel$,andfatiffied<5od$ iuQitz,
W;o
Thucidid.
Ctccr.de di-
u'mMb.%.
Ok
ofWitchcraft. Cap.j.
i6t
tc^oaltb^ati)
froDenftembnDer bis
fafe,sfubDueD ftem
5
$c. 8t
ftbofe
eommtngftep?o#etZachariefaift
5
ftatfte
3Lo?o-toiUrut
zach.13,*.
fte
names oftools out of
fte
lanD , ana
fte
p ft
all be no moje re*
membereD$anDbetoill ften
caufe
fte
p?o$ets anD bncleane
fptrtts to uepart out of
fte
land* |t isalfofo.ntten; 3
foittcut
Mkh.fct*
oft ftineinftanters
out of ftine banD > anD ftou ftait |aue no
mo?e fa>ftlaiers<anD inD&o fte
gofpell of <n$ff
baft
fc lafo open
fteir
fcnsnerie
3
fc : ftat
Snce
fte
p?eacbing fterecfi, fteir comber
arecat,anDfefoftatarefoiferegarDftettt SnDif euerftefepjo*
{bcSescametotafceeffed:,
it muttbetjponftecomingofiEtetff,
fcbereat
pcufofteDiuelstoeretroubleDanDfamteD, tdien
ftep
metbim
jfaieng^ rafter
erclamtngt>pon
bimon t^ifs imfe
5
m
Deicur
vemfl'i
not crudare ante tempm ?
J ftOU fonitC Of (1000 , tl^tC
commeflttjou to moletttj0(o^confounD\30) before our time ap*
potnteD i OT&ift be
inD#D pjeuenteD, anD nofo remaineft
be
our
DefenDer anD fe&per ftem
bts
clafoes. j>o as nofo pou fce f)ere ts
no rcomeleftfoj ftift gbeffs*
^ofobeit,pou
ft
all beare fte
opinion ofofters,ftat baue bane
a* mucb DeceiueD as pour felnes in
ftis
matter : anD pet are D#*
uentocoufetre,ftatD5D baftconffituteb bfe
fonne to beat
DofoneftepofoerofDiueIs,ano tofatiffie >oDs iufftce, anD to
beale our foounD recetueD bp
fte
fall of Adam
, acco^Dtng to
CBods pjomife in Gene-fis.
5
. U;e feD of tbe fooman
ft
all treao
Gcn
*
Dofonefteferpent
5
o;tfteDiuell. Eufebius(inbisfiftbke^r4!-
^#
-
diutioneEMngefy,tyttit\ztyttZtf\&
ft!S,ftat ftepofoer Of OtUelS cap.u
is taken afoaie bp
fte
comming of <B&;iff )iaiib ; 811 anftoers
maoeb^tiuels
3
all fcoftfaiengs anD Diuinattons ofmen are gon
anDbaniftcDafoaie, 3tern bectfeft
Porphyrie
tn bisbofeea*
*****&*.
gainftcb?tffianreItgton,tcberetntbefe foc?DsarerebearfeD; 3|t
Torph rJn
fe no
meruelLftougbfteplague be fo
bot tn tbtectfte : foj euer
/&ST-
Knee
3efusbaftb^efoo:ftttpeD
3
foe can obtetne
nofting
ftat
<&#*%.
gD is at
fte banos of our goDS* 3nD of
ftts Defect! on anD cea* cajt Mum.
Cngof
ojaclesfonteft Cicero long tofoje, anD
ftat to baue bap;
#**
peneD alfo before bis time ^ofobett,Chryfoftome
liutng long ixhyfia.
Cnce
Cicero^atft^ftat Apollo foasfc;eeD to grant,
ftat foiong
de Uud-
as ante rel&e of a martp: foas belD to bts nofe,
be
coulo not
VaMm
+
makeameantfoero2o?ack&oasonemappercetue,
ftat fte
beaften foerefoifer i\\ ftis
beljalfe
ftan
manie
ftjittt ans, tft
in
$.; times
l6i 8.Bqpkc. Thcclifcouerie
Orac/er^
t(mC0pattlOCreCclUeD Ofpugmtom mcant4mentortm>ft&
fteCEng*
ittlj pjMCCS ate Called
DefcnfiresfiJa
. Plutarch
Called Bceotia
(astoccallbabla*$)bpftcttamcofmanie too#0,btcaufeof
fte
multitude ofoleics
ftetc^lfttft noto(fatft tje)atelifce to a fp^ing
b^ founfafne
fdificb to o?ico tip =$fante one remained, 3tuoulo
ntieSuebund:eDmtotofett : but in ftetftoletoo;lo ftere ia
not one to be feene at
ftte
Ijoure

popift
coufenages excepted.
515ut Plutarch
faift, ftat fte
caufe of
ftte
Defection of o?aele$,
iuas fte btuete deaft, fftofe life l)e fjeld to be determinable and
cited by
IMd.follS,
wriceth
poit
$
namc
nwtall, faieugftepdied fojtocrie age
;
ano
ftat fte
dunning
Vthe death
$}&&* foere blotune tip
iuift
a
tft
trletotno , and fconfcc totft an
of ^peflb:
:earftquakc* ;ftera imputed if to
fte
fife o? fteplaceof ftepla*
net^Sftift iftenftep patted ouer
ft
cm, carried atoaic
ftat art
twft ftem,and bj> reuolution map returne,
f
c Eufebms alfo cu
teft
out ofj)im
fte
ffo?ie ofPan.,tfttft bicaufe it 10 to ftis purpofe,
%
foill infert
fte
fame
3
andfince it mentioned
fte diuetedeaft,
goumapbel*ueitifpoulitt : fojS
toill not , as being aflurc&
ftat
Ije is refcrued aftue to punift fte
tmcked,and
fuft
a* impute
tmto
ftpfe idols
fte
potoer ofalmigltfte <0od.
Atale written by manie graue authors
3
and beleeued
by manie wife menofnhe diuels deadi. Another ftoric
written bypapifts,andbeleeued of.all carholikcs,apprco-
uing die diuels honeftiejConfcience^and courtefic.
Thefourth Chapter*
Lutarch
rattlj ,
tW
W
country
man
Epotherfes tolp Ijim
,
ftat
as tjepafc
fed bpfea into
Italie, manie paffenger*
being in t)te bote, inaneuening, fcben.
ftcp
lucre about fte Hand*
Echinadar,
fte
toind quite ceafed : ano
fte ftip
d:t*
uing foift fte
tiDe
5
foas bjougljt at laff to
Paxe. #ndfc$tlelt fome flept , and ofters
quafi:
5
antiofterfomelnereatjDafee (perhaps in mill cafe as fte
refl)aterfujperftiDDenlieat)oiceiuasi
fjeard calling,
Thamus;
|
in fuft
fc?t as euccte manmameUcd^teThamus teas a pilot*
-bo;nc
samus
Ob. of Witchcraft. ,Cap4*
bo;nem
Aegypt, fcnfchbttnt to stjanil $af tocre in tbefytp.
^
*crefb:ebcwgifoin; calico^
haubg iic<
tnncbeanftDereDranDfte ottyertoitft atotusn: bmeeeommau;
t
i
eto

00

bcD^tm^atUiicn^canutoPalocics, i;e C^cuto tell tfcemiijaf 5?^^


Epi
tercbifttoto^anuii-coiiclobcOjftat If (Sic tutno fc^re Ijie,
be
might
ftepmuapaiTcbpit^mcncc vbuttf tljctpcattjer fcerecalme, *j~
$e muCtatter (feat fobtcb
I;t
bat?
tears
. jBiit Ufccn
tljcp came to
withfuch
Paicdes,anDt!;ctetocrcahne
5
ThamustefetU0 cut toterDtljc a left:
laiti>,cn?DnlGto&, tbattfc great goD
Pan
teas DeceafeD : and
tmmcDtatlie tlicrc fcilcftro a lamentable noife ofa multttuDc of
pecplc
3
asit lucre tmtb
great toanuicr an&a&nriration. fln&bf*
caufetberefejeremanie m tljcifyp, itjep faiD tbe fame tijerecf
tDasfpeeUtltebMJUgtjttoRoniCjanDThamus fer.tfo^bp Tiberius
ftc
<2mpcrour,i$o gauc fiub crcDtt tbercto , ti;at ije Diltgentlte
tnqmreD anD a(feeD
5
ftfeo ftat
Pan foas SljelcarneDmenabcut
Itfmfufpofet^tlmt
Panfoas Ijet&oloas ttje fonne of Mercuric
anDPenelope,fc.Eurebiusfatli)
3
t^attt)iS^anccD in tbe time of
Tiberius
tbe
mpero:,fcdjen <0)2tff erpelleD all Diucls,fc*
PaulusMarius, tllbiflUtOfeft fcpottOuidsFaiti, fettf),
ftat
tfjtS
fcotce foas jjearu oat ofPa xe,tfjat toerie ntgbt ibat <5:ii! fttffereD,
in %zpeare ofTiberius
tbe nineteenth ^>urclte
5
tfct6 toas a met*
A^teai
tie ieffoeuifcDbpThamus, ufeotDfttj fome confeDerate tbougbt
onofTha-
toniafeefpo;ttDtfttljcpatrenger5
5
td30tDere fome afleepc, anD
mushis
(bmeo^nfeCjannfomeofter at plate, ft : fcbtlcs ttje fird fcetec
knauerie*
teas tjfeD < 2lnD at tbe feeonD fcotce , to tint , tdjen
be tyoulD Dclt*
tier t)temelTage,b being an olD pilot, fcneto tofcere fome noife
faas t)fnail,bp meaner offome ecdjo in ttje fea , anD tbougbt be
tooulD(to ttje affonttyment oftbem) accompltfi) %i$ ncuik
,
iftl?c
foetberpjoweDcalme. SSberebpmapappeare, ttjat
be toouloiit.
otbercafesoftempeflfe,fc: ratber attcnD to mo:e fetious bu&>
ne^tfjan to tbat riDiculous matter . j*o: ftfcte elfe !^ou!d be not
Do
bis errant? in rcugb foetber, as; toell as in ealme
i 0;
tdjaf
nD be fell ffie Diuell tljereof, ftben tbc Dtuell fdo it
bim befme,
anD toitb mucb moje ejrpeDition eculDtaue Done ttje erranD
*Legmi*.
ljimfelfe^
in
.
****&**-
*3utvou(aUreaD uitbecgcnDafable
5
ano:aclc3! fooulD
-f/,f'*'
#4
fate/
*
1^4
S^Booke. The difcoucric Oracles.
faie,mo2eaufl)cnt(fce* jrojmanpfoillfap tfjat ftistbas a pjo>
#aneffo#e,anonotfocanontcallas tbofc ixbittjare toercfietj bp
tfje popes autfcojttic : anD ttjus it ts fo?itten\ afooman in tjir tra*
uell tent tyt
ftfter to Di ana,
t$t$ foas
fte
Dtudl in an t&oll (as all
tyofe oracles are fafo to be) anD foilleD
W
to make Inr platers, oj
ratfjer a requeff, to fenotoe of inr fafe oeltuerie : trincrj tying flje
trit>* Buttfje Diuell anfberetJ^IHjp p:aieft ttjon to me*
3
cannot
|ielpetf)ae,butgo pjaieto Andrew
tbeapoffle, anolje mapliclpe
Agemlc
typ
frffer,$c. &o, ttjts toss not onelie a gentle, but a goalie Di*
iT di
g
1L
lu^lj Pi^ng ft*
toomans cafe, fttjo reuealing t)is otone tufabtlt*
tie, enabled j&> Andrew mo?e.
3
fcnofoe fome p^oteffants fonll
fate, tbat ttje omell,to mainteine ttiolatrie, %c : referred ttjc maid
fo-&. Andrew
. %\xt feijat antloer toill tbe paptffs mafee, tc^o
fttnke
it great ptetietop2atet)ntofaints,anofobpconfequence
Ijoneff courteffe in
ft
e muell, to feno Inr to ^Andre
w^fcfco VdoId
not fatle to ferue
fete tumeric*
Theiudgmcnts ofthc ancient fatherstouching ora-
cles,and their abolifriment,and that they be now trans-
ferred from Delphos to Rome.
Thefift Chapter.
w^p
(^<^
^eopimoug ofttefafflraau tljat
*
oracles are ceafefc bp tbe coming ofvjl&ttt,
penfl&all fino in iijefe places foUofcoing^
tDtt
: Iuitinus In dialogic
aduerfa
ludaos, A-
thanaiius De bumanitate verbi, Aaguitine
'
Deemitate Dei, Enfebius uky.cap.
6
y
JtCttl
lik^.caj?. i . 8. Rupertus In ftanM, I o. 1 2.
7/^j?^LPlutarch De MitioneorAcuiorum^ Pliniefife
3
Q^arural.bifiorUjfimliiCj Adianafius concludes,
ftat
inttmef
pal! tftere tere oracles in Delphos,Bceotia,Ly cia,an& cftjer pla*
ces : but noU) imcc
Cfyitit
is p:eacfteD to all men, ttjis msoneflfc
isceafe&. >aaspoute, tbat fo^atfoeuer efftmatton in times
paff
3
ttie ancient fathers conceiuca (bp Ijeerefate) of tyofe
mtra^
colons matters ofioolsano oracles, $c :fteptl)emfelues refafe
Doip^notonelie tabeareluitneflfeofsbtal(baa&rme, tfeat
euet
fine*
MbanafJe
hwnan.ver-
0. of Witchcraft.
Cap5,6.
165
fince
<%ifis comming ftetr mouses fymz bame tfofpeo,
JFoatbe
ceattng oftbe fcnauertes ami coufentng deuifes of
p?eetts, 31
fe no autbojitieoffcuptureo? ancient fatber, but ra*
tber tbe
contrarte^o tort.tfjat tbere fl^al! be ffrange tllufions
tye*
iBcobptbem,eucn till tbe end V &nd truelte, ttbo&euer Imo'
iuetbandnotetbtbe ojoer and deuifes ofand in
poptfb pt!gr
mages, tyall fe botfjtbe oracles itbeirconclufions remaining,
andasttiueretranfferredfrom Delphos
to Rome,
ftbere ttjat
aanlferous generation continuallie feefeetb a iipgne,
tbougb tbep
fjaue
Mofes
$ tbep?o#ets, pea turn
teitf 1
digs apoffies alfo, $c~.
Whereand wherein coufeners, witches, andpreefts
were wcont to giue oracles, and to worke their feats.
Thefixt Chapter.
J^efe coufentng o?acie&
0? rather
oaaclers t)fed<3i fate) to ererctfe ttjeir feats
ana to den ttjetr miracles mott commonly
inmaios,inbeaffs,in images,tn Dens,
in cloiffers, in oarbe^oles, in trees, in
rfjurcbes 02#uwbpards,sc:ftberep?#ffs,
mtonfes, and friers IjaD laid ibeir plots,
^77w-^4annmaoetbeir confederacies afo?eband,
to beguile fbeiDOjld,togatnemonie, and toadde credit to tbeir
p?ofe(Tton^tsp^acrtfebeganmtbeobesof
Dodona
5
mtbeti|ici) slrabo
g^
teas afoflD, tbe trees tbereof(tbep fate) could fpeafee #nd tbis
m**
:
foas dimtebp aImauein a boflotoetr#,tbat femeo found bnto
^
r%'fe
fljeGmplc people. SEbis Idcdd foas in MoloiTus
a partof Greece,
ca
^{'
t
?
called Epyrus, anditfoas
namedDodonas oracles, Iberefoere
mante oracles in
Aegypt;namelie,ofHercules,of Apollo,of Mi-
nerua^fDiana^fMarSjOflupiter.andOf
fteore Apys,tft0 foas
tbefonneoflupiter
5
bntbts imageloas too^ipped in tbe lifce*
neflfe ofan ore,
Latona,
&bo
tuas ^tmotber of
Apollo,
foas an
o:acle in tbe cttte ofBute . 2Ebe p^eeffs of
Apollo, bj^o alftmtes
counterfaited furte and madneffe,gaueoracles in ttjefemple cal*
led Clarius,
tottbin tbe Cttte ofColophon in
Greece.
0t Thebes
in Bceotia,
and alfo in
Lcebadia, Trophonius tuas tbe cbeefe 0?a*
Cle.
at Memphis a COfo,at
Corindi
an ore Called Mineus, in
Arfinoe
a crocodile, tn
Athens ap?0$etCalled
Amphiaraus,febo
$$
indeed
166 8.Booke. The difcouerie
Oracles.
indiddted at
Thebes,l^eretfjep fate tbecartb opened,
% finales
inedijimtjp quickest Delphosioas tfje great temple ofApol-
\ojofyztz diuels gaueo?acles bp maides (as Tome fate) ttjGugb
in*
d&& ft teas Donebj> pjrieffs. 31 teas bnfIt bponParnafTus
tjtll
tn
Greece. ndttje Defenders oforacles fate, tbat mmas rt tiers
offentimes are dtuerted to another coatfe; To lifeefoife tbe
fyf
rtf
5
fefctcb infpired tbe djriefe p?o#ets
3
mapfo? attmebeClenfcjandre*
time againe bp reuolution.
Demetrius fattt),t|jattbe fpirtts, fat)ic|i attended on
ovaries,
foamed foearte of ttje peoples curiofitfe and impojtunitte, and
*h Haw in
f
^
:
*&
ame
$$$$
etentple. J** a*
*
onettmt oflate
fcaft to^tt^
his'defen-
ten agamCp^opSefiesfaift^ttenomamelUftat t#en tfje fa*
fatiuca- miliars
ttmt
fpeafce in trunksfoere repelled from
ifceir Ijarbouc
gamftpro-
fojfeareofdifcotterie^
pheto.
tljefeareall gone notir, and ftefcfettaueriefeefpfed ; fo as tfjep
can no-longer abnfe tbe too?lo tuttt) fudj babies * 15at
fefcereas
ftefe great doctors fuppofe^tfmttbe caufe of tbeir dtfpatcft too*
tfjc comming ofC^iQ, iftftep
meane
$
at
fte
dt well died,fo fame
asljetoasbontejO^attljenbegaueouer^tsoceupatton : tbep
are decerned* jFoj tbe poptfy cftucct) Iiatft made a conttnnail p?ao>
tifefjereof, partite fo? tbetr otonepduate profit, lucre, and
game;andpartly to be fcad
in effimaffon ofQe to jlo
3
an& in ad*
miration among ttje Ample. JiBnt indeed, men tyat ftane learned
dlS, andbeeneeonuerfant in
W
fooja* Ijatte difcouered and
fljafeenofftbefcanitie and abomination fjaereof. 5i5uttftt)ofe
doctors &ao Uueo till tbis
date,
fyey
toonlo ijaue fa td and toatten,
tbat oracles liadceafed^o^ratberbrimed^men pat of England
in
Inwhofe
tbettmeof&,
Henrie tl)C eigtjt, an* Of ilaane Elizabeth
t)is
dates ora-
&atigbfer ; ftijo Imue dtonefo mwb in tbat beijalfe, as at tin*
^England
6reftep atenotonlie all gone
5
butfo?gotten&ere
in
fyi* GEng*
5
lifynatfonsets(tjep foatme&as tbicfee as tyep did in
Boeotia,
o^inanpotberplaceintbetoojio, iButibe credit tbep bad, de*
pendednottjpontbefroefart,but fcpon tbe credulitie cf others.
joto tfjetefoje
3
tutll conclude and mafte an end of tbis mat*
zach.i. ter
3
foftfrtbe opinion and fat'eng of tt>e p20#et
3
tiaine ts tbe am
ifo.44.
ftuerofidots. ^it)epl)aueeiesandfenot,earesani>^ear^
not, monies and fpeafee not,
%
c : and let
tfcem Ojefo fcfcat ts to
come, and
3!
Mlfate
fyep
are gods ind&><
f7*f
tfam
exfounded,
ofWitchcraft. Cap.i, \6-j
^
The
ninth IZookg.
ThcHebrue wordKafam expounded, and
howfarre a Chriftian may conie&ure ofthings
to come.
Thefirft Chapter.
Afam
(aj!
Iohn Wierus
im
*J
toponbtsotone fenolulcDgeaf^^^"
firmetb,andtopontbe toojdof
Andrseas Mafius
reported)) Otfr
feretb little in figmfication
from tbe former tooao oh ; beto*
bening wJr/Witobfrbte,!*
p:o$cfe
,
and is molt com*
monlie taken titeuill parkas
tnDeuta8.Ierem.274C:^0tD^
btit
,
fomettme in gcod part, ass
tnEfaie
5
.verfe,2. CofOtttdl
Alldiuin*.
tbingsfoeomefcpon probable
!
tomectnre5,(b as therein toercatb no further tban becommetb
demnabk
humane capacities not (in mine opinion) tmlatofull, but ra*
fljer a commendable manifestation oftutfedome ant) tudgment,
fte
gtoo giffs and notable bleflings of (25 > 2D , fo? tfje
fcbub toe
ougt)t to be tbanfcfall
5
as alfo to tntltj due honour and p:atfe tn^
to inm,fo? ttjc noble o?dcr ftfytb be batb anointed in nature:p:at<
eng
tym
to lighten onr beart* toitb tbe beamed of bis toifedome,
(bat toe map mo?e and mo;z profit in tbe trite fenotoledge of ttje
toojfeemanfljip ofbte bands*315ut femeare fo mfe, tbat
ftep
con*
demne generattieallfojteofofoinatfon^dcmeng Qofeffjftigp
tbat in nature bauemanifeffcaufes, and are fo framed, as tbep
fo:tf>eto tbtngs to command in tbat fyeto admomtyto offlung*
after to mfue
5
erbibtting ftgnes oftmfenotone andfuture mat*
ters to be fudged bpon, bp
t|ie o^oer, iatoe, and courfe of nature
#.#
pjopofed
opinion.
1 68
p.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Obferuingofrvethe.
pjopofed tmto te
bp d5od.
and fome on
ttjc
ofter
fide are fo befottcbed toitb foilte^as
ttep
attribute to creatures tbat eCimaffon,
ftbtcb
rfgfjtltc and true*
lie ajpertetnett) to CSoD rtje creato? of all tf)tng0
j
afttrntuigtbat
tbcpubltfeeand p?tuate deCinies of all humane matters, and
lrt5atfoeueramaniDOulDfcnotoeofftmgscomeo?gone, is ma*
ntfeCCD to tos in tbe beauens : fo as bp tbe Carres and planets
all
tbtngs migbt be fcnofone . Iljefc fooulo alio, tbat nofttng tyculd
be taken in band
o? gone about, toitbout ttic fauourable afpect of
fyt
planetsJ5p fcdjid), and ottjer tbe like ocuifes tbep depjaue and
p:o$anetbe ancient and commendable obferuattons ofour fo^
Cokbrafus fatberstasdidColebrafus^trf^otaugb^tbat all mans life foas
crronious
gouewedbp tbe feuen planets ; and pet a dmCian
5
and condemn
nedfeberefie. But let t)sfofarref(mtbimb:ace and allototbis
jbtlofo$te and pjopbefteng, as tbetoo?o of(Bod gtuetb us leaue,
and commended tbe fame bnfo tos
Proofesbythe old and new teftament, that certainc
obferuations ofthe weather arelawfull.
The fecond Chapter.
^en <J5oD bp
W
twojti anD totfe*
Dome bad made tbebeauens, and placed
tbe Carres in $befirmament,be fatdj&et
tbem be fojfignes, andfo: feafons,and
fo? daies,andpeares. Wien be created
tbe ratneboine in tbe clouds,
be
fato t|
Gjould befo? aftgne and tofeen bntofcs*
Wfltb
foe find trueatot onelie oftbe fioua
pattjbutalfo offfjefoers to come, andtberefote according
to 3e*
fusSirachsaduifCjlettJS bebold
%
and jnaifebim tbat made ii+
H;ep?ojbetDauidfaitb;23jebeauens declare tbe glo^teof (Bod,
and tbe eartb Gjefoetb bis
bandiefoojfee :
date tmto daie btferetb
(be
fame, and nigijt fcntomgbf feacbetb fenofofedge*
at its alfo
fa#tfentbat
bp tbe
commandement of
fte
bolie one tbe Carre*
areplaced,andcontiuueintbetr o?oer,$faile not in tbeir foattb.
Slti^ouldaijjearejtbatilEb.nC^mfelfe
did not altogitber neglect
Luk.x*^4. fftecourfet
o^deroftljejeattens, intfynttytato$Wbmvcutea
cloud
Pfalnu$.
Gen.i.
Ezech.i.
Gen.9.
Ecclus.43.
Pf.19.Sc50.
Ecclus.43.
Baruch.3.
Kafam.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.2,3. i6p
clouti rife out of tfje foeff, flrrigrjtfoate pou (hie atbetcsr com;
ntett) : ana fo it is . &nd ftben t>o u te tbe foufyfcoind blcioe
5
v u
fateitMlbebof,andfoitcommetbtopaffe. #gaine,f$enttis MatM*.*,
euening,poufate fatre tocatber,fo? tbe Oneis red : and in tbe mo?*
*
ntng poufate, to Date fljalbe a tempeff,fo: tbe fete i$ red and
ioiDziug^Wereinasbenofeib ttjat t^efe ttjing^ dcotrulte come
to paflMccojdtng to ancient obferuatton, and to tbe rule affro*
nomicall: fo ootb be
alfo by otber Ipo^tis folloforing aomonitlj t*s,
ftat
in attending teo mucb totbofcobferuattons^tne neglect not
Cpectallte to follofo our cbtfffian location*
2$ejbpfictanis commendedtmto tos, and allotoeti in tbe fcrt>
ptures : but fo to put truff in btm, as to neglect fdiffrull <S5od,
is feuereliefabtdden and rep?oued*>urelte it is mott neceffa*
tie fo? bs to fenofo and obferue dtuerfe rules affrologtcall^otber*
&rife foe could not imtb opo:tunttte dtfpatcb our ojdinarie a&
fafre&and pet
La&antius
conoemnetbarid recounted it among Lasranuon-
ibe
number ofimtebcrats: from t^ofecenfureCaluineDotb not
w*flwfc-
tnucbtete^e pcn?e bufbandnianpercetuetb ffmt fbeincreafe

w'
oftbe mamemafceft) plants and lining creatures ftutefull : fo
as
Teucerje
in tbe full mnetbep are in bcttftrengtb
3
Decateng in tbe inane,
aI*ol
i
a
&
anb in tbe contuhmontia3t)ttedietottber and fcade*
WSbitb-tjfym
*>
3
*
byobferuatton, fofe and paacttfc tbep baue once learned,
tbep dt>
ftributetbetrbuftueffeacco?Dmglte; as tbetr times and feafbns
to fofoe
3
to plant,to p:oine,to let tbetr cattell bloud, to cut,$c,
That certeinc obferuations are indifferent, certeine
ridiculous, and certeine impious,whence that cunning,
is deriued ofApollo,and ofArufpices.
Thethird Chapter.
dtfcommend
tbe curious obferuatton fr ions art of
fed bp our elders, fcbo coniectured fcpon
*
nattUities:fo as,ffSaturne
and Mercuric
caft
-
toereojpofifetnanie
b?ute figne,a
man
tbenbo;mefl>oulo bedumbe
0? ffammer
mucb;ftbereasitisoatlietone,
Ifjat
cbtf*
djeh natnraUie imitm fljeit parent*
conditions
170
p.Booke. The difcoucric Cold
prophets.
conditions tntljat bcbalfc. 3lfotbcpbauenote&
5
tl)atonebo:ne
in tlje fpnng of ttje mconc, fl^aibe bcaltfne ; in ttjat time of ttje
foane,iiben tbe mome fe toferlte DecaieD, tbe tbilD tben borne
cannot Ifue
5
anD in flje comtmctfoit
5
tt cannot long continue,
iuiius Ma- IBnt3
am fure tbe opinion of
Iulius Maternus
fe mott impi*
teams his
0US
5
fcb0 fomtetf)
3
ff)at l)e
td^fdl ijS b02tie ftljen S aturne
i0 inLeone,
ousoT
1
^^Ultolong
5
anDafter
Jri*
Deatbfljall goto&eauenprefentlie.
nion.
SlnDfotstbisof
Albumazar
3
t^ofaiti)
5
tfjati^ofoeuerpraietb
to
<UoD
3
tiben tbe momeis in Capite draconis$albe
Ijear^anD ob*
ftint
ty&
prater* ifurtbermore, to plafe
ftc
coto proj&et, as to w
countif gatoorbaD luche,^cn fait 02 iaine fallctb ontbe fable,
0?
is f^eD.ic; 0? to prognosticate tijat gbeffs atp:od) to pour
boufe
3
topon ttje djatfertug ofpies 0.2 ijaggtffers,tifteroftbere can
bep&toeDno probable reafon,isaItogttbert)anitieanDfuperiH^
ton: as thereafter tyalbe more largeiie fijctucD But to make
fimple people bel#ue,tbataman 0: foomancan foretell ga>D 0;
euillfortunejtsm&retoitcbcraftojcoufenage*
jfor
(S5od is tbe
onliefeartber of ttjeljeart.anD oeltuereftnot Ins counfell to To
Bodinw.
lefoD reprobates.
3
fenoto Dtuerfe fruiters affirme, tfmf initdl&t*
Daneus.
foretell things,as prompteDbpareall Dtuell; anD tbat beagame
r^x.
learnetb it out oftbe projbefies fortttcn in tbe fcrtptures
5
anD bp
MdSfl
$er nimble fletgljts ,
tdjerem \>t paflfetb ante otber creature
Thmjifd.
earCblte^anD tbat tbe fame Dtuell, 0?
fome of
bis fellofoes runnes
nas,&c.
0? flies as farre as
Rochefter,tO ntOiber
Bungie ;
or
tO Canturbu-
rie to $|)*
T;
or
f Delphos, to
Apollo:
OJ
to Aefculapius,
in Par-
gamo
; or
to fome otber
1D0U
ortoitcb, anDibere by toaie oforacle
anftocrs allquefftons,tbrougbbt$bnberffanDing oftbep:o$c>
fies conteineo in tbeolD teCrament, efpectallie in Daniel
ana
Efaie : thereby tbe Diuell feneiu of tbe tranflation of tbe monar*
rijte from Babylon
to Gra?cia,$c* SButeltber ibep bane learned
tbts offome oracle or
toitcij ; or
elfe
3
fenofo not t$ere tbe muell
fl^pfinDit. sparriecertetuettis, ftat tyttin tbep fljefotbem*
reluestobetottcbesanDfonobiuinors:forQ)epfinDnofucbtbmg
fortttentncKoDsfoorD.
&ffl)tiDoll calleD ApolloJ Ijaue fomeidjat alreatiie fpofeen in
fte former title of Ob ojPytho; anD fome occafionSffmllbaue
to fpeafec rtjereofbereafter 1 anD tberfoze at tbis time it fljall fufc
fice to teIlpou
3
ff)at
fye
crebit gaineDtberetmto,toas bp tbecraft
anD
Kafam.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.3,4.
171
ano cunning of fi&e p^teff^ i$Ub tenoeb ffjerebpon ; Sd^s foity
fteir
counterfeit miracles fo befotfcbeb tbe
people , as tbep
tbougbt fucb bertue to baue bdene conteineb in tbe bobies oftbofe
ibols,asdi5oD
Ijattj not pjomifco to ante of
bis
angels, 02 elect
people*
jFq?
it is faib,tbat If
Apollo
toeretn a djafe
5
bctxiouto
Apoiios
foeat:ifbebaDremo?fetotbe afflicteD,anDcoulDnotbrlptbem,
P
afllons*
befooulDtbeDfeares, ftbicbS
beleeue migbt baue b&ne foipcb
afoate tuttb tbat banofeercbiefc, (bat tutped ano mien tbe &Dof
graces face,bemg in Itfee perplexities. Cuenasanotber fo?t of
tottcbing p:teft5 caUeDArufpice$
?
pjO#efieDbiCto:tetO
Alexan-
der, bicaufe an eagle ligbteD on
ty*
tytfo : fcbicb eagle migbt
(3
br\m\e)bt ccopcD 02 cageb toitt} Mahomets
Doue,tbat picfeeD pea*
fonoutofbiseare*
Thepredi&ions offoothfaiers andlewd priefts, the
prognoftications ofaftronomers and phyficians allow-
able/liuineprophefies holieand good.
-
The fourth Chapter.
i^e cottfentng tttcfeias of o?aclmg
p?tcffsanD monies, are anDbauebeene
fpeciaUiemoffabbominabk Sljefuper*
tttttous obferuations of fenfles auu*
ro:sf anb fartbfaiers (contrarie to pbilo*
fo#)te , anb tmtl) out autbo?ttie of fcrtp^
ture) ^re tjerte bngoDlfe anD riDiculans,
l^otobeit^reiectnot tbe p:ognotticatif
What pro*
ons of alironomers, no? tbe conjectures
0? feefoarnings of
pbp*
phefies ai-
ficfans
5
nojpet tbe interpretations ofjfeilofo#ers;alibougb in
iowabie*
reject oftbe Diutne p^opbefies conteineb in bolie fcnptures,tbep
are not to be foefgbeb 0; regarded
iFo^tbe enbof tbefe an&ibe
otber xb not onlie farre Differing; but fobereas tbefe contcine on*
lietbetoojoanb Urittof <$<&, tuitb tbe otber are mingles mod
bojrtble lies anb coufenages*
if
02
tbougb tbere be manp offytm
learneb anb goblfe^etlurfee tbere in corners of tbe fame pjofefc
fion,a great number of counterfets anb coufeners* LBodinpufc
1
^
od
\!f
udi
tetbtbts Difference betfomte Dtaine p?o#ets anb tncbanto?s$
^
tofeitj
:
172
p.Bookc,
t
The
difcoucric
Prophets.
\
to
feitS},
tbe one faifb altoaies true,tbe
ofyers toojbs
(pjoc&btng
fromtbebtuell)arealtoafes
falfe;o? foj
one trutbtbep tell alwn<
u?eD lies
8nb tbcnft&p mate not euerie
toitcb be
tbougbt as
cunning
as Apollo
? 2notd;p not euerte counterfet
coufener as
goto a toitcb as mofberBungle?
jfa
rt isobs,but
tbep totll ^tt
tbc
trutb once in a
buntyeb btuinattons as toell as
tbe belt.
The diuerfitie oftrue prophets^ofVrim, and ofthe
propheticallvfeof
the twcJue precious ftones contai-
ned
therein/rfthediuine voice called Eccho.
Thefift Chapter^
% tyouiD appeate, t&at mtn of
;
bolie p^ojbets ftere toere btuerfe fo#s.
ifo?
Dauid
anb Salomon,
alttjOUgb in
tbeir pfalmes aim parables ate contet* i
nen moft excellent mpttcries, ano nota*
ble allegories : pet tbep toere not tnbueb
^toitb ftat
begrae of p?o#efie,
fbat
Elie
anbEHfha toere>$c. jfo?as often as ft rs
fafo,tbat (Bob fpafte to Dauid
0?
Salomon,
it is meantto be Done
bptbep?o$ets. jfo?
Nathan oj Gad
toere tbe meffehgers anb
iIUgA.
p?0$etS tq teueale ODS totll tO
Dauid.
3n0 Ahiam
flje Silc-
nite
toas fent ftom<25ob to
Salomon.
3ltem,tbe fptrttof
pjojfce*
0e^xbttbEliasbab,toasboublebbpon
Elifha. aifo fomep?o#ets
p:ojbefieb all tbetr lines, fo me
bab
but onebiflon, ano Tome
bad
mp^accojbingtoclBoDspleafttrejpea fome p?o#efiebbnto
tbe
people of fuel) tbtngs as came not to pa(Te
5
anb tbat toas ftbere
dUobsto:atb toas paeffieb bp repentance. But tbefe pjojbefs
toere altoaies reputeb among(be
people to be toife anb goblte;
ftbereas tbebeafben pjogjetstoere euermoje feuotone anb faib
to be mab anbftolifl) : as it is to?tttenbotb of
(be p?o#efs of Si-
bylla^nbalfoofApollo;
anb attbts bate alfo in ftcindies^c.
Butftat ante oftbefe etfraojbinarie gifts rematne at ftris
i&dtn.
bate, Bodin,no? ante toitdpnonger in tbe
toojlb ffmlt neuerbe
able to p?oue \ ftougb
l)e mbte
boofce ofbtuelify mabnefte tooulb
*
mafee
menbeleeuett. i?o?tbcfetoeremiraculoufltemainteineb
b
P
Diuerfe dc
grecs of
prophefic.
-
Kafaw.
ofWitchcraft* Cap.5,6-
173
bp<lI?ob amongftegietues, f#o ioere inOrudeb bp tbemof all
facbtbtngsasfyoulbcometopaffi^oj
elfe tnfameb bp Vrim

fo as tbe p:&&
s bp tbe b?igt)ines of tbe ttuetue p^effon* ffones
cor.temebtbcretn,c<Hilbp?ognotticate oj erpounb ante tbing.
TOtct)b:t0^tne3anDtcitucccafeu(as;
Iofephus
tepotfeQfittoo
lfephAm*
J)unD:eo peares before
be
toas bojne >o as fince ttjat time,
*?*'
no anftoers toere peloeb tberebp of(25obs tuilt anb pleafure*,$e>
ertbele8
3
tbe^cb?uej5to:tfe,ft)at tbere tmflj bame euer ftnce
lofmfiiim
fbat time, aotuinebotceliearb among tbem, frfneb inilatine
j>^.
is calico F'dkvuck^ CUreebe
hx<Mn
(Engliff)
He
baugfjter
?"%**"*
pffpeedj.
Ofprophefics condirionall: whereofthe prophefies
in die old teftament doo intreate, and by whom they
wcrepublifhed ; witchmongers aunfwers to the obieo
tions againft witches fupernaturall actions.
The fixt Chapter.
l^tftanD
ty#
apcftieS pjoptjefieD
of tbe calamtttcs anO afflictions
,
td;tcU
fyall graue anb btffurbe
ftc
ctjnrdj of
(000 in tins Ufe : atfo of
fye
latf bate , and
of tbe ffgncs anb tofeens tbat tyall be
fyetoeb before ttjat bate : anb finallte of
all ttjtngs , fi^t'eb are reqmfite fo: bs to
, fb
t
2efenotoe^olDbetf
,fittb fe tbe mercte of
ob,tbat all p;o#efies,tbeatnings
3
plagues
3
anb pumfyments
condkff.^
ace annereb to conbtttons ofrepentance : as on tbe otber (toe,
naii.
co:po:a!l bleffings are tteb bn&er tbe conoitt n of tbe crofTe anb
cafftgatton&o as bp
ft
em ttjc mpttertes ofour faluafton being
btfeouereb bnto bs,ftie are not to tofee neto fignes anb miraclesj
bat to atfenb to
tfte boctcine oftbe apottles , b*o pjeatbeo <3)ii&
efttbtteD anb cructfieb foj one (mnes
3
bis
refurrectiou , afcrn&
on,anb tberebp tbe rebemptton ofas manie as bcUetiMc.
Sjepaoifeeftes in tbe oloteltament treat of $e continuance*,
fte gouernement,anb tbebiffcrence ofeffates xoftbe btfttnction
ffye foure monar^tes^ofiljjetr o^oec, oecate, anb tnffauratiojn
;
of
174
P.Boo^c. Thedifcotieric
Vropbets^mircL
The fubied
JtJftftC Cl)aiTgCJ5 atlD-rtttll00 Of tfje UtngOOmCS Of Iuda, Ifrael, Ac.
of the pro- gypt
3
Periia,Gra'cia,&c : anOfpCCialliC of $ COttltmng Of QUC
phcfics of
^antouc 3Jcfu5 <&nitt 3
ano bote be
fijculb be bo;nc ofa Urging
foment
ano
&berc,ofbis trite,paffion,refurreaton;ic,
.
Sjcfe.
pjopbefces
tocre publico bp >ots fpectall ant) prcu!iar p:cpl^cts , cnDuro
tmtb bte particular ano excellent gif
cs^reortnng to
bis p:cnufc;
3
UriUratfeQcm fcpapsopbet ouiofibemM bifljcfrbjctteett,
3
toili put rap tuc^os
in b*s
moutf),?c.
ffiSfeicb ibougb it tacre fpc-
ciallte fpofceri of<Steifi
?
vct Urns it alfo fpofcen of ttjofe particular
popljef^tdnftitrcre ptactDamong ibembp 5oo to
Declarers
iif%uS;ui} tbere'al'fo figures of
<Jb$tt tbe pjojbet bimftiFe.$oiB,
ifp?op!jffie be an etrao
w
2Dinarie gift ofGod
,
ano a tiding peeuli^
arto^tmrelfejaBluitljouttiftofefpeciaU atfiffancc no creature
tan be a p^opijet
5
o; fifjeU) loljat is to ccme#bie fi^outo U)ebelecue
3
tbatibofclefoo perfonsranpetfejmeb^owtnaitons ano intra*
cleg Ujat idwb is not in Ijumane but in otuitic poluer to accom*
pltffj?*
^otobrtt, td;en
3
wie tbat fotfcbes carmoe in tbe aire, atta
ftemiracuiou5 circumffance tljcreof : bp ano bptt isobiecreD
a4Reg.i.i3.
tnto me$at EnoA anD
Elie
lucre rapt into beauen bootlie$ant>
tbatAbacucketoascarrieOtntbe aire, tofeeo Daniel
: anofo
faifelieofpofeaoiueteo^atoitcbeopotoer againff tbe tefneof
fbe lolp-gboff |f
3
Dertoe tbe poets opinions/aicng^flmt toiU
cbes cannot coelo deducehmm,
fetcb tbe mame from bcaurn,
f
c
:
fljcpteUmctbatat Io&uasbaitelltbe funneftateo, ano at tbe
paOionof^ttttbere teas palpable oarfenes . 3f
3
fenie tftcit
cunning in fteerpofitton of D:eamcs
5
aoutfmgtbem to rcmem*
berleremies council, not tofollotxje o? creoit tbe erpoGto:sof
D?eames;tbepbttmetntbe t&tb fottfj
Daniel and Iofeph : fo*
ftat tbe one oftfjem erpounoeo
Pharao ftje Pcrfian
kings , tbe o>
Eccks.^^.
tberNabuchadnez-zar
tbe
Aegyptian kingsD?eame* gf
3 fate
tDttbSalomon,tbattbeDeaotototoenotbing ,
ano ttmt tbe oeao
fenotoe bs not , neitber are remtoueable out of
Abrahams
bo*
i.$anu8.
foment :tbepp?otJueett;effo:ie ofSanujel:bi;erein,3 fate,
tbcp
fct tbe
poluer ofa creature as
btgb
as tbe create:, 3f
3
fate , tbat
fbcfc tuttcbes cannot tranfubftantiate tljcmfclucs , no? otbers
into b(atl0^C.tbcp Cite tbettoUC OfNabudiadnez-zannstijCUgb
inb^obe iueremaDca matcriallbcaS, ant> ibzt alfobp tatcfc
craft;
KafdM.
of
Witchcraft.
Cap
.7. 175
craft
;anbffrengtbentbat
tbetraffertion ftnib ibe
feblesof
Cir-
ce ano
Vlyffes
bis
companionate.
What
were the
miracles exprcfled in the oldtefta-
ment,and what
are they in the new teftament :
and &
we are not now
to Iookc for ante more miracles.
The
feuenth Chapter.
%^p^
o^s^^t
miracles e^effeD in tlje ol&
teffarnent tere manie , but tbe enir of
ttjcmafl teas one, tbougb tbcp feetet*
uersan&oifferingmtyeto: asftberetbe
facrtfJCeSOf
Mofes, EIias
3
antJ
Salomon,
being abunbantlte toet foere burnt toitb
fier from fjtmtn
,
ic
. Slje barietie of Gcn.u,&
^S^(rW^y^Mtm$&at tlje builDtngofBabyIon, Ifaachs
Gen.21.
WrtijofSarah bring b|> nature paficbtlo:en
5
tbepaflTagetfeougb
Daiux-
fljereofea,
Daniels
foretelling of tbe foure monarches , in tbe
fburtb thereof
be
a#arantlie fojefbefoctb tbe commtng of tbe
JL o:&* ail tbefe>an& mante otber,ftbtcb are erp?effeo in tbe to te*
ttament,
lucre merciMinffructions ano notable miracles to
ffrengfljcu tbe faitb of(0ob$people in ttjetc SpeHias . 3fpoubats
gonetoDelphos,Apollotooultib5nematjepoubd^ue!9tibb^
ampbtbologicallanltocrs, tbat be
coulo baue foretold pouall
tbefotbings,
2be
miracles iuzougbfbg <B)iitt fcere
tbe ratfing t)p offte Afumme
&eao(fobicb manietooulo imputeto tbe tuoman of Endor^nb al<
of chrifts
Co to our totdjes ano comuro2S)tbe reHonng of
tbelame to' Urns,
miracks'
tbeblino to
figbMbe
bumbe to fpeacb
3
anb ftnallie
fy$
bealing cf
all oifeafes; ikifh mantebeletw our toitcbes can bco#ea
3
anti as;
tbep tbemfelucs ftnil take it bpon tbemu 2te fo; rafting out ofat*
uel$(W;icb toa5 anctber feino ofmiracles bfuall totfb 0Mj&tp
tbes ano coniuro:js are faio to be as goibcreat as eucr
be teasi
ano pet
5
if pou toill bslceue
fciff
s tuo^tt cannot be
fo.Jfh%c
faitb; Cnerte ftingoome btuioeb againff it felfe, 11) all be taongbt
Matw2 .1*.
tonaugbMc. 3f fatban call
outfafban, \z ioDtuibeb/ic : ano
bis htngoometyall
not en$ure>tc,
Peters
Ij6
p.Bookc. The dilcoucric Miracles.
Peters ctiatnej5fdloffinpnfon,feDtDRichardGallifics
fetter*
at Windfor
: marrfe
fte
pitfon do^es opened not to Richard,
as
ftep did to Peter. Heliasbp fpeciall grace obtained raine,our
fottftes can mafee tt raine,fcben
ftep
litt, $c But
Often* %i(f
Did tf)cfc miracles, and mante mo:e, and all to confirmc bts
truft,and ffrcngften our faift ,and finallie fo? tt)e connection of
ftepeople(as appeared
inlohn. 6. 7, and 1 2 : in fo
muft as
be
tebementlie renamed
fuclj,as topon
fte figbt of
ftemfooulo not
lukio/j.
belaeueJaieng^Wobetoft^ChorazinjtDobetotba Bethfai-
da.3ftbemtracle5babbeeneDcDnemTyreantsSidon,t$tcbbac
boene Drone in pou,ftep ftaD
a great td;tle ago repented, $c, Ilet
te fettle and acquiet par fatft tnC&tff, and beleeuing
alibis
Ponderous fooaksjet 1 tctect ftcfc old tut ues fables; , as Iteng
tamttes : fftereof pou mapfind intbe golden legend, M.Mai.
andfpeciallte inBo-din miraculous ffuffe,cnougb to trjecfeeatt
tbc
miracles ocpicflcd in fte old and nefo teffament; fcftift are of
mo:e credit ftriib mante betottfted people, tban tbe true
mu
racles of^ittbimfelfe.3ttfotucb as ftep Cand m
mo?eafoeofftemanacies ofa foitcb,ftanofall
tbe ftieatnmgs and curlies pronounced
bp >oo,and erp2effed in bte foo?d.
nd ftus muft touching
fte
tooid ^rf-
Jam.
qTbe
Oncn
expounded, of Witchcraft. Cap.i.
177
^Thetenth'Boofy.
The
interpretation ofthis Hebrue word
Onen
5
ofthe vanitie of dreames
3
and diuinati-
onstherevpon.
Thefirft Chapter.
NEN
Dtmttl) not
mud) from %*fim,but ttjat
it i* etfenDea to
tyt
inter*
p:ctation ofDjeames.anD
as fa meames, ttfeatfoe^
ner crcDtt 10 attributed
fcnto ti)cm
?
p:oeo- sett) of
folIte;anD tfjep arc fortes
ttj at trott in
ft
em
5
fo: txbic
ftep fjaue Decetaet) manp.
3n i$fc& refpett
tfce |3?o*
#et gttietft tjB gD foar*
nutg.net to follotoe no:
Ijearfcenfo ttje erpofitojs
of
tyeames,
ft? ft$2
comeifeougl)
ttje
multitude ofbufinea, 3n&
ftetefo^etftofelott^^ftatmafeemenbeleeue^ep can
pjojfce*
fie fcpon tyeame* , a* fenoioing t&e interpretation of tijem,
ant) effljer fin monie 02 glo:te abnfe men $ foomen tfjer*
4p,
are mareeonfeners, ana foo$jie ofgreat pa*
moment: as are fact) toitctjmo nger3,as be*
lowing
ftcm
3
atiributc fcnto
ftern fuA
amine pettier as onelte bclotv
geft) to COD: as appea-
red) in Ieremictbe
|);oj^ct.
Eccltts.14,
lercm.iT,
Ecdcf.
lerera.tj.
Read the
words.
>.J.
Of
Veneer in
diu/'ruijx
fotmyu
Ioel.i.
178
I
o.Bookc. The difcouerie
Dreames.
Ofdiuine, naturally and cafuall dreames, with
their
differing cauics and effects.
The fecond Chapter.
Acrobius
recounted 6ue tttflfes
rentes of images, 02 rattjer itnagtnati'
onsejrfribtted fcnto itiem ftjat fldepe^ft&idj
fo?tf>e moll part dcofigniffe
fome&batin
admonition. Ujerebealfo manp fubdi*
utfions made hereof, fe&id)
3!
t&inft'e n<id<i
lefletoreberfe.Jn
lafper
Peucertljepari
to be fene
3
imti) ttje caufes and occasions
ofojeames*f|)ere toere tocont to be nelmereft from <E5od bimfelfe
0: bis angels , certeine d?eames and fcifious tmto ttje pjoj&etd
and Ijslte fathers : seconding to tlje faieng of loel
; 3
tnfll
pofoje
mpfpirttfcpon all %z%pour pamgmenfljall d:eame ^eamesi
and pour old met* fljall fee triQons. lijefefcind ofdjeames(| tap)
Matth.1.10. tuere tijc admonitymentsandfojetoarnmgs of Cod to ins pcoi
pie: as ttjat of
lofeph,tp abide toitlj Marie
^ts toife
a
affer fl&e
toas
Macth.1,13.
concerned bptbe^olte-gboff, as alfo to conuete our >auiouc
b.:tft
into Acgypt,$c ; ttje interpretation fefcereof are %t peco*
liar gifts of(SoD^icb
lofeph
$epatriae^ ant) Daniel
i&epjoi
jfett bad moft fpeciallie,
3s fo2$pficattcomectaresfcpond:eames
5
flje fcripfuresam^
p:cnue tijem not :fo:
bp
tljem ttje pbpScians manie timesti
ton*
nermann %tSate oftfjeir patients bodies
jf
o? fome of tfjem
comebpmeanes of ctjoler, Segme, melancbolie, oj bloud;.an&
fomebploue
5
farfet^imger,tlnrft
5
fc.
Gallen
and Boetius
toere
faid to deale toitb diuels, Mcaufefbep told fo iuftlte ibeir patients
d:eames
5
oj rattjer bp f!)eir o^eames tfcetr fpeciall dtfeafes.^oto*
bett, $pScall d^eamesare naturall, and tbe caufe of fijem dtoel*
left) in tbe nature ofman .
JF
0? fbep are ttje tntoard actions of
flje mind in tbe Spirits
oftlje b:aine, fofnleft tfje bodie is cccupicn
toiftjfl&petfo: as touching ibe mint* it felfe, it neuer fiaspefl).
Eljefe d?eames 'oarie, according to flje difference of bumo?s and
Ecdcs. y. fcapo# 2f)ere are alio cafuall d2eames
P
t$i4j(as Salomon faitb)
come
I
Gen.39.8:
4.& 41.
Daai.2.
/ Onen.
ofWitchcraft,
i
Cap.a^.
17P
come tfcougfj
&e multiline or bttfittefife,
JFo?
as a lending glaflfe
ftelDcftftje
image o^fiijurctferrebnto ogusfitc : (b in frames,
tf# jfeantatfe 1
imagination tnfbjmes tbetnaerffanotng offntfj
things as fcaunt
$e otutoarfc fenfe. ^etefcpon flje poet fai$
:
S
omnia ne cures
p
nam'mens humanaquod
oft
at
>
r
DumvigdatJfterans^per
fomnum cermt
idiffum:
Regardno dreames, for whythe mind
^
Ofthat in fieepe a view dooth take,
Abraham
Whichit dooth wi(h and hope tofind
>
Flemng'
At
fuch time as it is awake.
The
opinion ofdiners old writers touching dreames,
and howthey varic in noting the caufes thereof!
The third Chapter.
YnefiuSj Themiftius, Democritus^
AdifTonaa:
ant>o$ers grouaotng tfcemfclues topon
cicmc
f
,i
-
mmplestbatttjance&atfcibmetimesfce;
"out*
*"
rifieu, perfaa&e men* tbat nothing is dreamc*.
tijcamcD in fcatnc : affirming itmt tbee>
ucnltc tnflaencies&o} tying fcojtrj siuer*
fb:me$ in co^ojall matters;; ana of fije
fame influences , fcifions and tyeames
^repnnfeDfnftefantatttcaUpotper
3
l^tcb is inffrumental!
5
tmtf)
aecleffiall trifpofitton meete to b:ing tto$b &meeffetf^efpeciai! te
in flespe
5
t$enttje mina (being ftk frombcDiite cares) map mo?e
liberallie reeeiueftje^eauenlie influencics^crbp many irjings
are bnotone to
ftem dopingin tyeames, tDtucbtrjepitmtfoafee
cannot fee* Plato attribute^ itjem to t^e
formes anD ingerfcjeD
fenotoletsges oftbe (bale ; Auicen to tfje lag intelligence ttjat mo*
tiet^tbemcjne.tb^ong^^elig^ttbat liglrfenctrj ttje fantaCe in
fl&pe ;
Arirtode
to tf)e#antalficall fenfe; Auerrces to
fye
imagl*
ttatiuc
;
Albert to $einfluence of fopertoj bcDief.
1
U/.
Againft
i8o
loJBooke. Thedifcouerie
Againft
The plea-
Cant ar: of
the inter-
pretation
ofdreames.
TfJRemmJn
admonttio-
tvh.dejuper-
fimonib.ma-
Dreames.
jainft interpreters ofdreames, of the ordinarie
cauie ofdreames, Hemingius his opinion ofdiaboiicall
dreamesj the interpretation ofdreames ceafed.
The fourtfrCHapter.
l|ete ate battel cattteD about
concerning tt>f $ matter
5
bnoer fte name
Of Abraham,
fobo(a$ Philo In lil.gigantum
fattb) foas tbe firtt inuentoj offije erpofitU
onofoieame* : anD to itbetDtfe of Salo-
mon
anD Daniel . HBut Cicero In lib. dt
diuinttionetQtifutefhfbt
banitieanD foil ie
oftbemtbatgtuecreDittoDjeamcs. no
as for tbe interpreter
ofD?came$,a$ Hjep tmotoe not before tbe
D:eame,uo: pet after, anp certemtie; pet tt&en anp tbing afc
tertoarDs ijappenett), ttjen
tfcep applie ttje
Djeame to tb
at fct)t$
fcattjcbanceD*
Certemliemen neuct lignite fatlc to D?eamc bp nfgbt,of ftjat
fabtcb tbepmeoitate bpDate : ant) bp Date
ibep fe steers anD futu
D;tettjmgs
5
anoconcetuet!)emfcueralltetntl)ctrmtnD5 * SEben
tbofe mtreo conceits being latD bp in
ftc doffet of tbe memojie,
ffrtuetogtt!)er;tftttt)
3
bicanfe tfte^antafie cannot Difcerne no:
DtfcuGCc. fomc certeine tbing gatbereD of manic conceit* te b:eb
anD contriueD in one togitber. 3no tberefo?e in mineopinton^it
totime tjamelieemploteD, to Quote about tt?c interpretation of
tneamefi. ^etbat WO to tee tfje follte anD fcanttie tbereo,maie
reaDabatnetreatife/et out bp ThomasHill
JlonDoner,i
5
6 8.
itafflie
?
tbere are Dtaboltcall Djcame^ftbicb Nicholaus He-
mingius Diuioefb into
ty&
to;tt$. Slje 8rff
i&Jofym tbe Dwell tm*
meDiatlte of bimfeife
(be
meanetb co.2po?allie) offered ante
matter of D?eame. ^cconDlie,tibcn ttjc DtueUfljefoefljreuelatk
on* to ibem ibat baue maoerequeffbnto bint ftierefoje fbtro*
lte,ttben magicians bp art bangto paffe.tbat ofber mmDjeame
tdjattbep totU . MareDlietbefc, anD fo all tbe reff (as tbep maie
be WeD) are beriemagicall anD Diueliff) Djeamea
if
o^altbougb
toe maie recctae
comfort ofmittD bp tfjQfe,ttbtcb are calico smine
Djeames*
Ontn. -of Witchcraft. Cap.4,5. 181
t>jeames
5
anD !)ealtt) ofbotite ffpugii jfepHcall toeames : pet tftoe
take topon fcs to fcfe ttje oftcce of dSots tn tfce
teueiation
0? rattjer
^interpretation ofitjem;o? if &e attribute intto tfjemmira*
culous
effects (nofo t^entpefcettje gifts of p?o$efie,an& of to The end
&
terpjetationof &?cames,and alfotije operation of miracles are
vfeofpro-
ceafeD,teljtcl) tore fpectali anD peculiar gifts oftUod, to confirme
P
hcf?Cj in
:
tfce
truttj oftije foo?o
5
and to effabltfl) tits people in
tye
fai$ of ftje

'%l?
h
speflias, ftljotsnoto ejrtjifjiteD tinto fcs boil) in itje teffament, operation
-
ano alfo in ttje bloud of our>auiour lefas teiff) foe are be*
f
mir^
foitcbeo,and bolt) abufe ano offend tt>e mateffte of <H5oo, ano alfo
cles

&c
-
feduce,delude and coufeu ail fucb as by our perfuafion,and ttjetr
otune ligty
belafe, giue ta credit,
That neither witches
3
noranie other, can either by
words or hearbs , thruft into the mind of a fleeping
man,what cogitations ot dreames they lift; and whence
magicall dreames come.
Thefift Chapter.
(Bjanttljetemaiebe JjeatbganD
seeke for
ttones found and fenotoneto
fte jbpfici* f
uchi
^
ans
,
febicf) mate procure ojeames ;and
^Hamu
*
ci&er fjearbs and ftones,$c : to make one
mim9
berate all ttje fecrets of tits mind, t$en
l)isbodieflfcpetko?atleaff fotfe top^o*
cutefpefe$infl#pe, IButitmtfottcbeso?
magicians Ijaue pofoer bp foo#s,ljerbs,
onmpjecatfons to tfeuff into tijemind 0,: confeience of man,
ft&at it tyall pleafe ftem, bptoertue of ftjetr rf)armes,ljearb0,
ffones,o? familiars,$c : according to tbe opinion of Hemingius,
31
dente : tljougfc tyerefoittjall
3
confeffe, ttjat
fte
diuell
boft by
tiaieantialfobpnigljtjtraucilefttofeduceman, anotoleadlnm
from <D>od; pea and tfjat no foate mo?e iban tbts,tri)ere
be
placeif)
fjimfelfeas Coo in tfje minds of ftsern fljjatare fo credulous, to
attribute tint &fm,o?
tmto toifdjes, tbat i&Mis onlie in tfce of*
fice,nature,and pofoer of d5oo to accompliff).
$Do$itot Daniel
tfce p?o$et fate.euenin tljtscafc;31ttsffje Dan^.
iSD.fif. 3lo#
Gcn.11,8.
Gen.37,&
ii.
Ifai.tr.
Don.!*
182 io.Booke. Thedifcouerie 'Dreames.
ILo;d onelfe ftat ftnotoeft fuft fccrets, as tn
fte
erpoGtion of
d:eames te required:' &nd not!) not iofcph repeat
ftofe fcerie
foojds to
Pharaos ofiftcers
?
tfto confulfed
fonft Jim therein i (p
ampler of diumedjeamcspou matefindagreat number in
fte
fccipture,fuft
(3
meane) as it pleafed(35od to reuealebts plea*
furebp, iDf^pftcall ajeamestoe mate
boft
read fn aufto:s,and
fetnourot53neerpertenceDatlte,o^ratl)erntgl)t{p.feucl)D:eam0
alfoas are cafuall^ftepare Itfceftiife ttfuall,and come (as baft
beene
faid)ft:ougb fte
multitude ofaffaires and butfneflfe. 2$ofe
iftiftinftefedaiesare called magicall o? diaboltcall dzeames,
maie rafter be called melanftolicaU,
ifoj
out of
ft
at blacfce fca>
jtri&otje po? in
(l&pe,ft:ougb djeames.afpeareft (as Ariftotle
faift
N
fome
fimnit.
jjojrible
fttng
; and as it foere
fte
image of an ouglie diuell
:
fometimesalfoofter terrible toifions, imaginations,counfels,
and p?actifes . Stsiftereineread of a certetneman,ftat djea*
men ftere
appeared one tjnto bim ftat required irimto ft?otce
bimfelfe into a o#pe pit, and ftat
ijc
ftoulo reape great benefit
fterebp at d5oos bands*
>o as
fte
miferable
tojetft giuing ere*
ait fteret>nto,perfojmed fte
matter, and billed fcimfelfe . jpofo
31
confeiTe
5
ftat fte
interpretation 0: execution of
ftat d^eame
toas ind&d diaboltcall : but
fte
djeame foas cafuall, deriueD
from
fte fceauie and blacfee &umo? ofmelanftoite
Howmenhaue bc'cnc bewitched
5
cottfenedor abu
led by dreames to digand feardi for monie.
ThcfixtChapter.
flDfco manieJjaue beme behntd&eO
tutft
dreames, and fterebp made to con*
fumeftemfeluestmftdtggingand
fear*
fttng
fa? monie
5
ic: thereofftep
3
o: tome
ofter
baue d^emptf 3 mpfelfe cdulo m&
ntfei!,asbauingfenolDne bofo
toifemett
fjaue b&nt
ftat
tuaie abufeo bp fcerte
.
fimpie perfons, turn tftere no d?eame
tjaft
hmtmet foiftaU,but
taking o?eames.and
^
baft
beme
trfed fceretofa:e
a
as one of
fte
fineJl coufenirig feates ;infc muft
as
Such would
be imbar-
kedin the
fhip of
fcoies.
.
Onen. of Witchcraft. Cap.
5,7.
18$
as fyere fe a fccrte fo:maH art ftereofdeuffed, totfl; manic creel*
lentrupcrfftttonf and ceremonies tijerebnto belonging,
txfctcfj
g
Uriil fet dofone as bjeeflic as mate be. SUbdt ttjat
bere in
Eng- An engli(H
land, tbis
pjouerbe ijaib beme current; to imt^SD^eames p?ue
proudfbe.
contrarie:acco2dingtotbeanfixierof tbe p?ietts bop to bis ma*
ffer
5
ftbo
tolo t?fs fata bop ttmt be
d?empt
be
feiffeo
fcts
taile : ^ca
matter(fattb be)
but djeames pjanie contrarie,pou mutt fetife
mine*
The art and order to be vfed in digging for monic,
reuealed by dreameSjhow to procure pleaiant dreames,
ofmornirig and midnight dreames.
.
The feuenth Chapter.
J^etemuft be mane fepona fcajeil
^
ote <his
foand
%?$
crolfes, and certeme foo?ds
u
u
p
s
e
ao!.
tu
botjj blaf#emous and impious mutt be uge.
fatdouer it, and berebnto mutt be added
cerfetne rijaracters,
%
barbarous names,
ana febilett tije treafure xb a trigging,
tbere mutt be read tbe pfalmes, Deprofun-
da,
Miffky
Mifereatur nofhri
y
^ecjutem, Pater
nofter, ^/ue Maria, Et ne nos indued* in tentationem,
fid
libera nos a ma-
UyAmen. %A porta tnfen credo -videre bona, O^c. Expe&ate Dcminum,
jtfuiem
aternam . 0ndtben a certeine p:aier . #ndif tbc Unit of
digging be negletfed^e dtuell toill carie all tbe treafure afoate.
jo>eeoif;er moje abfolute comurations fi#
ibis purpofe, in t^e
fcojdlidonifoHofomg,
^CU^aUfindinlohannesBaptiilaNeapolitanuSjdiuerfere^f
5
^^/
7
-
cetpts bpbearbes and potions, to procure pleafant 0: fearefuli
^iTx'
dreames ; and perfumes alfo to fljat effect
:&bo affirmetb,tbajt
J^.'k
d;cames in tbe dead of tfje
nigbt are commonlie p,:epoffe* 83. &84.
rous and monttrcus;and in
fte
mooting fcdjen Ibe
grofle jtjumo^s be fpcnt,tbere bagpen mcjepleafant
andcertetne d?eamcs
3
tbebloud being moje
pure ttjan at qiber timt$ : tbe reafim
hereofis tijere ep:eflPed.
*%
Sundric
184
ro.Bookc. Thcdiicouciie
Wit.tranfl?ortat'm
Confe&i-
ons or re-
ceipts for
the mira-
culous
tran(por-
cacion of
witches,.
Siindric receipts andointments^made and vfed for
thctranfporcation of witches, and other miraculous ef
feels: an inftance trierofreported and credited by fome
that are learned.
The eight Chapter.
^tyaiinotbeamtflefcetefn
tW
place to repeate an ointment greatlte to
tf)ispurpofc,rc!jearreD bp
fte
fojefato
Iohn Bapt.Neap.
therein altbougb
be
mate be ouertafeen and coufencrj bpan
old toitc^anD matie not onelte to beleeue,
butalfo to report a falfcfale^pet btcaufe
it greatlte ouertfeofoetb ttje opinion of
M.Mai. Bodin,anufuclj5tber,aie;to^ttefoabfolutelte in main*
tenanceoftottf4je0tranfpo?tation^31Ml fctt>ofone|nsfoo?D0
in ti)i* bebalfe. 2$ereceipt is a* follofoetfj.
$*. Ifte
fat of png rbiltyen, ana fceft tt foifb foater in a b?a*
fenl3effell
5
refermngtbetbtcfee(tof ttmtftbub rematneib boiled
in fbebottome,tr4ncbti)ep
late i)pandfercpe,tmtill occafion fee
UetfjtoWett. 3l)eppattjeretWTtO Ekofdmum, ^Aconitum, Frondes,
fopdens, and f&tntt*
anotfjer receipt totbefamepurpofe*
fy.
Stum, Acamm vulgore, fenUpbyllon , tl)e blcttd Of 3 flitter*
mm%fel<tnumfimnlferum,o-
oleum. M)tv ffampe all tfjefc togf*
ftjer,ancjtbentt)ep rubbe all parts oftfjeir bodies
erc&dingliei
till ttjep loofee remand be fcerie
bot
5
fi*as
fte
pojes map be opened,
andttjeir fle0) foluble and tofe* ajep ioine beretoiftjall eifber
fat
,0?
oile in ftee* tbereof, flmt
fte
fozce oftfte ointment maie
tbe
rafter
pearfe tnfoardl&and fo be mo?eeffectnall
3!5^tbis means
(fatfb&e) in a mneligf)t nigbt fteg
feme to be carries in tbe
atre,to feaffing
5
fingtngAannng,feii!tnff, culltng,ano oftjer acts
of t)enerie,tmrij fndb poutbes as ttjep loue and deffre moft : fo;r
$efo?ce(faitbbe)oftbeir imagination id fo bebement,tbat afc
mott all ftat
part of
fte
b?aine
3
therein tbe memo?ie conftffeffk
is ftitt offaclj conceipts 3nd: fe&ereas tljep are natarallie $one
to
Onen. of Witchcraft. Cap.8,p. 185
tobel&ue ante tbing^fo bo tijep recctue fudj tmp:e01cms anb
ffeofaff
imaginations into tbeir mtnbs,as cucn tbctr fpirits
are altereb tbcrebp ; not flunking bpon ante tying elfe, etftjer bp
&aieo?bpnigbk anbtbis^elpetbtbem fojtoarom tbeir imagfc
5
.nations, tbat tbeir bfuall foa is; none otber commonlie but
beets^tDtes^nuts^eanes^eaje,^
$oto(fattbbe)fc$en3l contfoereb tfcbugblte bereof, remat*
^m
^
ning boubtfull of tbe matter, tbere fell tutomp banbs a tottcb,
kfirigifmu
fc^oof^trolnneacco?DDiop?omtfemetofettbmeanerranl> out
&**&**$?-
ofbanb from farre countries, anb toilleb all ttjem, fefcome
3 W>
*"
^
bjougbt to tottneflfe tbe
matter, to bepart out of tbecbamber.
j^^
3nb bfcen tye bab bnojeffeb bit felfe, anb froteb l)ir bobie tottb a^w*/
certeme ointments (ttbMb
action toebebelb tfeougtjacbtnfee 0?
<* *&
little bofe oftbeb#)tye
fell botonetbojougb tbe fo?ce of tbofe
me
*f
r
~
6po?iferous 0?
flapte ointments into a mofi founb anb beauie
m%
fldepe : fo as toe bib b^eake opentbe bco^anb btb beate bir eitxe^
Dingle
j
but tbe fo:ce of bit fl&pe toas fucb, astttmhe atoate
from bit tbe fenfe offeeling : anb toe beparteb fo
t
: a time $oto
tr&enlnr ffrcngtbanb potoers toeretoearfeanb becateb,^& a*
tomfee ofbir otone acco?b, anb began to fpeatse manie batne anb
boting too?bs, affirming
tftat
fije
bab palTcD oucr botb feas anb:
mountaines
j
oeliuering to bs maniebntrue an&fidfe reports:
toeearuettUe&enteb tbem, fl^e impubentlieafifirmeb tbemS|iis
(fattb
be)
toill not lb come to pafiPe toitb cuerie one,but onlie tot
fy
olb toomen tbat are melancbolike, bbofe mttxxzi$ crtrcame
colb,anb tbeir euapojation fmall; anbtbep botb percewe anb re*
membert^at tbep fe in tbatcafe anb tatfing.of tbcirs*
Aconfutation of die former follies, as well concer-
ning ointments, dreames,&c.as alfo ofthe afTemblie of
witches, and of their eoniiiltationsand bankets at fun-
drieplaces,and.ali indreames.
The ninth Chapter*,
mtif it be true tfjat &
Auguffine
fatt%,
anb manie otber totters, tbat toitcbes mgbttoal*
feingsare but ^anfafies anb blames: ftjen all tbe
reposes of tbeir bargaine, tranfpo?iing
3
anb m&<
ting*;
i&> lo.Bookc, The difcoucrie
'
Witches meetings
lings toitt) Diana;Mineiua
?
^c
i
are but fables
^
anb tben bo
tbef
lie tbatmaintemetbofe actions to be bone in ttctb anb beritte^
Idjtcft in trutb are bone no foaie. 3ttaremauieil on tbe one fine
(if tbofe tbmgs bajpeneb in b?eames
5
tdncb neueribeleEc
tbe iuit^
xbesafftrmetobe otbertmfc) tbat fcieu tbofe tottcbes afoafet,
ftep neitber confioer no? remembertbat tbep foere in a became.
., StttneremarMltbat tbeir ointments, bp tbe jbpfictans opinio
.
onsljamngnofo?ceataUtotbateffiect
5
astbepeonfciret$tcbare
fS'
2*
"
wwMto&y
^
oulb bauefucb operation
it foere marueli tbat
]irigii'c
,ii.
fyztt ointments cannot be fbun& anie ttbere,fautng onelie m
tbe
}
inqutfito:sboftes. Stfoere marueli, tbat febena ftrangerts
annotntcb tbeteforitb,tbep baite fometimes^anb pet notafoates,
tbe Itfee operation as tuitb tottcb^ 3
ttfncb aiitlje tnqmfito:scojv
feffe*
Bar.spfo.qti. HBut to tbts laff, ftter
Bartholomseus
fattb,tbaf tbefottcbe*
deftrigikc.
ftemfelues
3
befa?etbepannointtbetnfelues,bobearetn tbetitgbt
3-
time a great hotfe of minffrels
9
tJ4tcbflieouertbe5tt,tnttbtbel^
bie oftbe fairies, ana tben tbep abtacffetbcmfelues to tbetrtout*
me* But tben
1
marueli again*, tbat no bobie elfe bearetb tie?
tetbtbis trope ofminffrels, efpeetallte ribing in a mame Ugbt
New mat-
ntgljt
3
1 i^ marueli, tbattbcp tbattbmfce tbtsto be butina
l
h-
&W
b
r
"
^
a
^
e
3
can
^ pstfuabeb
^
ftat
all
%
reft is ante otbertban
mamciied
b;eameSi3tismarueUtbatinrb:eames,iuttcbesofolbacquatn^
at.
tancem&t fo tuff togitber,anbebnclubet)pon murtbers,anb re*
cetueointments,rts,potobers,$c : (as tnitcbmongers report
ibcpbo,anbasibepmafeetbe tottcbes confeffe) anb pet lie at
fjome fall afl&pe 3ti$ maruelitbat fucb preparation i^ maoe
fo? tbem (as Sprenger, Eartholomew,anb Bodin
report) as .toeli
in noble mensboufes, as tualeboufes ; anb tbat fbep come in
blames
?
anb eatc bp tbetr meate: anbtbe aletmfe fpectallie i^
notfoearieb imtb tbem fo? non paiment oftbetr fcc?e
?
o? falfe pat^
ment
y
to font, imtb imagmarie monie^ieb tbep fate is not fob*
Canttall, anb tbat tbep talfee not afterfoarbs about tbe recfto*
ntng,anb fobtfcoucrtbcmatter/ anb it is mott marueli ofall,
tbat tbe boffelTe, $c : boib not fit amongtbem, anb tafee part of
tbetr gob cbesrc. JFo?fo itts,tbattfanppart offbcfe tbetr mo*
tingB anb league be true, it i& as true anb as certeinlte pjonea
mbconfeffcb,tbat at feme alcfcoufe, o? fomettme at feme <S?n>
tlemans
Onen.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.ioi
187
tiemans
\m%
fterc
is continual! p&paratfen made monetblt*
^^"*-
fo? tbi*
affemblte : asafpeereibin $.
Germans
fitotfe.
1

V
That
modpart ofprophefies in the old teftament were
reuealcd in dreames , that we are not now to looke for
fuch
reuelations,
offomewho haue drempt ofthat which
hath come to paffe,that dreames prooue contrarie
5
Nabu-
chadnez-zars rule to knowe a true expofitor of dreames.
The tenth Chapter.
-
% i$ J)eiD anDniattitetneD bp tit*
uers,and gatbercd out of ttje 1 2, of
-Num-
bers,tbat aUto;t$ toasfojitfeno;: fpofeen
bp tbe p?o#etS;, among tbe d)ilD?en of 3&
rael(Mofes erceptcd)tpas propounded
to
tbembrdjeames,
andtnd#dttismant*
fcff,tbatmanie tbings,fc!ncbaretbougbt
bp tbe unlearned to bauebrieneperfectlie
fim$ed,bawborne onlie performed bp yearns andinSons. 3s
i.Re.3,*.if.
ftbere
Salomon required of odtbegtft of fotfoome : ttjatfoas
(3!
fap)m a d?eame; and alfotujere
be
recetued piomtfe oftbe cotv 1 .Reg.?.
tinuance oftbe fctngdomcof
3
frael in
ty
s Ifne*$6 ttia^ Efais
trifc
^
-
6
-
onmtft0
6.of^p^o^eae:aj3alfotl)atofEzechiel
tfte 12,
^
EzcchJ2,,
ttaUte^ereleremietuascommanD^tolnDe
bts gtrdle in tbe
x
cltffofarocfce at tberiuer Euphrates
in
Babylon;
andtbataffer
rem8li*
certeine dates,tt did tftere putridif muffneeds be in a d?eame
5
fo?
ieremie teas ncuer (o? at leafttnife not tben) at Babylon.tE&e
tbat are cfeffftans muff not noto Clumber and d?eame,but foaf
eft
andp2aie
3
and meditate topon out faluatton in Cb?iff botb date
andnigbt. SUidtftoeerpeet reuelations in our dreames, notu,
fcbenCfoiff is come
5
toenail decetue our felues:fb: in
bim are
fulfilled all oieames and pjopbeftes. ^otpbeit,Bodin
boldetb tbat
djeamesandfctftons continue till tbte date, in as miraculous
t
f
i
f
u
maner as euer tbep did*
^
*
3fpouread Artemidorus,pou(ftaBread
mameffoites of furb
*
*
as d?empt oftbings tbat affertoards cam to paffe.HBui
be migbt
lotted
a tboufand foj one tbat fell out contrarie ;fojas fo*
fuc&
Zach.i<V.
Ecclcf.j,&
1 88 l o.Booke. The difcoueric "Dreames
&dream
fuft Reamers among fte
3etas ftemfclues, as fcaa not etfrao^
tnnartc totfion* mtcaculountc r^tbtted tinto
ftcm bp od,
ftep
lucre comifcDcourcncrs, as map appcercbp
ft
ere too?Ds of
fte
pjoftet
Zacharie
5
g>urelte
ft
e tDoijGJ Ijaue fpoben tjamtte,an& lt|C
fcDtt)fatcr5t)au0fencalt0
5
and
ftc Reamers ija tit toto a tains
flung
i accoutring to
Salomons
faieng
5
3n
fte
multitude of
icrcm.25. tyeames and toamtie* are manic fora:oa. 3tatpeereft in Ieremie
2
3 .ft
at ftc falfe p:ojbctf,ttij(left
ftep
illudcd
ft
c people
irnft lies
3
counterfeiting
fee
true pjo$ete,t)fed to crfe out^ 2D?eamea,
djeame*; Wtfmue djeamed a d2eame
3
$c.
if
mallte,Nabu-
Aadnez-zar
feacbeft
all mmto fenotoe a true erpofito: of
ij?eamc0;to tutt,
fuft
a one as
Jaft
tj is reuelatton from
<$&$>. jfa^ecan(a0Danieldfo)repeatepoac
Djeame before
pou titfcoucr it : t$tft fttng
ffante expounder of ojcameg
can
ftDatftt*t>ate,9tmU
bcleeuetjtm.
Daniels,
f
Uhas
expounded. ofWitchcraft. Cap.I. i8p
^T'he eleuenth bookg.
The Hebrue word Nahas expounded, of
the art ofaugurie^ whoinucntcditjiow flouen-
lic aicienceit is : the multitude offacrifices and
facrificers ofdie heathen, and the caufes therof.
Thefirft Chapter.
Ahas,f)gCDObferUC
ttjc fit eng of biros,
$
com*
pjebenoetb all fact! otber
obfcruattons
a
\sfytxz men
bogbeffetopontnicerfeme
totes, 3t is founa in Deut. *
1 8.ano in
2.Chron.5
3
.anD
elfe-fobere fitf
ftjis art of
augurfe Tyrefias
tbe fetng
Ofttje Thebans iS fatD to b*
ttjefirtt tnuento:butTa-
gesfirttpublifl^tD tf)c &tfci'
pltne thereof, being but a
little boie
3
as Cicero repoz*
teft out offtje babesoftfje Hetrafcans
tbemfelues.&ome points
The fio,
of
tbtsartaremo^ebtgftanDp^ofounDftanfome otbers,anDpet
uenikare
aretbepmojebomelie anbflouenlietbantbe refr$ as namelie,
of
a"gu"*
fteoiuinationtjpon tfje cntrafles ofbeaffs , irfncJ) tbe .entiles
tn ffjetr facrifices fpectallie obferueth 3|nfomucb as Marcus Var-
ro,fetn
g tbe abfutfritie trjcreof.fatD ttjat ttjefe goos lucre not on*
lie
tale, bnt tierfe (fattens, tbat Weo lb to btoe
ttjetr fectets anD
counfels mtbe guts ann bofoels ofbeaflte.
^otot)ainlte,abfurrtie
3
anofuperttttiouttie (be beafttenbfeD
flnskin&ofmuinatton in tbcttfacrifices, is mamfeffebbp tbeir
actions
i
ceremonies in tfjaf bebalfe pjactifcb, as toell in timt*
patt,as at
ftts boure. fbe
Aegyptiam
bao
66<5.feuerall fojts ana
fcmoj&of
fecrifices
s
tbe
Romans
fcaa
almoll as mante^ fye
Gre-
cians
I po ii .Bookc. Thedilcoucric
Sacrifices.
dans fjatj not fofeto aat&epst&ePerfians anD fbe
Medcs
foete
notbebinDibem; fbe
Indies
anD ottjer nations baue atfbis in#
0antt6etrfartificesfaIloft3anette,anUttto^ full of barbarous
imptetie.
jfo?
in funDtfe places$efe offer facrtfices to flje
fuuell,
bopingQicrebp to muefnm to lenitte; pea
3
tbefc commortlie fa*
crifice fuct) offtjeir enimtes^as ttjcp liaue tafcen fn toarre : as toe
reaDtbattbe entiles fn ancient time did offer facrifice, toap*
peafe tfje taatb anD tnDignation oftbcirfeigneD goas* I
Ofthe Iewcs facrifice to Moloch, a difcourfe there*
ypon, and ofPurgatorie.
The fecond Chapter.
^M^m
K^s!)
(^c^
^eicwesbfcDonefemti
of Dtabol^
i.ehr.
33 .
rj
VS\
i^^W
ca
*
facr^ce
5
neuet taugWtbem bp Mofes,
^rem.7.
^^^5,
12?^!r
namelic,to offer tbeirrinltyen to Moloch,
mafeingtbeir fonnes anD tbeir Daughters
torumtet&ougb tbe fire ; fafpofingfutb
grace anD efficacie to i)aue beenein ttjat
action, as ctber tottcljcs afftrme to be in
Dcum8,io
J^s^Y/^^-^cbarmesanD too#>& SlnDtberfoje among
Leui.i8,zi.
oiber points oftoitcbcraff,tbts is fpeciallte anD namelie ffybio*
w,C3p-zo
- v
Denbp
Mofes,
WereaDofno moje miracles lojougbt berebp,
tban bp anp oiber feutD offoitebcraft in tbe oto o? neto teffament
. .
#pjeffeD* 3t teas no ceremonie ajpointeD bp<Pod, no figure of
Aninum-
c^iffjper^apsitmigftt be a facrament oj ratber a figure of
mcnta?
u-
Pfgaf^
5
tbet^icbplacetoasnotrememb;eDbp
Mofes.
$&
gaina
pur- tber iuas tbere anie facrifice appointeD bp
fte
lafee fo?
fbe retefe
atorie.
oft^e BSfraelifes firoles tbat ftere
fljouto be tojmenteD . WSoidb
foiftout all Doubt tyoulD not \>mz beene omutcD
,
if anpfucb
place of purgatorie babbame fljen, as tbe ^ope
ba*b
late*
lie DeuifeD fo^
bts
p^iuate anD fpeciall lucre Iljis facrificing to
Moloch {as fome afftrme) foas bftiall amongftedBentiles,
from faljence fbe %ttoc$ toougW it into Siirael ; anD
tijere (of UfceitebaD) tbeEutichifts leap
neD fye abbomination in
tfjattabalfo
The
Nahas*
of Witchcraft. Cap.^4.
ipx
The
Canibals crueltie,ofpopifhfacrificcs exceeding
m
tyrannie the Ievves or Gentiles.
Thethird Chapter.
i^e tnctutUtte anD ctuell facrifc Againfhhe
CCB OfpOpiffjpj&ft* DO
P0t
ejTC&D bOtt)
tfte
papift* ab-
3eto anD ti>e <25enIe : foj ttjcfe tafee top*
ho
?V?
a

lc
on tljem to facrifice
Cfeitt
bnnfclfe,0nD
phemous
to make ti)ctr tpjannte (be
moje
afpa* -facrifice of
rent, ttjep are not content** to Jane fetl*
the mafic.
leDimn once, but Datlie anDbourelietoj*
ment btm tmlb neto Dcatt}0#ea tbcp are
not al^amcD to foeare
3
tfjat tmtb fljetr carnali fjanos ftep
teare
Jig humane fubfiance,toeafe tng it into fniail gobbet^ and iuitfr
tfcefr erternall
t&fy cfcefo t)te flefy anD boncs,contrarie to Dtuine
0;
humane nature; anD contradetatljep2opt)elie, irindj faitfj;
2bere fl^aii not a bone of\xm be tooUeu . Jftnallie, in
foe
enD of
prai^
4>
it
fljetr facrifice (astljcpfap) tbepeatebunfopratoe, anDftoallotn:
DofonetntotbcicguteeueriememberanDparcellof fyim : anD
laff ofall,tbattt)ep conueie btm
into tl;e place i$cre tbepbe*
ftotoe^erefiDuebf alltljatt^tcfrtbepliaue DeuoureD
ft
at Date.
3nDtins fame barbarous tmptetie erc&Detb (be cruelhe of aft o*
fters
:fi# all
foe
entile* confumeD fyefc famflcesjtoitfjfier,
fe&id&ftept&ougtjt to be
fcolte.
Thefaperftition ofthe heathen aboutthe element of
fier, and how it grew in Fuch reuerence among them, of
their corruptions, and that they had fome inkling ofthe
*
godlie fathers dooings in that behalfe.
The fourth Chapter.
S) touching
tfte
elementoffier
3
^tl)e fte
perftttion ttjerof abouttbofc bufineHe^pou^all
tmserttanD, ttjat mante fuperfftttou* peopleanD
nations baue reeeiueD, reuerenceD,
$
referueD fi*
jer, as tbe moftfpip
tying amongttjetr Sacrifices:
amfomudj
(3
fafe)asfljep
fcaue toojtyfppeD it a*
mong
ipi
"The Gym-
nofophifts
of India
their apifli
imitation
ofEfaic.
1 1 .Bookc. Thedifcoilerie
Sacrifices.
among itjett facrificcs : in To
mutftO
fate) a* ffjep
fcaue foojtyip*
ped it amongtbeirgod*, calling tt Orimafda(tofcrit)lK>tie
ficr,
anaoiaine lig&t. E&e dUrabe* called it
ism, Hie -Roman*
rcfi*,
t$i%iz$)tficx of tt)e3loj&. >urelie fl;cp t)ao IjcarD of tfjefier
ftat
came Dobme fromtieauen, am: confumed
tyt oblations
of
ffje faftcr* ;
and
ttjcp tinderftodd it to be <0cd Wmfelfe.
if
o?
tym
came to itje fjcatl) en,tfte bare name* oft&tng*
3
from
Hie Dccrrine
of
tbe
godlte fathers andpatriarHj*, and ttjofefoebfeured imifj
fable*, anD corrupted toitU lie*, fo oucrtd; eimcD tottt) fuperffxti*
on*,anD 5ifgtri feD Uritlj ceremontc*
3
ttjat it i*
fcarD to iuoge from
ftbence itjep came. $>ome caufe hereof
(SI
fafpofe) tea* partite
tbe tranfiatfon* ofgouernement*, txderebp one nation learned
follie of another; anD partite blind Deuotton^tmttjaut hnotolcDge
of000toofc : but fpectallte iftc foant ofgraced* t&ep
fongtit
not fo^accojdtng to <0ow commandment anD toltt, 3ndttjat
ttje entiles Ijad feme tattling of flje goDlie father* Daring*,
mapDiuerflieafpeare SDcd not
Hie
Mufcouks and* Indian
pjo#
jj?ct* at
H)i* date
3
libe ape*,imitate Efaie ? jBicattfe ije iuent na*
bed ccrtetne peare*,Hiep
fo^ftotf) counterfet madne*,and d?inbe
potion* fo?iljatpurpofe$ tfynbtng
ft
at fcfcatfoeuer fljepfateta
ifjetr madne*,fotil certeinelie come to paCTe, JBut hereofi* moje
largclteDifcourfed befoje in
Hie
foo^D
$Wam.
Ofthe Romanc facrifices : of the eftimation they
had ofauguric,ofthe lawe ofthe twelue tables*
The fift Chapter.
!eRomans>euenaftet
ttyv
toere
grofcme to great ciutlttic, and emoted a
molt flourffljmg Safe and common
luealft
;
fooulo fometime* facrt&efbzm*
fclue* , bmttimtB ifcetr Hiilo?en
?
feme*
time* fljeir friend*, $c : confuming fte
fameiotftfier,tdjtc6
H)ep tfcouglit bolte.
iSuctjcffimatton
(3
fate) toa* attributed
to
On*
art ofotutnation fcpon Hie enfrat!* ofbeatt*^c:at
Rome,
a*$e djeefc pjtncc* Qiemfelue* ejrercifed t&e fame;
namelie,
Romulus,
Nahas. ofWitchcraft. Cap.5,6. ipj
Romulus , Fabius Maximus, &c : tit ft mild) as ti)tXZ foaS a be*
a:#maoetbere,bptbeft$oiefenate, tbatftr of tlje fb#femagi*
ffrats fonnes ftjouto from time to time be put feo;tb , to learns
tbe
mpfierte of tbefe arts ofaugurie anb Diuination , at Hetru-
ria,feberetbe cunning ana fcnofolcage tbereof moli abounoefr
'Q&fcn$ep
cameborne toell informed and tnfiructeD in
tbis art,
tbetretfimationan&Dfgnftiefoasftub, as tbeptoere accounted,
repufed,anb taken to be
(be
interp?eto;ts oftbe goas,o? raiber be*
ttoametbegoasanbtbem, $0 btgbpjfcff
5
tto?anteotber great
officer ttms electcD , but tfccfc Dto either abfoluteiie nominate
tt^cm
,
oj elfe did erbibtt
ttjc names of tfoo
3
thereof ttje fenate
muttcboofe tbe one*
3ntbeir ancient lafoes foere fojttfen ftefe foojds :
-pnJigU
er
The hwe
portent* ud Hetrufcos amtyices (Jifinattu tufferii) defemnto, Httmriotd f he
principes difciplinnon difcunto. Qmlmdmis decreuemntyprocuranto
, jfdem
tWc
J
uc
fulgura Cr
ottentaptanto
}
atif^tcia/erHanto, auguriparento : tf) CffCCtOf
tzbtcb foo:D3 10 tbis ; tlet all pjobigfous anb po?fentcus matters
be earrteo to tbe fartbfaters of
Hetmria, at tbe totll and command
Dement oftbe fenat ; anblet tbe pomgpjinces be fent to Hetru-
ria,tbere to tearne tbat difcipline , 0? to be inttrutfed in tbat art
andfenofoleoge, Ilettberebealtoaiesfomefolicfto?, tolearne
imtbMjat gods tbepbaue decreed 0? determined tbetr matters,
andletfacrificesbemadefcnto tbemtntimes of lightening , c^
at ante Orange 0; fupematurall fljefo- iet all fucb coniecturwg
tokens be obferucd ; ftfcatfoeuer tbef(o$tatercommanbe%let it
bereltgiouflteobeied*
Collcgcs ofaugurors
5
thcir office, their number
3
the
figmrication of augurie, that the pra&ifers of that art
were coufeners,thcir profeffion,their places ofcxercife,
their apparrell,their fuperftitiom
Thefixt Chapter.
OmuiusetecteD
tl)?ee colleges^ centtmeg
of tbofe kinds of fcotbfaiers,
b$ub onette (and none
otber )$cuto baue autboritteto ciqpound tbe minds
andadmonifl&mentsof tbegoos, JWterfoards
ft
at
JM.
number
I
P4
1 1
.Bookc. The difcoucric zAugurle^augtm
numbertoas augmentedto fiuc, ana after ffjat to nine : foj
tbep
Magna
muff no&s be oD
3i
n
fte ena , ttjep inereafca fo fad
, ftat tbep
cha
T
%l
Ed'
***m
*
tint
*
mabe a Decr
*
^***** ftomt
&
e fo^b^ pjocop
uV*
j
sing in tbofe erections: like to our ttatute ofMortrmine.
^oto*
bett,Siiia (contrarie to all o?t>crs ant) conffitutions before mane)
tncreafeo fljat number to foure ants ttorotie*
2nn ibougb
Augwrnmbe moil p;operlie
tftat tilumatioit,d;}ftb
isgatbereobp biros
5
pet bicaufc ttris
too?ts a^compjcbcn*
tsctb all otber feintis of Diuination , as Extifiidum, ampciwnjzrc:
febtcb is as toell ft)t gbeffing bponttjc cutratlcs of beaffs, as dp
uersotbcr Usaies : omitting }bpfiognomicantspalmllrie,ano
fucb itbe,fiQ
tbe tcoioufnes ann follie thereof
5
3
tell fpcafec a lit*
tie of fucb arts >as fcere about meafurc regarbcb of our ctoers
:
nettber mino
3
to Dtfcouec tbe ftljole circumflEance, but to refute
tbc bamtietbereo^anDfpectallieoftbep^ofeffb^s oftbem jtxbicb
are ants altoaies baue bmxtcoufening arts , and in tbem confer
neD botb fpectall ants feuerall fcin*s oftoitcbcrafts . jFoj fye mat*
flers offtefe faculties baue euer tafcen bpontbem to occupie
tbe
place ants nameof flUots
5
blaf$emouliie afcribing tonto tbem'
fclues bis omnipotent pofoer, to fo?etell,fc : fob^eas^intcutb,
tbep couto 0; can box notbing
,
but mafee a fijeto of $at fcfctcb
is not
A.'manifcft
mmatter,fo befo?ate fljetr coufening, i$
$
(bat tbep couto
difcoueric neuer too$e no? fo^elbeto anie tbing to tbe
posje
0? inferior fet
ofaugurors
ofpeople j fo>
portentous fl^^es (faie tbep) atoaies concerned
oufcnage.
g
reat ejjates.&ucb matters as toucbeb tbe
bafer fc&toere infc*
rioj caufeSjftbtcb tbefuperffttton of
fte
people tbemfelues txionto
notneglect to learne ^ofobett
3
tbep?ofetIbjs of tbisart tsefcen*
tseb not folotoe,as to communicate toitb tbem :
fo;
tbep toere
p^Bs(iibtcb in all ages ants nations baue bane toUie fellotoes)
ftbofe office toas , totellbbat fljoulo come topaffe, eitber tou>
^fins
gDlttcfce>02 baD fortune
;
to erpounb H)t minos,atimon^
ttons,toarnings ants tfeeatnings
of tbe go&s , to fcjefljefo cala
nttttes,ic:li|)tcbmigbtbe(bptbe!r facrificesanb common con*
iritton)rem<DueD anb qualified StoD before tbetr entrance into
fbataction.tbepbabmanieobferuattons^fcbtbeperecuteDbe^
tie fupertfitiouflie
;
pretending tfjat euerie biro anobeaJJjfc,
Qoutobe fentfromt^egobis as fo^etoos of &mef$at.
3nb
Nabas. ofWitchcraft. Cap,6,7
# rp5
tfjcrcfatc firfl fl;cp tfeo to c^cofc a clearc oate
3
and fat re toetber to
do tbeir
bufinestn: ftj tbe ftbidj tbeir place teas certemelieaD
ggned,as foell in Rome as tit Hetmria,
therein tbep obferucd
euerie quarter oftbe element
5
tri)icb toaie to lcofee,and
fcfticb toap
to ftand,*c.lbeir atparell toas tone p2#fllifce,offatbion altered
from all otbers , fpceiallte at tbe time of tbeir peters
,
ftbereut
tbcp
mfg^t not omit a toojd no: a fpDable : in refpea
thereofone
read tbe ferutce
3
and all
fye
tefidue repeated it after bim
3
mtbe
manerofapjocefliom
The times and feafbns to exercifeaugurie, the ma-
ncr and order thereof of the ceremonies therevnto be-
longing.
Thefeuenth Chapter.
3D Ieffe tegarDtoag ti&eteljaD of
Note the
tbe times oftbetrp?attifem tbatminiffe*
ru
P
crft*-
rie; fojtbepmuft bcgtnne at midnight,
ionics tf'
and end at name, not trauellingtberein
augurors.
,
in tbe derate oftbe dap
3
but in tbe inereafe
oftbe fame ; netfter in tlje Crt oj feuentb
(
boure oftbe
date,noj pet after tbe monetb
,
of &uguff ; bfcaufe tben pcong birds fite
about, and are difeafed
,
and imperfect, mounting $eir fetbers,
and flieng out of flje countrie : fo as no certetne gbeffe is to be
madeof
tbe gods purpofes bytbem at ttjofe feafons.Butin tbeir
due times
tbep ftanding forffb a bofoco toand in tbeir band,
tbeir face tofoaro tbe eaff,$c : in tbe top ofan
bigb tote
er
3
ftje foeatber betngcleare
3
foatcb fo: birds,
noting from tibence tbep came, and
ftbeiber tbepflic,and in t$at
(b?t tbep foag tbeir
toings,^
W
Vpon
I $6
n.Booke* The difcouerie sAugurie,
Vponwhatfignes andtokens augurors did progno-
llicatCjobferuations touching the inward and outward
parts of beafts, with notes of beafts bchauiour in the
flaughtcrhoufe.
The eight Chapter.
^>&j> <&&^Mte fctnD of tottcljesf, txrtjomtoe
baue note in banD, DtD alfo p?ognotticate
goto o; baa luefce, accoutring to tfje founts
nes oj imperfection oftbe cntrailes of
beaffs; o? acceding to fbe.fuperfluittes
oj infirmities of nature
^
o
k
: accoutring to
ftje abundance of burnous fonneceffarie,
.ajpearinginfbe infcrard parts and boto
els oftbe beaffs facrtficed . jFo? as toudjwg tbe outtoar&parts,
it toas aitmtcs p:outded ano fo:efenc
?
tljat tijep CTjoulD be tmo>
obferuati- out blemfjty* #nd pet tbere foere manie tofeensland notes to be
ons in the
taken oftbe ejternall actions oftt)ofe beaffs, at tbe time offacrf*
ficaJi
ugua
"
fee
:
aj8 tf
^
c?
^
)0ultl mt
^
u,etIte be fydug&t to flje place of ere>
cutton,butmuflbe fojceabliebatlcd^ tftbepbiabelcofc^o: tf
bp rjap,cunnmg, o? ffrengtb tbep toitbffcDd tbe firtt blofoe
5
0.: tf
after tbe butdjers blotue^ep leaped fep,ro?ed,ffd faff$oj being
fallciMitcfce^o? toould not quietlte Dte
5
o? bled not toeU^o? ifante
til netoes bad b#nebeard,o$anie til
figfet
fame at ttje ttme of
flaugbter ozfecrifice: li^tcbluereall figniScattonsof ill luefce
and bnbape facceffe. jn tbe ofber Goe,tf tbe flaugbterman per*
formedbis
office foell,fo as tbe beaffbad bame tell djofen, not
mfetted,but fobole anD found,and in ttje end fatre killed
5
all bad
bane fafe : fo? tben tbe godsfmilcd.
A
confutation ofaugurie^Plato his reuerend opinion
thereof] ofcontrarie euents
3
andfalfe predictions.
Theninth Chapter.
I
mtoljat crcDtt t to be attrtbutcD to fuclj
totes and tbances,tn)icbgroto not of nature, but are
gatberedbptbefuperffttton oftbetnterp^eto2S^ #s
;fo; btrds^ois & ignorant tftat eonctfucfb not,tbat
one
w
Nabaf. ofWitchcraft.
Cap.p,I o.
cne flteib onetoate^anolber anotber foate,about t&etr pjtuat ite^
cdTtties^Slnoyetare tbeotberdtuinations nioze twine andfa
Ulb.
l^otobettPJato tbinfcetb a commontuealtb cannot ffand
foitbout tins act, and numbered ft amongtije Itberail fcfences
.
UjefefeUoto^p^omffeDPompcie^afrius^nDC^far^atnonc
of tbem
C&oulddie before tbep foere old,andtbatmtbetrotmte
boufes
3
and in great bono? ; and pet tbep ail died cleanc contra*
rilie*
^ofobettdoubtles
3
tbebeatbentn tins point lucre notfo
tnucb to be blamed
5
as tbe
facrificing papifis : fig tbep ioere dire*
cted berebnto ferifbout ibe fenofoledge of (0oos p?cmtfrs;nettber
tmetotbeptbeend&bpfiKb
ceremonies andfacrificcstoerem*
ffitutea
5
but onelte bnderffad bp an tmcerteine and (lender re*
po&iJmt <H5od teas toomt to fendgcod ojtil fucceffe totbedjtl*
djen of 3fraell
5
and to tbe old patriarch and fatbers^bpon
bis ac
ceptance 0?
dtfallotoance of tbetr faenfices anb cblations . But
menin all ages baue beme To oefirous to fenofo
tbe effect of tbeir
purpofes,tbe fequele of tbings to command to fie tbe eno of tbetr
feare anDbope
$ tbat a felte tmttf).tdncb batb learned ante tfnng
fatbeartof
coufenagejinapmafteagreat manic toUiefles,
The coufening art of fbrtilege orlotarie^pra&ifed
efpeciallie by
Aegyptian vagabonds, of allowed lots,
ofPythagoras his lot,8cc.
IP7
VUtoht
Tbpdrojn
Timeo, in
lib.de
Jfcu
fubh
Wherein
thepapifh
are more
blame wor-
tfeie than
the hea-
then.
The tenth Chapter.
^>&S> QJ&sZ
S
tye COtttttetfCtt
Acgyptians,
t0f)tc^
^ti!egc
~
toereinoaDcoufening t)agabonD0
3
p?a^
orIotflia,:c*
(tiling tbe art called
soridegmm,
bad no
fmall credit among %t multitude :boto*
btit fi)cit dtuin ations lucre as lua^ ttjeic
faff and tefe, and as tbe imtdjes cures
andburtes,f as tbefotbfaters antoers,
and as tbe commonsraifingsbp of
fyU
rits,and
as
Apollos
0? t^t Had ofgraces oaacles,and as tbe tug*
glees fenaefcs of legierocmaine,andas ti)t paplflfs ero^cifmes,
and
as tbe tottdjes tbarmes, and as t^t counterfeit t)tltons
D
and
as tl;e coufeners bnauertes ^erebpan it tarns fatd
5
mn inner
yfrM)* nUtur
ip8
11 .Broke. Thedifcouerle
Lotfhare*
nUtttr inter vos menaha4
y
fljat t0, Sortilege tdjfcf) tDCTC Itfee tO
ft^fc
Slegpptian coufeners. Sis fo? oiber lots, tljcp foere fcfefc, ano tijat
latofullte;as appeared bp Ionas
ano otbers ttjat foere tjolie trait,
anD as mapbe feene among all commontoclibs^fo: tfje ace iDtng
ofDtuerfcrontrouerfies,$c: therein
ftp
netgbbour is not mt&
t)fco
7
no,: >oo ante foaie offenoebJBut tn trutt)
3
ttjinfec,btcaufc
of tbecoufenage tfjatfoeafiltemapbe trfeo fjeretn^oD fo^bao
it in tf)c commonfoealtb of tt)c B|ctnc0,tl)ougt) in tbe good ttfe
thereof it teas aUotuco in matters of great foe igljt ;aa atpearetb
leuit **. botf) in tt)t old ano nefo feffament ; and ttjat as tell in Doubtfull
Num.3
3.
tafe; min otanbuttons
5
as in elections ano inberttanees
3
ano pa*
lofu 14
cification of Variances . 3
omit to fpeafee anie tying of ttje lot*
ixhro'n.14
compjtfeo tnt)erfes,concerning tije lucfee enfuing,ettber of Vir*
&16. gil,Homer, t% anie ofyer, tytttin fortune id gafyereo bp flje fao*
Proucr.18.
1)m fUrnfU
g
tnto fycm : btcaufe it is a cbttoifljanortotculou*
Ads"*
toie,anDltfeetmto dntojens plate at Tt'mm
fecund,
0? tfjegame
calleo fflje #tlofo#ers fable: but herein 3
foill referre pou to tibe
table it felfe
3
o?elfe to Boding
to feme futfc
fobecfojitcr ibere*
topon ; of fotjomt tbere id nofoant
OfPytha-
WW*fe a lot alfe caileO Pythagoras tot$H(b(fome fate) Ari-
goras lot."
fttle beleeueo : and tyat ts, ttbere fl)e t&aratfers of letters fjaue
certetne proper numbers ; trfjerebp
ftep
Diume (tb?ougb tbe p?o*
per namesof men) fo as (be numbers of eacb letters being ga*
fljereo in a fumme, ano put togitber,gtue tricto?ie to
ftem
tdjofc
fummeis flje greater; l^etber ftje quettfon be of foarre
3
ltfe
3
ma*
trttnonfejWtfojie,! c:euen as ttje twequall number of fcofoels in
pjoper namespotfenoeib laefceof Ggbf,balting,$ctftbfeb tlje got*
fathers ano goomotfjers mig&t eafilte p?euent
3
tf
tfce cafe (too fo.
'
Of
the GabaliJUcall art, confiding oftraditions and
vnwritten verities learned without booke, andof the
diuifion thereof.
The eleuenth Chapter.
Crete? place alfo fo; tlje Cabaittttcaltart,
|confittmg of imttmttert tienttes.trljtd) tfcejefoes 00
1
brlame anil b?ag tbat <H5oo ftfmfelfe gaue to
Moles
in
tye mount Sinai
$
anD afiertuar&s toas taugbt
onelte
Nahas.
of Witchcraft. Cap.n. ipp
onelie
fottbltuclteljoicejbpoegr&s of ftKcelKon,tmCboutto^
ttng.tinttii %tHint Of Eiciras:
tumas tije fc&tflcrg OfArchippus
fctDi)fetDttanomcmo3iemtfDofb(Dfces* ljep Dmfoet&ts in
The art
ttoalne; ti)t oneerpounoelij inttf)
jfetlofojfeicall reafen tije fecrets
Cabaiift*.
efffjeiatoeano ttje bifcle,iiberem(ibep fate) ttjat Salomon
toas
^i
UN
fcerie cunning ^bicaufe ttts tojitteniri
tbe^etyctoffo.steSjtbat
be
mfputco from ifje CeoarofLibanus, euen to tfje Itftp,an0
al*
To of biros, braffs,$c* Ujccibertsas it torea fpmbolfcallouri*
nitieof tfjeingbett contemplation, of tije oiuine ant) angeltfec
toerfucs, of bolie names ano ffgnes; therein tfje letters, num*
bers^gures^mgs ano armes,ti>e patches oucrtbe letters, tbe
lines, tbe points, ano tbe
accents o all OgntSe bene pjofouna
ftings ano great fecrets. ffip tbefe arts
ffce atbetas fujpofe Mo-
fes fo^cte all %\b miraeles,ano tfjat berebp tfjep bauepotuer ouec
angels ano oiuels, as alfo fo tun miracles : pea ano tbat berebp
aU tbe miracles tbat eitber ante oftfje p?cjbets,o? %iflb&nfelfe
to:ougbt,toere accomplices*
H5ut
C.Agrippa
baumgfearrbeoto ffje bottome of fi&is nxt>c.j#iff*\
faitb it i* nothing but fuperffition ano follte 3Dtbertotfe pou
f:
<Uv4Mi94
mate be fure HOffitt tooulo not bauebfooen it ftom bis tburcb*
^
Jfojtbiscaufe tbe3etoes iuere ft flalfull in tbe names of <0oo.
$5ut tbere tsnoneotber name in %taum o: eartb,tnftbub toe
tnigbtbe taueo,but 3efus: neittjer i& tbat meant bp
b&
bate
name,butbp
bis fcerfcue ano gcoones totoaros i?s I^efe aba*
The Wa
lifts ofuriber b:ag, tbat $ep are able berebp,not onelie to fi,10 phcmic of
tut ano fenofo tbe bnfpeabeable mpfferies of co
5
butalfo ffce-
the Caba-
fecrets fxbicb are aboue fcripfure ; fcberebp alfo tbep
tafee tjpen
lifts*
tbemto pojbefie,anD to toojfee miracles :pea!)cr^bp tbep can
mafee trfjat tbep lift to be fcripture; as
Valeria Pioba sio picks
tttttint fcerfes cut of Virgil alluoing tbem to 4ES?flf. 3no ifcero
foje tbefe tbefrreuoluttons are notbtng but allegorical! games,
fcincb iole mtnbufteo in letters, points, ano numbers (iancb tbe
lcbjefotffittg eaffltefufferetb) Oeutfe,to
oeiuoeanocoufcntbc
fimpleano ignorant, anotbtstbep call ai^betarieo?arpftp
manttcall Oiuinitie,
ftbicb<Ob:iff ttjefoeo to bis
apoftles onelie,
anofobubPaulcfeftb
ty
(^eafeefb but amongperfect men; ano
being
bigb
mptteries are not to be committeo tjnto to;iting
5
ani>
ft
maoe popular 2$ere is no man tbat
reaocty ante tying
of
200
Ineoneil.
Trident.
Gcn.1.17.
Leuic/n.3
1 1 .Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Sacrifices.
fl)feCabaiifticall art
5
butmuftnadstbtnfe bpontfjc popes
euro
mitg p2actCfe0 in tbis bebalfe,ft&o batb
infcrimoj>eflo,not
onelie
tbe erpoStfon of all latnes, bottj otume and bumaue.,but aifo au>
ftontte to adde tberebnto, o? todjafoe bache tbercfrom at i>t0
pleafure : and tfjts mapbe
iaUjfuUte Dcd mmtutttj ttjc
fcriptures,
eitberbp addition o: fubttractfon, after
bis otone ponttficall iu
fting. 30fo?e)campie:bebatbaDljet)tbeaipocrpifta (feberebnto
lie migbt as tocll baue Ioined &>Auguftines
toojfes,o?
tbe couefs
of
tbe
riutll lafoe,fc
:) 9
gametebatb dimimtyed from
ftc
deca>
logo? ten commandements,not one ojtiootoo;tds,butafcbole
precept, namelietljc fecond
5
bi)icb tt
batb
pleated
b
im to oaty out
tetb bis pen : ant) trulte
be
mtgbt as foell by ffje fame auttjontic
baue rafed out oftbe feftament k>M
ark es
gofpell.
When, how
3
and in what fort facrifices were firft
ordained, and how they wereprophaned, and how the
pope corrupteth the facraments ofChrift.
Thetwelfe Chapter.
%tljefitftdSoD manifefteDtoout
fatber
Adam, by
tbe partition of ttje
apple, tbat betoould baue man line bn>
bet a lafoe, in obedience and fubmtflton;
and not to toander like a beatt fcritbout
o?deroj dtfciplme* 3nd after manban
tranfgreffed,and deferucd tberebp C>ods
beaute difplcafare; pet bis
meret e
p:
euai*
led, anb taking
companion bpon man,be
pjomtfco
(be speflias,
bbo Gjoulo be bojne ofatoomait, anDfceafee tbe ferpents
b*a&
:
declaring bp emoent fettimonies, tbat
b&
pleafare foastbat
mmH)oulD be reffojed to fauour and grace^tfeougb
Cbtf
ft : and
binding tbe minds of mento tbispjomtfe, anb to be fired bpon
tbetr Speffias,
ettablifyeo figures anb ceremonies bberetoftb to
ttoarifbfltffrfatffji
anb confirmed tbe fame toitb miracles, p?o>
bibtfingandercludmgallmansdemfestntbatbebalfe
.'
and
.t)ponbisp?omtfereneioed
3
betnioined(3fap)anderectedaneU>
fojme oftuD^ip,
bbercbp be tooulo bauebts pjomtfes conftant*
Jiebebelo,fmtljfutliebelceueD
3
and reuerentlte regarded, ^e o^
deined
Nahas.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.12,13. abt
DemeD fijc fo;fs cf m'utne facrifees;
tyi& propitiate;te,not as me*
rtttng remiflton offinnes,but as figure ofC!$fts propitiatecm
tbeotbertbzratoere of tbanfefgiuing. fljereracrificcsioerefan
ofceremoniestbepfoerepofooereofoitb confecratea fait, ana
femDleDimtbfier, frfneb foas pjeferuca in tlje tabernacle of fbe
3Lo^D : td^tc|i fier(fometbmbe) toaa fent ootonefrom
fteauen.
<t? bimfelfe commanoeotfjcfe rttess ano ceremonies to out
fo^efa(berJ,
Noah, Abraham,Ifaacjacob,
|C:pjOmifing tyttt*
in bott) ttje amplification oftfjetr families,ano alfo tfjeir apeflla*.
H5at in tract oftime
(3
fate) toantomteffe, negligence , anb con*
tempt, tt}2oug!) fte mffigation of ttjcDtucii, abolftyefc tbte infif*
tution of <3 D S> ; fo as tn ttje enb, odbimfelfe foas forgotten
amongtbem
5
and ttjep became pagans
i
bcafbens^cu
(fin
g
ftefc
otDnetoaieSjt)nttUeuenecotmtriel)aD oeuifeD anoerecteobotb
nefofacriflces^anoalfo neto goos particular tnto tbcmfclucs,
Mbofeerampletbe pope follotoett), in planing
of Cfeiffa
fa*
Agr<*a*
eraments
3
&tfguifingff)em tmtb&tsoeuifea anbfuperffitiousce*
for
e
^
w
.
temomes$ contriuing anocomp^ftenoing tberein fte
follte of
cincffc in
"
all nations
:tbe tabid) bicaufe little rtjtloaen dcd nolo perceiue ana Gods mat-
fcmnc,
3 toill paffe ouer ; ana returne to flje entiles, tdjome
3
tcr$

cannot ejecufe ofcoufenage, fuperffition, noj pet of


toanttte in
ftisbebalfe. jfo:
if (Boo faffereb falfe pjo#ets among ffte
$fr
^mofglfraeU^betttgcllJoospecultarpeople^nO^pocritgmtbe
ibnrcb of Cfcitt ; no maruell if t&ere foere fticf) people amongff
fte
Jeatf)en,t$idjnei^erp?ofefifeD noj fcnefolnm*
Ofthe obie&swherevpon the augurorsvfed topro
gnofticate, with certeine cautions andnotes.
The xiij. Chapter.
matter, repeat an innumerable multi*
tuoe ofobiects, ft&erebpon tbep pjogno*
Qtcate ga)D o: bao luche . 0no a great
matter tsmaoe of needing, therein tbs
number of nosings
i
ttje time tfcerof te
greatlie note&#je tingling in tbe finger,
ttjeelbofoe^tbetoe^tbe ttti&jfc;
arefifn*
gular
aoi
1 1 Bcokc, The dilcoucrie Superjlitiousaug
gular notes alb to be obferueD in ttjis art; tbongb fpenallt c t) dec
-
mare marhcDttjcfltcngoffolxjlc^ ana meeting of beaffs; tuftb
ttys general! caution, tljat rtjc obtect o^ matter hereon mendt*
uine, muft be fudden and imlcofced fo; : tofticb regard,cfcild;ten and
fome old fccles ijaue to
foe
gathering pjtmrofe., true loues,
mm
foure leaued graHe
;
Stemtbe perfon tonto fc&ome fucj) an obtect
effcretb it felfetmatnares
$
3tem
tftc
intention of tbe ^tutnoj,
thereby fte
obtect feSuti
ts met, is referred to angitrfe
;
litem tSje
fjoure in idjicbtbe obtect istoitboutfo^elmotoledgebpcn tbc fu&
Den met tottyall : and fo fco^tf).
vtmMh.nx- Plinicrepo?te8)tbatgrt^)ei5fltealtoafe0tofl[)eptaceofaauglj<
n
tttraLbjft.
fet, ttoo o?
ib?#
sates before tbe battell ts fougbt ; tdncb teas
i
toxq.6.
texktwtotm* attbebattcll of
Troie : anoinrefpect tbercof,tbe
jirm.in*H-
&i& foas allofoed tobetbetbeefebtroof augurie. SButamong
i
gHijj,.
fye
innumerable numberof tbe portentous beaffs, fbfoles, fer>
if
pents,and otber creatures, tbe tose is tbe moft excellent obrect,
h
fabofcouglie oefojmitie (fgnifietbttofcte and amiable fortune:
in refpect thereof fome fuperffitioas foittijes pjeferue toocs
fojtbeir familiars* 3nd fome one ofgd credit (t^omejeouto
name)bauiug conuented tfje iutlc^esttjcmfeUjrs
5
fjatt) Hawed
diuerfeof tbelrdfuels^fcfj
tfjcp feeptin bores in tbe liUcncflfe
Dftodts.
Plutarch
Plutarch Chiron^us fatflj, tbat tbe place and fite oftbe Ggnes
doteth by fljai toe uttiut bp augurie, are fpeciallie to be noted : fo
k
: if foe
his icauc,
receiue
tbem on tfje leftfioe, gcod luefce ; if ontberigbt Ode, ill
wn!
hl$
Iacfee in*m
$
: bfcaufe terrene and motfall tbings are oprftte
s
ng
'
contrarie to dtuine and fteauenlie tbingssfoj tbat febidj tbe gods
deliuer
foitbtb* rtgbtband,falletb to our left fide; and fo con*
trantotfc.
Thediuifion ofaugurie,perfbns admittable into the
colleges ofaugurie, of their fuperftition.
Thexiiij.Chapter.
|BRgB$e
latterDmmo#in tfjefe mpffm'e&ljaue
Aug^iphtu
1 [||]
&i^&
Wrfcotbfatengs into ttorlue fuperftttt'ons
:
dewgurii*,
S^|J
^
Auguftinus Niphus
termetb tbem, Slje fid! i$
u.u
HHgPmw
p^ofperitte
3 tbe fecono, ill lucfec, as fefcen
one goetb
out
Nahas. ofWitchcTaft. Cap.1^15. iaj.
outof bisboufe
5
anDtetbanbnluchiebeaff Iteng on ttjc
rigftt
(foe of t)id
toate ; tbe ftiro is oefiinte ; tbe fourtb is fortune ; tbe
fift tB til bap,
as feben an info :tunate bcaft fttoetb on tbe ci
g
W
fiuc of pour tuaic$)c Gtf is fctttitie; tfte feucntb is burtybe
e
tgbt
iscalleDaeautell
5
asfc$euabca(Hollctoetbone
3
ano Cateft) at
anp fiDe, net palling bevono btm, tz^ifcti ts a figne of gcoo lucbe
5
tbe ntntb is infeiicttte,anD ttjat ts contrarie to tt>e etgbt,as foben
tbe bcaff pafifetb before one
$
tbe tentb ts perfection; tbe cleucntb
is
imperfection
5
tbe tfoelfe is eonclufionXbus farre
be,
Simong tbe
Romans none coaiD be receiuco into tbe college of who
were
auguwstbatba&abtle^ba&b&ne bitttn fcritba&og,$c:an&
noradmit-
attbetimesoftbetrerercifCjeuenat none oaies,tbepltgbfe&
l*blci
canoels. ifrom
ftbeuce tbe paptffsconuetebnfo tbetrcburcb,
fauguro?!
ftofe
points of infioelitie . JfmalUe,tbeir obferuattans lucre fo among
the
infinite anDriDiculous
5
tbat tbere flefo not afparble out of
tbe
Romans.
ficr^but it betobeneo fomeftfjat.
Ofthe commonpeoples fond and fiipcrftitioiis
collections and obferuations.
The xv.Chapter.
SJ^ongft
itf
tfjere be mame too*
mrn
3
anD effemmat men (marie papttfs
altoates,as by tbetr fuperffifton map ap;
vaine
pdere) tbat mabegreat Dtumattons topon
foiiie ana
I tbe OjeDDing of fal^toine,
t
c : ani> ft& tbe
fooiim va-
obfernation of Oaies
an&bourestrfeas
nitici
great tottberaft as in ante tbing,
Jf
02 if
one cbance to fabe a fall from a b^fle,
eitber in a Oftperie 03 Oumblmgfoaie,
be
totll note
tbe bate an*
boure,and count tbat time bnlucbte fo? a tournie.jaDibertmTesbe
tbat receiuetb a mt&bance,fotl confioer fcbetber
be
met not a cat,
0? a bare, ftben
be toent firfi out of bis
bcojes in tbe moaning ; 0:
ttumblebnot
attbetfeetbboto at bis going out^o? put not on bis
$irt
tbe fojong fiae outfoaros ; o? bis left
lb
on %i*
rigbt fate,
ttbtcb Augurtus Caefar
reputeo fo? tt)t fo:ff lucbe ftmt mtgbt be*
feU* !U5ut abOUe all Otber nations (as
Martinus de Aries tDttd
Iteflftty)
i4 II.Bookc The difcoucric Superftitious
augufy,
Martin, de
neffctb) ti)t Spaniards, arc moff faperftitfOUS fteteirt ;f Of Spaine,
tl&jiu
^
e
P
C0
.Pk
of
^
e Wortnce of
Lufitania is tbe moff fono.
jfoj one
Jr&Jonn*
toill fate
5
3
lian a D?eame toitfgfjt,o;a crotoecrofeeo toponmp
wm^c^. l)oafe,o? an otole flcto bp meanD fcreMbcD(ttfcicb augurtc Lucius
ffl/*?-
d
*
Silla toofee of bis neat!)) o? a cocfee creto contrarte to i)ts fjoure.
beUodHiii.
anotherfatty ^emamcisat tbe
pjtme; another, tbat tbe fan
tofc in a clous anD Icofceg pale, o? a Carte fljot anD fljineD in ttic
aire, o? a Orange cat came into tlje bcufe
5
o? a ben fell from
fye
topoffbeboufc*
wihoScs.
^
anp toffl
ff

* ^
a0afae,tftbep n&?ebefore tbeir fljHDes be
on tbetr feet ; feme fotll tjolu faff %ir left tbombc in ttjctrrtgljt
banDfcrfmt tbep btckot ; ojclfetoillbolD tbetr tbtnncfotfb tbeir
rigbt bano W\m
a gofyell ts fang.
1
1 is thought toerte ill lucfce
of fome,t!)atad)ilD
3
o: ante otfjer liutng creature, fljoulDpaffe
bettoame ttoo fttenDs as
ftep
toalfee togftber^fo,: flip fap it po^
fcn&etb a DtutCon of frawolfyp, . among tbe papiffs tbcmfclucs,
ffanp bunters, as tbep focre a bunting, cbanceo to mdet a frier
o? a
pj&ff ; tbep tbougbt it fo ill lucfee
r
as tbep tooulD couple top
tbetrbounDs,ahft go bome,being in Defpaire of anpfurfber fpotf
tbat Date sparrie if tbep baD tofeD tenerie foitb a begger, tbep
tyoulD turn all tbe montetbep plateD fo? tbat Date at Dicclbe Itfee
follte i$ to be tmputeD tonfo tbem,$at obferue (as true o? p:oba*
ble)olD
toerfcs,ixb*rein can be no reafonable caufe of fad) effects;
fcbid) are bjongbt to paffe onlie bp CSoos pofoer, anD at Ins
p
to
fare, jf tbtsfo^t be tbefe that folioto:
nngiifheityVincentifeftojifotradiet
memoreHo
y
fkmk% Remember on S.Vincents daie,
Ifthat the funne his beames difplaie.
Clara dies Vault bonatempora denotat anni^
iLg*
k
~
IfPaule th'apoftles daie be cleare^
It dooth forefhew a luckie yearc.
SifblfplendefcatMariapurificante,
zMaiorerit
glacies^oUfeHum quamfuit ante,
if
Nabas.
of
Witchcraft.
k
Cap.i5,Itf. 105
If
Maries
purifieng daie,
&jtok.
Be
cleare and bright with funnie raie,
**"*'
Then
froft and cold {halbe muchmore,
After
the feaft than was before.
Sero
rubens
coelum eras indicatejfeferenum
y
Si
marie rubefcitjpentus
velyluuia ere
felt.
The skie being red at euening,
bm*.f/<-
Forefhewes afaire and cleare morning
j
"**'
Butifthe morning rifeth red,
Ofwind orraine we (halbe fped.
&omefficfee a needle oj a buckle into a cevttint ttk
9
naerx to
fte"cattjeD2aU dtjurd) of&.
Chriftophcr^ offome ofyer feint
5
bo*
ping tljerebp to be oeliuereo
ft
at peare from tfte beatacij . 3tem
maid*fozfortb bang fome of tbeir baire before tbe image of &>
Vrbanc
5
btcaufc ttjrp fooula baue ttje reff offtefr baire groto long
and be pellofo 3tem,U)omeniottt) cbildrtmnetocburcb, and
tie tyciv
gtrUcs oj
$I atcrjc t s about a bell , anD (tribe topon tlje
fame t^ffeminising ttjat tjje found thereof baffetb tbetr gatode*
liuerie* $5ut fittjence (befetbmgsbegimte to toucfrtbe Canities
Scckenuw
antifupcrfiiftonsof ineantaftons,
3
toill refers pou tbiftjer,
[^2
bfcere
pou fyali fee of itjat Owfe abundance
5
beginning at
Habar.
tfjetoO^dHabar.
How old writers varie about the matter
_,
the ma-
ner,and the meanes^v/hercby things augurificall are
.inooucd.
Thexvj. Chapter.
Heophraftus
atU)
Themiftius
affttttte, tijat
t^atfoener Ijajpcnctb tonto man fuodenlie ano bp
rJjance
3
commctt) fromibep;ouiocncc of <5oo S>o
as Themiftius
gatberefb
,
tyat men in tbat
refpect
P?ojfce>
io6 1 1 .Broke* Thedifcouerie nAugurie
$augut
p20fbcfi:c
5
tt!)cn tfjcp fpcaUe td;at commctt) in t&eir bwtnc,
topon
ttje fubben
;
ttjouglj not fenofoing o:tmberttanbtng tx^at tt)cp
fate* 2lnb
tb
at feeing Cdod l;att) a care foj
te, it agraffe tuittj rea*
jimttfotun. fon(a$ Theophrattus faitb)tl)at Ije
(feeto b* bp fome meanefc$at>
muftypc.
foeuet C^ail
fcatpen.jfo?
ixjtttj Pythagoras l>e conclubeft, tfjat all
fo; editors anD augurits arc flje tiofccs and foojbs of <3od, bp
tfjc irijtcb f;c fojetellettj man fijc gcob o: anil
tftat fijali beetioe,
Trifmegillus
affirmed tljat allaugurificall
tying* arc men*
ncbbpbtuete;
Porphyria
fatty bp gob* , o: ratyergcob angels:
accojbing to
tye
opinion of Plotinus
and lamblichus . Borneo*
t&eraffirmetycpare mcoueb bp tyemome toanbering
ty?ougfe
tyc tfociueftgncs of tye^ebiafee :btcaufe
tye niconcfeatyDamt'
wonin all fubben matters. 2$eAegypmn
affronomers&olb,
tyat tyemconcoto^ibno^ tyofc portentous matters
,
but stelU
mans
a
toanbering ffarte,sc.
Howridiculous anart auguricis,how Cato mocked
k,Ari(fc>tles rcafon againit it,fbnd^olle(ftions of augti-
rors,who allowed,andwhodifaliovvcd it.
The fond
artofaugu-
ricconuin-
ced.
Afts.1,7.
The xvij. Chapter.
osteite ail fyefe
obferttattonsfbe^
ing ncttycr grounbeb on (Sobs too;D.no:
#pficaU oj #ilofo#tcaU reafon,are toauf*
ties>fttperftitions,lics
5
anb maretotted
craft ; as ftfcerebp tye
foojlb
aty
long
time bone, anbtsfltllabufcb anbeoufc
neD 3t tS tO^itfen
;
Non ett vefirumfdre
temfora0^nufmentay0^c:%t tSnOt fbjpOH
to imotoe
tye
timt$ anb
feafons , fefcity tye fatyer Ijaty put in &is
otone pofoer, i&emofi goblte menanbtyefotfeff
#ilefo#ers
liauc gtuen notvtnit ijerebntcu >.
Auguftinc
faity
;
^r# fe<&-
natiomlms
credit,Jciatfefidem
chriftianm &
bapti/mum pr&tarica/Je, O*
fAgamtmDei^immicumejfe.
5lDnefolbCato
3
tyata rat Ijab carried
atoaieanbeatml)ts&Qfe
T
ityttytye
partie fatb foasatoconbet?
full figne.$aic(fafo
Cato)3 tytnfee not fo ; but iftyefjofe Jab m
tm tyerat,tyat&abbeatea
foanberftiUtoften mbceo W&eti
Nonius
Nabas. of Witchcraft, Cap.17, 207
Nonius tola
Cicero ft} at fytv fljouto tjaur gob fucetifc ttt battel^
bieaufe fcaen eagles foere tabfcn m
Pompeies
campe^be antoe*
reft tbus
5
#
Doubt it brill be cuen &, tf
ft
at toe chance to figbt
tottt) ptc0.3E n tbe It be cafe alto
be
antoereo Labic nus
,
trf) p:o^
OcDltbefuceeffe bp fucf) ofnutations, fa(cng> tbat tb?ougb flje
[)ope offud) toic3,Pompcie loffall
bt
s pauiilions notlong before,
tCbattotfcman toouto tbinbe,tbat Cod fooulo commitbts
counfell to a bafoe
5
an ofole
5
a toinc, 0: a tooe
5
e:
tb at
be
tuonlD
biDebfef^ctetpurpofesmtbetKDnganbbotoeteof beaflsf Ari-
.4*0.*
ftotlc tijusreafonetb
5
Slugurie ox Dtutnations are neiibertbe/^w.
caufes no? effects of ibtngs to come; rr^tbepbajnot ttjerebp
6;efelitbingstrulie,butbprbance 31^ tf
3? D^ametbatmp
fr*notoillcometompboufc
7
anDbecommetbinti^D : pettier
ftertueamenoj imagination is mo;e tbe caufe of mp frrim&s
commtng
7
tban tbe (battering of apie.
ben
Hanibalouertb:etu Marcus Marcellus,
tbebeaftfaeri*
ficeofoanteoapeeceofbtsbart^ tberefo^e fo:fotb
Marius,
\$m
be
facnfice&at Vtica,anft
tbe bcaff lacbeo bis iiuer,be muttnrie&s
jiatic tbe libe fucceflDe.2lbcfe are tbeic coUecttons,ano as bame
3
as
iftbepfatDtbattbebuiloingof Tenderdcnffeeple foas tbe caufe
OfGidvvinefandSjO^tbeDecaieofSaiidvviAbauen.S.Auguftme^^.^
1
.
fcitb
3
tbattbefe obferuattons are mod fuperffitious 1 ffiutfoe
**#***
reao in tbe fonrtb pfalme , a fentence fobub nrigbt titfiuaDe anie
pfcJjJL
cfetttian from tbis foliie ano impietie ->
3D pe fonnes of men,
bofo long foill pou turne mp glo?ie into fljame, louing fcanitie,
ano fobing lies i
tyz
libe is reab in manie otber places of
fcriptute,
>f fucfj as allofo tbis foliie
,
3 can comment Plinie
beff, i$o
v5ni&. ^
feitb ,tbattbe operation of tbefe auguries is as foe fabe tbem. tm*tMp.
5FonffoctabctbemingcDDpart,tbepare0gnes of gtoDlucbe
5^.^.1.
tffoe tabe tbem in ill paryulucbe fottofoetb, iffoe negleatbem,
Sv9*^'
anofoeptbemnotjtbepDa)nettber goto twbarme* Thomas
of
*
Aquine
reatbnetbtn tbis foifc;23)e ffarres^febofe courfc ts cer*
letne
3
baue greater atflnitie ano communitie foitb mans artf*
ons
5
tban auguries ; ano pet our (wrings ate nettber Directed no$
p:cceeo from tbe Oarres
. 3bfrb tbing alfo Ptolome
foitnelfetb,
faieng
$
sapiem dmmbitur
aft , $ brifeman oocrrulett) tbe
ffarres.
Fond
2o8
n.Booke. Thcdifcoucric tAugurie.
C.Efu&Ui.
HofnerJli-
Fond diftin&ions of the heathen writers,
concerning augurie.
The 1
8. Chapter,
^^dq^s^$tJjeatljen maoeaDittmctfon be*
ttotne:rtuine
3
naturaU
5
anacaruaUa&
gurtes. Dtutne auguries focrefurrj, as
mmfoere made btlkixt tuere done mtra*
culoutliejas ta&endogs fpafte; as at tfjc
ejrpulfion Of Tarquinius OUt Of &IS &tttg*
Dome
5
o? ftben trees fpahe , as before tbe
>^0WS?>&J%.teatbQfCxhx; ojfcbenbojffestpafeejas
did a Ijo^ffe^ofc nametuas Zanthus.spame learned ct):tfltatis
confeffe,tbat fucb things as map indeed baue dtutne caufe , map
be called Hfnine augurtea
%
o? rather fo:eU)arntngs of (H5od
3
and
tokens either oftjisblelfings oj oifcontcntatton : as ttje ffarre
toas a token of a fafe padagc to ttje magicians ttat fougfjt
<3$ift
^
fo foas tbe cockcrofoing anaugurie to Peter fo?
bi*
con*
ucrfion &nd manic fucrj ottjer diutnatto ns o: auguries ( if it be
latofull fo to fetme tbcm)are in ttje fcriptures to be found*
Ofnaturall and cafuall augurie, the one allowed,
and the other diiallowed.
The
19.
Chapter.
aitutali augurie i$ a pljpficail
0?
fttlofojbtcaU obferuatton
5
bicaufc tm*
mane and natural! reafon map be ml?
DcD fiu fuctjeuenfs : as if one bears tbe
coefce croto mante times togetber,a man
mapgbeffietbatrame toill follotoe fbo;t>
(lie ;as bp tbe crtengufrates, and bp tbeic
etfrao?dinarte toffng of tbetr foings in
^trflt^t
5
btwafetb?ongbanatin:aUinfiind:,p?ouoted
bp tbe
(mpjeirtQnoftbel)eauenliebodies
D
tbepare mowed
toknototbe
timzs,
Nahas.
of
Witchcraft. Cap.20. aop
ttatc0,acco^ingfofteDifpofittonoffteiDeafter,
as it is neeef*
farie
fo? tbetr
natures.#nd
tberefoje
Ieremie faitb
5
mUhmmc<k-
locoznoluttemfftifmtm.
Stye
jbpfictan map argue afirengtb to
toaros
in
W
pattent
5
t#entjeftcar^tt) bint
neeje tfoife,
&W
te a
natutallcaufctoiudgebpjandcomecturebpom
ffiutfure tt ts
mtocaruaU,anoairot3mefa)li^
and incredible, ttjatbptfoo
n^ings,
a man
fljould be fare ofgad lucfee 0?
facceffe in Ijts bu>
fineOfc 5
c?bp meeting ofa tode,a mantyould efcape a danger^
atcbteue
an enterp:ife,su
A
confutation of
cafuall augurie whichis mccrewitch-
craft, and vpon what
vncertaintie thofe diuinations are
grounded
Thexx.Chapter.
^at imagmatt on tooik11\>
inman
ojfooma^manpieaues &ouldnotcom<
prebend
;foj as fte
qualities ftereof
are
Crange
3
Woalmcit incredible, fo foould
tbedtfcourfetbereofbe long and tedious,
tt
erof
3.
fjad occafion to (peafee clfctd;c re
.
5i5ut trje pofoer ofour imagin at to n ejrten*
Deft
not to brau% no; reacbetfc to but)*,
and
ftere&je perteineib not ^erebnto . $eitbercan tip djance
fo
v
;
fte
rigrjt
0; left fide be got) 0? baa lucfee in it felfe Wyg
fl&ouldanpoceurentoj augurte be god i SSfcanfe ft commefft
out oftftat part of
fte
beauens,ixberetbe
gcoD ojbeneficiall ffars
are placed
tWv tbatreafon,aUtbtngstyouldbega>dand bajpie
ttjat hue on
ftat fide; but toe to trje contrarte experience,and as
commonlfeasfyat
I&elifeesbfurdttie and mo:is in ti)tm fljat credit ftjofedfuf* The vani-
nations
^bicaufetbettarres, ouerftenintbbcufe baue doming
tieofcafu-
on at tbe time ofaugurie. 3fit fljould betofeen gad lucfee, fop
0?
a11 *"&**
gladneOTe, to bearc a notfe in tbeboufe,ftbenffjemame is in A-
ries
:
and contrarttutfe, ifit beafigne of ill lucfee , fo?rotoe ,
0?
gr#fe fo: a beaff to come into
tbe fjcufe, ftje mamebeing in tbe
feme figue
: Ijere mfg&t be found afotole erroj and contrarfetfe*
flty* and
2lo II .Booke. The difcouerie
AHrologie.
ant) fozfomuct) a* boflb map
b
a
ff
en at once,
(be rule mnff
n#bs
be falfe anb rfbtculous, 3tob tf tbere toere anp certtint rules? oj
notes to be gatbereo in tbefcbtutuattons; tbe abufe tbereiu f0
fucb, as tbe Idojd of (J5od muft n&bsbe berefieb
tbereintfo imt,
ifai.
<M,i?.
3
toill Deffrote tbe tokens of fotbfaters , ana make
tbem tbat
comccture, fortes*
Thatfigure-cafters are witches, thevneerteintieof
their art, and oftheir contradictions, Cornelius Agrip-
pas fentence againft iudiciall aitrologie.
Thexxj.Chapter.
I^efe caftet# of figured map b#
numbers among
tbe coufeningfottcljes
,
febofe p^actffeisabouetbetrreacbjtbefr
purpofe to gaine, tbetr fenotolebge fiolne
from poets, tbeft art bncerteme
i
full of
bamtte,mo?e plainly Dertoeb in
tbe fcrip*
tures^ananpotberfollie. 3nbtberebp*
.on manpower trifling bamttes are r<u>
tebanbgrounoeb; as j&pfiognomie, palmeffrie, interpreting
ofDjeames, monffers, auguries,
f
c : tbe pjofefltas thereofcon*
feflTetbts to be tbe ntceffarie&ep to open tbe fenofole&ge of all
tbeirfecrets, ^tbefefeUoioesereitaSgureoftbebeauenSjbp
rh
A fl
ne
^
^f^Bttott bfo&wtf (togttber tnttb tbe conjectures of ffmili*
trickes of

ttiDCS anD
%***) $
e
P
fefee
*
finD mt
$
e waning oftbe fignfr
figure-ca-
ficato?s, attrtbuiingtotbem tbe enbs ofall tbings, confrarie to
fUrs. trutb, reafon,anb tKutnitCc : tbetr rules beingAtneonffant
3
tbat
fefo tmiters agree in tbe beneprinciples tberof.
jfor tbe
Rabbins,
tbe
olDan&uefotetters,an&tbebertcbeff {feilo&jbersotffentiit
tbecb^ftStobsftereof,btfferingintbe propjtette of
fte bow
fes, tdjereouttbep toeing tbe
fojetefltng of tbings to come , com
fen&tng mmabout tbe number offjfceres., being not pet refold
ue& boto to erect tbe beginnings ana en&es of tbe Routes : fo:
Ptolomic
mabetb fljem after one
fi^Campanus after ano*
#nb as
Alpetragus
ftmftefk at fym
be (n fte beauens
muerfe
Nahas. ofWitchcraft. , Cap.2 1 1 ^l 1
diucrfe moqings as pet to men tmftnotone,fo d
oft
ers afltrme
(not toiftcut
p^obabtittte)tat ftere
mate be ffarrcs anfrbc&es,
to
ift
ome ftefe mouings mate accord,
tfttft
cannot be fene, rt*
fter ftzouglj ftetr exceeding inglmes,o? ftat Infterto are not
tried iruftmtieobferuatton of
fte
art* SE|}e true motion of Mars
loh^M^
is not pet pcrcetued, neither ts it podtble to Sno out
fte
true en*
*' *
tringofftefunns into
fte
equinoctiall points* Jltte
not Denied,
$j^.*t
ftat fte
attronomcrs ftemfeiuesbauereccmedftefr hgi&and
JgJ^
ttjetr tjerte art from poets, Ixritfjouf ftfeofe fables
fte
ttoelue 'nmsdepm.
fignes
5
and
fte
no
w
:fterlie andfoufteriie figures fjad neuer afcen*
#
c/ ^w.
dedinto jjeaucn, 8nd pet (as C.Agrippafatft) affrolcgersdco
f$f
,i
f
U

hue, coufen men, and game bp ftefe


fables ;tdnles
fte
poets,
ukfamu
fcfctft
are
fte
inuentoas offtem,d(D hue in beggcrie. /***.
Sbetierieflulfulleff mathematicians confeffie,ftatit istnt
^rcheUus.
podtble to find outtmie certeine
fting
concerning
fte
knoto
c
^^'
ledge ofJudgements, as iueli foj
fte
innumerable caufes
ifttft
&****
foo?fee togifter foift fte
tjeauens, being all togifter, and one
foift fte ofter
to be condoeredtas alfobicaufe influences to
notcopttraine but incline,
if
o:manieo#nnarie andejrtrao?di*
narie occafions Ocd interrupt
ftem;
as education, cuffome,
place, Joneffie, birft,
bloud, Ochneflfe, ijealft, ffrengft, foeafee*
nes, meate,d?tnke,libertie ofmind, learning,^ #nd
ftep ftat
ijauc fo#itten
fte
rules of iudgement,and agras n&refi therein,
being ofeqtiall auftojitte and learning, publift &contrarie opt*
nions topon one
fting
, ft
at it i& impedible fo? an affroiogtan to
pronounce a cerfeintiefcponfo Variable opinions
$f ofterimfe,
topon fo fcneerteine repo#s no manis able to fudge herein* &>o
as(acce$ding toPtoIomie)ftefo?ebnotoledge of
ftings
to
come bp
fte
ffarres,dependeft as foell topon
fte
afc
fettions offtemind, as topon
fte
obferuation
of
fte
planets, proceeding rafter ftom
ftance ftan
art,as fcfterebp ttjep
deceiueoftecs,andars
decerned ftem?
feluesalfo.
'tti.il.
The
Aftrolo-
gersprog-
nofticati-
ons are like
the anfwers
oforacles.
al2 H.Booke* The difcotierie
Attrologers.
The fubtiltic of aftrologcrs
tomaintcincthe
cre-
dit of their art, why they remaine in credit,
certeinc
impieties conteinediaartrologersafTertions.
Thexxij.Chapter.
f
pou matfce tl>e atnn(ngone&
pou tyall fe tbem fpeabe darKelie
of
things to come, deuifmg bp
artificiall
fubttltte, tioubtfull
p?ognoCications,
ea*
Cite to be a#lied to euerie
tbmg, time,
prince, and nation: and if ante
tying
cometopaffe according totbeir diuina'
ttons,tbepfo?tifietbeir old pjognoCica*
ttons toitb neto reafons. $euertbelcs,in tbe multitude and ba*
riettc ofCarres, pea euen in tbe toerte middeC oftbem,tbep find
out Tome placed in a gadafpect, and feme in an til
;
and tabe oc*
cafion berebpon to fate tobat tbep litt, p?omifing bnto fome
mm
bono?,long Iife,foealtb>bitfo;ie, cbildjen, marriage, fr&nds, of*
fices;$ finattieeueclaCingfelicttie.315ut if toitb anie tbepbedife
content, tbep
fate tbe Carres be not fauourable
to tbem, and
t&eaten tbemtoitb bangiug,020toning,bcggerte
J
0cbenes,mi&
fortune,!c. 2nd if one of tbefc p^ognoCicattons fall out rigbt,
tben tbep triumjfe
aboue meafare . 3Sf tbe p?ognoCicato?s be
found to fo:ge and lie alfoates(tottbout fudj fortune as
tbe blind
manbad in billing tbe croto) tbep toill ercufe ttje matter,fateng,
ftat
SapiensdomimtHrartri4,i$tta$(&ttQ$nng tO Agrippas
tD02dS)
neitycrtbetoifemanruletb
tije Carres, no? tbe Carres ttje toffe*
man>but dSodruIetb tbem botb.
Corn.Tacitus
faitb
3
tbat tbep are
a people difloiallto p:fnces, decerning tbem ftat
bcl&uetbsm.
andVarrofai$,tbattbetoanttteofaUfu^^
ftebofomeof aCcologie. and (four life$ fortune depend not on
tbe Carres, tben it ts to be granted, Cjatffje aOroIogers febe
tytxe nottjmg is to be found* Buttoe are fo fond, miCruCfuH
i
credulous,tbat toe feare mo?e tbe fables o Hfcobin gd fclloto, at
trologers,! fcritcbes
,1
bcleeue mo:e tbe tbings tbat are not, ffjan
tbe tbings tbat
are. andtbe mo?ebnpodible a tying iz&z mm
toe ffand in feare thereof; and$eleflk Ubelie to be tcuz$t mm
toe
Uahas. ofWitchcraft. Cap.* 2. ilj
foe beleeoe it. 3nb iffoetoere not
fuft>3l ftmfcc foift
Cornelius
Agrip
p
a
, ft
at iljcfc biuinojs, affroiogcrs, contarojs, ana come^
no;s toouto Die fo; hunger*
ana our fariift Ifgbt
bclafe,fojgetting ftings patt
5
ncgled:mg
ftings
pjefent, anofcertebatfie to bnofo ftings
tocome,
soft ft
comfort anb mainfeine ftefe
ccufcno:s
;
ftat tftereas tit ofter
men,fo: makingone lte,fte faift ofjjtm
ft
at fpcabeft is (b mud)
miffruffes, ftat
all
fte
reffouebeing true ts not regarbeb. Con*
trartoife, in ftefe
coufenages among our Dtuino?s,one ttuft
fpoben bp i)ap gtueft fuft
crebit to ail fteir
lies, ftat euer affer
ioe bdkm iftatfceuer ftcp faies^oip fncreDtble,tmp0ffible 02
falfefoeueritbe. >fc ThomasMoore
faift, fte?
fenoto ItOtSftO
s.Thomas
are in fteir
ofone ftambers, netfter tfto mabeft ftemteUtes Moore*
tucbotoes
ftat
tabefopon
ftem
ail
ftis
cunning, bnotolcbge,
frumpc*
anb great fo^efigbt.But to enlarge fteir
crebit, 0? rafter
to ma*
lu
a^{
Ai
ntfettftefrtmpubencie
5
ftepfafeftegtftofp?o{feefie
3
fte
fojeeof
a rol<
^
erSt
reltgton,fte fecrets ofconfcience,fte potoer ofoiuels, ftetoertue
of miracles,
fte
efficacie of pjaiers,
fte
Hate of
fte
life to come,
tc: boft
onlie bepenb tjpon
fte
ffarres,anb is giuen anb bnotone
bp
ftemalone.
ifo;ftep
rate,
ftat iften ftefigne ofGemini
ts afc
Cenbeb,anbSaturneanDMercurie be faineb in Aquarie,m
fte
Aftrologi-
ninftboufeof
fte b^uen0,ftere is apjojbet bojnetanb ftere*
call bia
fb?e
ftat fetff b^b
fo manie t)ertues,bfcaufe
be bab in
ftat place
P
hcmi*
Saturne
anb Gemini, ^ea
ftefe
Slffrologers bco not fftcbe to
fate, ftat fte
ffarrcs biffrfbute all (btfes
of religions:
tfterein
Iupiterfe
fte
e(pcciailpatrone,tfto being fotnebimft Saturne,
mabeftfte
religion of
fte
3etoes ; foift
Mercune,
of
fte bnfft*
ano ; foift fte
^ome^fatoficfetffianitte . f^eaftepaffirmeftat
fte
fatft of cuerie manmaie be bnofonc to
ftem as foell
as to (0ob. ant) ftat Q:tff bintfelfe bib tifc
fte electa
on ofboures in
bis miracles ; fo as
fte
3clues
coulonotburtbimiftileff befocntto ic-
rufalem,anbfterefo;eftatbe faib to
bis
bifciples ftat
fb&ab bint to
rut
go ;3refterenottfoe!ue
*
boures in
fte
bate*
&#.
Who
a
1
4 i * .Bcfcke. . Thedifcoueric Aftrologie,
Who
hauepowerto driue awaie diuels with their
onelie pretence, who (hall rcceiue of God whatfocuer
they aske in praier, vvho fliall obteine euerlafting life by
meanesofcon(tellatioiis>as natiuitie-cafters affirme.
The xxiij. Chapter.
Iep fate alto, tl#t fceixtytcMat^
Mars
i)aptlie placeD in tbe ntntb tjoufe of
fye ljeauenjej
3
fyall tjaue pofoer to Djtue
afoafe Dtuels iuttfj i)ts onelte pretence
fromtljemfljatbe poffeffeD. anDbetljat
ffjallpjate to (Sod, i$en fjefinDelfj flje
Spcmte and
lupiter
toineD totti) tije D:a*
gons l)rao in tijc mfDDett of
rtje flattens,
fijall obteine ftbatfoeucr ije affcett) : ana tftat
lupiter anD S atume
D<d giuebleffeDnesoftbelifeto come, Butif anteininsnattui'
tit ^allfjaue Saturne tjapptlte places in
Leone, Ijtefoule fliall
ornaduitL
ftfue euerlafftng life SinDjeretjntafub&xtfce
Peter dcAppo-
caftcrs* na, RogerBacon,GuidoBonatus
3
AmoId de villa noua,anD ftjt
CatDtnall ofAlia .
$urtbermo?e
3
%t pjoutDence of cd is w
nteD, anD
ftie miracles of <&b;i&m DimmtfycD., t$en fijefe
potocrsof tfjeijeaucns anD tyefrinSnencteg areiii fucfjfotf aD>
uattce&. Mcfes,EfaiejIobanD Ieremief&metO Difltfce anD re>
feet tt : anD at Rome in times paff it foas bam$eD, anD bp Iufti-
semc.tib.4e
nian
conDemueD imDer paine of Dcatfj. jFinallfe,
Seneca
Derf^
**&**
btfy gjefe foftfaieng toitcfieg in tljte fo?t
5
aimongd tlje Cleo-
nes (fattfi fje) tljere tpaje? aenffome
5
fi>at tlje y&^oc(>vKoates(tibiih
toeregajers in tt)eaier5tDafct)ingbi)eitaffo2meof i>atle fiEjouto
fall) i$n tijegfaiue bp ante tfouDtljat tlje (joiner foastmmfc
nent anD at
ftanD
5 tlje t>fe toas
(3
fate) bfcaufe of tfye ljurt i$td>
ttmtgljtD to tfctrtine*,
$c: Dtltgentlte to toame tbe people
ftereof; ftbo WeD not to pjouiDe clofeea 0? ante fad) Defenfe a*
gatnll it
3
but pjoutDcD facrificejS; tlje
rtcft,
cocfees anD i$tf
lambed ->ti)2 pcose foouto fpoile tfjemfelueiS bp cutting Qi
ftombes^ns tt)ong|!(fatt!)be) tftat
little blouD conto afcenD t?p
fa ft)* clousc^ anD Do ante gcoD fyere
fo?
fysix retefe in tf)i*
matter*
Thefollie
ofour ge-
nethliaks,
tural.^.
Mahasl
ofWitchcraft.'
'Cajxaj;
iif
matter.
#no
^rebpfljetoateJiDttltmpattbWo^oa a Venetian twwurms
perttition, of great anttquttte, atio at tt)i* oaie(fo
k
: ougfct 3 can
v*****
reaototf)econtrarie)inMe, 3tteiD^ten,ftateuenep0ereo
w
:t)^
Jj*
<
nartliefcpon
afcenGonDaie,ff)e2Dafee of Venice
3
accompanieD
fctft
tfte^tate^goeft tPift
great folenmitte fcntotfee fea,an&
after ceiteine ceremonies entity cafleftfteiemtoagotormgof
great fcalueanoMmattoh foj a pactffcato?ieofaIatton ;trijere>
fotti)aUfyetrp?eoeceGb#i fujpofetifijat tfjeibjafljof fljefea foas
loatmiGaf
afftoagetKffip ftte
attton,as a late inciter fatty, tijepo Dej}onftre
ropius in

^m^,5att^efpoufe4efeatjntott)emfelae0,fc. m.&uy-
'
JUtta5fterefo?e,accoutring to $e pjojfceteaowfc^alfee rained-
of $e !io# in fte^onres of tfje latter time, anD |e $all femr
^'a
0,
**
t^tteclouoe5,anD gfue tws raine$c;fo?fttrelie,ttietoote(ajEf tfja
(ante
p:c#et faittyfjaue fpofcm fcanitie, tfje footers fjaue
femea
lte
3
ano tfje steamers fcaue tolo a fcaineflnng*
ffjep
cemfojt in Daine, ano fterefoje
tljeg
toent atoaie Wbe
ty&pe., ic* 3ff ante
fijespebtter o?
foitefcmonger toili
follpiD
ftem^epfljallgo
alone fo; me*
. ,. ^
f7#
ziS
i2.Bookc. Thcdlfcoucric
Chames,tfc.
^Tfa
twelfe
(
BooJ{e.
The
Hebrue word Habar
expounded,where
alfo the fuppofed fecret force of charmes and in-
chantments isfhewed,and
the efficacie ofwords
is diuerie waies declared*
Thefirfl:
Chapter.
i^ijS^Cb?ttetoO?tl
Ha-
bar,
being in dDreebe
Eft-
thin
\
ant> m ilatine
//?-
tarete ttt (i&igfity, Coin*
c&ant , oj ( if yon
ba&
rattjcr
^auc tt fo ) to brtuttd)
*Stl
t&efe incbantments , cer*
teine toofic*
,
terfes, o:
djarmes, fc : are fecretlie
tottered , therein tbece is
tbcugW to be miraculous
efficacie. ijjere te great to
jrtette hereof: but tibzfyzt
*
it be by cbarmes , fcotccs , U
mcge^aracter^QoiiesJ, plmte,mttal*> l)ttbe$,tc ffcere muff
tjeretoit&aU afpec' all fo; me ofauras be attoaies Weo
s
either tte
uimfiiabolicaiynfenfiblejO? papift(call, fcberetopon all ibe toer*
tueoffte tagte in fujpofed to oepeno i 23jts teo?o is fpectallie to*
J&L$*.
fet> in ttje
5
8. pfalme, ftbitfrplace t&ougb tt be taken top fo? mine
atmerfatiesffcongeftargument againif me
;
ytt me tbinfces it
mafceibfoimfbme.asibepcan neuecbeableto antoer it.
jfo*
.Pfci.s8.43.
fljcreitplainelieafpearetb, flmttbeattoerbearetb nottbe tootce
ofibedjarmcr
5
cbarme|!e iieuer fc curonnglte ; contrarie to Qe
poets fabling,
Pamm
Uxigidtts
ingratis cantando rumpturangnsr*
The
Habar
expounded, ofWitchcraft, Cap,i
?
2, 217
The
coldifh fnakc in medowcsgreene,
ty/bju*
Withcharmesis burft inpceces cleenc.
SBat hereof
mojc fijall be fa id fcereafferin Dueplace.
31
grant ftjat tocjDS ftmettmes Ijaue lingular fcertuc and eftv
caete, citftcc tn pcrfuafion 0; Dtfuafion
,
as alfo tittxccfc ott)cr
toaies^foasfterebp
fame are conucrteD from tfjc Urate of per*
Ditton
5
to ttje eftate offata atton : and fo contratftoffe ; accusing
tottjefatengof
Salomon;
SDeatbanD life are in tbeinftrument
Prouer. 28.
oftfte
tcong : but euen therein (Cod too?ketl) all in all , as foell tn

]"'*
Q
*
framing tbe ijeart of ttje one , as in Directing
fte
tcong of
tbe o*
p&i^
fter
: as ajpearefl) in manieplaces of
tye
&olie feriptures*
Whatis forbidden in fcriptnres concerning witch-
craft^ofthe operation of words, the fuperftition ofthe
Cabalifts and papifts >who createth fubftances,to imi-
tate Godin fome cafes is preiiimption*words offanc-
tification.
Pfal.i^.
Icrem.3*.
Ifai..
Ifaljo.
Prou.16.
I
Thefecond Chapter.
^at M)id) i# fo^btDDen in
tyt
Jcrtptures touching incbantment 0? toitdj
craft,ts not tl)c toonDerfull toothing foitfjt
too?D* jfo?tj$eretoo?D0|)aue jjaDmtra*
culous operation , fljere
fyatfi
beme al*
toates trjc fpectall p^outDence, potoer ano
grace oRS5od UttereD to
ft
e ftrengtftening
^V/^^-t^offtefaittj ofodspeople, anato ttje fur*
Iterance ofttje gofpell: as trfjen tt>e apottle tottft a too?D flue Ana- Aa*j.
nias
ano Saphira.
HBnt tlje pjojijanatton of(0oos namfe,tl)e feDu*
cmg^buBng^nDcoufentngoftbepeoplejanDmansp^efnmpt^
on is fjerebp p2orjtbitD,as tdjerebp manie tabe fepon tljem after
fterecitaUoffut^names
5
asdl5oDin tt)efcrtpture
fremefytoap*
p;op:tate f ttfmfelfe
5
to fojefljefo things to come, to toojfee mtra*
cles>to Detect fellonies/ic: as tbe Cabalifts in timB pafttofee
^ponftem^bpftetennamesof (EoD, anD&ts angels, e^p^elTeii
in
.;
Zl8
l2.Bookc. The difcouerie Witches
defcribe.
ijTttjcfcnpturc^fotoKelufflnD^r^: ano as tye paptffsattyis
fcaie bp
tye
itfce names
3
bp croffes^bp gofpels bangeo atout tyetc
uecfes,bp maffcs
5
bp erojcifmes^bp Ij&lie Urate*: , ano a tyoufano
confecrateo ojratycr ejrecrateo ^ing^p^omtre tinto tyemfelues
am> ot^cr^
3
bptt3 fjealty ofbooie ana foule*
. HBut as beretn foe are not to imitate
tye
papftfs , & in futy
tying#,as are tye peculiar actions of<o&, toe ougfct not to tafee
ionas.r,
^
n
^
t0 COUntecfct
3
o^ refemble &tm,
ttytty foity $is fos?o ere*
ateo all tytngs.
jFm
ttse,neftyer all tye
eoniuro^ Cabal(Bs
?
pa*
pias.fcDt^faiers^ndbanter^tutt^es, no? tyarmers in tyefoo?to,
raftyeranieotyerbumaneo^pet Dfabclicall canning can aoue*
ante fucft ttrengtft toclSoos tDo^femanl^tp^as toanabe anie
tfting
anefo
5
oj elfe to ejetyange one tying into anotyer^cfo qualities
map be aooeo bp humane art, but no neto fubSance can be
maoe o; created bp man #n& feeing tyat art f&tlety Ijeretn,
Doubtles nettyer
tye
illufions of Dtuels
>
no?
tye
cunning of fort*
c&es,can
tying ante futy tying truelie to paffe,
if
o? bp tye
founo
of
tye
Voomnotying commety , notying goety, otyertotfe tyan
0oo in nature
baty
ojoetneo to be &ne bp o:oinarte
fp#ty , o?
elfe bp Ijis fpectall o?t inance <3nD&D fromof fancttficatton are
Words of
neceffarte ano commenoable, accojotng to^
,Paules rule ; %tt
fanftiika-
p
0ar mcat j>e fancttfieO tutty
tye
foo?& ofd!5oo,ano bp pjater.HBuf
wherdn
fwwfflfcatfon Dcoty not bere figntfie ettyer tyange of fubttance of
they con-
tye
meate, o?
tye
aooing of ante neto Brengty tyeretmto : but it
fift.
is fancttfieo, in
tyat it is receiueo fotty tyanfefgiuing anopjaier;
tyatour bo&ies map be reftetyeo, ano ourfouletyerebp maoe
tyeaptertoglo?tficd5oo.
Whateffed andoffenfe witches charmesbring,hovv
vnapt witches are,and howvnlikelie to worke thofe things
which they are thought to doo,what wouldfollowe if thofe
-
things were true which are laid to their charge.
Thethird Chapter.
!e too#$ ami otijet tlje tliuCtonsf of iirit*
tyes^tyarmers, anocontarojs,
tyougfc tyep
benot
futy in operation ano ettect
,
as tyep
are commonlte
taften to be : pet tyep
are offenfiueto tyemateffte
ano
Habar.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.j. 219
arid
name ofcJJoD, obfcuring
fbe ttnt^ ofotuinftte
3
$
alfo of
jbtlo
*
fo#ie, jffo?
if<25od onlp gfuelife
* being to all creatures,tr!jd can
put
anpfud)bertueo?liuelie feeling into a bcdp of gold,filuer,
fcead
5
oj foap, as 1^ imagines ?3f eifljer pj&ffs^iuelSjOjfoit*
c^e0 could fo 0(D) rtje dtutne pofoer fljulo be cijecfeed
$
outfeccd bp
tnagicall tunning,! d5ods creatures madeferuilefo a foitdtjes
pleafure* What i$ not to be bjougftf fo pajte bp tljefe incantatt*
ons, if
fyat
be true fcrfnrf) is; attributed fo tmtcljes *
$
pet tljep are
An nm lc
toomeu tbat neuer toentto &bie in tfjeir liues, no?bad anp tea*
dcfcripiion
t&ers : ant) tberefoje tmtfjout art o? learning
;
pcme^nd fberefo^e
ofwomen
not able to makeanp pjouifion of metals o; (tones, <sc : ttfcerebp
commonhr
to b?ing to paffeffrange mattery bpnaturallmagiche^olDanD
%^
mt
~
fiiffe,and ttjerefo^e not nimble banded to tieceiue pour eie foftU
legierdcmame
;
beauie, and commonlie lame,and tberefoje ton*
apttoflieintbeaire,o2toDanfetift tbe fairies; fad,, melawbo*
lifee, fallen, ant) miferabIe,andtberefoje it fyoula be bnfo Item
(Imita Mmema)tO banftet OJ danfe iMfl) Minerua;0?pet
luttfl
He-
rodias, as tbe
common opinion ofall tetters Ij^rein is. Dn tbe
otberfids,foefetl)cp are fo malicious andfpitefull,
fyat it ftjep
bpfbemfelues>o?bptbeirdiuels
5
could trouble tbe elements,
foefl&ould neuer baue faire foeatbcr* Jffbep
could fttll men,
tbtld?en, 0? cattelljtbepfoould fpare none;butfoould deffrop and
hill fobole
countries and boutyolds.3lftbepeojrta tranffer come
(as is affirmed) from fteir neigt)bo2S field into fbeir ofone,
noneoffl)emtoouldbepcD^e
3
noneofterl^culdberid!) #
jc
fyep
could tranffojmetbemfeluesand otbers(asitte
molt confiantlie affirmed)
ob
fclmt a number of
apes and otolcs ftould tbere be oftos ! 3|f
Incubusconld beget Merlins
among
tos, foe (bould bauea iollfe
mameofcoldpjo*
pbets*
Why
iio !2.Bookc
#
The difcouerie Lawe
ofxij.tabk
WhyGodforbad the pra&ife ofwitchcraft, the ab-
furditie ofthelawe of the tweluc tables, wherevpon
theirestimation in miraculous actions is grounded, of
their woonderous works.
The fourth Chapter.
l^ottQi) it be apparent,
tW tty
^olte-grjoC fo^btooetb ttjts art,btcaufe of
fte
abufe cftfjc nameof(25o&,an&
fte
cou>
fenagecomp?ei>enoeo fterem : pet
3
com
feffc,fte cuffomes ant) latocs almcff ofall
naftons tcd aeclare, tijat aU ftcfc rniraru*
Ions too?fes before bp meeite&,anD manp
otter Brings mo^e tomnoerfiill, foere at*
Acommon
and vni-
uerfali
er-
ror.
tributes to
fte
pofoer oftottcbes. Uje tdu
ft
lafoes,
tmft fte
ep>
ecptionsan&iuDicialsfteretopon, ant>
fte
tottcfjes confections,
liaue beguiles almoff ftefcbolefoojlD,
S)r.t abfuroittescon*
cermngtoittbcraft,areto^tttentn(be!aiD of ftettoelue tables,
febffttoas
fte Ijigftcff anb moft ancient lata of tl)c Romans ?
i&crefepon
fte ffrongett argument of tottftes omnipotent
potoer ts framed
; as
ft
at
fte
tut feoome of
fuft
latugtucrs couto
not be abufeo.
Wereo^mefttnfes)
migljt be maoe a mo:e ftrong
argument on out fiDc
$
to farit, %i
fteft^ft
ano ptfncfpall bloes
of
fte
too?lD be in
ftis
cafe ridiculous, tiatne, falfe, tnerettbie,
pea anti contrarie to (Sods lafoe;
fte
refioue of
fte
lafoes ano ar*
gnmentstoftat effetf, are to be fufpecteo 3f
ft
at argument
HjoulD IjoId, it mtgljtp
L
:cDue all
fte popift
(atoes againtt p?ofe*
ffants,i
ftebeatbentflb ponces latnesagainQ c^tStans, to be
gD and in fojee : fo; it is Itbe
ftep
fcocuto not Ija ue maoe
ftem,
weptftepljao borne gcoD* Were it not (ftinfcepou)affrange
proclamation,
ft
at no man(tpon patne ofDeaft)
ft
outo pull
fte
monoout of fteauen 1 3novtt toerie manpof
fte
moft learneo
foitftmongers mafte ftcit arguments tpon toeafeer grounds;
asnamelteinfttsfo?me ano maner ; OTe find in poets, ftat
foitftesfo?ougbtfuftan&fuft miracles \Ergo
ftep
can accom*
Md.Mu/.' P
l{
$
anD 0cD
ft** J ft
at toonoer.2$e foojos of
fte
lafoe are ftefe;
IJIodirmu
Hyftrius.
iteming*
Bar.SpineHs.
Habar.
ofWitchcraft. Cap.4,5. 221
Cuifhiges
incantajfitpazruudato, Neue altemm Jegetempellexeris excan-
Undo,ne%
inc<intando,Ne
4grum
defrttganto : 8je fZXiit foljerof i\\ <ltg'
lityimte
jitcf
Wm
be erccuteD tbatbefoitebefbeojne, Cranf*
ferre
net cfter mzm cojne into
%
grouno hv tntbantment,
Cake b&se
ftjou incbant not at all nettber mafee
tbp netgbbo?s
ficlo barren :be
tbat bcotb tbefc tbings fi&ail t)te
3
$c,
Aninftance of onearreignedvpon thelaweof the
t weluetables
3
whereby the faid lavveis prooued ridicu-
lous, oftwo witdies that could doo woonders.
Thefift Chapter.
ftfyouglj among
ft?
, toe
tty'nfee
ttjembclxntchct) itjat ftar fuDDenlieptD?e
3
ana not fyzmtbat grofoe bafitlte net)
;
pet
at Rome pou (ball bnfcerffano, tbat(as
Plinierepo?tetb)t)pon fgefe artfclejss one
>
C.Furius Geffus
foas conuenteo before
Spurius Albinus^foj
tbat be
being bat a
?<
little *4$e free, anb beltuereb from bon*
ofc.F.c.
bage,occupiengonelte:tiUage
5
greforicb on tbe fuooen, as Ija;
conuemei
uinggcDD crops ;fo as it foas fufpeetebftat be tranfferreb
bis
for a witch

nefgbbojs co?ne into bis ficlbs $one mterceffton, no belaie,


noneercufe, no dentall tomlb ferue, nettber in tell no? bertfion,
nozpettfoougbfeber o?bonefi meanes: but
be
foas afllgneb a
pcremptojiebate,toanftocrfo2 life* 3no tberefoje fearing
tbe
fentence ofcondemnation, trfneb foas to be gtuen tbere
,
bp
tbe
twice ana feerbtct oftb?ae mm (as foe biteare trfeabp tfoelue)
maae
bte abearance at tbe aaieaSignea, anbb^ugbtfoitbbtm
W
plougb* ana barrofoes. fpases anai^ouels, and otber intttw
ments of bufbanbjte
,
bis ojcen, boaffes, ana footing battoc&s,
bis feruants, ana alfo
bis aaugbter,ftbitb foas a fiuraie foewb
ana a gaaabuffoffe, ana alfo(as Pifo repo?tetb) foell trfmrnebbp
in apparell, ants faib to tbe ftbole bencb in tbis foife, ilo bare mg
tojasjmabe mine abearance, accojaingto mp p?omtfe ana
pour
pleafures, patenting tmto pou mp cbarmes anafottrip
crafis,
b$tcb b^ue (b fort
cbea
me* $0 fo:
tbe
labour, foeat, foat*
djing,
222 12 .Booke. The difcoucrie Witches
pun'ijhA
djmg,care
5
anDtiUtgence
5
^icti3l^auei)feDmti)t5 beijalfe,
3
cannot fl&efo pou tbcmat tins time, #nd bp tbis mcanes
be toas
dtfmiffed bp tljeconfentoftftatcourt,tftoot^ettDtfe(aj5tttDaj8
tbougbt) tyoulo barolp Ijaue efcaped ibe fentence ofcondemnatu
on, andpumO&mcntof deatb*
MatMttef.
3* isconflantlie affirmed tn
M.Mai, ffjat Snafus
Wed alfemtes
^
2. qu/.u to btoe tymtelfc in a monty6aU,ano bad
a dtfctple called Hoppo,
M
tf* fcbo ana&e
Stadlin
a mafftertmtcb, and could ail ftben tbep ltd in*
uifiblie tranfferre tl)e tbiropartofibefr netgbboursdomg,
Jap,
co^ne, tc nntotbetr ofone ground , mabe Jaile, tempetfs, and
flouds, imtb tbunder and Ug&tning; and hill dnto^en, cattell,$c:
teuealetbings bidden, and manpower trtebs, irbenandfcd&cre
tbep US. JIBnt tbefe tfoo fl)tfted not &toeli totfb tbe mquifito?s,
astbeotberfotfb
tt>e Romane
anD Ijeattien fudges, ^ofobeit,
Stafus tuai ten fjard foj tbem alfcfiw none ofall tbe laUifer^ no? tn^
quffitojs couto tying bimto ajp&ce before tbem, ifit be true t&at
tuittbntongersfojite in tbefematters.
Lawes prouided for the punifhment offiich witches
as worke miracles, whereoffome are mentioned, and
ofcerteinepopifh lawes published againft them.
The fixt Chapter.
^ere are otljer latoeg of otijet
fimpSu
vfi^'Sri n^w
nattontfmaDetofttsinctettble effect:as
bilities.
*
**5^?2L Iffi^r
Lex ^carum p^ouioeflj pumtyment fo$
tbem tbat flic in tbe aire from place to
place, andmeeteat tbeir mgbtlte affem*
bites, and b?aue banbets, carriengforifl*
tbem plate,and fucb ffuffe,sc: euen as toe
i^^/^^-^l^onto mabe a lafoe to bang pirn fljat
fljoulo tabe a cljwrtb in
ty*
fiaom at
Douer, and ifeofoe it to Cal-
Ike.
0ndbtcaufe in tbis cafe alfo popffl& latoes (ball be fame to
be ass fU8j and letoD as an? otber tjfeatfoctter, and fpcriallte as
tp:annous as tbat fcbicb
is mofl cruell: ponfljall bcare tc&at trim
neto latues
tbe cburcb of
Rome
batb
latelie deuffed Mjtte are
iberefojet&efoojbs ofpope
Innocent
tbeeig&t
to
tbe tnqutfitas
of
Habar. ofWitchcraft. Cap.6,7. 223
Of
Almanie,ant)0f popelulius
tfte feCOn^ftltt tO tlje tnqtlfCftQ*
Awifelawe
ofBcrgomen. 3t is come to our eares,tfjaf mamelefoDperfins,
ofpopc in-
ofbofl) feinDs,as tall mate as female,foftng tt)e companie of
fte
nccnc an
r
a
Diuels
Incubus anD
Succubus
3
imtb mcanfattons^cljarmes^on'
it ^l^
titrations, %c ; D oeCroie,$c : ftebirt&s ofijoomen iottft rfHlD,t!je they wan-
pa)ngofaUcatfdl,fteto^oftt)cfelD^e grapes of tije times,
tedwk
fte
frttfe of
tfte
trees : 3tcm,men
5
tnomen, anD all fetnD ofcattell
wh*n
.
the
y
anDbeaffsoffyef&lD: anoiDtttjftetrfatomctjantments^c: Dco
ma elt*
trtterlie e#ingnifl^fuffocate^nD fpoile all trineparDs,o?tcbarDs,
meDotues^paffures, grade, gr#ne co^tne, anD ripe co?ne, ano all
ofljer poDfoare : pea men anD foomen fljeatfelues are bp ftjeic
fmp:ecattonsfcafflid:eDtMt{) ejtfemail ano mfoarDpamesanD
Difeafes
3
ti)atmen cannot b0eget>no2 toomen bjing fingtbante
rfjtlmen, no: pet accompli!!) tfje outie of foeDlocfee
5
oenieng
fye
faitt? tx|)tci> ffjep in baptffme pjofeileD, to ifce Deffruction of
foefr
ofone foulestc. 4Dur pleafare tberefo?e is,tbat all tmpeDiments
fyat mate IjtnDer fte
inquifitojs o$tce
3
betrttcrlic remoueo from
amongtfje people, lead flits blot of tjerefie p?cc#D fopoifonanfr
Defile tfjem
tftat be yet innocentanotrjerefoje teDa o:Deine,bp
tjertueoEfljeapottolicall au!f)02ttte,tf)at ottrmqtttfi:to2Sofljigfr
Almanie
3
mateerecufe fte
office of inquiftttontpall tortures
anD afflictions, in all places, anD topon all perfons, fc$at ant*
i$crefoeuer,as toell in euerte place anD DiocefTe^as tjpon ante
perfon ; anD tbat as fr&lte, as tijoagl} ttjep iuere nameD, ejepjefr
feD,oj ctfeD in tljts car commtlTton*
Poetical authorities commonlie alleaged by witch-
mongers, for the proofe of witches miraculous a&ions^
and for confirmation oftheir fupernaturall power.
The feucnth Chapter.
Cre^aueJ place anD opo?tunttie,to Dtf-
couer itje t^iole art of tbitctjeraft ; turn all tbetr
tbarmes
5
periapts,rf)aracters,amulets
3
platers, blef*
ftngs
3
curSTtngs3|)urtmgs
3
l)elptngS3fenauertes,con^
fenages,tc-Batfi:ff
3 Ml ffjeto ftbat antbojtties are p?0Do*
ceo to DefenD anD mamtsme t^e fame, anD tijat in fcrtous fojt>
224
i^.Booke. The difcoucrie Charmes^c.
bpBodin,Spinaeus,Hemingius
>
Vairus,Danxus
> Hyperius:M^
Mal.an&tfceteff*
VbgtciogS.
Carmina vel
ccclopoffunt
dedueere fanam,
Carminibus
Circefocios mutantt
Vlyfiis,
Frigidus inputis cantando rumpitur anguis
:
Inchantments plucke out ofthe side,
The moone
3
though fhe be plafle onhie :
DameCirces with hir charmes fb fine,
Vlyfles mates did turne to fwine
:
The (hake with charmes is burft in twaine,
In medowes,wherefhe dooth remaine.
Againe out
of
the
famepoet they cite
further matter.
V*l*cbg&. Has herbas>atfy h&c Ponto mihi lefta venena,
Ipfa
dedit Maris : najcunturplurima Ponto,
His
egofape
lupamfieri,&
fe condere
fyfais,
\JMdrimfape
animas imis exirefipulckris,
At
%
fat
as alio viditraducere
meffes.
Thefe herbs did Mensgiue to me,
Andpoifbns pluckt at Pontus,
For there they growe and multiplic,
And doonot fo amongft vs.
Withthefe fhe made hir felfc become,
Awolfe^and hid hir in the wood,
She fetcht vp follies outoftheir toome,
Remoouing cornefrom where it flood.
Furthermore out
of
Quidthey alledge
thefe
folowing.
OMfaj}. &
Tfocte volant,
puerofy
petunt nutricis egentes,
Etvitiant cmiscorpora captafuis
:
Carpere dicuntur Ucfentu
vifiera roftris,
Etplenumfotu/anguineguturhabent
:
Tochildren they doo flie bynight,
Andcatch themwhile their nurfles flecpe,
And
Habar.
'
of Witchcraft.
Andfpoile theirlittle bodies quitej
Andhome they beare them in their beake,
tAgaine out ofVirgill
in
for
mefollowing.
Hinc mihi LMaJJyUgentis monft
ratafacerdos,
Hefperidum tenflicujlos^pulaf^ draconi
Jgua
dabat,&facro$feruabat ifjarboreramos,
Spargens bumida mellajoporiferunifc
papauzr.
Haefe
carminibuspromutitjdli^ye mentis*
>aasvelit,dff alijs duras irmnhterecuras
y
Sifter
e
aquamfluuijs>&
verterefideraretrh,
NoEfurncfy ciet manesynugire videbis
Subpedibm termm,& defcenderemontibm ornoi
:
From thence a virgine preeft is come,
from out Maflyla land,
Sometimes the temple there fhe kept,
andfrom hir heauenlie hand
The dragon meate. did take : fhe kept
alio the frute diume,
Withherbes andliquors fweete that ftill
to fleepe did menincline.
Theminds ofmen(fhe lakh) from loue
;,
with charmes fhe can vnbind,
In whomfhe lift: but others can
v
flie caftto cares vnkind.
Therunning ftreames doo ftand^and from
their courle the ftarres doo wreath,
Andfoules fhe coniure can : thou fhalt
fee fifter vnderneath
The ground with roring gape,and trees
and mountaines turne vpright,&c.
Moreouer out
ofOuidthcy
alledge asfolloweth.
Cum volui ripis
ipfis
mirantibm arnrtes
Infontes
re^refms^menffaLfijloy
n 1
Cap
.7. 22$
Fkg.Jene.i
tranflotion
of
the
former
words
of
Virg.
Owe?, meto*
rnor.7
%
.$. Stantt*
ftll
Mcdta,
Qutf.&
Medea
f
tfifioia.4,
5
. Athok
1
1 .Booke. The difcoueric Charmes^.
Stantid concutiojantu
fir
eta mbilapelto,
WubtUfy
Induco/ventos
abigbfe vocofc
Yipereas rtmpo verbis
&
carmine
fauces^
Yiuaquefaxa^fua conuulfaque robord terra,
Btfyluas moueo, iubeoque tremefcere monte$>
Btm^girejolum^nanef^ieexirefipulcbris,
Tequelima trahoj&c :
Theriuers I can makeretire,
Into thefountaines whence they flo,
(Whereatthe banks themfelues admire)
I canmake{landing waters go.
Withcharmes 1 driue both fea and clowd,
I makeit calme andblowealowd.
Thevipers iawes,the rockie ftone,
With words andcharmes I breake in twainc
The force ofearth congealdin one,
I mooueandfhalte bothwoodlandplaine
j,
/
I make the fbules ofmenarife,
I pull the mooneout ofthe skies,*
tAlfo
outofthe
fame
poet*
Yerbaqnetet dixitptacidasfacientia/ornnof,
mmare turbatum,qu<zfluminaconcitafijlante
And thrifefheipake the words that caufd
Sweete fleepe and quietreft,
She ftaid the raging ofthe fea,
Andmightie flouds fuppreft.
,
JEt miferumtenues inijecm vrgetvacus*
Shefticketh alio needels fine
In liuers, whereby men doo pine*
Alfomt
oj otherp&ets*
CarmineUfa
Ceresflerilem
vane/cit inherbam
>
Deficient
Uficarminefantkaqm'*
2Bcibus^andes
l
canMacjut%iim
Decidit,
fafcinatricfi
Habar.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.y.
a
rf
J)ecidit,&
mllopoma mouentefluunt
:
Withcharmes the corne is fpoiled fb,
Asthatit vades to barren gras,
With charmes the fprings are driedlowe,
That none can fee where water was.
Thegrapes from vines
5
the maft fromokcs,
Andbeats downefrute with charmingftrokes,
Jgutjidera excantata voce
TbeJfaU
Lunamquecalo diripit
:
How.ep*&
j
Sheplucks downe moonc and ftarres from side,
With chaunting voice ofTheflalie.
//anc ego de ccelo ducentemfidera vidi,
Fluminis ac rapidi carmine vertit iter,
Haccantufinditaue(olum,manefque(epulchrii
Elicit,&tepido deuorat
offh
rogo :
Cumlubet b<ec
trifti
depellit lumina ccelo,
Cumlubet ajliuocouuocat orbe nines
:
Sheplucks each ftar out ofhis throne,
Andturneth backe the raging waues,
Withcharmes (he makes the earth to cone,
Andraifeth foules out oftheir graues :
Sheburnes mensbones as with a fire,
Andpulleth downe the lights from heauen,
And makes it fhowe at hir defirc
Euenin the midft offiimmerfeafon.
tMens
haufii
nulla
fame
polluta ventni,
Incantataperitx
Amaninehanted runneth mad,
Thatneueranie poifonhad.
Cejfauere vices rerum,dilatdque longa
Hsjit noEie dtes,legi nonpamit atber,
torpuit drpr*ceps audito carmine mundus:
The courfe ofnature ceafed
quite,
Rij. The
Zj4ca-nJib.de
Idenulbii,
%%%
n.Booke.
Thedifcouerle Ch^rmes^c.
The aire obeied not his lawe,
The daie delaid by length ofnight.
Whichmadeboth daie and night to yawe;
Andall was through that charming geare,
Whichcaufd the world to quake for teare
ifomibti.
Carmitie Thejfalidum dura inpr&cordiaftuxit
2
Nonfatis addufhisriworfammijquejeueri
IBeitis arfere ignes
:
With ThefTall charmes, and not by fate
Hot lone is forced for to flowe,
Euen where before hath beene debate,
They cauie afifediionfor to growe.
idem. ibid. Gens inui/a dijsmacuUndicallida cceli,
Quosgenuit terr^mdi qui(idem mundi
IuraquefixarumpOjfuntperuertere rerum
:
2{dm
nuncfiarepolosy&flumina mitterenorunt,
Aether
a (ub terras adigtmt^ontejque reuellunt
:
Thefe witches hatefull vnto God^
And cunning to defile the aire,
Which can difbrder with a nod
The courfe ofnature euerie where,
Doo caufe the wandring ftarres to flaie,
And driue the winds beelowthe ground,
They lend the ftreames another waie,
Andthrowe downe hilles where they abound.
Man;iim
'

Unguis dixere volucrim*


attronom.
Confult&refibras>&
rumpere vocibm angues*
faejib.u
Solicitare vmbras^pfumque Acheronta mouere*
In
nocimque dies,in lucent vertere noctes>
Omnia conando docilisfolertu vincit
:
They talked with the toongs ofbirds,
Confulting with the fak fea coafts,
They burft the lhakes with witching words,
Sollid-
Cap
.7,8.
22
p
Habar.
of Witchcraft.
Sollicking the ipirituali ghofts
3
They
tume the night into the daie,
And
alfo driue the light awaie
:
And
what ift that cannotbe made
Bythem that doo applie this trade?
Poetrie and poperie compared in inchantments,po-
pifh witchmongers hauemore aduantage herein than
proteftants.
The eight Chapter,
SDn twin ttyefe betfe&tfce poetg
(i^ettjer in earncftoj in iett
3
fenoto not)
afcrtbe fcnto toitdjcs $
to ftjetr rijarmes,
mo?e tljan is to be found in fjumaneoj
Diaboltcali poiucr,
3
Doubt not but tfje
moff part of tije readers hereof Intll ad*
mft tijem to be fabulous; alttjougb tt)e
mod learned of mine aduerfartes (fo?
lacfee offcrtpture) are fatne to produce ftefe poetries fo: p?fes
3
anofoj lacfee of Judgement
3
am fared tfttnfee, ttjat A6beons ouii&ut**
tranffojmattoninastrue. and i%not? asfoellas tfje mefa*
mr
^
mojjfcofis 02 tranfubifantiatfonof
VlyfTes
t)i$ companions into
ftoine: fri}ic& >. Auguftine, and lb manfe great clarfees credit
and report.
$euertf)eleffe,popffl) tatters
(3
confeffe) Ijaue aduantage
lierein of our pjoteffants : fo? (befioes ftefe poettcall p?fcs)$ep
&aue(fo2 aduanfage)fte foojo and aufto?ttte ofttje pope fctmfelfe,
and others of ttjat l)Qlte crue ; fofcofe djarmes, conturatiens, blefc
ftngs,curfrings,$c : 3
meane in part (fo? a taB)to fet oofome
;
gi* The au-
uingpouto tmderffano
?
tt)at poets are not altogttljer fo impu*
&* tran-
dent as paptffs Ijerein, neittjer feme$ep fo igno?ant,p?o$ane.
finon
'.
his
o? impious.
andfterefo:e31 ioiiltycfopou fcofolotedalfo fyty
f;^
lie, and fo&atttiep ontije ottjer fide afcrtbe totfteirdjarmesanb
conjurations
; and togittjer foill fet oofone tottft tijem allmaner
of
forties ctjarmes
3
as conuenientlie as
3
mate.
lco^c
?
autj.
Popifti
i$o
n.Booke. The difcouerie Charmes^c.
Popifh periapts, amulets and charmes
5
agnusDei,
a wa(tcoteofproofe,a charme for the falling euiiJ
5
a wri-
ting brought toS. Leo from heauen by anangell, the
vertuesof S.Sauiors epiftle, a charme againtt theeues,
a writing found in Chrifts wounds, ofdie croffe,&c
4
The ninth Chapter.
y>^p^^
f
i^cfe bcrtues? bnDec tljefe betfeg
*
(U^ttten bp pope Vrbane tt)e fift to
tbe
emperouroftbeGra>cians,)arecontetneD
in a periapt o; tablet, to be continuallis
toojne about oue
5
calleD
Agnus Dei^idj
te a little cafee
,
bauiug fte
picture of a
lambe carnengofaflagon tbe one fide;
ana <3);\Qb bead on tbe otber fioe
3
ant> te
Ijollofo : fo as tf)t gofpell of
>.iohn,
fojtften in fine paper,fe pla*
ceo in tbe concauitie tbereof : ana it te tbus compounbeo o?
maDe,euen as tbep tbemfelues report.
Balfamm &
munda ceu,cum chrifmatis vnda
Conficiunt agnum^aodmunus do tibi magnum,
Tonte velut natum>per
myBicafanffificatum
:
Fulgura
defurfum depelltt
>
&
omne malignum,
Feccatumfrangit,vt Christifanguis,
&
angit,
Fr&gnansferuatur
x
fimul
&
partus liberatur,
Dona refer
1; dignis/virtutem deftruit ignis,
Fortatm munde defluttibus eripit vnd& :
Balme,virgine wax
3
and holie water,
an Agnus Dei make :
A
gift than which none can be greater,
Ifend thee for to take.
Fromfounteine cleere the iame hath iflue,
infecretian&ifide:
Gainft lightning ithath foueraignevertue^
jibraham
fkmtng.
L'ooke in
theBee-
liiueofthe
RomHh
church.
Lib.4.cap.i
fol.243
and thunder crackes befide.
Ech
Habar.
ofWitchcraft. Cap,p. 231
Ech
hainous finne it weares andwafteth,
euenasChrifts precious blood,
Andwomen,whiles their trauelllafteth^
itfaues., it is fo good.
It doth beftow great gifts andgraces,
on fuch as well deferue
:
Andborne about in noilbme places,
from perill dothpreierue.
Theforce offire
5
wnofe heat deftroieth,
it breaks and bringeth downe
:
Andhe or fhe that this enioieth,
no water fhall them drowne.
^f
Acharme againft fhot,or a waftcote
ofproofe.
BCfcfojetbecommmgbp
of ttjefe Agnus Deis,ai)oliegat:menf
calico a foattcote fo; neceflttie teas mucb ttfeD of our fo?efa*
tbers,as a tjolp reltkc,$c : as gtuen bp tbe pope^oj fome fuel) atrip
coniuto?, t$op:omtfeatbercbp all manner of tmmunitit to tbe
foearer thereof; in fomucb as
be
coulD not be tjurt fonfb ante tfjot
o? otber fotolence. Sim otberforife,tbat fooman ttjat tuouto toeate
tt,(^oulD fyaut quicfee Deltuerance ; tbe compofitton thereof ioas
in tbisojoer following*
Dn%ittmas Date at mg^f,aff).2^ muff befponne of flar. The maner
bp a little bU^inegtde, in tbe name of tbeDtuelUan&itmutf be
ofmaking
bp
bit tD0uen,anD alfo ftnougbt tuttt) tbe n&Dle 3n tbe bzefi 02
*
^f
e
"
fo:epatt|tbereof mutt be ma&etottt) naeale fcoo?fee ttoo beaas
;
on
pr^
(be beat) at tbe rigbt line mutt be a bat, ana a long bearD
; tbe left
ijeaD mutt baue on a crolune,anDtt mutt befobo^rtble, tbattt
mate refemble 315el?ebtib
3
ano on eacb fioe of tbe foattcote mutt
bemaaeacroffe.
^f
Againft the falling euill.
fl^eouer, tbis infumg i$ anotber counterfef cbanne of
. tbetrs.fcdjerebp tbe falling eutll is pjefeutltc remeoieD*
Gafparferk myrrham,tbw LMelchior,Balthafar 4urum,
Mac tru
quifecumportabit; nomina, regiw,
Rjiij, Soluitur
T]i
21%
ia.Booke. Thedifcouerie Charmcs^c.
Soluhura morho ChriBipietate caduco.
Gafoer with his myrh beganne
thefe prefents to vnfold
3
Then Melchior brought in frankincenfe,
and Balthafar brought in gold.
Nowhe that of thefe holie kings
the names about fhall beare.
The falling yll by grace ofChrift
fhall neuer need to feare.
r
pste as true a copte of tije bolie fo:itmg
3
ff)at foas
b?ouglrf
oofame from tjeauen bp an angell to
g>.Leo pope of Rome;
f fte
trto bio inm tafce it to fetng Charles
3
ftben be
foent to ttje bat*
Thefe cf-
tell at Ronceuall.
Sim tfje angell fat'D,
ftat fcfcat
mano; fooman
tragrod to
teare
$ *W* totting
about tljem tottti gcoti Deuotton, and faiftj
be true in
tVlZtit &ate
tfeae
Pater noiters,
ty&
Aues
3
anOone Creede^all
ruch a pat- not fbat Date be ouercome oftris enimie$,eift)cr booilie oj gljoff*
ched peece
ite^neitfjer
fyalbe robbed 0.2 flame of tb&ue^peffilence^un*
ot popene.
^
0? ^tening ; neither fljallbeluirt toltli fiero? toater,no^
comb?eti
tottft fpirits, neifter fijall jjaue Difpleafare of lo?d* o$
ladies : pt tyall not becondemnedtnitb falfe toitnelft, no; tafeen
imti) fatrie^o? anie maner ofare^no^pet toittjttje failing euilt
#lfo, ifa tooman be tn trauell,late tins tojttmg tjpo
ftic bellied
ftallbaueeafie deliuerance
3
an&tbe cbflderigbt fljape andd#(*
ficndome,and
fte
mofljer purification of i)olp tburdj, and all
fltfougljfeertueof tfjefe&olie names of 3cfus<Dtelff, follototng:
J*
Iefus { Chriftus
*J<
MefTias ! Soter
*J
Emmanuel
>J4
Sabbaodi JiAdonai { Vnigenitus { Maieftas {< Paraclctus
f*
Saluator nofter { Agiros iskiros
p
Agios { Adanatos
*J
Gafper
fi
Melchior
>J<
&Balthafar
f*
Matthseus
p
Marcus
{
Lucas { Iohannes.
S&eepiffleof &<Sauior$)fcb pope
Leo fenf fofetng Charles,
fateng^ftat irfjofoeuercarrtetb tfjefame about l)im
5
o? tnfcbat
tiatefoeuerlje ffjall reafc it,
0?
halite tf,befl)all not be fettled
toitb mtie iron taile
3
no? be burnea ioitt) ficr,noj be Djofoned toiti)
ft>ater, neifter ante euill man 0? oftjer creature mate fjurt
t>im. ffje croflTe of
Cfet
ff te a foewtderfull aefenfe
^
rtje croffe
of
Hahar. : of Witchcraft. Cap.p.
233
of tottt
be alfoate* imtb me
Hh
ttje croffe to tt
biwbSI
Dcoak
foaiestoojtyip^tbe
croffe of<a#iffte true bealtb 4* tbe croffe
of Cipfff
Dcotblofe ttje banDs of Deatb
>J
tbe croffe of Cfeiff is
fte
trutb anD tbe
foate {< Stake mp tournie fcpon tbe croffe
of tbe IL020 {< tbe
croffe of <l):tft beatetb Dotone eucrie
euill
Hh
tbe ctofffc of <l&ift gtueft all gcoD tbtnga 4 tbe croffe of
<B)}ift tafeetb afoate patnes cuerlafting 4* QwTicroOte of <B$ff
faue me {< ; croffe of dEfeiff
be topon me,bcfo;e me, ants btbtno
me *J<bicaufetbe ancient emmie cannot abtoettjefigtjtof
tb&
^
tbe croffe of <0iff faue me, feriepe me.goueme me,anD Direct
me
H<
Thomas bearing tbte note of
%
Diutne mateffte
^
Al-
pha !< Omega
p firff 4 anD laft { miDDeff
H-*
anD eno {
beginning
Hh
anD firff begotten
*J
imfeDome
Hh
bertue
*J<
,
^f
Apopifh periapt or charme,which muftneuer
be faidj but carried about one,againft theeues,
1xd go,anD
3
two comebnto pou iotttj tbe loue of oDjtmtb tbe
This were
a
bumilitieof <%itt
3
tnitt)fteboline! of our bieffeD laoie, fcufl)
g
d
P
rc
-
ftefaitbof Abraham,tDttl)tl)eiufticeofiraac
3
toitbtbet3ertue of
f-
Dauid,fottb
tbe mtgtjt Of Peter, tuitl) tbe COnCanae Of Paule,
uellingpa*
foitbfljefoojD of coD,toitt) tbeautbojttie of Gregorie,
foitbtbe
p&
plater Of Clement,ftHtb tbe flOUD Of Iordan,
ffp
eg eg a qqesip t
I {a Iglhji 4 x
t
gtbamgz
42
1
%p
xcg/^qap ppoqqr.
2DI) OtlC^
lie
if
after {
oft
onlie to:D { 3nD 3efu$ {< palling
ffpugb
fte
miooeff of tbem Ji toent { 3in tbe nameof tbe
if
atber
^
anooftbe>onne }< anDof ftel^oiie-gboff^,
f
Another amulet.
IOfephof
Arimathea
DtD find tfcte Unitingtjponflje foOUnDSOf
tbe Goe ofSefus Cb?iff,to;itten toitb (Bods finger,ftben tf^e bo*
Die toas tafeen atoap fro ttje croffe , ^ofoeuer tftall carrie
ftis
touting about bint, (ftall
not Die anieeaiUoeatb,tf
be
belaue in
tyi&, anD in all perplexities
be (ftall
fcone be DeliuereD, neitber
let bimfeareanp Danger at all Fons>^ alphas omega *jfi-
g
a
Hh
figalis^ Sabaoth>Y* Emmanuel*^ Adonai
>f*
o
f*
Ne-
ray
^
Elay
{* Ihe {< Rentone { Negei
;>J<
Sahe {< Pange-
ton
{< Commen
Jia^g^Npa^ Mattheus
^
Marcus
J<
Lucas
J*
Ioharines
^
f* ^J<
//^/w triimphdit *%* lefts Nafii-
rerms _
.->
234
ia.Bookc. The dilcoilcne Charmes^ci
renus rex Iuddorum
*J
ecce dominica cmcisfignwn *|* fuqite partes ad-
uerfdty vicit leo de tribu Iud<t, radix, Dauid, aleluijah^yrie eleefon,chri-
Jle
eleefon,pater
nofter,aue Maria, r ne nos,
&veniatfuper nos
Jalutare
tuum : Oremus, Crc.
3
fino in a garner mtituleD Uje fjoures ofour ILaDie, after tfje
t)fe oftije rfjurcl) of YorkcpjmteD anno
1
5
1
6. a ctjarme fontt) ffjte
ifthe party
tttitng in reDlHfera
\
Co all fftem fimt afo:e ti)i* image of
faiiemthe
pftie Deuoutlie fljall fate fiue rater noprs ^fiut'^iues
, anD one
hcmayso-
Cm
^> pttiouflte bebolDing tijefe armes of
Cfcilf*
paffton, are
whiftic for
granteD flnrtte ttoo tljoufanD fcuen
bunD?eD fiftte fiue pcares of
apardon.
parDon* 3tfefobeftoug^ttl)attt)tgparDonioa$ granteointbe
time ofpope Boniface
ttienin%fo?
Piatina
fatft ftat fteparDons
foere folD fo #eape,tl)at
fte
apoffolicall aufyojttte greto into cow
tempt*
^f
Apapifticall charme.
SIgnumJantl<ecmasdefendat
me a mal'Mprafmtibite,
fr
Mentis
y
<&
fu-
ture, interiorilm r
exterioribws : ttjat t
,
W&Z figne Oftt)C erode
Defend me from euite p?efent
,
paff, anD to come
3
ininaro anD
outfoatD,
fl*
Acharme found in the canon of
themafle.
A3Lfo
tf)te djarm te founD in ttje cannon
offte maffe, B<*cficro-
*Jan&a
commixti o corporis
&fanguinu domimnoflri lejk chrisiifiat
mihi,omnihuJquefumentibx6,fali44 mentis
C
corporis,
CFadvitamprome~
rendam,
&capeJ[endam,pr&paratiofalutam : ti)at \$, tlet tt)t0 Ijolte
mirture offfje boDte anD blouD ofour 1Lq& Sefus Cfeiff^be tmto
me anD tmto allreceiuers thereof bcaltb of mtnD anD boDte,
anD to
fye
Deferring anD teceiuing of life anijealttjfullpjepara'
tiue
f
Other papifticall charmes.
Aqua benedifa
7Jit mihifalm &
vita:
By Ah$k~ Let holie waterbe, both health and life to me.
m
^'
Adque nomen Martini omnis hereticmfugiat
pallidas,*
WhenMartins name is foong or faid.
Let heretikes flie as mendifinaid.
Wut
Habar.
of Witchcraft. Cap.p.
jBnt fte
papttf* &aue a tjamrrijarme tyan fyat5 to \n\&> $iw
ana fagot,
if
ter anD fagot
f
Acharme ofthe holie crofle.
Nulla[aim ell in domo,
Njficruce
munit homo
Superliminaria.
2(equejentitgladium,
Neeamifitfilium,
guifyuis
egit talia.
No
health within the houfe dooth dwell,
Except a man doo crofle him well,
at euerie doore or frame,,
Heneuer feeleth the fwordspoint,
Norofhis fonne (hall loofe a ioint,
that dooth performe the lame.
Furthermore as followeth.
2Hajuos fortlores
Semperfacit
y&
viftores,
Morbosfanat
&
languor
es,
Reprimit damonia.
T>at captiuis liberPatem,
Vit& confertnouitatem,
Adantiquam dignitatem,
Crux reduxit omnia.
Crux lignum triumphale,
Mundiverafalus vale,
Inter ligna nullum tale,
Fronde,
flore,germine.
Medicina ChriHiana,
Salua
fwos,
agrosjana,
>uod nonvalet vis humana,
Fit in tm nomine
'
?
drc.
235
SanSta crux
tequiparatur
falutifeYo
Chrijlo.
O blajpbe*
inUmine-
narrahilem/
it
*l6
Englijhedby
Abraham
Tleming.
Looke in
the Bee-
hiue ofthe
Romifh
church.lib
i2.Bookc. The dilcoucne
Charwes^c,
It makes hirfouldiers excellent,
and crowneth them with vi&orie,
Reftores the lame and impotent,
and healeth euerie maladie.
The diuels ofhell it conquereth,
releafeth from imprifonment,
Newnefle oflife it offereth,
it hath all at commandement.
O crofle ofwoodincomparable,
to all the world modholfome
:
Nowood is halfe fo honourable,
in branch, in bud, or bloflbme.
Omedcine which Chrift didordaine,
the found faue euerie hower,
Theficke and fore make
whole againe,
by vertue ofthy power.
Anathatwhich mlns vnablenefle,
hath neuer comprehended,
Grant by thy name ofholinefle,
itmay befullie cnded,&c.
^f
Acharme taken out oftheP rimer,
T^te
cfcarme follofoinjj fe'tafeen out of t&e y&iimtafbjefaffc
Omnipotent {<
Dominu* { chrMm {* Mefiuu { tJDtti^
3
4.
name* moje,$ as martp ctoffie^i fyen
p?oceeD?fl) in %\%forifc;
if-
Unomina meproterant ah omniaducr/itateflaga^CrwfirmitatecorporitO
4
anima,plene liberent, Crafijient
in auxilmm tftanominaregum,
Gaffer,
^CTc&l
i.apoftoli(videlicet)Petrti*, Crc :Cr ^.emngelift* (vi-
delicet)Matth<etts,rc:mihiafiiftent
in omnibmnecej?ita~ .
tibw
meisy ac me defendant &
hlerent ah
omnibmperimlisy Crc ;
corporis
o*
<tnim<e
} Or
omnibm mdit
proeteritis^prkfentibtM,
x
CrfaturisjCrc.
V
How
Habar.
of Witchcraft
Cap.io.
%y]
How
to make
holie water^and the vermes therof, S.
Rufins
charme,ofthe wearing and bearing ofthe name
of Iefus, thatthe
facrament of confeffion and the eu-
charift is ofas much efficacie as other charmes
, &
mag-
nified by
L.Vairus,
The
tenth Chapter.
f
JDtiitoeU,
3
B^ouID C^eUj pott
ti)c confection ofaUtfcetrfluffe, anD fjoto
ttjep prepare it; but it fooulo be to long.
#nt>tierefo?epoufl&all onlie|jaue tntfjis
place afefo notes foj tfje compofitton of
certetne receipts, tifetctj in ffeau of an SU
pottjecarie ffyou Belter to anp mojreto*
malTep?&ffJe
toll make fyem as toefi
asfyepopetumfelfe
^arte nofo
fyey
foapeucrie pailement
^reranDD^rerjaltljoug^tfieretottljaUjtljeptjtter manp ffale
n^usjs ofitjetr oiajne*
^fpoulcckc in
fte
popffij pontifical*, poufljallf&ljotofbep
i eCcu/ue
makefqtit fytftiz toater ;to Mt^ in tins fotf : 31
conture
tfc&
ttjou dedkamnt.
creature of &ater
?
in Rename of tlje father , and of ftefonne,
I
of ttje ^otte-g$oQ, tliat $ou tyiue J&e outcll out of euerie co?*
ner anD fiole ofitjts cfcurcrj., ana altar ; fo as lie temaine not fotffc
in our precincts at are fufl anfcrtgfifeous* &no toater tfjusfr
feD(asDurandusfattf))l)afi)poloeroff)tjs otone nature to D?iue
Jnmiim&
afeap Diuel&Sf
pouMllearne to make anp mo?e oftf>t^ popi$
diumomm
Huffe
5
poumapgototijet3enemaJTe bake, ant) finDmamegcoD officio*
receipts: marrie tf pou fcarcl) Durandus^c
$
pcuiljall 8uo a*
bunoance.
3fenotn ttjatattfijefe d}armc$,ani)alltf)cfe paltertc confer
tttons (ftjougfj tl)ep tore farre mo:e impim* anD fblitfy) toll be
tnamtemefc anD DefcnDeD bp maHemonger^cuen as tfje refiDue
Ml bebp tottctwiongers : and tfcerefteej toil in tins place
tnfert a djarmc, tfce autfotfttte fdjerofts equall Mtf) ifte reff
5
Defr
ring to Ijaue tfcetr
opinions herein.
3
fins in a bm&e calleo pma-
-p
om
,f
e^
rmmftrmQnidmfi<dr(igefimdmmi%^X &*
Francis
Xtttug
Rufinus mon^i*
V\:cticUrD
cap.io
Idemjbid,
2$&
12 .Booke, The difcouerie Hafme
of
Mop,
pjouofeeb oftbe biuell to ttnufee bimfelfe fcamneD,
cbargeo Rufi-
nus
to fate tbts djarme,triien be next metiniib tlje Drutll ;
Jtfai
cs
y
cril?i impQnamftmutyS&Vfy tS as murfj tO fate tn CBngltit)
as,
;2Dpen
%
mou
$
ana
3
toiU put in a plumwe ; a bene rufSnlte
cbarme*
t.ValrmMb.
Leonard Vairus
tOiteft% te verMfijSydc finBU amuktisfafcimtm
tlfl'"'*'
4t

omave
fc"d
e
fttt^itytttinty fpeciaUtecommemietb
tfje nameof3efus to be foome, 115ut tbe facrament ofconfefitcn
lie
erfolleib abouealitbmgs, faieng
3
tbat fcftereas Cfetff
toitl;
bis pott) er DID butifeofoe biucls out of mens bcBfes,tbcpjfcff
tyiuetb tbe m'uell out ofmans foule bv confeffion .
JFo^
(fattb
be)
fbefe toojos of tbe pj&ff, &benbe
feitb,
^
** dfduo, are as effe>
ctuall tobjiuc atoate
tbe ponces ofDattme$
5
%cugbtbc migbtte
pofoer ofit) at faicng,as teas tbe twice of <5oo to tytue atoate
tbe
aarlmes oftbe too:ld,tiben at tbe beginning
b*
fato,
*
* &*.
fpe
commendetbalfo,as fplefimte tbtngs to oaue atoate muels
3
tfje
facrament oftbe eucbarffl^anb foltfarines, and filence, iftnallte
$efattb,tbat if tbere be a&de&berebnto an
Agnus Dei,
ana tbe
fame be toomc about ones neefce bv one toid offinne
3
nofbing ts
Wanting tfjat is gab and bolefome fo : tbts purpofe. HBttt be
ton*
clu&etb
3
tbat pou mufftoeare and mafte Dints in pourfoiliead,
toitb erodingpour felfe i$en pouput on pour fljeoes, and at tut*
tie otber action, tc : and fljat i$ alfo a p:efent temedte tod:tue
atoatediuels/o?
fyep
eamtot abide fc
Idsmjhid,
Ofthe noble balme vfed by Mofes^apiftilic coun-
terfeited in the church ofRome.
The eleuenth Chapter*
^tnoble baime tfjat
Mofes
mane,
bauing indeed manie excellent tiertues,
beGdes tbe pleafant anb comfortable fa*
uourtbereof ;fo$eretoitbaU
Mofes in
bis
politifce latoes cnioineo bings^qurtnes,
anb pjmces to be annotated hi tfjetr true
anb latofull elections anb coronations,
trntill
tye euerlaffmg king tjad put on
man
Hahar. of
Witchcraft.
Cap.11,12.
139
manbpon trfm.
isaptfljlte
counterfetteb
in
fte ftomity
tburrfc,
tortbbiuerfc terrible
contttrattons^ft^foeatfjtng^crolfciDfre,
(ablctomafceaquejiefiomacb
(ptie) nine mumblings,
ana
tfea
ww.anDfottje Wuellts
tfeaffcnt
3
anbtbe ^olte-g^off
let
into
ty$
place* HBot as foj Mofes
ijtjs balme, it ts not nolo to befount*
eitfjer in Rome
0? elfe&bere ibat
3 can ieante.
3no acco?bing
ta
ibis paptfftcaU ozoe^tuttcbes, anb oiber Euperffittoos
people fol*
lofo on,faritb tbarmes an&
confutations
made
info#ne;trfrfch
maniebab jbpffcians alfo pjactire
5
fc&en
fbefc learning
faiiefoaa
mate ajpeare bp example in
ifee Cruris*
The opinion of Ferrarius
touching
charmes,
peri-
apts,appenfions, amulets,
&c. Of
Homericail
medi-
cines,pfconflant
opinion^and
the
effe&s thereof.
Thetwelfe
Chapter;
Rgcrius
Ferrarius,
a
p^ftcfan
to^x^*fifc
ftefe bates
of
great
account,
botb fate
A
7****
flmf fiv fomudj
as bp no Diet no:
fc&te^tf
*
amemfeafecan
befo
tabenatoaie>e^DfH^v
A
1 tmgutufco,
bat
tbat
certeine
megs
and
mefcatmu
reltfeea
toill
rematne
:
tbercfoie
$pfict*
ansbfeftpCcaUaHtgations
3
aipenCons
>
ptttaptMmulets^armes^cbaracters,
bonone
:
b:gmg
ibat tt:t0
neceiferte
ana
twUmt
fa arfK
wtole^irtwnatmuoneflwmarte
T^wnusAetiiis
;
Oaauianus,Marccllus,PhUodotus
Archicj.
Wwe
tbat Ga
!en(t*ointrutb
oefptfeo
ana
beE2i
2
bamttes)recanteb
m
bis latter
bates
wSSStai^S
all
* muetttues
tenbtng
again*
Wc
SSSSrS
S
!&
^|^ntituleO
^ornernJeS^^^
(
mib
._
i^s n.Bookc, The difcouerie Opinion
or
fifa
and further affirmed tfjatittsantjonelf mansparttocure tfje
*
0cfee,bp \>bt oj bp tta&z, o: Up ante meaner ftfiatfoeuer , ptn
fce
fatty ttjat Galen (f$omd&d fo#ote and
taught ftat
/*****.
mentdjunt muliercuUrHm
figmenu, and be
tye
Ottlte ClO&eS Of bad
jfepficfmts)afiirmctf)^atty^:etj;i3ettue and great fo?ce in in*
-. cantattons. asfo:ejrample (faitbTrallianJGalen,
betugnofo
beewmr.
reconciled to tSjis opinion, oloety anD fo?itety, tyat tye bones
ned, to fee
i$ic& fftcfee in ones ty?ofe, are auoided and catt out brifb tye too*
if Galen be
lence cf cbarmei5anomcbaiitutgtuo^;v^ a^ tyat tyerebp
not flande-
fy
t jfone>(^e $ollicfcc^tye falling ficUnes^ahd all feuers, gofots^
flures
5
fi3ulasJffues ofbloud,and finallte fefcatfoeuer cure (euen
bepond tye
(hill offjimfclfe oj ante otyer f!ify jfepSrian)t0 cured
and perfectlie tjeaied bp Um;ds of incljanfment; ^arte sp.Fer-
ranus(alit)Qugl) l?e allotued and p?actifed tyis bind of $pftcfce)
pet Ije p^ofeffety tyat fjetyinfeety it none otyertoife effectual!,
tyan bp tye foate ofconSantopinion : ft as jfje affirmety tyat nei<
tyer tye cfmracter.,no2 tye tyarme^no? tye
tuitel),, no; tye diuell ac>
compUty tye cure; as(fatty ije) tye
experiment oftye tcotyaty toill
manifeflrlte declare, ityeretn tye cure is tojougbt bp tye confc
tience 02 diffidence as foell of
tye
patient, as of
tye
agent; accop
ding to
tye poets faieng :
2(os habitat non tartara,fednec[idera cceli,
Spiritus in nobis qui viget i/iafacit.
Etjgtifbedh Not hellidi furies dwell invs,
^
ra
^
m
Norftarres with influence heaiienlies
mng'
The lpirit that Hues and rules in vs>
Doth euerie thing ingeniouflie,
lns (faftylje) commety to
tye
imIearned,tyjougl> tye
opi*
nion ftyity tyep concetue of
tye
characters and Jjolie toojds :
but
tye
learned
tyat Imoiutye fojee of
tye mind and imagination,
fcjojfee miracles bpmeanes tyetecf; fo as tye
bnlearnedmutt
^aueerternall &elps
3
to dcofljat^ictjtye learned can dentoitba
UlO^dOnelie* ^efaity tyattytS tS Called Homeric* medicatio, hi*
caufc Homer difcouered tye
bloud of
tye toozd fujp?efifed, and tye
infections Jiealed bp
0? in mpfferies.
of
H*b*r.
ofWitchcrafi;
Cap.ij.*
^
t
Ofthe effe&s of
amulets,
the
drift
of
Argerius
Fer-
wrius in the
commendation
of
mamics,
&c:
fo-irc
forts of Homcncall
medicines,
&the dioice
thereof

or imagination.
The
xiij.
Chapter.
dtouting
mine
opinion
ofthere
amulets,
(fcaratttrs,
ano
faa
ott)ev
ba.
ties,
3
baue
fuffieientlte
btteteb
it elfe*
jtfew:anDj[
will
before
tbefcanitteof
fljefe
fuperffitious
trifles
mo?e
largelie
hereafter.
3m> njcrefoje
at tbte
times
f
"*lte tofe,
that
tbofe
amulets,
bbufj
are
im*siL^T
^
to c
t)angcoo?carrieo
aboutone ffft
confiff
ofbearbs,rajfes,ffones,oj
Ibme other
irotaii tt.^ J^2
S^ftmebiemable
cpetmonBTmbXtrtmS
tot&em
bp
(Sob in
ifcir
ereation,maie
teSSS
wwgm^fljat
a
ferpent
o?
mate bib
routmuaUie^S
m
&/
tearc
t/fi
Theforce
ok fixed
fanfie, <
nion.or
1 2 .Booke. Thedifcoucric Charmes
y
tfc.
teare Ijir entrails* ; anD tbat tuas Done onelfe fap gating
btr a
bomit,anbbfolSiug
into
(tie matterbomttebaltttleferpent
ci fnatejltlic bnto ibat trfneb u> imagines to as in btr btilie,
3^m,anoibenmaginebtbatbealfoaie* burneb in tbefier,
tmbcrt$ofcbbaficrtoa*pjuulie conueieb,trincb being rafteo
fanfi^opi-
outtefo:ebteface^i0fanfietDasfattffieMDbtJ5
b*ateal!aieb.
ftrongTon-
^etet3ntoperteinetb
5
t!)attbelncbotij8 cures faritb fuosen feare
ceipt.
o^ tfrange netoe* :
pea bv ibat meaner ague* anb manie otbec
Ifrange ano ertreame bifeafe* baue b*nebealeb. %mfome
tbat
Jane itcn fo fiefce anb fo;e of
ftc gotot,tbattbcp coulo notre*
incite a tomf^ougb fubbenfeareoffier^rutneof
bou^baue
forgotten tbetc
infirmities anb greefe*, anbbauerunneatoaie.
IBnt in mptract bpon melancbo!ie
5
anb tbe effect* of imagine
on,anb in tbe
bifcourfe of natural! magtcfee, you Ojall f# ttjeft
matter*largelie tcucbeb*
Choice ofCharities againft the falling euilljthe bi-
ting ofa mad dog, the itinging ofa fcorpion, the tooth-
ach, for a woman in trauelJ,for the Kings euillj to get a
thorne out ofany member/)r a bone out ofones throte,
charmestobc faid fafting,or at the gathering ofhearbs,
for fore eies, to open locks,againft fpirits, for the bots in
a horfle, and fpeciallie for the Duke ofAlbashorffe, for
fovvrcwineSj&c.
Thexiiij.Chapter.
I? ere be innumerable cljatmeg of
compters , bab ptjpftciana^ ietob forgi*
an*, melancboltfce toitcbe** ana coufc*
ner*, fo? all bifeafe* anb graefe*
j
fpecial*
lie fo: (tub a* bab
pbpGctan* anb furgfr
on* fenotoe not
bolu to cure, anb in trutfc
are gob ffnffe to
fyabofcotbetr tgnojancei
Ubereof
3
tuill repeate (bine*
Forthe falling euilL
T0feetbe
ficfeemanbp tbe banb , anb bfcffper fijefe foojbcf
fo3liembtseare
3
3i
confute
ty%
bpibefunne anb
mane,
anb
habar.
of Witchcraft. Cap.
14.
*
245
mtDbptbegorpeBoftbtsDateDeltuereDbp<lpjb to Hub^rt,Giles,
Cornclius,anDlohn,ftatftoartfeanDtaii nomc;e.
#Wber*
fenfe :
2>:mUc in
tfc
ntgbt at a fp;tng toatcr out cf a feull ofone
tftat
t^att) brcne Uainc
&
tberfoife : (Sate a ptgfetlleDfottb a
kmfeibstliefaaman, * ^fterUrffeasfoUofoctb*
Anani<(aptdferit mortem, dumUdere qu&rit,
EHmdamors capta, dum dicitur Ananizapta,
Ananizapta
Detnunc mi/ercre wet.
m
^Ananizaptafiniteth death,
tr*
Engifiedty
\ whiles hamreintendethhcj*
***"
<
This word Ananizapta fay, Co
"1
and death fhallcaptiue be, (~
Ananizapta 6 ofGod, jfc
haue mercie now on me.
fl"Againft the biting ofa mad dog.
PSftafiluerringonfbefinger, tottfjin
fte tsfei4) tbefe fooiDs !.&&*:
are grauen
#*% ^*
bahar
*Ji
beUr >{
f
fate to tbe per*
&
*
dxw
^
fon bitten
fottb a man Dog,
3 amtby
tauiour, iofe not
ftp
life ;
***
anDtbenp?fcfeebtm in tbenofe tt#fe,tbat at eari) timefte blab
*jftertotfe: CabeptlleisfmaDe oftbefluillofonetbattsban'
geD.
&jtbertotfe:OTtttefeponap#ceofb#aD,^^^^
*>#r,
kb^er,feres; anb let ft be eaten bp tbe partte bitten.
&)tflCU)ife
: rexglorU
leJU cbrlfie/veni
mm
face
: In nominefatrk
wax, in
ntminejilijmax,
inmminej]>mtu*Jbic~lifrax: Gifper,Melcbier
9
M*lthafa^prax^max>faDei<4lmax>fc
5Snt in
trotbtbfeis tjerte Dangerous ;infomucb as if ttbenot
ty^tlteanDctmningltepjeuenteD,ettberoeatb oj frenfie into
tf&>tb?ougb
infection oftbebumojlefi in tbetoounD bitttnbv a
maD Dog:
febfcb bicanfc baD furgions cannotcure.tbep f>mt $er>
fc^ebfeDfajlifl^coafemngdjarmes. SButDodonxus mbteber*
bailfaifb,
tbat
tbe bearbe aipffon curetfctt ; ftb*4)
erperimentj
Doubtttot
5
foiil p^fflne mo?e true ttjan all ti)t cbarms in tbe too;lD.
But
tibere
be fettb, tbat tbe famebangeD at a mans gate 0? en>
trie,
pjeferucib
btm anD bis cattett ftom incbantment, oj befotfr
btng,^eist)uertaften
tottft fonie,
>#
^Agaioft
^44
l^Booke*
Thedifcouerie Charmes&c,
\
%
Againftthe biting ofa fcorpion.
S3tc
to an atTe fecretltc, and as it lucre fibffpermg in f}iscare$
31
ambitten totft
a &eozpton*
^f
Againft the toothach.
SCarf
0e
fte
gumsin
fte
grafe, totttj
fte tcotii of one tfjat
baft
bamefiaine.
*
fDihtrMteiGalksgMatygaldesgaldat.
#&*
tytx\xs\it\^c *l?hurhu*,%z.
*JlDfterfanfe : 0tfaccaringof malfe
V^rt/Vl
^k
^
aC
*^
tOgttber^artD fap*^
non commimetii cxeo.
#dDfter*
OU
break-
^^ Strigilesfalcefy dentate, dentium dolorem perfanate
; J bo^flfe*
not
or
kim
e
aiminifli
rom
^and tichles
ft
at tjauc fo manp teett)
, comebeale menote
a bone of
ofmptftaft.
fl*
Acharme to releafe a womanin trauell.
Tli^otoe
ouer
fte
top of ft
c tjeute, fofcere a tooman in tratttfl
itcft
5
a Done, 0,2 anp oft
tt
ft
mg
ft
at
baft
billed tfea liutng
creatures ; namelte, a man, a imid boje, ano a Qebeare*
fl"
To heale the Kings or Queenes euill,or any other
foreneflc in the throte.
RCmcfctes
to cure
ft
c &mgs 0: &W&Y&& ettill, te firff to
touft fte place
iuiftfte band of oneftat Died an tmttmclie
ticaft * & >ft
crfori fe : Leta trirgine faffmg late t|tr band
n
fte
fee, and fate; Apollo
oenieft
ft
at
fte
bcate of
fte
plaguecan iw
create,
tftere a nafeed to trgmc quenft
eft
it ; and fpet tfea
time*
fcpon it
4T
Acharme read in theRomifti church,vpon faint
Blazes daie, that will fetch athorne
out of
anie place of ones bodie, a bone out
ofthethrote,&c:Lc<ft.3.
F2D?ftefetcbtngofafto?ne out ofanpplace ofonesbodie,
oja
bone out
offte ftjote^poutyallreadaftarme int^e
Homffl)
fturft fcpon >. Blazes
daie$ to toit,Call topon <E5od, and remem*
ber ^Blaze
. sfji* >.Blaze
could alfo tyalz all fotld beaffs ftat
ipere ficfee
0? lame,
tutft laieng on ofbis bancs : as agxareft
in
fte
leflton red on
bis date, t$ere pou fyail fe
fte
matter at large.
fA
Habar.
ofWitchcraft.
Cap.14.
245
^
Acharmefor the headach.
T3c
a (alter about pourbeao, fcupcrefotft one
fcaft
bame
Jam
gCD.
^T
Acharme to be (aid each morning by a witch fa-
fling, or at leaft before flie go abroad.
T^c
fier bites,
fte
fier bttes,fte fier bttes^ogs turD ouer ft,
Jogs turo ouer tt
3
&ogs turD ouer tt^Oje father imft ft#, fte
tonne
totft me,
fte
Ijolie-gjoft betioame tos boft to be ; ter. Sften
fptt ouer one ftoutoer, anD
ft
en ouer
ftc ofter^ano ft
en tfcee
timesrigbtfozfoaro.
^f
Another charme that witches vfe at the gathering
ofdieir medicinable hearbs.
Haile be thou holie hearbe
crowing onthe ground,
Allin the mount
*
Caluarie Though
firft wert thou founds
hclS^n^
Thou art goodfor manic alore,
the witch*
and healeft manie a wound,
ncuer
came
Inthenameoffweetelefiis
*****
I take thee from the ground.
^f
Anold womans charme,wherewith {he did
much good in the countrie, and grew
famous thereby,
A$
olo fooman
ft
at fcealea all oifeafe* ofcatteH(fo?
ft
e tft
i
ft
fteneuertenheanpretoarobuta pente anD a loafe) being
fettouflie examines
bptft
at too?D0
fte
fcougbt ftefc ftings
to
paaje,confefleDftatafterC(jel)aDtouftet)fteCcbe creature, ffje
altoaies Departedtmme&tatlte ; fafeng
:
My loafe inmylap,
mypenie in mypurfle;
Thou art neuer the better,
and I am neuer the wurfle,
fatifk
Another
246
l2.Booke. Thcdifcoucric
Chamesy&c*
Anotherlike charme.
A<Bentletooman
ijauing fo?e $tef,ma&$-&fc monefo
one,
ttjat pjomtfeb \)\c Ijclpe^tffl^e fooulD folloto
bte a&iufe :
Ixbtcb
foas onclie to foeare aboutIjtr neche a fcroli fealeo bp, feberetw
to fl&e mfgb*not tofce &n&$econcerning |>opc ofcure fterebp,
force of
raefaeD tt *ww*
$*
conottion, ano left t)tr topping and teares,
conftanc
tdjmtmtb Cje luas fotontto betuaile tbe miferable Dar&eneffe,
opinion, or
febfcb tyt
Doubteo to ittDttte : b&erebp mfljojt time
btr cm toere
fuedfancy.
fcejiamenoeti. IButalas Ifyt
loft fame after ibatpjettouaieto
1
ell, anD tberebp returned to fjtr iuamtea topping, ant) bp confer
quencc to tnr feje eie& ^ofobeit
?
birtetoell o^ fcroll beingfount)
againejUiastofeeDintobp InrD&re fncnD^anDitjfjsoneliepo^
Ge foaa confeineo therein
:
*Spell the
The diuell pull outboth thine efes.
Sand"
And ^etifh in the holes likewife,
you
{hail
Wjerebppartlie pou map f&frijat constant opinion cans,
fconefee aeco:oiugtot^efatengofPlat;p;3fanianis fanfie oj mina gtue
thisfiouen-
jj(m affurance tijat a bnttftriltymg tyall.tyrfjim goto, it map m
lie charme r
Q
-
c
orappenfi-
4U
>*
U
Acharme to open locks.
Theeuifh A &fljebearbe35 called Aethiopidestotliopen all locfe8(tfall
charmes.
XTLbe
true ttjat i'nebanters (aie)toitb tbe belp
ofcerteine foo#s:
fo be tbere cbarmes alfo and periapts, ftbj#
tmfbout anp t?earb0
canto as mucb: as fo?
ejcasrtyle
:
] jCaftia p&eeoftoar crolFea
tn baptifme, and to but p^intcertetnefiouitjs therein, ano tie
tbemintbebinDerftirtofpourl^trtjanb ftben pou foouto ^n*
fccotbe locfee, bloto tfetfe tberin
5
faieng;
Aratohocfartih* hoc nma-
uryhlnQ open tbis bene in tbp namettjat
3
am fo:ceb to fyeafee,
as tbOUbzabeft Ijell gates, Innomine
fatris,
<Zrfity>
Gr>J]>iritmfanc+
ti, Amen*
_.. . . CAchannetodriiieawaie fpirits that
Thisiscal-
^*
1 ^ 1 , /
;
T'
ledand
haunt amehoufe.
counted
TJ&ng
in euerie of fbe foure corners ofpour bonfe tbte fen*
Si&n
*"
*"ltencefojttten bpoti btrgineparebment
;
a
omnisjfmttttlau-
charmc
^et JDom^rmm
*
b
Mo/en
haknt-&*-fr<f
betas*
c
Exurgat Dens
&
difli-
P&Lije. *>.Luk.i ^.Pfa^
/^^
Habar* ofWitchcraft. . Cap.14.
147
fentwr.iruwcieais.
ifl"
Aprcttie charmc or conclufion
foronepof&fTed.
Ti^e
poUeCTcn bodte ntuft go fcpon bis 0; trie fen&s to tb*
cburcb, bofo
farre fo euer tt be off from tben; lodging ; and
fo mnftcr&pe foftbout going out oftbe inate, being tbe common
^igljto^mttjatfo^t^o^fttuleanDDurtte foeuertbe famebe;
ojttbatfoeuerUeintbe brafe, nottyunmng anie tbing febatfo*
*
Memo
_
euer,bnttll be come to tbe cburcb,&bere
ty
muff bcare * maffe be* randum
uoutlie,ano tben foliofoeib recouerie*
.***
**-
ring of
4T Anotherforthe lamcpurpofe.
maflebc
" r r
innocaie
T^cremuff
becommended to feme pro?cbcgger fljefafeng omitted,
of fiue ptfermfkrsjxxtoftxiz <Au*s\ tbefirff to befaidmfbe
<
*
uoth
name oftbe
partte poOSelfeD^o^ befoitcbed : ft:
tbat <ES).:t8 foras led
Nota'
into Jtbe garden ; fecondlie,fo2tbat <H3feiff bio toeatbotbfoatec
and bloud , tbtrdlie, foiftat CbJtff ioas condemned; fourth
lie, fo;tbat fyztozz crucified guiltleffe; and fi ft lie, foj tbat be
fuffereo to fabe atoaie our Unites . alien muff tbe Gcfee bodte
beate maflfc
eigbt
dates fogetber, ffanding in tbe place trfjere tbe
gofpell te (aid, and mudminglebolte toater tottb bis meate and
bis d;inbe,andbolie fait alfo nuxn be a portion oftbe nurture.
fl"
Another to the fameeffe&
Ie ffcfte manmutt faff t&ee daies, and tben ic
fof
$b bts pa<
*>**'
rents muffcometo djnrcbj bpon an embering fridaie , and
f^".
ex
muff beare tbe maflfe fo;
tbat oaie ajpotnfeo
3
and fo Itfecfaufe tbe
cZZ7*
faturdaieandfundaiefoUoftnug.
0ndtbep?&ffmuftteabbpon Bernard*
fteficfee mans
bead, tbat gofpell ftbicb is read in September,
Giibert
0i
&c
and in grape barueff
3
after tbe feaff ofbolie croflfe in diebu* qmtn-
rtemprum,mtmbtt
daies :
ft
en let
tym
to?ife and carrie it
aboutbisnecfee
3
andbcfyaUbecurcd.
fl*
Another charmeor witchcraft for the feme*
Tlis
office 02 conjuration follofmng tnas firff autbo:ifed and
pointed at Rom
e,and aftertnards at Aa'enfcn^Ann6.
15
V
j .:
andleaff
tbat
tbe dwell
fyoufclte btdin tome fetref part of
tbe
$.fitf, , bedte*
T
248
ii.Bookc. The difcoueric Charmes^c.
bo&fe,euerfe partthereof ts mmttyofyecro t$ ufu
cbnft,
&>c:
tbat
is : 3
faefec6 tt)^)3lo^|efu^%t(f^att^oapunontofeu0^
tfememter of^tjgimanaUtnfitmtt(e0
3
ftomfttel)eaiJ , ftomljis
|jaire,from bis b;aimfiom
Ijf foveas, ftomIjis eies, from
^ts
nofe
3
from bis
eares, from bis; moutb, from bis tcong , from ^tg
tk% from bis taiues, frompis fb?ote , fromiii0 necfee, from
bis
bacfee, from bts tyefl , from t)is papa , from bts bcart, from
bis
Coma^frombtsfio^jfrombtaficl^^from |nsblouD,ftcm
bis
bones,from tjte legs, from liijes fete , from bts fingers , from
(be
foles oftjis friete
3
from Ins marrofoe, from
ty$
finetoes,ftom
bts
fein,anb ftomeuerie ioint ofIns members,ic.
SDoubtles3efus
<Efeiff
couto Ijaue no Carting
fjole , but foas
tierebp cuerte toaie pjeuentea anD purfueb
i
To as jje teas fojceD
to o tbe cure : foj ita#earetb i)erebp
5
tbat it baa borne tnfuffict^
ent fo;
b^t
to baue fato
5
SDepart out of tbts man tbou bncleane
fptrit,ano tbat obcn be
fo fata
be
oid not perfojme it .
3
ocd not
tbinfcetbattberefoill be fount* among all tbe fjeatbensfuperttf*
ttous fables,o? amongtbe fcritcbes/oniuro^coufetters^poets,
tmaues,foles,fc: tbateuer&#ote
?
& impu&enianfc impious a
Bamard.de \VZ 0? CbartUe 3$ X0 reaD in Barnardine de
buftts ; ftbere
,
tO Cttre 3
buflisin-Rp-
ficbeman
5
vIftt
aifeboiiie,totuit:atoafercabe
5
toas outtoarolie
fir.fim.
ajplieD to ftis
fioe
3
an& entreo into tyis l)eart^ in
tbe figltf of all tbe
jerm.i
$.
flanDerj0l bp.$ofo,ifgraue autbo?s report fucb lies , ftfcat credit
tntbefe cafes fl&all toe attribute Ditto tbe otoimues tales, tbat
SprengerJnftitor3odine,anD0tberStD?ite^ <tmtl asmurfjaS
.
to
OuidsMetamorphofiSjAefops fables, Moores Vtopia,anD
Of'
uerfeotber faufics ;ft(neb&aue as muc&truib mtbentjas a blino
manl;atbfig!)tmbtsete
fl"
Acharmefor the bots in a horflc.
YiDumuff
botb faie an&Datbusfcpon it)e DtfeafcDbotfe fyik
Dates togetber,befo^e tbe
funne rifing : in nominepa^trisey
fi+fcHj
tyftinttts^finfli^ExgrciZf
te vermemperVeumpa{trem,
&>
foliumcrfiiritHmpfr/antfum: tt>at IS
,
3n tbe name Of <0OD
fte
iFaft>er,tbe jbonne,tfye ^olp-gftoff,3 ccntore
tyk S> foo^nts bp
<E5o& tlje ifatber,tbe ^>onne
5
i
ft^t ^olp-g^ott ; tbat tbou neither
eat no; Dnnfee tbe flefli blouti o^ bones of$is bo^Tr^anti fl^at fijou
IcrebpmaiftbemaDcas patient as
Iob
3
anDasgooas&John
Baptift,
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.15. 249
Baptift, fefcen lie
bapttfeD <B%lft in Iordan , In nomine
f
4
+fctri$ tr
jt^lij erffirtoifcfinflL&rto tben fate fl#de Tanr nofters, anafl#&
^ues,inibtti$l>tme ofttjefto^ffe^to tfteglojteofifjefcoltetrini*
2$ere ate alfo tuuers bcofccs tmpjintefc , as; it tyouto ajpeare
brf
ft
fte
autbojttie oftbe cburcb of Rome,
therein ate conteinea
manfe meolcinall p:aier0, not onelie againff all Dtfeafes oftjo^P
fe$, but alfo fo: euerie impediment ana faultmafwffe: tn fo
mutf) aa if a
fy
fall off in ttje mtooett of |it0 tourme , tbete is a The faiths
plater to warrant pour bo?ffe$ ^fe, fo as if fljall not b?eafee,
wiiicanne
jjofofarfoeuer fiebe fromtbe&mitbesfojge*
[fc^f
*
3tem
5
ttje SDufee of
Alba
ty&
bo?ffe foas eonfecratefc,
0? cano*
Ihhpraicr!
nfjeD,tn
(be
lofoe countries , at ttjc (blemne maOSe
;
herein ffje
pope* bull, ano alfo i0 djarme teas publtfijebftn) tctj
HI
toill
bete*
after rectte)be in tbemeane time fitting as tHJice-rop toitb i$
confecrateo ifanfcaro in l)i$ bano
3
t ill mafife toas Done.
f
Acharmc againft vineager.
T^attoinetoarnoteaget,to?tteon^
te,fiom4mJu4MeftDomtntf4.
blaiphc-
The inchanting offerpentsandfhakes
5
obie<5tioris
aunfwered concerning the fame
^
fond reafons whie
*>
charmestakeeffefttherin^Mahometspigeon^miracles
wrought by an Affe at Memphis in Aegypt, popifh
diarmes againft ferpents^ofmiracle workers, the tame-
ingoffnakes,Bodinslie ofihakes.
The xv. Chapter.
flDncetning tlje c^armtng tf fw
pent* ano fnabc*,mine a&uerfarie* ( a*
31
baue fain) tbinfee ttjet> baue great a*
uantage bp tbe foo#$ of Dauid
in tbe 8fc
tit eigbtpfalme; anDbp Ieremie,
chapter
\
eigbt, erpounbtngtbe one pjo$etbpVir-
gil,
fteotberbpOuid. Jfojtbefooj&j&of
Dauidareftefej lljeir poifon fe liftetbe
p&ist.
poffon of a ferpent, ana Ufec a fceafe aoocr , tfjaf ffogetb bis
eate,
I
250
i2.Booke. The difcouerie Charrncs,&c.
care^nDbearctbnotifietooiccof fee charmer .,cbsrmcbc mutt
nrgtcUgZ.
^ocunmnglie.I^etoo^ofVirgilaretl)efe,i
^
^/^/^ mfratuckn-
Undo rumfUHr angups. $l& t)t ttttgltf fate, Dauid
H)0U Itett
;
fo?
fyt
cotonaturcD fnafee is bp firjectjarmes of toe tndmntcrs broken
ouid.met*~
aH to paces in ttje fielD ft&ere &e lieft. Hjen commeft Quid,
and
mr.7.
ty
tahetbbte
coimttteman*part,faieng tn ttje name anD perfon
Ofa inttctJ ; Viferetorwnfo verbis &
carminefames
;
tf)at t0
,
3
tuttfj
mptoo?** anD cftarmes can b?eafce in fun&er itje tofpera iatnes*
icrcm.8.17.
^arnc
leremie
on
fte
otber fifoe encountered) ti|t0 poeticall
toittb, anDIje not onelieDefenDeifc, but eiqpounDeti) fnsfeUotoe
^ojfects foo^s.anD $atnot in ins otone name,but in tbe name
ofalmigfctie <EfoD
;
faiengj foffl fenD ferpents anD cockatrice*
amongpou^trijul) cannot be cbarmeD,
ji^oiu let ante inDtfferent man (dfetfftan o?
fjeaiben) iuDge,
fcdjetfjer trje foojD* anD minim of ttjc p2ojfeetst dcd not Dfrectlie op*
pugne Sbefe poets Ujo?ds(33 toiil not fate mmfcs
:)
ft: ttjat
3 am
Aire ttjep DtD therein but iefl anD trifle, accosting to ftje common
fabling ofliengpoet&0nDcerteinlte,S! canencounter tfjem too
toitb otber ttoo poete
, namelie
Propertius
anD Horace
, tije one
merrtlie DeriDtng
, fte
otber fertouflte impugning
fteir fatv
fafffcallpoetriej^concerning ttje potoer anD ommpotencie of
fcrift&es* JFojti&ere
Virgil, Ouid,&<:: fojife tbaf fottcbe* feitft
tbeirc^armeisfetcbDotDnetbemfline anDffarres ftom
fceauen,
<s
c
5
Propertius mocfeefl* tfjem in tfcefc foojD* follotoiug
:
Atvos deduct& quibus
efifalUch
Luna,
Etlabor in magicitfacrapiarefocis,
En agedum domino mentemconuertite nofir*,
Etfacite illa meopalleat ore magis,
tuncego crediderim vobis
(frfidera &amnes
PoJ/e
Circeis ducere carminibws
:
Btgttfbedh
Biityou that haue the fubtillflight,
uibrabam
Offetching downe the moonefrom skies
j
wkm
*
Andwithinchantingfierbright,
Attemptto purge your facrines
:
Lo now^gb to
3
turne(ifyou can)
Ourmadams mind and fturdie hart.
And
Habar.
ofWitchcraft. . Cap.i5# 251
And makchirfaccmorcpalcand wan,
Than mine : which ifby magickc art
Youdoo,thenwill I foonebeleeue,
That byyour witching charmes youcan
Fromskies aloftthe ftarrcs remeeue,
And riucrs turne fromwhence they ran*
$nft tfjat pou map fee mo?e certetnite
5
tfjat ftjefe
p
octe MObut
ieQ anD oerioe foe creoulous atto ttmerou* fo;t of people
, 3
ftougljtgcr.tifo^topoaidjatOuid raftbagamttinmrelfe, anD
fudj as tjane tmttfen
fa iucreDtblte anD rtotculouflte of fautcfjes
omnipotencie:
iVVtf was//* magieisJftdMtttrcantibusangueS)
2^ec redib infontes vndajupinafu&s:
Snakes in the middle are notriuen
Engiifhedfy
with charmes ofwitches cunning,
f
J^w"
Norwaters to their fountaines driuen
by force ofbackwardrunning.'
3te foj Horace
bte
tietfes
3
omtttftem, bfcatife
31
batte citcD
ftem in another place 0uD concerning
tbte matter
Cardainisc*n*JM.xf.
fatty, $at at euerie ecltpfe fbep toere lucent to tbinfce , tftat foit*
*
T
J
r,wr*
die* pulleD Dofome tt)e funne anD mtmtrfrom
tymm 3nD
"*'
0#
Donbtle*,bcncecame tbe
opinion of tbai matter,
tdjtcbifceDfc
farre,anDcontimteDfo long in tbe common peoples mouflje^
tbat in tbe enD learneD men gretorto befceue it
3
anD to afftrme tt
in touting*
IBut^erett toittbeobiecteDjtbat fefcaufeft fe(afD(ittf!e places
Anobiea*>
on anfwe*
foitdjmongerttjts quel!totted ftrit;3RGl)Citjerft be erpeDient,tbat
to fattffa
b&
foIlie,tfje ^olie-gbott mutf ofneceGttte mafee mem
tion of euerie particular tying tbat be imagined mapbe beUnfr
crjca
^3 ipoulD alfo affte of
b
i m,fcbat ptfutlege a fnafee bafij nto:e
ftan otber creatures , tbat be onelie mapnot, anD all otber crea>
tares mapbebefottcbeD i
3
bopeftcp toillnot fait, ttjat
eitber
ftetrfaitbojtnfiDdtttetetbe caufe thereof
y
neitberDo>3aDmif
tbe anfooer offucb amines as fate, tbat
be
cannot be beiutfcbeD
:
152
ii.Booke. Thedifcoucric Charmes^c.
foj tbat be
feauceD Hue; bp meaner thereof<E>oD t?imfcife cacffeo
bf
m; anD tberebp be
ts bp?tuilegeD
3
as tbat nofottcbes cbarme
can fafce bolo ofbtm.25ut moje fljall be faiD hereofin tbe fequele,
DanJn dk-
Danxus
fatty, ttjat toitcbes tfeavmcs tafee fonefl bolD Upon
H^i* fnaftes and aDDers; bicaufe of tbetr conference anD famtlfaritte
tuttl)tt)emucU,Mjerebpi!)craQja mankind tbzougb tbem teas
feDuceD . letfcs fdebe tben an anfoerfa;
tbts caulll
5
altbougb in
trutb ft naoetf) not : foj
%
e {fetafe
offpeacb te abfolufe,s imposes
notafpectallqualttiepjoper to denature ofatriper ante mo:e,
tban fcben 3
rate; aconnie cannot fife : poufl>outo gatber $ cow
ctaDe tberefcpon$at
31
mentrtjat all otber beaffs coulo ftte.ffittt
pou fljall bnDerffanD,tbat tbe caufe ixbp tbefe Wpcrs can rather
tuttbCanD tbe twice
$
pjacttfe of incbanters anD fojcerers,tban
0*
tber creatures, ts : fo? tbat
tljep being in boDie anD nature tieno*
tnous,cannot To tone : pjoperlie receiue tbetr Definition bpfce>
nome,toberbptbefottriiea in otber creatures tyingtbefrmtfeba*
fous pities moje eatHte to paflfc, accojDing to
Virgils
faieng
:
rhg.geo.^
Corrupttque UcusjnfechpabuU
tabo,
Jtlraham
*
Shedid infeft with poifbn ftrong
TUtmnfr Both ponds andpaftures all along.
3nD$eret)pon tbe p?o$et alluoetb bnto tbetr corrupt anD ftp
flerible nature, fottb tbatcompartfon : anD not(as
Tremelius
te
faine to tfjift it)tuttb Sopping one earetuttb
b&
taile, anD lateng
tbe otber clofe to tbe grounD; bicaufe
be
tooulD not beare tbe
cbarmers botce.
$
oj tbe fnafee batb
neitber fucb reafon$ no? ^c
foojDs fucb effect : otbertuifc tbe fnafee mvtit fenoto our tbougbts.
31 is alfo to be confitoereD, bob) bntame bp nature tbefe btpers
(fox tbe molt part) are ; in (b mucb as tbep
be not bp mans inDtp
ttrie 0.2 cunning to be maDe familiar,? trainD to dcd anie tbing,
dT?ild
8
^f^ty
aomtratton maie be pjocureD
:
as Bomelio Featcs
^
Maliomets &ff
couIddcd; o; Mahomets pigeon, ttbtcb fooulrrefojt bnto
pigeon, bim,being in tbe miDDeff of bte campe, anD picfee a peafe out of
%i& eare ; in fucb fo# tbat manie of tbe people tbougbt tbat tbe
ijjolie-gboff came anD tela btm a tale in
bte
care: tbe fame pt>
geon alfo b?ougbt bint a fcroll,feberein teas ty^itten^A; ?/?^anD
lato
tbe fame ixi
ty%
necbe. Sino bicaufe
3 b
sue fpoben oftbe
Doct^
ctlttie
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.
1
5.
253
lite ofa Dogand a pigeon, tbougb 3
could ctfc an infinite num>
bet ofitHe tales,3l toll be bold totrouble pou but imtfj one mo?e,
at
Memphis in Aegypt,ainong otber tuggling fenacfes,ttbtcb a ftoric
toere tbere
bfuallte tyetoeo^tbere foas one tbat tcofee Curb patnes
declaring
foiibanaffk,$atbe fmo
taugbt btm all tbefc qualities folloto
f^*^
tng*
anofojgainebecaufeoaffageto be made, and an affem*
a^airc*
bite ofpeople to matte ; t$tcb being done,in tbe maner ofa plate,
be
came in toritb
W
affc,ano fato ; flje Sultane
batb
great need of
aft* to belpe to cartie ffones and otber ffufle,totoaros bts great
building iritfeb
ty
batb in band.
Uje aflTe tmmedtatlic fell dofone
to
tyt
ground,and bp all fignes tyetoed btmfelfe to be ficfee, and
at lengtb to gtue bp ttje
gboff
: To as tisc tuggler beggeft of tbe af
femblie mome tofoaros I) is lofTt* 3no bauing gotten all tbat be
couto,
be
feto
;
#oto mpmaiffers,pou (ball fee mine aft? is pet
2dtue,anbtKDtbbutcounterfetsbicaufebeitioulDbaue fome mo*
nie to bufe btm p?ouenoer
5
hnoimng tbat
3
bias pq?e, and m
fome need ofreleefe.^eretopon
be
fooulo needs late a toager.tbat
iris
affe tuas altur
5
td;o to euerie mans feemingteas Carfce dead.
andfyeti onebad laid moniefottb btm tbcreabout, be
comman*
bed tbe affe to rife, but
be
laie Sill as tbougb \}t toere dead : tbcti
did
be beate
btm fottb a cuageli, but tbat tooulo not ferue fte
turne,bntill
be
addjeffed tbts fpacb to tbe affe, fateng (as tefifce)
fn open audtence^e Sultane
batb commandcd
3
tbat
all tbepco*
pie
(ball ride out to mojrofo
5
and t& tbe trtumjb, and tbat tbe
faire ladies foill tben ride topon
tbe fatreff afffcs
3
and foill gtue no*
table pamender bnto tbem, and euerie affe (ball
ojinfee of tbe
toaetefoater ofNilus:
and tben lo tt)t affe did
pjefentlie Cart
tp,andaduancebimfelfe
erc&dtnglte. llo(quotbbtsmaiCer)
nofo
3f
baue foonne: but in trotb ttie spaioj
baft
bo?rofoeo
mine
alle
}
fo;tbet)feoftbe old tlfauouredfottcb
bis
fotfe: andtbereb^
on
fmmedfatlte
be bang dofone
bts eares, and baited
dolone
rtgbt,as
tbougb be bad briene ffarfee lame, iben
faid bis
matfferj
3pereetuepoulouep>ng
p?etttefoembes : at bfefrb
fo*?&s be
tobed bp, as tttnere
fottb toifail
cb&re and t&en
W
maiffer
did
bid
btm go rbcofe one tbat tbouio ride tjpon btm;
and be
ran
to a terie
bandfome fooman,and
tourbed
W
fottb
W
bead:
fc. afnafee foill neuerbe bjougbt to fucb
familtartttc, f
c.
Bodin ub*j. ik it
W&
tbat tyis foasaman in tbe Itfeeueffe of an affe: but3
mate
<**.*.*.*.
ratber
254
i**Bookc. The difcouerie Charmes$c
m
rattier tbmbe tfiat
be
is an atfc in
(be
libeneffe ofa man,tadl,to
returns to our ferpents
5
3l
tutll tell poua Atone concerning
tbe
charming cfttjem ,ano tbe euent of ttje fame.
W4/.
mc^
gn $
e cttte of S alisborogh
tbere Urns an mcbanter, tbat be*
CV'**'*'
fb.2eallt^epeopleta)betiponl)tmtocomureaU tbeferpents anD
himjidm.
faahes toitinn one mile compafffc into a great pit o? Dibe, rntD
ftere to bill tbem.Wien all ttje fcrpents toregatbereD togttber,
as tjcttcDt) tipen tf)t bztnfee of tt>c pit, itcrc came at tbe lad a
great ano aho.mbic ferpent, tbtcb fooutonotbe gotten Dofcuns
Uittfi all tbe ftuce of bis incantations : fo as (all tbe reft being
&ea&) bsflefobpon tbeimbanter,anD clafpeD
bim in tbemtDDeff,
and D:ctu bim Dofone into
tbe fatD Dibe,ant) tberc billed btm.^ou
tnuff tbinbe tbat tyi*
tuas a oiueli in a ferpents libeneffe, fcrfn'cb
fo;
tbe loue
be
bare to tbe p<D?e fnabes^billcD tbe fo^cerer; to teacb
all otber luitctje^ to betoare oftbe libe teicbeD pjadife. 3nD fare*
iie,iftbis be nottrue, tbere be a great number oflies contemeD
in M. Mai.
anD in
LBodin . ana if tbts be toll tofgbeD, anD
concefueD,tt beateibDoUme to tije grounD all ftofe iuittbmon*
gers arguments,
ft
at content) fo feeing tuitfting miracles out
sffl)is place,
jfoj tbcp Difagra notablte, fome DenienganD fome
affirming tbat ferpents maie be befoitcbeD. $euertbeleffe,bt' i
caufe in enerie point poufl^allte botnpoperie agreetb &nib pa>
gantfme,?
toill recite certeine cbarmes againff ttpers,al!otoD
fo; tbe moll part in anb bptbe tbb
ofRome
: as foliototb.
ExorciTmes
3 confure tbas D ferpent in ftis boure,bp tbe
fiue bolie toombs
or coniura-
f mtjLo;b
3
tbat tbou remooe notout oftbis plaee,but bere ffaie,
tow.
wcertehwBe as dScDtoasbojneof a purettrgine. &>tbcr'
toife
:3 COntUreftffi ferpent InnominepatriiyCrfiijy crfliritoefin*
fa
:
3!
commanb tbae ferpent bp our labie >
Marie,
(bat (boa
obeie
me,asfoar obetetb tbe fier, anD as fier obetetb toater ; tbat
ftouneftberbttrtntc^noj anieofter cb;fffian,as
c^rteinelieas
<5oDtoas bojne of an immaculate birgtne,m id*!* reject
3
tabe
f&e
fcp, In nominepatri*,
O^filij,
<&ftmmfinfli:Elj
lajb citer,ely
iajkeiter,eijiajbeiter.
^r^ffjertotTc:
>bermine,tboumutt come
iy*h>.uh.
as <E5od came
tmto tbe Bfctos. &
2>tbertotfe:
L.Vairus
faift,
Jefzfcintt.
fb$
serpens
qiiernKfrondiltu contaBa,
ftaf
a ferpent tOUfb*D totty
i^M-
obeleauesDtetb,anDffaieft cuenintbe beginning ofbis
going,
(fafea$erof tbebirD ibisbecaft^^otonebponbim;
anbtbat
a
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.15*
255
afciper ftntttett 02 f>of imtf) a nso is affonfeb, ano totutjeft tott^ a
baec&en b:ancb to pjetcntLie nummeano ffiffe*
hereto
to be remembjet^tfjat mante Weto bcaff iljat fljep vfurpcrs of
arc
of&Paules race ano btm*D,$eforing topon tbetr bootee
tfce
kmrcd wkh
points of fcrpents : trijtcb (30 tfce
paptffs affirme) teas tncfDent
p5
ed
nd
to all ftem
of j&,Paules ttoebe.sparte tfjep fate beretortljall, tfjat
s juthL
ail bte
binffolfes can ganolc ferpents, 0: ante poffon tuittjout rinc.
Danger, fleers libefotfe tjaue (as tbcp b^ag) a
Katharine
fefcate
topon fteir
boDtes,ano t^ep fate tbep are bin to &,Katharine
3
ant>
ft
at tt)ep can carrt e burning coles in ttjc tr bare banos, ano Dtp
ftefr fa to fcanos tn i)ot haloing liquor ano alfo go into
fcoto*
uens. thereoftfjougb tbclaff bebut a bare W^anO to beacons
beanie tftat fotllp:ouc (as a bao fellcto in London
($0 Weo to
ti<D,mabing no tartance at all therein
:)
pet tfjere is
afljeto maoe
of ttje otfjer, as tbougft it toere certeine anD to nDoubtcD
$
by an*
notnttngtbeijanos tottt? tt)e tutce of maUotocs
>
mercwie,t^ine,
$c : febub
fo;
a little time are Defenfattues againfl tfcefe fcalomg
Uquojs, ano fcojtc&ing 6ers,
IBixt $ep ttjat fake topou
ftem
to toojbe fljefe mpffertes an&
m(raclcs
5
0o ino&D(aftec rebearfaU of fljcfc ano fucb itfec too:os
ano cbarmes) tabe top enen in tijefr bare jjanos,fbofe fnabes ano
totpcrs.ano fomettmes put tbem about tbetr necb0,hntbout re*
teiutng anie
fturt fterebp,
to tbe terroj ano affomfljmentof
fte
bebQtoers
3
ftbfob naturatitebotb feare antoabbo?re all fcrpents,
Stat ftefe (farmers (topon mp too?o) Dare not truff to tbett
cbarmcs,buttofe futb an tncbanfment
3
as euerie man matelab?
fttUte tofe,ana in $e latoftdl tofe thereof maie tying to paflfe tbat
tbepfl&albe in fccurttte,anD tabe no i)arme,bote mucb foeucr
tbcp banole tbem: marietoifta tollenrag tbcp pull outtfcrir
toetfi befo:e bano, as fome men fate; but as truttj is, tbeptoeactc
tbcm
5
ano fljat is ofcerteintte.2nD furelie ttjis is abind offcritrb*
craft
5
fcbicb3l terme pjiuste confeoeracie
Bodin
fattb, tftat all
*.**#.
/&
ftefnabes in one countrie Sucre bp cbarmes ano toerfes Drtuen
****
fntoanotber region tperljaps
be
meanetblrehnd,t$ere&.Pa-
c
^*
trikc
is fato to baueDmneit fcottb
b
is bolincfTe, ?c.
lames Sprengcr,anOHenrie Inftitoraffirme, tbatferpcttfS
anofuabes,ano tbetr fbmsercao all otber creatures fo: imttb*
craft; in fomu.ij as toilers Ood Wc to burtefljem tn^rr mens
tfcefyfjclos*
t^i i2.Bookc. The diicoucric Charmes^cl
tfyeC^olt^effterof ttjcfjoufe o?ttaUes
5
fofcercbp barrenness
p;ocureo botf) to tooman and bead : pea anD ttjat
tbe bene eartb
and afbes of rtjem continue to tjaue fo:ce of fafcmatioir.
5n re*
fpect thereof
ttjep tuilftallmen nolo anD tijen to Dig atoaietbe
eartb fcnscr ttjrtr tbjefl&botos, anD to fpjtnfcle !)o!te toater tn tbe
place,
i
alfo to bang bougljes Cfjallotoco on nusfummer Date) at
tbeffallDaje \&tn ftccattell ftano
:i
p:oouce examples ibere*
topon, oftottcbes lies,o* elfe tfjett otone, ixfetcl)
3
omit
5
btcaufe
3
f&mp ba)he grofoetb to be greater tban
31
meant it tyoulo be.
Charmcs tocarrie water in a fiue, to know what is
ipoken ofvs behind our backs,for blcare eies,to make
iceds to growe wclljofi mages made ofwax, to be rid
ofa witch, to hang hirvp, notable authorities againft
waxen images, aitoric bewraieng the knauerie of
waxen images*
Thexvj. Chapter.
Eonardus Vairus
fattl), tljflttljete
toas a p?ater extant, t^erebp migljt be
carrteDinafiuc,toater,ojotberliquoj:
3
ttjinfee it tuas Clam elate
^
trijicl; a ctofo
faugbta maiD,tbatfoas pjcmtfcDacafce
offo great quantities* mtgbt be fcneoeD
of fomudjflourc a* (be
coulD tnet tut
ft
be
toater ttjat
(be
bjougbt in a Sue, anD
by tbat meaues
(be
clamD it tmtfj elate,
f
b:ougt)t in fo
mucb toa*
ter,asttberebp(be babagreat ca^anDfobegutleDbtr fillers,
c. 0no tbis tale
3
bearD amongmpgranoamsmatoes, tabete>
bpSlcanDerijber tbisfoittberaff, %ttm, by tbe tingling of tbe
eare,men beretofoje cculD tell fc&at foas fpofeen oftbem.3f ante
fee afcojptou , anD fate tbts foo^D
(Bud)
be (ball not be Ccong 0;
bitten tbereioitb^efe ttoo dUreefee letters n anD afo?ttten in a
Greckckc-
paper, anD bong about ones neclte, p?cfcrue tbe partie from
ten&A.
bl&reteDnefTe. Cummin ojbempfeDfofoneUritb eurffing anD
opprobrious Idojds groin tbe fatter anD tbe better.
Berofus Ani-
anusmafeetb foitebcraft of great anttquitie;fo; be fattb, tbat
Cham
L,Vairttilib.
fkfcfaica.f,
Orath Tup.
aevefialjs.
Of the
word (Bud)
Habar. ofWitchcraft/ Cap.16. 2
5^
Cham touting t)is fafters naked member ttteteo a tfjarme
3
ftfeerbp
|)tJ3 father became emafculateo 0? oep#ued of$epoiuers
generattue.
^P
Acharmc teachinghow tohurt whomyou lift
with images ofwax, &c.
Mafte
an image in ins name, ttfjom pou foouls fwrt 0? bill,
pfneiuttrgtnetDai;;t)nDertl)ettgt)t armepofee tdjereof
placeatoallofoes&art, and tfjeliucrtmdert&e left;
tyen
Ijang
about ttje necfee thereof a nefotfceo in a nefo needle patched in-
to t&e memberfefcicb
pou fcoouldl}auefmrt,fotti) tftereljearfaUof
certeine toojds, tijrfct) fo:
fye
auoidtng of ftoltffj fuperffitfon and
creoulttti5intl)tel)e^alfei0tobeomttteo, #ndift!)ep foere uv
ferted, 3
care tmdertafte
ftep
toould dm notmrmc,foere tt not
to makefiles, and catttjgudgins. &;2)tberfotfe : Sometimes
ftcfe images are made of bzaCTe, and ften fye
Jjand is placed
fcfecretbeforte tfjouldbc, and rtje fcote t$ere tbe 1) and, and
fye
facedofcmetoardY & Jtbertmfe:jfoj a greater mtfc&afe,ffje
like (mage is made in ttje feme ofa man0? tooman,t)pon ixt>ofe
l)eaD is fo?itten ttje certeine name ofttje partie ; and on tjts
0;
W
rtbS ftefC \&*$&^ilif,caJyl,ZsZe,hit
melmeltat : tyetl fyt
fame
muff be buried. &>f&ertotfe : 3nflje dominion of Mars;tico
Images muff be prepares, one offoar,tlje ottjer ofQeeartb of a
dead man; eactj image muff l>aue in disband a fruo?d tdjertoifl)
a manbatbbamefiamM e tbatmuff be flame map $aue life
fceadfltfuff fftfoug&imtfjafoine 3n boffcmuffbefo?itfencer'
teine peculiar tijaracters, ana tfcen
mtxSfljep be &id in a certeine
fal^ffe
!lace<# Dtbertmfe:oobteineatoomans!oue,an imagemuff
charmes
e maDeinff)eftoureofVenus
5
ofWrginefear,tnftenameof
fte
mufthaue
beloueDjtt&ertjpon a character is to?itten
3
1 is tDarmeo atafier, ^11
in the
and indningfberoftbe nameoffome angell muff be mentioned,
^ons'or
0 be trtferlie riti of
tfte
ttrftd), ano to ftang
^tc t)p bp
fte ftatre,
eifehemay
pou mutt prepare
ft
e image ofthe ear
ft
ofa dead man to be bap*
go froo the
tifed in anoftjer mans name,ftfcereonibe name, font!) a djarac
s
rc-
ter, muffbe fojtttenttben muff it be perfumed fof
ft
a rotten
bone, and
ften ftefe pfaimesreadbacfeforard : nomine Dominm
noHer,Dommu4 illumrMtio mea
y
Dormne exaudt ordtlonhn metim, Detts
lwdmmeAmnet4CHerH:mbtytnb\\T\t%
firfftnone place
>
and
3LJ. affertoards
z<fi
ifc.Booke. The difcouerie Chames,&c*
affertoards in anotfter.l^otabett
3
tt ts iunttert in tbe 2 1
article of
tbe Determination of
Paris,
tbat to afftrme tbat images of
tyaflTe,
lead, gold, ofirfjtte 02 red foar
3
0? of anp otber ffuffe (contured,
bapttfcd, confecrated., 0? rafter cjcccrated ti#cugb ftcfe magtcall
art0atcerteineDaie0)t)aueiDCDnticrfuUl3ertuej6
5
0; fucbas are
auofoeointbeirba)Ueso2 aJFertions
3
ts erro2tn faitb, naturall
jbtlofojbte, and true affrbnomie: pea it is concluded in
(be
22.
article ofUbatcouncell., ttjat it is as great an crrojtobeloeue
tbofe tbings., as to dco tbem,
H5ut as concerning tbefe images,it ts certeine tbat tbep are
inucb feared amongtbe
people
3
and mucti tfco among cottfening
foitcbes, as partite atpeeretbin tbts&ifcourfe ofmine elfe-tdjcrc,
$
aspartliepoumapl&bptbecontents of tbis ffo2te follototng.
jot long fitbence
5
a pamg maiden (dfoelling at neto Romnie
b^re in Kent) being tbe daugbter of one
$p. L.Stuppcnic(iate
3lurat oftbe fame totone but dead before tbe execution bcreof)
andafferfuardstbefoife of Thomas Eps,febo
isattbistnffant
$9at0? of Romnie)
toas bifited tmtb ficfene(Te,ftbofe motber and
fatber in lafoe being abufeb toitb crcdulttic concerning foitcbes
fupernaturall potoer, repaired to a famous foittb called motber
Baker,diDelltngnotfarfromtbenceataplace called Stontfreet,
lxbo(acco?ding to toitcbes coufeningcuflome) affeed Mjeftertbep
mittruffed not fomebad neigbbour, to ftbom tbep antoereo tbat
tndaed tbep doubted a fooman neere bnto tbem(and pet tbe fame
foomanbias, oftbebonefferitoifer foitof
bir neigbbojs, repu>
fed a gdcreature.) $euertbelcs tbe tuitcb told tbem tbat tbere
foas great caufe oftbetr fufpfcfon: foj
tbe
fame(faid
(be) is tbe be-
rie partie tbat fojougbt tbe maidens oeffruction , bp making a
barf offoar, and packing tbe fametoity pins and needels ; affir*
mingalfo tbat tbe fame neigbboi ofbirs bad beffofoeo tbe fame
in fome fecret corner oftbe boufe. fjns being belceued , tbe boufe
teas fearcbedbp credible perfons, but notbing could be found.
Wqz toittb
02 toife toomanbeing certified bercofconttnueo bir
a&
fertion,and toouldn&dsgoto tbe boufebberefbebtrfelfe(as (be
affirmed) toould certeinlie find it. TOen (be
camd ftttber , ft
e to
fed
bir cunning ( as it rbanced to bir ofone confufion) 02 at leaff
<
toife to bir detection :&2
b&rein
fte
dfd
3
as fome of tbe totfer
foit
mtflruffed tbat flje tuoulde dco
5
laieng dofame piiuiliefucban
image
Habar. ofWitchcraft. Cap,
1
7.
image
(as ff)e fmt> before tJcfcrtbeD) tn a co^ner^lxl^cf) bp ctljcr^
aa beene mottDfligentlie
fearcfceD $
IcnbcD into, $ bp
ft
at mean*
jjircoufenagefoas nofablie bctraafeD, 3noj tooulDtuilljtfmt
all
luttctimongers mig^t pate fo,: rtjctr lefofc repairs to tncbaw
to:s, aitp confutation iutttj tmtdje*,anD fuct) as baue familiar
fpirits, as fome oftftefe DiD^na ttjat bp tije o?oer offljetyglj com*
miiltoners,fcbic& partite fo? refpea of neYgfcbo#o>D
3
anD partite
fm otijer confmcration^
31
leaue tmfpoben of*
Sundrie forts ofcharmes tending to diuerfe purpo-
fes,andfir(t
,
certeine charmes to make taciturnitie
in tortures.
Thexvij. Chapter.
Mparibusmeritis tria
pendent corpora ramis,
Dijmas
&
Getfas,
in medio
eft
dminapoteHas,
Vifinas
damnatur,
G
eft
as adajira kuatur
:
Three bodies on a bough doo hang,
for merits ofinequalitie,
Difinas and Geftas, in themidft
the power ofthe diuinitie.
Difinas is damnd, but Geftas lif-
ted vp aboue the ftarres onhie,
2Mb
tftfe ; Ertiftawt cormeumverbumbmwn verltatem
nunauam
diumregi.
#<tt)erfoifc:80ff)emilfee of our laoie
tons
luffious
to our JLo2ti
3
e fus Cimff 5 fo let fyts torture
02 rope tepleafant to minearmes ano mem*
berj5
<k
^DftjertDife* lefh* autemtranfiens
per medium illorum that,
*$c
flDttjet'
imTer^oufyallnot
tyeateeabone
oflnm*
&tf,
^Counter
-
259
This charm
feemeth to
allude to
Chrift cru-
cified be-
tweenethe
two thceus.
h
h
pfai.44.
Luk.4.
Iohn.19.
T
260 i2.Booke.
Thedifcouerie
Chamesffc.
fl*
Counter charmes againft thefe and all other witch-
crafts, in the faieng alio whereofwitches are vexed, &c.
Pfal.44. [7
Bgttauit car meum verbum bomm, dicam cunBa
of
era mea regi%
Scripture
!*&
j3Dtf)rtoffC X
Dominelabia meaaperies, r
as meum annunciabit
P
ro
P
er
.
lc
veritatem.
$c fDQ)Zt\X)itC X Contere brachia inifti rei,r lingua malig-
najiibtiertetur.
f
Acharmefor the choine cough.
2httt)ifc ftps of a djalice, tt&en ftep:&ff fiatti fetomaffe,
and (ioalloto it DoUute foritb gD oeuottonyic.
^f
Forcorporall or fpirituall reft.
y
nominepatw>v^ and downe,
^y?/^f
t$
*jpiritus[anBl vponmycrowne,
Cr^Ar C/tfy/?/ vpon my'breft,
Sweeteladiefendmc eternall reft.
....
fl"
Charmes to find outa theefe.
omoft
HH^
e m^anc
^
&fo **
.fttD.Diit a ftatfe
,
fe tbua
:
Curnepout
woonder-
1 faccta tt)e caff, auDuiafeeacrolTct3pon^:tCaUtDttt)'otle
fuiivertue
oltue,andbnDettbectolfeto;iteibefettM
hiddenin
j^en a fyfo tytf ^innocent , ana a
tftaft btrgme bo?nein true
ofs He"
fo*&locte,aiiD not bate tegotteiyjf tbe ageof ten peare* , muff
lens'hoiie
false tbe cbriffall in Ins
banD
5
ant) bc^tn
a bis bacfee, feneeling on
name i
ftjp fen&s , ttjou mutt tseaoutitc atio teuerentlie fate ouer ttjts
pjatertfetfe : 3 befotbtb&mp labie>. Helen,
motberof lung
Conftanti ne,ftb(cb Wboeff 6nt) tbe croGTc feberebpon
Cfe'ff
btetu
bp tbattbpbolteoeuotton,anbinnentionof tbecrofife,anD
bpfte
fame ctoffe,an&bptbe top txt>tct) tbouconcefoebtt at flje finding
tbereof,anbbptbeIouebbttbfboubateff to
ftp
fonneConftan-
tine,anb bp tbe great gcobnes ti&fcb ftou Dcoett atoates bfe , ftat
tbon (befo me in tbte rf)?tflaU , ftbatfoeuer
3
afee 0; befirefo
bnotoe ; 3mm. J3nb fejjen tbe ctjf to teflj ttje angell in tbe cfcufr
aU^emano fctbatpou brill, ana tbe angell brill make anftoer
tberebnto Memorandum,tbat
ty\$
be borne futt at tbe
funne
riling,
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.17. z6l
riGng
5
feben tbe foetber is fatre ana cl&re*
Cardanus Derftiett) tbefe ano futb lifee fables, anD fetfetb
card.ub.i6.
Dofone ^t0 tuogementtberein acco20tnglie,in ttje
Ortaentb broke
*
^r reu
ve remmvar . ibefe coniurojs ana coufeners fo:fcotb foiil $eiu
c
^'
?3
*
|>ou in a glaffe tbe tb&fe tbat batfr
ffolne ante fbing from pou,
anotbisistbcirojocr. Ujeptafcea glaiFefciallfuUcfboUefoa*
ter,ano fet it topon a linnen clotft, ttbtcl) batb beehe purtfieo, not
onelie bp foa(bmg,but bp facrtto^c* >n tbe moutb oftfjc fciall
dj tyinail,tfoo oltue leaues mutt be iatD acioffe, tmtb a litlecon^
turation fata oucr tt, bp a cfctlo 5
to foit tbus ^>^/<? &** , angdt
candide,per tuamfknttitarem, mtima virnnitatem,
ofiende
mthtfurtm
:
htttbfb:&
rater ojkrs,ftoa,sues,mb betfoirt ettber of tbem a
"raflfe maoe foitb ibe naile of tbe ibumbe fopon tbe mauib of tbe
*Fr ifthe
fciail
5
ana tben fljali be tone angels afcenoing ana Defcenaing

rffe bc
n
as it foere mote* in tbe funne bcames
.
0)e ibctfe ail tbts tdnle
aiiTnoc
1
fljall fuffer great torment*, ants bts face (ball be tone plainlie, worth a
euen as plainlie
3
bel&ue as
fte
manin tbe mame.
jf
0: in trutb,
pudding.
-
tbcre are totes artifictatlie comtetea into tbe gla(Te,fcbtcbfotll
ntabe tbe footer bubble
3
ana aeuifes to mafee images ajpeate in
fte
bubbles: as alfo tfcerc be artifictaii glaftes
5
ixfctct) foiil ibeto
tmto poutbat Qatt take tbereinto, manie images of atuerfe
formes, ana fome fo fmall and curious , as ibep fbali in fauour
refembleftbomfoeuerpou tbinfee fcpon ilcoUe hi lohnBap.
Neap, fo?
tbe confection of fudjglaEes. 2Ebe fubttltiesljereofare
fo aetectea,ana
(be mpffcries oftbeglaffes fo common uofo,ana
ftetr coufenage ft foefl imofone,fc : ttjat
3
n&a not ffana fcpon
tbe particular confutation bereof* Cardanusin
tbe place before
citea reporteft,bofo be trica fottb cbtlajen tbefe
#
ana atuerfe ctr*
cumtfancestbefeboleillufion,anafounatttobe plaine fcnaue*
tie andcoufenage.
fl"
Another waieto find out a theefe that hath
ftolnc anie thing from you.
G4D
to
ftc
fea ftocanti gatber as manie pebles as ?ou fufpect
perfons fo? ftat matter ; carrte ibem borne, sum tfeotoe
tbem into tbe fiet,ano burie tljem bntier tbe tb:efybolD, *$#te tbe
parties ate Itfee to come ouer. Sdjerelet tbem lie tb?ee 0aies,anD
tben before fumte rtfing fabe ti^m afoaie. srben fet a po
v
:renger
SLAtf. full
2
64
12 .Bookc. The difcoueric Charmes^ &c.
fuUof Imter in a rfrcle, therein inuft be mase erodes euerie
toaie,as manie as can ttanD in it , tipon tfje td;id) mutt be imtfc
ten : dfynft ouereommctb, <!Db2itt retgnctb, iJfcift commanDetfj;
Sljepo^rcngeraXo mutt be figneoftntba croffe,anDafo:meo{
comuratton mutt be pronounces Efren racij ttone mutt be
%otone into tfje toater,in
fte
name of ifje fufpecteu 3nofo&en
pouputtn itje ttone of tumtijat isguiltte,
fee
Cone iuillmafee
tbetuaterbotle, astijougb globing iron forte mt itjereinto.
affilj id) is a m&rc fenacfee oflegter &e maine
3
an& to be accompli*
fljeootuerfetoaies*
fl*
To putout the theeues eie.
RdSaa
fye
feuen pfalmes imtb tbe iletanie ; ants tben muff be
fait) a bo?rible plater
to d&utt , ana dUoD fye fatfcer , irntb a
curffe againtt Qetlj&fe I^en in tt# mfo&ett of tfje ff
ep
of pout
acajpers bammsr
5
oj asses into
fyz
mt'DDrff thereof a b>afen
naile,confccrafcD/aieng: lufim
nomine
o* mfamdici* tmM)M
%
ifjaefe Qall be beto?aieo by ijis aimsout*
^f
Anothervvaie to find out a theefe.
Thcfe be C
^
lc&0 a
Fato ofttj&tes ttj ffje rmD of a Kue
,
ana let fiuo per*
meeretoies OfonsfetftctopGfcac&ef^etr forefingers fcpoutbe tipper part
torr.ocke
oftijeCj^te^bolDmgttlDittjtbcfiueljpfromifjegrounD tteaot*
h
P
u
&
1n
d
lte
>
anD atkePeter ano Panic fc^etfjer a* IB. oj
<
ftatb
ftolne tbe
them no
$*
n ^
5
au
&
ntt
k*
nomination of fee guiltie perfon
,
tfje Hue
coramen- tuiil turne roun&iEljis is a great pjactife in ail countrtes>anD uv
dobic
do
&&D a fceric bable jfoj tuitb tfte beating of tbe pulfe feme caafe
mfs
-
ofttjat motion arifetfj , feme otber caufe bp flight of tije fingers,
fomeott)erbpt6eipmDgatberetiinftefiuctobettait3$c: at $e
pleafure of tljeljolt^ers. &>ome caufe map be tbe imagination,
id;tcPpou
cenceipt at ftjc naming ofttjepartie altereftj tjije cem*
moncourfe oftbe puife, 0s maptoeli be concerned bp a ring tjcto
ffetifciiiebpaiitfeo betimrt tije finger antsttje
ftombe,
ouer oj
raitjer in a goblet 02 glatte ; fcdjicb tnitbui (S&:t ipace fmllffribe
againtt $?
ttoe ttjerct fo manie firo'aes as c folder Qjir.fectf) it
a
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.17.
%C%
s clocbe^anu
ttjen toill ttate :$e fefeic&ftfco
fo pjcsuettj Ujail finD
true,
ifl"
A
charme to find out or fpoile a thccfe.
Ojftbte
matter, concerning tlje ajp?cijenOcn cf ft&uf*
Sp
U)O2O0,3!totUctleoriedjarme3calleD .Adelbms cuiffe,
being
bott)fo
t
: lengtb of tuo^s futftctent to tueatie tlje reasrr,
aitofo:fubfiantfaiiauffe
co:np?rljenDing ail tl>at r^ertemctf)
imto blaf#emou0 fpaect) 0^
curding, ailoteca in
fee
$ia'$ of
Romc,as anerccmntunication ant infymtnmit
^f
Saint Adelberts curfle or charme
againft dxeues.
B?
flje auftjoritic of tlje omnipotent ifst&er, f!;e ^oftfte, anD
tbe^cl?e-gbott
;
anDbplt)el)Q!ie tnfgtne Marie ttfoffier ofcur
ilo^ 3efu<Eb:tff , anfc ibeljolte. angete aits arttaatgei^atiDg*.
MichaelljanD^IohiiBapti^arr :
n
. bl tjclfc
of
S>. Peter it)e
apoltle,ant5tbereODucofltjf ap0fHe$,at& cf &. Stcciien.ariD of
all ttemartp2S,of &. Sykiefter,atfli cf &.
Adelbert,
anii all ttje
confcffo^,anD&.
A)cgand
;
anDallftei)olfet;rgin0,anD of all
tlje faints tn fteauen anu carif} tmts t$om ttjere rs $imn poioet
to btnt) nnt> tofe : toe co rtfomuiunSafe , &anmc,ciir0fe, ano
bint) tott^ tlje fencte ant? bans* ofercommunicatton,ann toe Do
fegregste from tte bounDS anD lids of our fcolte mother tlje
cburrl)
',
all ftofc
itjarues , facntegtote perfons , rauenou* cat*
rbers,tocr&, counfeliers, esabtuto;*;, male c: female, ll)at !}aue
commttteD thi* iheft 0: mifcb&fe, 0: fcauc tifurpeD anp part tber*
cf to tbeir stone ofe.&et ftctr Hjare be Urill) Dathan anD Abiran,
Th
j
s is n<*
fcfeome t&e rctlb (toaliotocD fcp fojtbctrfinnesantJpztoe, anD
^owfSi.
let tfcem bauc part toitij ludas
ttjaf totraieD CbJtft, 8men :
mies,norto
ano tmtlj Pontius Pilat, anD tjitb tbem tbat faiD to fte llo2D.,2De* P
raie for
part from te, toe toill not fcnDerllanD tbp toaies^let tbctr
cfti!*
^
hemthac
teen be mase o^anes.CurlieD be tbcp in ilje ficlo, in ti)t groue,
hat"" as
in tlje tomD0,in$rtrl)oufes.bameg
5
chambers, antJ bens ; ant) chriftcx.
curffrD be tbep in u>court, in tbetoate ,in tbe tctone
7
mtfie ca*
honh.
ffell, in tlje toater, in tijecburcb, in tbe eburebvartj, in tbe tribu^
nail place, in baitell, in ttjetr abone, in tbe niarhct place, in tfjetc
talSe, in filence
3
in ttikingjxi toat^ing,in a*ping
;
in tyinbing,
j
'
&M\j. in
f
%6\
i2.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
S.AdelbertscurJJe
tnfeling
>
tnfitttng,(nbnaltng
3
mffani)mgtnlteng
5
mfiilen00,
'
tn all tfjetr too^be,t tftetr
botue anD foule, tit tbeir fiue tutte, ano
in euerie place, CurffeD be tbefruit of tbetr toombs, anD curffeD
be tlje fruit of
t
bctr lanfttf, anacurffeD be all tbat tbep fjaue^CurO
feD be tbeir beaos, tbetr moutbes
5
tbetr uoffrete, tbeir nofe0
3
tbett
lips,
t!)etnalDej5,tbetrt0etb,tbetrete! anbeieltDs, tbeir tyaines,
tbe rcDfeoftbetrmoutbes, tbetr tcong^^^
tbetr bartSjtbetrbellies^etrliuers^all tbeir botoels, anD tbetr
ffomacb.
CurffeD be
ftetr nauels, tbeir fpldmes, tbeir blaDDer* CuvffcD
be tbetr fbigbs, tbetr legs,tbetr f&f
e, tbetr toes,tbetr ntck*, tbetc
fijouloers. CurffeD be tbetr bacfes, curflDeD be tbetr armes, curfr
fcD be tljetr elbolne^, curCTeti te ftetc banbs, anD tbetr fingers,
curffeD be botb tbe nails of tbetr banfcs ano fate;curffeD be tbetc
rtbto anD tbetr genitals, anD tbefr fe nAs
3
curffeD be tbetr fleffj,
curffeD be tbetr bones, curffeD be tbeir blouD, curffeD be ttje (fern
of
tftetc boDies, curffeD be tbe marrotoe tn tbetr bones, curffeD be
tbep from
t
be crotome of tbe beaD, to tbe
fole of
fte
tote : anD
fcfratfoeuer is betfotrt tbe
fame, be it accurffeD, tbat is to Me,
fbetrfiucrenfcs^toforit, tbetr fietng, tbeir bearing, tbetr fmefc
ling, tbetr tatting, anD tbeir feeling, CurffeD be tbep tn tbe bolie
croffe, in tbe paffton of Ctetff , foitb bts
fine toounbs, foitb tbe
effuffonofbtsblouD, anD bp tbe mtlfee of tbe trirgine Marie
.3
"Thusthcv
wnto^ft*
Lucirer
5
tettbaUtbpfolDier^bptbe^fatber,tbefon,
make the
anD tbe^oUe-gbo(!
3
toUbtb^bun:anitieanDnaftuttteof C^iff,
hoiic trini.
tDttl) tbe tertue of all faints, tbat tbcu reft not Dap no? nfgbt,tili
tietobeare
tboub?ingefftbemtoDeftruction
3
citber bp Djofaming 0? bang*
thdr^xor
*n
&
0? ^
at
^
^
DcuoureD bp totlo beaffs, o? burnt, o? dame
cifmco/
bp tbetr enimtes,o?bateD of allmen lining SlnDasour 2lo?D
cifeitisno
l)at6 gfuen autbo^ifte to
Peter
tbe
apoffle, anD
bis fucceffb?0
9
bar^aine.
^
r
e pjac0 fojC occupie, anD to bs (tbougb bnteatfbie) tbat fcbaf
foeuer foelnnDoneartbjlIjalibebounDtnbeaucn, anD fcbatfoe*
uer foe lafe on eartb,ff)all be IcofeD in beauem fo toe acco?Ding>
lie.fftbevfotll not antenD^Dco (but from tbem tbe
gates of bea*
uen,anDDenfebnto tbemc&itttan burfall,fo asfbeptballbebtp
rieD in affes lea^e* jpurfbermoje, cttrfffcD be tlje grounD tcberein
tbep
are burieD, let tbem be confounDeD in tbe lad Daie of tuDge^
mentjlettbem \>mno conuerfatton amongcb?ithans
5
no? be*
boufclcD
Habar.
of Witchcraft. Cap.17.
16$
iKJafeleo
at tbe
|>oure of deatb
j
let ftem
be made as dutt befo^
tt>e face of tbe
toino : and 35
Lucifer toas expelled cut of beauenp
and
Adam andEueoutofparadtfe^folettbem be cjcpcIleD from
tbe Date ligbf
3ifo let tbem be loined ix)iti} tbofe, to ftbome tfte
JLo;d fattb at ttje iuogemcnt
^
dUo pe curflfed into euerlading fier,
Mab.i
u
ftbtcb is prepared fo? tbe
diuell and fit^s angels, bbere tbe
too?me
ft
all not aie
5
no? tbe fier be quenches . 3no as tbe candle , fcbM)
is tb?otone out of mpJanD bere,is put out : fo let tbeir too?fes and
tljetc foule bequencbed in tbe ttentb of bell fier
5
erccpt tbep
rctto?e
tbat fobfeb tber liatte Qo!ne,bp fucb a tiaie : and let euerie one fap,
ftmtXl.
3ifter tbtS mutt be f<Dng*/ media vita in mortefitmut,
&c.
That
^
^
SEbis terrible curffetoitb bell, ba>ke,and candell added tbere* themidftof
tnto, mutt n^ostoo^feetoomders:
bo
tobett among tb^ues it is
jtfeweare
not mucbtocigbed, amongtoife and true men it is not toell li<
c
death
'
feed, to tbcm tbat
are robbed it bnngetb Tmall relriefe : tbe p?eetts
ttomarb maptoell be eafed,but tbe gcods ttolne toill neuer
fte
fa*>
nerbereffo:cd. i^erebp is beheated botb tbe malice and follie
of popity doctrine,febofe tjndjarttable imptette is fo impudentlie
publtlbcb, and in fucb o#er trttereo,as euerie fenfence(ifopotfu*
nitieferued) migbt be pjcoued botb bereticall and dtaboltcalU
llBut 31
toill anftoer tbtscruell curffe toitb anotber curlTe farre
mo?e mild and ciuiU,pcrfo:mcdbp as bonett a man(3 dare fete)
as
be tbat made tbe otber, thereof mention toas latelie made.
S>o
it toas,tbat a certeine fir Iohn.toitb fome of
^
companie,
once toent abroad
a ietting,and in a mcone
Hgbt
euening robbed
a millers tonre, and ttole all
^
#les
Wat pw
miller made
bis
mone to fit Iohn
bimfclfe, td;o toilled Ijim to be quiet
5
fo:
be
toould fccurfletbetboefe, and all bis confederates, toift) bell,
bafee^ndcandeit, tbat tbep ftould baue fmall top of fbetr fillj,
anotbcrefo?etbenert fcmdaie,fir Iohn got
bint to tbe pulpit,
toiftiisTurpliae on
bis bacfee, and
W
ttole about
W
nttke,
and pronounced ftefe toojds follotoing in
tbe audience of
tbe
people.
All you that haue ftolne
the millers eeles,
A ^^
Laudate Domimm
de calis,
for theft.
And all they that haue
confented thereto,
Benedic&mpts
Domino*
3lo
a68
n.Booke. The clifcotietie Charmes^c.
3Lo (fa!$
be) tfeft is
Fauoe fo? pour kk$ mpmatffers.
fl"
Another inchantment.
CCBrteinep^ff^^fct^cljun^etiaj^ cfgbt pfalmc as an in*
djantment oj cbarme,o.:
at tbe leaffferifc fateng, tbatagainff
febcme fceuer fbep renounce
it
7
ftjep cannot line one ttjjole
p&teattbefcttermo&
fl*
A charmc or experiment to find
out a wicch.
The xviij. Chapter.
7{die dcmimco(blutarUmu enum ax-
ungiaftufwguedtne
pent
, vt
mwisefi
,tro
rejUurationejimferangunt :tllX0 X&>Z& 0}e IS
once ccmc into tbe rfcurcb, ttje teitcb can
neucr get out, tjnttli
tftc fearfters fo^t lite
giuc lite cfyjeflfe Irauc to Bcparf
3l5ulnotoitts ncceOfarie to lljefo poa
_ bofo to p:eu^nt snD nice all mtfeb^fes
fojcugltf bpibefecbarmrs $&itcbcrafe
:
atcojDingtotljeoptnfr
on ofM.Mal.ant) o$ers.Dne principal! ioaie is to nat!e a IjMfTe
fijeo attljctnGDeofit)eoutmoStl3^^olDofpouti)Dafe,anD fo
poufi&all before no imtdj a^all tjaue po&rr to fnter ^ercintd,
anDtfpoumarfeeif
3
ptm tyall finDttjat rule cbferucD in manie
countrte boufes. & ^Dftcrtotfe : 3fem Qje trmmfbant title to
be to^ttten crolfeimTe, in euerie corner of tt>e boufe,ilms:
ufi*
. *%*NaZarenu4>%<rex*%tIiui<eorum ^MemorandumpCU ttlHV tOttt
b&reiottball, fbe nameof tbetoirgine
Marie
, o? of ibe feure e>
ttangeUff** o? avt&w tarofaBum eft. & dDtftertoife : Jtemtn
femecountries tbepnatle a fcoojluesbeati on Qetooge.
&>(&e&
totfe : Item tbepbaug
Scilla
(tcbtdj is ettber a rote, oj ratber in
ftis
place garltUe ) in
fte
rcofe of i&e fcoufe , fo; to fc&pe afoafe
tjoitcbesafto fpttitstaffl) fo tbep xm aiicium alio,
ft
dDtfeer^
ftrifc: Stem perfume maae of %t gall of a blafeetK^anfc
W
b!on& befma?re& on tbe poffs and dallesof ffjeboufe, biiutfb out
of $eDaesbo$ towels ana tottcfjes,
#
^Dfl;eriPife;Ujeboufe
Ix^crc
Preferua-
tiuesfrora
witchcraft
according
toM.MaI.
L,Vairus
&others.
Habar.
of Witchcraft. Cap.i8. 265
f$mJzerkktomcai&Gfinti&,i&ft& from all Ulihfy&fZB. * JD'
fterfcutfe : 3Bti0
not bntmciune ibat tijc Homtf cbtireb allofoed
anti trtedtbefmobe of fuljbur, toD^tuc fptrtf^ out of ftefr bou*
fes
5
as ftjep did franhincenfe and toater fjallotoeo . & flMfcep
totfe:
Apuleius atf&$at Mcrcurie gaue to Vly(Tes,{$ett
be
came
Hereto tfjc inxbantreffe
Circe,
an |>earbe called
Verbafcum,
fc^idj in CSngltfl^ is called Mullein, 0,2
Tapfus barbatus, oj icng-
footf
; and tbat prefer tied btm from
fte
incljantmente ft i>
fterfoife :
JtemPlinie and
Homer
botb tico fate, ttmt fbe gerbe
called spolie is an erceHentbcavbeagainfl tncbantment; and
fate all tbat ibereb?
Vlyflesefcaped dices
birfo2ceries,andtiv
cbantments. ft
^Dttjertotfe aifo dtuerfc fomtes
ftep toent to
too&c intbtscafe,and fomebfed ibts defcnfattue
3
6metbat pje*
feruatme againC meantattend
dnnii&rein vou$aUfe
3
no? onelte tjotu flje religion of pa>
piffs, and infidels agr^tutalfo Ijotn fbetc ceremonies and tbeir
opinions are all one concerning toilers and fptrits.
For
thus writeth Quidtouching that matter:
oM&Me*
Terquefenemfarnma, ter aqua,
terfulphire luBrat:
She purifies with fierthrife
'
Zng&lhedty
old horic headed Aefon,
itm!**
Withwater thrife^nd fulphur thrife, i
g
*
as {he thought meet in reafon.
lAgainefhe
fame Ouidcommeth in as
before c
A
Attentat, qua,
lufiret
amu,
leffum<\ne
tocumque,
Defer
at
&
trernuUfulphur
tfr ouarnanu.
Letfome old woman
hither
come,
tyjtbjik.
and purge both bed and
place,
**
And bring in trembling
hand
new egs
and fulphur in like
cafe.
*AndVirgdalfo harpeth
upon the
tike
firing :
r*&m^
]
t
r
toke'vu
1

vaccarejrontem:
Cingite, ne vati noceat mala
linguafuturoz
Of
i 68 12 .Booke, The difcoucric Charmes&c.
EnMedby
Ofberrie bearing baccar bowzc
^Abraham i i j
i

F*n*g.
a wfeath or garland knit,
Andround about his head andbrowze
feedecentlieitfit;
That of an euill talking tung
Our future poet be not flung.
if
urtbermo?e,toa* it not in time* of fempeff* flje papftt* bfc,
r
io; fuperttttton
5
to ring tbetrbelle* agatntt Dtuel*^rutting
rafter
to tbe fonging of fyeir belles, flmu to tbeir otmte crie bnto on
ioftb fatting anD p?aier,afltgneDbpbtm in all aDucrfttie* anD
Danger*: according to tbe o?aer of ttje
Thradan
pjaeft*, trfjtrf)
fooulDro?e anDcrie,tottballfbenotfc tbepcoulD mabe,tnfbofe
oiaus Goth, tempett*. olausGothusfettbjtbatbi* countriemenfooulDtbtDt
iib.degentib.
^gjg aire, to affitt tbetr goD*,td;ome ibep tbougbt
to be tben to*
libTctpT
SMttbpi&e *** fottbotber*,anD baD~confecrateD arrotoe*,
2%
called SAgittd imidtsjvssxi a* our paptff* baD. alfo in ff#D of
belle*, tbep bad great bammer*,calleD^f^i/^w/^tomafea
notfe in time of tbunoe.r* 3n fome countries tbep runne cut of
fte
Dowe* in time of tempett, Wetting tbemfelue* tottb a cb&fe,
irtjerebpon
tberefoa* a trofffc made faritb a rope* enD bpon afc
cenfionDate* 3lfo ft^^ailettone* to be tbzofone into tbefier in
atempeff , anD tberebpon to be fatD %#
memottm, anD tbjfc
yAnes, ^JohnsgoQjell,anD InfinefugUt
tempeFia4,i& a p?efeilt
remeDie* 3fem>toI)angancgiaiDonafcen(tonDaie intberoofe
Awitches
f tbeboufe
5
p?eferuetbtbefameft:om aUburt*. *3!tem,3lcou*
to
ni
ma
a
kc
n
tarepoubatleanDimnD bp tbefiuefoounD* of <!I&ttt
7
bp
fte
tlr*&
haiieceafc
natle* idncbpearfeD bi* banD* anD
bi*
fcefe, anD bp tbe
foure
andbedif-
euangelttt^MattheWjMarkejLukc^anD Iohn, tt)at tijOUCOmfc
foiued.
DofonebtflfolueDtntofoater* 3tem,it
batb
banea bfaall mat*
ter,to carrie out in tempctt*
fte
facrament* anD reltfee*
,
$c.
3!fem,againff ffojmc*,anDmanie Dumrnecreature*
3
tbe
poptff)
cburcb bfetb excommunication a* a principal! cbarme* 2na nofo
to be DeliuereD fromInitcbe* tbemfelue*, tbep bang in tbeir en*
trie* an bearbe catteD penta$pllon, cinquefole, alfo an olitte
b?ancb, alfo ftanfemcenfe,, mpjtb, balertan, beruen, palme, am
tirebmon, <s
c : alfo baptbojne^ofberfoife ftfeitebo?ne
gatbereo on
spate
Daie: alfofbermofee of alagwnt* fetber* D?tuetb
fptrit*
atuaie,
Habar. of Witchcraft. Cap.18. 269
atoate, srbere
be innumerablepopifl) ero2Cifme$
5
anD contura*
ttons
fo:bearb$anDotber tbings, to be tberebp made ftbolfome
boib fo: tbe
boDte* antj foules of men and featt^anu alfofoi
contagion of foeatber.
Memorandum^at at tbe gathering of
tbefemagicall ^rb0, tbe
cWis neceffarie to be fatn, as
Vaims
L^rMUe
affirmetb; anDalfotbep^^&^foj tbat fe not fuperfirttouj5.{7"
w,I,c
^
aifoSprcngerfatft^attoft^otDtjpablacfee cbtcfeenin tbe aire,
MaUmakf.
toillmafcekutempetts toceafe: foitbeOonetmtbtbebanD of a j^.i.^.i,
toitcb. 3fa foule toanoet in tbe Ufeeneflfe of a man0? foomanbp
c
*W*
mgW,molefftngmen
5
txiMI) ( betDatltng tbetr torments in
purga^J;^^^
tojte^bpreafon of tttbe* forgotten, $c: and neither malted no$
Lucrafa-
conjurations can belpe; tbe erojcttt in
bis
ceremomall ajparell nie fpirit
muBgototbetomteof tbatboDte,anDfpurne ftereat, toltbbte
diatwaikcd
fate, faieng ; r*d* adgehennam,d0et
ft
pacfetng to bell : anD bp
q^
e
^
anD bp tbe foule goetb tbifber , anD there remained foi euer*
,
* jdDfberimfe: 3f tbere be mattes of purpofefo?tbts matter, to
tonbeiottcb tbe betuitcbeD. &J3D(berfmfe : J&ou
mutt fpetinto tbe
piffepoyrfjete poubauemaDe ioater. &Dtftecfotfc
5
>pet in*
to ttje fl&co of pour ngbt forte, before pou put it on: ano tbat
Vat-
nis fat
ft
is gioD anD bolfome to Do, before pou go into ante Dam
gerpusplace*
ft
Dtberforife: Cbat netttjerbunter* no? tftetr
Dogs; matebe beforittbeD,tbep cleaue an oken b?ancb,an& botfj
ftep
anD tbetr Dog* pafle ouer it
-k JlDtbertptfe : >,
Auguftine
^ugje d~
faftb,tbattopadfie tbe goD z*&r,foberebp toomeu migbt baue
hh.DeUik
frutteof tbefeeD* tftepfofoe, anD tbat tbeir garDensanD tolD$
7-**
1*
fijoutonot bebefoitcbeD^fomecb#fegrauemafrone trfeDtoput
acrotune fcpon t>\$ gemtall member, anDtbat mutt be publtfee*
IteDone,
To Ipile a theefe, a witch, or anie other enimie*
and to be dcliuered from the euill.
X r^ontbe &>abbotb Date before funrtfing, ctxt a bajell toanfc,
V fateng : 3
cut fb&iD bougb of tbte fummer* grofc>%
in
tbe name of btm
tdjome
3
meane to beate 02 mature, Ujen
couer
tbe
table, anDfaie
^
lnnomim^trk^
&filij
{ t^pri-
twfintti } ter. 3nD ttrffemgtbereon fate as follofoettj (engltflj
ft
be tbat t^XC)Drochsmyrocb^efenaroth
*J*
betu^baroch
{* ajf*^
waroth
{< ; anD tben fate
5
^olie trinitie pumty btm tbat batb
to^ouglrt
270
i2.Booke. The difcoucrie Charmes^c.
to?ougt)t ftts mifcbicfe.,* fake it atoay bp
%
great tattice, /s
^
elion^emaruyoles, age; aitD ffTlfce tt|e tatpet tDtQl pOUrfoanO.
fl"
Anotable charmc or medicine to pull out an arrow-
head, or anie fuch thing that fhcketh in die flefh or
bones,and cannot otherwife be had out.
S&te
tfea feuerall timt* totaling ; 0nw/*
, frtceftufduunlm
momtheater notfer, one Maria.
f)en mafce a Croflfe fateitg : W&Z
brue knight
^eb^eto femgbt ffrafee out H020 3efu <H3)?tlI,anD
31
befacb ttja
5
>
was cano-
jio?t> 3lefa b?ifi
Hh
bp
tye
fame tron,(peare,blou& ano fcrater,to
^intw it
P
ttN Httbistron:/w^
s.i^/w.
(fCharmcs againfl: a quotidian ague.
Ctat
an
atple in %apaces, ana tojite tipon tije one ;
ifc
fa*
tt)cr is tincrcateD : tjpon ttjc oftjcr; fflje father ts incomp?c*
&enfible : topon
fte tbtra
j
S|)e father is efemail &
flDfterfcrife:
Write toponamaflecafee cut in tfj;a paces; D ague to befoo^
Ojf
fpcD : on ttjc fecontJ; D ficbttciTc to be afcrtbeo to
bcalft ano
toies;ontbetbfrD;P4* ^max\^fax^nmlttitbt eaten fa*
fling; &Merimfe: |3atnt fcpon tfea
Ifhe paces of a maffe*
Cabe
5
P^*
fax { xAdanai
>fajHiHt
yita i^fibbaoth
*%*jfiritutfan~
&h*
>J*
Tetragramnatm
*J
an& eate it, as is afo^e (aid*
'
^f
For all maner ofagues intermittant.
a crfiffed
T^Dinettoo little fftcfeestogitbcr in tbe mt&Detf, being of one
wio&tt
*kngtb,anD bang it about pour necfce in
1&
fo
*
mof a w*fc
appcnfions.
*dM&ertDtfe :
'if0; ftts
otfeafe tbeTurkesputtottbintbeir sou*
Met a ball of tocoD, ferity an oftcrpace of Ukdd, ana flrifee
tfte
fame, fpeabing certeine frfuolous fooj&s, 4c flDtberfotfe : Cer*
teine monfes bangeD fcrolles about
fte
necks of futb asfoere
0cke, frilling tyem to fate certeine pjaiers at cad) fit, ano at
tbefljttD fit to bopetoelUano maoefycmbciaue fyat tbcp tyoulo
t&erdbprecetuccure.
Periapts,charaders, &c : for agues, and to cure
all difcafcs, and to deliucr from all euill.
Forbodic
andibule
ic nn^
firff cbapfer of &
Johnsgofpell in fmali letters confer
ic
1 crates atamaffc
3
anD&angeD about ones necfte,is an
w
comparable
Habar. ofWitchcraft. Cap.i8. 271
comparable amulet
t% tablet,
ffttft
oeltueteft from all tottcfp
crafts and Dtucltfl^ practices. 15txt mc
ft
tnfees,tfone ftouto Jang
a
feboleteffamen^oj rafter a bible, bemtgbt
beguile
fte
otueli
terrtblie. jFojindfcdfotDOulo&.Barnardbaue done,
tftom fte
otueli tolo,ftat be
could
ftetubtot
feuen toerfes in
fte
pfalter,
toWftbeingdailte
repeated, foould of ftemfelues tying ante
man to beaucn,and p:eferue bimfrom bell . SBttt tften
>. Bar-
narddefired ftedtuellto tellbtm tfttftftepioere^erefufc^fa^
eng,bemtgbt ften fttnfee fjtm a foole fo topjetudtce btmfelfe.
OTtell(qUOft
y.Barnard)3toill 0 foell eUOUgb fo?
ftat,f023|
S.Barnard
tDtli oatlie fate otter
fte tftole pfalter.2$e otueli bearing btm
fate
JJ
er"a
5;
(o,tolo
btm fcbtft foere
fte
tierfes,leaff in reading otter
fte tftole
^jj?J
pfalter datlie,be ftould
merit tco mut^ fi# ofters* J5ut if
fte ban*
aii his fub-
ging of>Johns gofpell abont
fte
mtbt be fo benefictall
$
bob) if
ultra
one
ftoulo eate tip
fte
fame i
^
More charmes for agues.
T'36e
fte
partie bp fte band, and fate
5
*Ape
fail*fit
iMh<ec
febrkyttfie MarUvirgini chriftipartm. <&
fflftertDife X
WX&ty
Irnft ftepartie,andp;tuilie faieftispfalme^W^
teDensmem,
rex,&c.
^)ftertijife:OTeare about pour necbe a p^ce of
a natle fafeen from a croflfc, and fojajped in fooll .
&
Dfter*
fotfe : 2D?infte tome, therein a ftoo?oe
baft
bine d:ofone&
ft
at
baft
tut offonesbead & )fterfotfe : Cafee
ft?#
confer
crated mafifecafces, andincite topon
fte
firft : gutti* eftpater talk
eft vita ; On
fte fCCOnd
;
Qualts eftfiUu6,talk eftfanBm : OU
fte ft
H*0
5
QmUs
eftfiintm tale eft remedium.
ISfyzXi gttte ftettlfO fte ftcfce
Pr
^*
man,entoiningbimto eate none
ofterftingftat oatetfteretn
reftorlties-
beeafeftanteof ftem,no:pet o?infee: and let
bfm
fate fiftrime
Tater noftm,
and as mante ~sstm
y
in
fte bonour and p?atfe of
fte
Crinftie.
&Dfterfoife: Head fteficbeman on a frtdaie be>
fo?e
funne rtfing tofoaros
fte
eaft, and let
btm bolt) tip
bis
bands tofoaros
fte funne, and fate : 2Ef>ts is
fte
daie, tfterein
fte
ilojd <H5oo came to
fte
erode. 315ut mfte
croffe
ftall nener mo?e
I
come to btm: fo letneuerftcbot ot coto fit of tbis aguecome
aniemo:ebnto H)is man, in nominepat
{*
erfi^Hjy&forim
^finBi {<.
*Nn fate feuen and tfoentie rater natters, and as
manie^/^anotofe
fttsftjoe dates togtfter* *jfterfotfe;
Iecana
r
I
2ji ii.Booke. Thcdifcoucric Charwes&c.
^iv
s
n
Fecana, caghi, daphnes
3
gebar,geddco,
Tobt en-
GebaliJlant,fednonflantphebM>hecas,& hedas.
gli{h
hN
<uerieone of tbefetoojos mod be tojtttenfcponap&ceof
quoth no-
jj^aD5anuj,e
g(
Uen tno^rone Date after anotber to tbe ficfee
bO0te,anO6mutt^ebecareD. IbtS faftt) Nicholas Hemingius
berfmncco to read tit tbe fcbcDlcsitt tea
s
fo as one noting
tbe
tt)o?D0, p^acttfeD ttje medicine m earneff ; and teas not onelte
cured Inmfclfc, but alfo cured manteotfjerstbcrebp* 0nofyere*
foje tje condudetb , tfjat ttjts is a kind of a miraculous cure,
fc^ougbt bp ttje tllufion of fljediuell; ftbereas in ttutt),tt totil fall
out moff commonlte,tbat atertian aguetoill not bold ante man
longer ttmn fo,
tbougb
no medicine be gtuen, no; ante ioo?os
faneUm.
fpoben. *>ftertoife : Ijjis toojo, -^**^4 tojitten on a
paper>fotfb a certeine figure ioined tfjcrefoitb,ano banged about
one* necbe,belpefttbeague. #>tbertmfe:llet tbetyine of
$eftcbe boote made earltc tn tbe mowingbe foftlie beateo nine
dates togttberconttnnaUte,tmtill all be confumed into toapo?.
&flDtbertoffe: a crotfemaoeoftloolitlettDfgsioineDlogttber,
ttbereioitb frben ttje partie is tourbeo,
be
toill be trfjole
$
fpecfallte
tf
be
toeare it about bis
necfce &iMjcrinife : ICafce a lifcc
quantitieof foater out of ibJ&ponds
of equall btgneflfc,and tatt
thereof tn a neto eartben ticflPeil, and o?infee of it t$en tbe fit
commetb*
Notable
Snftepeareof Our lojd 1
5
6 8, fl)e Spaniards
and Italians
re*
follies of
cefueoftomtbe pope, tbts incantation following ;&berebp tbep
*c
?
toer
*
pjomifeo botb remiflion of ftnnes,ano good fucceflfe in tbeir
SaHans.
fo^es ta ftc-Iofoe countries
OTSncb &betber it be not as pjo<
$ane and impious, as ante frjtfebes cbarme,
3 report meto
tbe
indifferent XZtibZK^Crucempronob^Jhbtjt^dr
flans
in iltajit/jt
tf*
lejmjacratis maMbtUyciaHitferrets^dibtuferfofiitylefa : D0-
minelibera nosab hoc malo,&ab bac pefie:ti)Ztlfkfe& Pater nofters, and
tfeee
aueMaries. aifo tbe famepare tbeir enfignes toerebptbe att*
fbojitte afaefato confured faritb certeine ceremonies,* conferral
ted agatnff tbeir enimies* Slnd if poureao
tbe
biffojies of ftefe
foarres, pou mate te ftbat tuctojie tbep
gained berebp 3
tern,
ibep baptifeo tbeir tbatfe ffanoard,and gaue it to name &.
Mar-
garct, i&o ouerttyeto tbe diuell and bicaufe pou Qall tinder*
fiand
:
Habar.
of Witchcraft. Cap.i8.
273
Band fte
mpfferte hereof, 3 ijauefte rafter fet tt Dctoneelfe*
&bere,betng
indeed too^ft fte
reading,
^T
Fora bloudie flux, or rather an
iiTue of bloud.
T0he
a cap ofcold toater^and let fail fteretnto
ft?&
djcps of
fte
famebloud
,
anp betto&ne eaftd?opfatea
jw<?r mjhr,
anD art ^*,
ft
en ojinfce to
fte
patfent
3
and fate;
WSb*
ft
ail belpe
pow 2$e patient mutt anfoer S .Marie.Cfjen fate pottos
.Marie
He muft
ffopfteiffueofblouo. ft jfterfoife:Mlritct)ponfte patients
anfwerby
fo#ead toifytyt famebioua 3 conjummatumeft.
ft :fterfcrife:
n
h
one
"
^ate tO
fte
patient
3
Sanguis mane in tejicutfecit ckriflptt info;
San-
^c
'
r
_
guis mane intuavena,Jicut chriftns injuapatna) Sanguis manejixus
y
Ji-
haps hath
cut
chriftusfiandofuitcrucifixm
iter,
ft
iDfterfcmfe,a$ follOtoCft.
thecuring
In the bloud ofAdam death was taken
*J< patent.
In the bloud ofChrift it was all to fhaken >{
Andby the fame bloud I doo thee charge,
That thou doo runne no longer at large,
^ilDfterfmfe..
Cfeitt toas bo?ne at Bedielcm, and filtered at
Iemfalem,
fafeere ins blcud In as troubled*
3
command ftae bp
fte
tiertue of
<E5oo,and
ftjougb fte beipe ofall fatwts, toi!ate tixm as
lordan
dtdjttben
Iohn
bapttfed Cfctff |efUS
;
In nomine
patris^&filtj^
&ftmtH*fin&i {*
ft jaDfterfoife : ^ut
ftp
nameles finger m
ft
e toourid,and mafee
ftertoift
ft
: & aoffes top n
fte toouno,and
fate fiue p^^r
nofienMut
^ues, and one oW*,tn
fte bonourof
fte
fiuetoounds.
&j2>fterfonfe; Couftft
at part and fate, Dehtere
s<*i.wier.
eius
exiuitfonguis &
aqua,
ft
DftertOlfe t In nomine patris>{*
&
ca
P*
ll '
0t
f
m
filtj^CrjjtiritHtfancii^Crc. chimrat, char
a,
fonte> confirma, confona,
Imobalite.
ft Dft
CTU)ife I
Sepa
^Jepaga
*ifop*goga pfcftajanguis
in
nominepatris
pfcpodendi{<
Crfiltj
*%*podera
>J*
r
'
fymtusfanHi *%*pan-
donca^paxtecum^men.
<
Cures commented and finifhed
. by witchcraft.
T^eretoasaiontefeHotoeftatfajfeetjponfjtm to be anofa*
ble furgion,in
fte dutftte ofMentz,
1
5 67. to
tft
om
ftere
re*
fcitcd a entleman
ftat
|>ad beene toered
iuift ftefcneffie, named
CJ.j. Elibert,
^74
i^.Bookc. Thedifcouerie
Acoufeningfurg\
Ehbert,tjaumg a fccrcbtefe on bis l)ead,acco?timg
to
fyc gutfe
of
ficfte folfcciSut
ftc
futgton maoe Ijunpull off bis fecrcbtefc , and
IntUcD i)tm to D:infee toitt)
btm
fralic. lje fie fee man fato fje fcurff
not
5
fo;
be
foas fcubtdden bp jbpficfce ft to Doo . %v8$ ( fata
tbfs
cunning man) tbep fenofo not pout dtfeafe : be ruled bp me,and
take in pour dztnfce lufftlte . ifoj be ftougbt tbat trften be foas
iuell ttfpled, be mtgbt tt)c mozc eaQite beguile
bim tn btsbar*
game
5
and mate b*s retuard
tfte
greatcr
3
f$tcb
be toas to ccceme
in part afo:e
b
and.
Wentbep bad tuell d:onifee,be calico
tbe ficfce
man afiDe,anb told btm tbe greatnes and Danger of
bts Dtfeafe,
and boto ttjat it greio bp meaner offottebcraftjand tbat it fooula
be tintuerfalUe fp?ead tn bts boufe,and amongall
bte catteiyfit
toere not patented : anD tmpudentlte perfaaDeD tbe ftcfee man
In h
f
r
rgN
* ^eetuecure ofbtm.and after bargatne manegeDemanDeD of
moftlrapu p
$
e Ccfee man
3
foftctber be
fjaD not ante at borne
3
i$om
be
mt
gbt
dendicfec- atfureDltc tmff
.
SSeftcfeemananltocreDjtbatlieJaDaDattgbtec
teth his
and a feruant S&e coufener affeed boto old
bts Datigbter foas *
abro h
ic
^
P
atl[ent fatd
5
tfoentie. HIell(fatd tbe coufener) tbat is fit foj
our turne.ajen ^e made tbe motber and fatber to feneele on tbefc
hnces totjjetr datigbter , and to dcftrebtrinall tbingsto obep
tbe {bpfict an , and tbat
tfje fooulo two in eucrte tbtng as
be
com*
mandedbir ; otbertotfe
W
fatber could not be reffojedfobf*
bealtb3ln fcfctcb refpetf bir parents t>umblte befougbtbtr
on tbet'c
tmis fo to d(D.2Ejen
be
afltgned l)tr to tying btminto
bis
lodging
jnr fatbers batre.and
W
motbers, and of all tbofe fcdncb be
kept
tn tits boufe
3
as foell of men and foomen , as alfo of bts catteDL
tKIben 0je came tberetoitb tmto
btm , according to tbe matcfc
maoe
5
and bir parents commandement, be
lead
btr dofoneinto
a lotue parte , txbere bauing
madea longfp&cb
> be opened a
bmfec tbat late on tbe baud , and latetb tbereon ttoo fcmuesa*
Apretcn-
croffe^tDttb muebctrcumffance of foojos. Sf&eu comureib be,and
dedconiu.
mabetbttrangecbaracters,andatlengfibbemafeetba circle on
ration.
fy
t ground, W;eretn
be
caufetb btr to fttcfee one of
tftofe contured
fent ties
5
and after mante mo?e ftrange foojos
,
be mabetb
W
ffiefeetbeotberfentfebefioe it. Eften
fell dotone tbe matd tn a
Itoaine fo? feare ; fo as be foa*fatne to frote btr andput a ftp itu
to btr moutb,after tbe recetpt thereof
(be
tnas tan troubled and
ama?ed Elj en {je made f>tc b;efts to be bncouered
;
ft as
l*en
ftep
Habar. of Witchcraft* Cap.18.
275
fljeptoerebare, fjeballieDtoitbtbem, Dfaerflte anD longtoge*
tber.sben lie
maDe f)t r lie
rtgbt topfoarD, all bncouereD anD bare
briotoe btr pa#cjs.SQbcrein tbe mats being lo
tb to obeie
b
t m, xt>
fri!eD
3
anD in Ojame fo?baD tb at triltanie .
ben
fata tbe fcnaue
;
|0our fatbers Dcflructton to at banD:fo?wept pcu fcill be ruleD,
be
ant) all
bte
famtlie
tb
all fuffeine greater greefe anD tneonue*
mence,ibanispetba{peneDbtttobfm. 3nono remeDte, ejxept
^ou tutllfecfee
bis
bttecouertb2otp^3 mutt baue carnaU copula*
ton foilb vou , and tbcretoitball fell into
btr
bofonte , anD otters
iteeto btr anD btr
tnrgtnttie. >o did
be tbe feconD Date, anD afc>
^
**&
tempteD tbe lifee ontbe tbtrD Date
. jlBut
be
fatleD tben ofbis pur.
Zu
pofe,as tbe foentb confelfeD afterfoarDs 3n tbe meanettme
be
^
cTsu
mintttrcD fo cruell meDtcines to tbe ficfee man, tb at tb?ongb tbe
toymenis tberof
be
feareD pjefent Deatb, ano foas faine to fe&pe
bisbeD^rreasbetoalfceD about before bene toellanDlufftlte.
SZbe patient in
ty*
torments calletb bnto
btm fo? remebie , irfjo
being flacbe anD negligent tn tbat bebalfe, snaDe ramie fo:
tbe
Daugbter fo accompanie btr fatter , tcbo affeeD
tyt febat (be
ftjougb* of tbe cure,anD tdjat
bope $ebaD
of bis recouerie . XZ&
fottb tearcs temaincD Client , ass being o$:effeD tot tb grafe ; till
at tbe lad in abunDance of fo:rotoe
(be
bttereD tbe ftbolc matter
to btr fatber . CbtsDcotb
lohannes Wients report, fateng,tbat it
came bnto btm bv tbe lamentable relation of tbe fatber btm*
felfe. 3nD tbis tsbwat tbis time fo? none otberpurpofe rebear*
feD , but tbat menmap b^rebp learne to tafee beeo of fucb coufe*
King mercbants , anD fenofoe ftbat tbcv be tbat take bpon tbem
tobefocunmngintoitebcraff ;leatttbepbe talmtcbeD:as mat>
OerEJibcrt anD
bte Daugbtertoere*
^f
Another witchcraft orknauciic
3
pradi(ed
bythefamefurgion.
mo
r
r^Js>
Tlis
furgion mtntttreD to a noble man, tbat late ficfee of an
the firft
ague>offeringbnto
bim tb:&
paces of atcote fo be eaten at
^"j"^
Jfcfc models ;fateng to
tbe Mf :3tooulDCtetffbaD not bane
bkSfthc
bo?ne^bnto tbe feconD:
3
tooulD
be ba&
not fuffereD;bnto tbe fecond
tbirD : 3
tooulo
be b^D
not rifen againe . 2nD tben putting tbem
witfj hi*
*bout
tbe ficfee mans necfee,faiD;}15e of gD cbaere, 8nD if
be
lott
^T^
tbem^o&euertQhetbembp^oulD tberetottbaU tafee afoate
his
*".
t&tf. btS rcSion.
t
"j 6 12.Booke. The difcouerie Charmcs,
fc.
Ijisague. *dD$erto(fe
:
3Sefu0Cfc(ft
5
htiirf)toaJbo?ne
3
Dei^
tier tb&from tbts infirmtttt^3efa5C^ttt^cbt)feD^Dri(<
tier tt)& from tbts
mfimntte 4* 3efas %ttt fab tctj tofc agatne *
DcUuer iftce from tbts tnfirmttte . Kfym
datlte mudbe fatd fiuc
^f
Another experiment for one bewitched.
A coufe-
A
$
ot
&
er fuc
&
coafening jfcpfictan perfuaded one i$fcbijab a
ning
P
hy-
/\ttmpanie,tbat it toas one ototriper , and tfompcong mam*
fician,and
tetiteD in
W
bellie bp toitebcraft . H5ut kingfcrattbed , fc as
be
a fooiifh
C0UjD not tonm
y
ttpers into
bis
o#ure02 ercrements
3
after
bte
pauenc.
pultons:at lengtb be
told tbe partie,tbat
be (fcoulo fpffer
tbe
pained
of ct)tiDbtttft
?
tf it locre not pzeuented
5
andtberefo?ebe
tmtftputt)i band into t>t0
bzdect? , ana raise out tbofe frames
fbere* Buttbe moiber offbe ffcfce partie bautngtoarningbere?
of,fato lljc coulo dtbat $it felfe
>o tbe
coufena? Id as pjeuen*
ted,and
fte
partie Died onelie ofa ttmpante , and tbe fenaue rati
atoate out of$ecountrfo
^f
Otherwife.
uhnxedin.
\
A
Onficur Bodin tellefb of a fotfcb,&bo bndertatung to cure
9
IVlfooman betmtcbed, caufed a matte to be famg at mtdntgbt
in our ladies cbatpelL-SriD fc&en flje bad ouerlten ftje ficfee partie,
and bjcaibed eerteine too?ds bponIjtr^etoas bealed . ftereiti
Kafaflia*
Bodin fettf&
3
ft*ef0ll0foe0 ti)C ejffltttpie Of EIiastt)ep20jfeet, foba
raffed tbe
Sunamitie
.2ln& tbtsffo?ie mu8n&ds be true : fo? g<oo>
manHardiuinBlefenfisljis^oCatttjefigneof
tb^ lion told bint
tbe ffo^ie.
fl*
Aknacke to knowe whetheryoube be*
witdiedjOrnoj&c.
Mdmtkf.
TSCto^Ifi expedient to learne boto to fettofo t^ettjeraficfee
pa.i.
q
ue!i
7
.
lmanbe befoitcbed 0?
no : tbis is tbe pjacttfe tbereof^ott mult
Baub. s$in.
oto molten lead otter'Qe fiefce booie, and pofoje it into a
*TL*f
pojrenger full offoater
5
and fbenjtf tbere ajpeare
Matmief.
tpontbeleadianietmage^oumap
tt)cn tmote tbe partie is
betotttbed*
That
Habar. ofWitchcraft, Cap.ip,
277
That onewitchcraft maielawfidlie meetc
with another.
Thexix.Chapter.
Cotus,Hoftienfis, Gofridus,
atlD all
tfje olD canonilfe agree,
tftat it is lalufuit
to fafeeatnate fottcbcrafi: bp toittbcraff,
\jttV4MVani* contundzre&yfo Scotus
fatfb,
Scotutmi*
3t tpere foiite to fo^bcare to encounter minEt.^
tintcfjcrallbp fottd)craft;fo?(fa!tb be)t!)ere
d
*
im
$
9*
can be none tuconuentence fbercm; bt*
caufc
tbe ouertfeotoer of tmtdjcraft af>
fcntetb not to tt)e ruo:fe0 of
tbe otuell. 3nD ttjcrefo^e ^e fatt^fur^
iber,$at it is mrritafous (a to ertmgutfi) ant> oucrffeoto ti)t tu
ucteino;fccs.
0s tijougl) t)e fljoutofate;3t mafcctfj no matter,
tf)0Ugb i&.Paule
fate
;
Nonfades malwn,vt indeveniat banian,
tjOU
l^altnotDaieatUjtbatgcDUmaiecometbeteof. Humbcmis
fatti^
p;/?.*
fljat tottdjcraft mate be taken atoate by ftat meanes tdjerrby it
foaateougbt* But
Gofredus tnuetetb fo;e agatnft tbe ojpug'
Gyw./
nera thereof, pope
Nicholas
tbe fift gaue moulgcnee ana Icaue
M^M
to btfljop Miraties
(fcfco ioas fo bctottc^cD tit i)t5 p2tutt:c0,ti)at
ftc
coulo not bfe tt)c gift of fcenerie)tofd*e remeote at fcutdjes
fjanos. anDttjisieag^claufcoftjisOifpemation,^/-^^^
maltsfitgiatur maiw
y
tbat of ttoo etubMbe greater fl&oufti be auot#
Deo. ana fo a foritdj, bp taking
fits
Doubiet,curet> btm
?
an& fetlleD
0)eotbertDittb:a^tbeffo;ie^,t^tc^i5tobef^netn M<Mal.
and otuerfe otfjer tatters,
Whoarc priuilcgcd from witches, what bodies are
aptert to be bewitdied,or to be witches,why women are
rather witchesthan men,and what they are.
Thexx.Chapter.
>to if poutotU fenoto tot;o and
tofcat per
^
fon^ are puuilegeD from tottcbes, pou muft \m<
Derf!ano,tbat ftep
be mm fad) as cannot be be*
Maimtkf.
j,
UiitcfjeD, 3n
fte
number of
ttyome firff be tbe in*
t*.
*.
4**
278
l2.Bookc. The difcouerie
Of
bewitching.
quiffto?s, aas furfj as crercife pt&Ufcc iufffce fcpon tijcm.
lctu*
^whereof
bctt,* a tufttcc mEil^txbpmc fo; diuerfe refpects
3
baue left to
lookc more
namcd.,not long fincc tbougbt
Ijc toas befoittbeOjin ttje bcrie tit*
ba>kc fit
**ant
^
0l3;
&
e
fiwWtt^i ft^
foihb
;
fo as bis leg iuas b;ofccu
foorth in
tbcrbp
5
fc:fcdjtcb eiifjer Urns falfe
5
o; eifetbis ruletmtrue^o;
botti
pnn:.
rafber imurious bnto c25oD0 pjouidence S>econdlte,fu
$as ob*
fertie outte tlbc rttese ana ceremonies of boltecburcb
3
arid foo^
(typ
tbetu tmtb reuerence,tb;ougf) tbe fp?tnfcltng of bolie toater,
ants receiuing confecrated fait, by ttje latofull ttfe of entitle*
bal*
iofcued on Cantielmas date, and gr&ne leaues confecrated on
palmefundaie(iibKb tbtngs tbep fate tfje cburcb ttfctb fo;
tbe
qiialifieug of tbe diuels pofoer) are p;eferued ftom tottdjerafc
fljirdlie,fomc are p;efcrtied bptbeirgo&d angels, iri;feb attend
andiuaitijpontbem.
$5ut3maie not omitbere tbe reafonSj&bicbtbep tying, to
p;oue t$at bodies are ibcmo;c apt and effectual! to erecutctbe
art of fafrination* and tbat ts
a
firtt tftep fate tbe fo?ee cf ecleffiatt
bodies, iriitcb tndifferenilie communicate tbeir toertues bnfa
menjbeaff^tr&Sjttones^c. Buttbte giff and naturallinflu*
enceof fafcinationmaie betnereafed tnman,acco;ding to
bis
affections ana perturbations; as tbo;ougb anger, fearcjoue*
istirM.de bate,$c
il
l
o?bp*l)ate(faiftVairus)enteretbafiene tnflamma
fafcmjx.ii.
ttou into tbe tie of man, fobfeb
being fciolentlie fent oat bp
beams aim ffreames$c rtnfectand befoitcb tbofe bodies againff
fcbomeibepareoRJOfed* 5lnb tberefo?ebefattb(int^efauour of
toomen) tbatfljat is tlje raufeU)bptoomen are oftener found fo
behjitcbestbanmen,
if
o^(fattl) ^e)
tftep
fjaut fucbanbnb;idele&
fo;ce of furie and concupffeence natural!te,tbat bp no meanes it
i* poflible fo; ^tmto temper o; moderatetbe fame, >o as t>pon
Much like
taetit trifling occaffon, ffjep (like b;utc beaffs) fir tbeir furious
theciebi-
eiesbpontbepartiefebomtbepbe
ting
wit-
pa(fe,tbat Ubereas toomen bauing ameruellous ficfele nature,
whom wc
****
ffr
^fe fo#*er fcajpenetb to**
ft
0m
>
fmmediatlte all peaces
hauccic.
ablenes of min^bepartetb; and tbep are (b troubled toitbeuill
where
bmo;s,tbat out gotbeir fcenomous erbaIations>ingend;ed ibo<
fpoken.
rougbtbeir ilfauoured diet^and increafed b^ meanes of tbeir
pernicious ercrements,t$(cb tbeperpell. Womenare alfo(fatfb
U)
moneftjlte filled full of faperfltious burnous, and tmtb
tlpm
tbe
Habar. ofWitchcraft. Cap.ax. 279
fbcmdancboltftebleuo boflet&sfobereof fpnngbapojs, ano are
carried fcp.ano conucieo
tfcougb tbe nofctfeels and moutt^c : to
tbc befoutcbtng offcrfjat focuer it m&tefl).
Jf
0?
tljep bclc|)fipacer=>
tetnefeea^ti^ercUjifttljc^betottfb t^omfocuerfbeplttf. 3n0 who arc
of all otljer inomettjleane.JjQllotD eteU,oto,b(ttlcb:otuc5 foomen
moftKkcKe
(faift&e) are ftemott infectious ^ar(ebefmtb,ftat()ot
3
fubttll
?
!ijj
,et
te
,
ano Qtn bodies are mott fubiect to be betmfcbetyfttjcp be motft,
bewitched.
ano aU
tfcep
generallie
3
t$ofe toetues, pipes, and paffages of
fbetr
bot>fc0 are open. #nd finallte fje faiib, tfcat all beauttfuU
things fc$atfoeuer
5
are famefubtett to be betoitdjed
^
as nameIfe
gdlte pcongttien,fafre toomen,futb as are naturallie bo?ne to
be rtcfcgcDdlie beas
3
faire bo$Tes,ranfee co#te
3
bcatifull tr#s,$c.
t^eaafrandof $rta tolobtm^tbat^efatDonetDftijljisetetoeabe
a pjettousffone in p&ces, andalltbisljetelletb asfobertte,as
ftougb
it toere true . 3ndif it toere true, boneff foomen mate be
tDitcbes
?
mdefptgbtof all inqui(tto?s : neitber can anie auoid be*
tng afotfckejxept fl>& locfee btr felfe fcp in a Camber.
What miracles witchmongers report to hauebeene
done by witches words, &c: contradictions of* witch-
mongers amongthemfelues, how beafts are cured her-
by,ofbewitdied butter,acharmeagainft witdies,anda
counter charme,the effect ofcharmes and words proued
by L.Vairus to be woonderfull.
The xxj. Chapter.
jf 3
0)oulD go about to tectte all
cljarme
s
3
3
fljoulp take an infinite fcoojfce
in band
jf0? fte toitebmg footers bold
opinion,Qiat ante fbtng almoff mate be
tberbp b:ougbt to patFe# tbat t^etfjer ftje
focuds of tbe cbarme be tmocrffanoable
02 not
3
it Mletb not: fo tlje djatmer Ijaue
a ffeooie intention to b?mgbis oefirea*
bout,
ana tben fcbat is it tbat cannot be Done bp too?os ?
jf0?
L.Vairus
faitfe tftat old foomen baue infebleo ano killed cbti
LydrMhk.
tyenfottbfoo?os
3
aud baue maoe toomen fcritb cbitomtfcarrie;//c/.u.r.
a8o i2.Booke. The difcoucric Charmes^c.
fycy bane maoe men pine afoate to oeafb, tbct> fjaue biUeo
bo*
*According
fes , oepjfoeb fl)#pe of lljelr mtlfte, *tranffo;neD men into
10 M
f
p?!l
beaffs,flotone in ti)t aire, tameb anb ffaieb foflo beatts, o^nen
22
P
& m*.
aU i*ifome ^attell anii bermme from cojne, tines anb bsarbs,
^whichhc ffaieb ferpents,!c : anb all toffy toojbs
Bin
fo
mucb as lie fattfj,
indeed ai-
tbat foftb certeine too&s fpofeen in a bulles eare bv a tottdj, tbe
^refore
^ul^ait) fallen ootuneto^cgcouhDasDeao, |>eafomebpber'
2^w ***,
*ttC of foo?bs Ijaue gone bpon a fljarpe foojD, anb tualfeeaTtopon
nunc ales,
*
IjOt tfiO tDUig COleS,tUttbOUt fjUHj tPtll) tDO#>S(fattb ^t)\ittit
tyfr
moti bos,
Ufe fccigbts ano burtftetts bauebeene lifteo bp; ana foitb foo?bs
aw^Xi-
totl11
&^
s an
*
toil* bnilcs baue b&nc tameo, ano alfo mao
DogiS ; tottb ti)o?Ds tbep baue btlleo loo^mes.ano ctber bennine,
anb Rates all manec of bluings anb
Qw*
: im'Jj tootfis all tbe
btfeafes in mans borne ate bealeo, anb fcounos cureb ; arofocs
are tmib toonberfull ttrangeneffe anb cunning plucfecb out of
mens bones*
fca
(faitlj
be)
tbcre be manietbat can beale all bi*
tings of bogs,
ot ffingiugs of fcrpents,02anie stberpotfon:
anb ail tuifb nofbtng but too?bs fpofcen. no tbat bfttcb ^ntott
ffrange,
be
faitb, tbat tbep can remebte anie ffranger, anbbtm
tbat xb abfent, toitb tbat bene ftoo^b bberetottb tftep are foouw
Deb, pea anb tbat ftbtcb i* beponb all abmtratton, if tbep ffrofee
tbe fijDo:D bpfoaros tmtb tbetr fingers, tbe partie (ball tele no
paine: i^ereas tftbcp bjafoe tbetr finger bofonefoarbs tbere*
bpon,tbepartielDOunbebI^allfeleintoUeraWepaine. Mttb a
numberof otbercures,bonealtogttber bp tbebertue anb foice
of fooaos bttereb anb fpohen*
Were, bp tbe foate,
3
maie not omit fyts fpectall note.giucn
Mai.maief.
bp
M.Mai, to font, tl)at f)olte foater maie not be fp:tnfeleo bpon
par.z.qu.i.
betnitcbeb beads, but mutt be potu^eb into tbetr moutbes, arjp
widerinpr
!!&?
anb alfo Nider, faie
5
tbat 3t ts lafofull to bleffe anb fancte
lipZiojr*-
fie beaffs
5
as tnell as mm
;
botb bp(barmes to^itten
5
anb alfo bp
cept.uca.ii.
bolietuo;bs fpohen. ifo?(fatft
Nider) tfpourcoto be beloitcbeD,
?{idermfor-
^^
Cto(les
7
%a
p*tern*ttm,ixto f^k^ws\xM cettefnlie cure
wemo.
^
r ; anD ttfeet0jfe aU ot
^
er cereniontes ecclefiatttcall SLtto ftts
iw*/. m^
is a fure
Maxime,
tbat tbep ftbub
are oeltuereo from tottebcraft
fartt
i.cap.s.
bp(b?tft
)
areeueratterintbenfgbtmud)molelfeb(3lbctaue bp
tbetr gboCliefatbers.)
3lfo tbep
lofc tbetr monie out of tbetr
purfles anbcalhets : as
M.MaLfattb
fy
bnotnetb bp experience.
aifo
I
Habar. ofWitchcraft. Cap.ii* %%i
2lfo one generallrulete gtaen bpM. MaJ. to aU butter tofues,
a *coddi-
ana batrie mafoe^ftatftep neifter giae nojlenbame butter,
uift to
milbe^ctiafe
3
toanteUjit^e0,tt(4>aitDaie5tjreto begfterof,
ftawcvp
tften ftep
tueane to toojhe mifftetfe to ttjeir bine o? ifttmmit**
j^
wo
~
tKbereaiiJtnDaiittierearetnmflSetfj^eefubttances comrmreD;
Madmuf.
to ttjtt,butter,ftfcfe
5
ana tdiate : if
fte
feme be hept t long, o? in
p
***
.*&. *
an &tll place, o;
be fluttiftlie fcfc&,foa* it be ffale ano firtuer,
**/>*'
trfnft bajpeneft
fomrtimes in tointer,but oSener in fummer,
iftcn
it is fet ooer
fte fierce ft^fe ana butter runneth togiftcr,
ana congealeft,fo as it MI rcpe like btr&ltmc,ftat you mate
tomb tt about a fficbe.,anb in
ft
o:t fpace it totll be (b o: ie, as pou
mate beatett to poluDet . 9)icfji alteration being ffrange, is
foambcreb at, ana imputes to tottftc& 2nb bcreljence fomc
times psocabc
ft
tf>e caufe, ft&p butter commeftnot, ftbtft iften
ftecotmtrte people fe
ft
at it commeft not,
ft
en get ftepout of
fte
fufpetteb toitcbes
b
oufc,a little butter,fftereof mutt be mau
tinee balieSjin
fte name of
fte
bolie trinttie;ana fo if
ft
e
p
be put
into tberberne,tbe butter toillp:efentliecome,anbtbe&Jttcbcwft
totll ceafe^
r
/c^rj Mudttur arte.WvA ifpqu put a little fugar otfope
into
fte fterne, amongttje creame,
fte
butter toill neuercome
:
fftfftt* plain? tottftcraft,ff ttbe elofelie,cleanlte,anb ppfnitte
feanrteD. Ujerebettoentte fcucralifoates tomabe pour butter
come,
tftift
fo: b:tuitie
S
omit; as to bins pour cberne tofft a
rope, to tfywff
ft
ereinto a res tjo t (pit, $c : but pour beff remebie
ana furetf bate is, to Itobe toell to pour Dairie mato 02 toife,
ft
at
fte neifter.eat tip
fte
creamr,no; fell atoate pour butter.
fl"
Acharmc to find hirthatbewitchedyour kine.
P<atapaireof b:aftej5tponftecotoe0beab,anbbeatebirout
a ridi-
of
fte
patture toift a genu cubgell bpon a frioate, anb
fte
totll
lous
runne
rtgbt to
fte
toitfytz bcoje, and 0ribe ftereat toift
Ijfr
Ct
bonnes.
^f
Another,for all that haue bewitched
anie kind ofcattelk.
W^en
ante of pour cattell arebiUeb toift iuitftcraft, ball
pou fo
fte
place
tftere fte
carrafe lieft,anb traile
fte
botods of
fte
beatt bnto pour boufe, ana tyatoe ftem-not in at
fte
282 ia.Booke. The difcoueric Charmes^c.
tbe ta>?e,butbnterfbe tljzefl^otoof tbe boufemto tbe kitchen
;
ant tbere make after, anbfet ouet tbe fame a grectron, ant
fberetopott late Ibe tntoarts o: botete
5
ant as tt;ep toajc jjot , 0)
tball (be fottcbes cntratle* be moleftet toltb ertreamc beate anb-
patnc.3Butt&enmnff pon make fad vour ta>jc3,lsa(I
tbe fcutcb
come ant fetcb afoate acole of pour fier : fo? tben eeafetb
b
it$op
mehfoSUtt tocbaue fenofone fatib
M. Mal.foben tbe tmtcbcoult
notcome fUjtbat tbe fcrijole Ijoufe battj b#nefo tarfceneb, anttbe
aire roundabouttbe fame fo troubles, tuftb futb !)or;tble notfe
ant cartbquafte*
5 lb at erccpt tbe
>ca:c
bat borne openet,foe
bat
fyougbttbeboufefooultbaue fallen on eurbeats,
Thomas a-
quinas,
a principal! treatoj berein, allotoetb coniurattons a>
gatnff tb^cbangeltngs, anti in omerfeofget cafes; thereof
5
Srill fate mo?e in tbe too$b
lidonL
f
Aipeciall charme to preferuc all cattell
from witchcraft,
inaniecafc A CCEalferpoumuCtabecertetne^op^tbatlfe fcjpermoff
fft^
ru
n
thc
* tbeboliepafcbattcantle, antntafeea little fcarecantle
time" or
ft
er*of : ^bbpon fomefuntaie training ratb
,
Itgbt ft, ant bolt
cifc you
tt
3
To ns it mate tjop bpon ant betfo&ne tbe bo?nes anb earea of
marrc all,
fftebcaff
Jat^g;/#W/K/>^
bead a little bettoeene tbe bo?ues on tbe cares iuttb tbe tame
fcw : anttbat fccWcb te left tbereof, fitcfee tt tn croffetmfe about
tbe Cable
02 ffall,o? topon tbe tb?etbolb,o
i
ouer tbe bje,tibere tbe
cattell bfe to go tn ant out
3
ant fo? all tbat peare pour cattell
fyall neuetbe betDttcbcb.#*lDtberfoffe:
lacobus deChufa Car-
thufianus
ibefoetb, boto bjeat, toater, ant fait te comuret , ant
Mb,tbat tf ettberman 0? bead recetue bolie b?eat ant bolte
foater nine bate* togetbcr,tDitb fl$&
Pater
nofters, anttb?ar ^tues,
mtbe bonour oftbe trtmtte, ant of >.
Hubert, ft pjeferuetb tbat
man 02 btafffrom all Dffeafejs , ant tefentetbtbem agatnttall
adaults ottottebcraft^f fatan,02 of a mat tog,fc,
% tbts is tbetr 1!off
e,
maiittetueb to be at tbe leal! effectual!,
ifnot ftbolfome,bp all p'apfflte anttoitebntongers, ant fpectallie
of tbe laff ant p?oube6 totters. 15ut to pscoue tbefe tying* to be
effectuall,dl?ot fenofoetb tbefc reafomare bafe ant abfurb*
jr 0?
^to$tefo,a$tbeg fake tbe matter in queflton as granteo,
ant
Habar. ofWitchcraft.
Cap.22. 283
anDbpfoatmeaitcj5goalDatet!)cretoi:i). JFo^L.Vairusfettljm
unirMk
ftc
beginning of
ty&
bfee$at tijcre i& no fconbt of tbis fuperna* defa
fiin.u
iuraUmatfer,btcaufeanumberof fctfitersagree tieretn, ant) a
C
^-
T-
number offfo?ies confirnie tt
5
ana mantepoets Ijanole fbe fame
argument, antuntbetfoeluc tables tbere is alafoe againff it,
ana btcaufe ibeconfent of
tfce common people is faUte toitb it,
ant) btcaufe innnoocrate p?atfe is to be appjauteD afetnt) ofU?ttctH
craft,an& btcaufe olo tuomen baue fucb tbarmes anb fuperOttt*
ous meanes as pjeferue tbemfelucs from.it, and btcaufe
tbep
aremocfee&ibattakeainaie ttjecreDtt of fudjmirftles, an&bfc
Caufe
Salomon
-faftft
5
Fafiinatio
mdigmtatis olfcurat bom.i anD W' Sapi
4,
caufetbeapottlefattb; o'mfmfitl cMuyfikvos fafdmmt
?
&nb
Gaii*.
Wm{t\t\B\^li^n
j
^uitimentte
>
videLntme.
2rtD ffaallte
be
PfaLxr
*
fattb, leaffpoufyquto feme to Diffruffanti oetract ante tying
from ftjecretittof fomantegrattemenjfromtjtlfojte^anbconp
mon opinion of all men: bemeanetfjm no totfc to pjenue ttjat
tbcre is miraculous foo?fetng bp imtebcraft ana fafcinatton
j
anup;oe&netbfD,acco?Dmgto |^te p^^mife.
Lawful! charmes
3
or rather medicinable cures for
difeafed cattell . The charme ofcharmes, and thepovv-t
crthcreoC
Thexxij.Chapter.
'Wit if von Defoe to leatne true
Di^and
Wd latofull tbarmes , to care DifeateD kwfuii
v
cattell, euen fucb as feme toljaueeptra*
meanes
|^|
o?Dtnartefiefcne!re
5
o3fo bebetuifcbeM?
otcu
\^
^1(astbepfate)flrangclie tafeen : take in
ca"elI
'
cxc-
j|
B. Googe
ijis fljirD bake, treating ofcat*
ff\
fell^anObapltepou^aUfinD fomegtoD'
mcatcine6? curette ti)em : ot if pou ltd
to fe moze ancient iftt^e , reaD Vegetius
pis foure bofees tberc*
t>pon
: 02,tfpou be tmleanteD
3
feke fonte cunningbullocfee fecft.
Sfall tbts Mlnot feruc,tben fet lobs
patience before pour tit*.
anoneuer tbinfeetbat apc^e olo foomancan alter fupemato
rallietbenotablecourfe,t^tdj
o&
tjatfc agjoinfe& among bis
creatures*
i
*,Bo)ke* ( The difcouerie Charmes^c.
creatures. 31fit bafc b#ne (Sods pleafure to baue permittee fug
a courfe^e&culD
no Doubt baue both giuen notice mtnsiuo^o,
tbatljeiiaa gtuen
fuif) poinerfcntQttjem, ano alio tootrtDjjauc
taugtjt remeoiea to baue p^uenteD tbem.
if
urtbenno2e,'tfyou foill fenotoe afTureD meaner, and mfalte
ble cbarmes
,
p&lDtug inD&D tmDoubteD rentemes , anu pjeuen*
tingallmanerof forttcbcrafi0,anD alfo tbe affaulte of Uncbco
fpiritg
5
tben Defptfe firff ail coufening fcnauerie ofp:ieff5,foit'
cbe,anDcoufener$; anDluifbtrue fatty reaDibefirt ctjaptercf
f&.
Paulc
to $c Ephcfians,ano follofoe bis counfeil , frbtcb is mfr
mffreD tonto pouin ffte foojoa follofotrig , Deferuing foo?tbilte to
becalled bp tbe
nametnfaing
:
Thecharmc ofcharmes.
Acharme Finallie mybrethrcn,be ftrong in the Lord, and in the power
ofcharmes
ofhis might . Put on the whole -armour of God , that you may
i h fixt
^anc
^
a

a*n^: ^c aflkudw ofthe cJjuell.For we wreftie not againft


chapter of
$e^and bloud^but againft principalities and powers, & againft
5. Pauk worldlie gouernors the princes of the darkenes ofdiis world, a-
^c *t
gainft fpirituall wickednes,which are in the high places . For this
caufe take vntoyouthc armour ofGod,that you may be able to
reiift in the euill daie ; and hauing finifhed all things , ftand raft,
Stand therefore , and yourloines girded about with vcritie , and
hauing on the breftplate ofrightcoufnes , &c :UB tollotoctf) in
ftatcbapter,tierfe$ij.
16*.
17.18.
i.Thef.5.
i.Pet.f,terfc.8*.
Ephef. 1 .ano elfefefcere in tbe bolie fcrfpfure,
f
Otherwifc.
1$
poubetmlearnebjan&tiranttbecomfojtof ft&nD*,repairs
to fome learneD
3
goDlte,anD Difcrcet p^eacfter 3fotberfmfe noes
require,gotoalearneD #pfictan,fc&obp learning anD z&
pertence imofpe$ ano can Dtfcerne tbe Difference,
figne$,anDcanfe$of foebDifeafe*,aa faift>
lefffc mmanDbnMfuIl$pfoians
impute to tottcberaft
A
pUe&ms,
Habar.
of Witchcraft.
XJapJbs* 2$$
as?
A
confutation ofthe force and vertue felfelie Sfcri*
bed to charmes and amulets , by the audiorities ofanci-
ent
writers^oth diuines andphyficians.
Thexxiij. Chapter.
g
meaning i$ not,
tW
ttyefe
Ujo?d*,intbe bate letter
i
can Dcoame
tying tofoards pour eafe 02 comfit in
tbisbebaife;02 tbat it tuere ftbolefome
fozpour bodie o? fouleto foearetbema*
bout pour nccfee : fojtbenfooutd 3tmflj
pou to teare tbe bbole J5tble,ftbt*b mutt
n&ds be mo?e effectuall tban ante one
parcel! thereof , 3l5ut
3
find not ffjat fbe apoflles,
m
ante of tbem
in
tbe pjimttiue tburcb , ettber carried &
lohns gofpeH
,
o? ante
lAgnu* i?-about ttjem, to tbe end
ftep mtgbt be pjefertted from
bugges : neitber tbat f&y looked into ftje foure corners tff tbe
boufc^elfe in tije ro>fe.,o?lmder tbe ifcefijbolMo
finomatteruf
fottd)craft,and fo to burneit,to be freed from tbefame#cco#ing
to
ibepoptfy rules. i^eftberD(D;.$epi%-fii(ib and(ucbtietfesJ32
pliers made bnto faints, atfucb o2fucbbaures,f&ketoob*
feme grace: neitber fpafce tbep of anie old foomen tbat Wed
fucb trades . $etfber did ?tff
:
at anie time trfe 02 command
bolie loafer^? croffesjfc:to be Wed as terror agamfttbe dtuell,
t^oU>ajenotaffraidtoai)fenltljtmfclfe,t^en
be
foas on eartb*
2ndfberefo;teaberiebainc
tying it is to tbinfeetbatbefearetb
tbefe trifles , o? anie erternall matter Het bs tben call afoaie
tbefe pjQ#ane andold Unites fables.
jfo?(as
"Ongen fattij) inun-
UtionesJuntddemonitirrijibneStidoloUtri* f<&x,<invmarHm infktutttw
?
&c.
Chryfortome
fsttb ; i3)ere be fiimt fbat carrie about tijetr
necfes a p&ce ofa gofpell H5ut
*
is it not datlie read (fatfb
be)
and
beard of all men t K3nt if tbep be neuer tbe better fo; it , being
put into tbetr eares^ofo ffjalftbep be faued,bp carrieng it about
tijeir necfes i and furtber
be faitb
;
Were is tbe tiertue of tbe
gofpehVSIn tbe figure of tbe letter^ in tbe bnderttandtng oftbe
fenfe
i 3f in
tbe figure, tbotidcoett toelito foeare it about tbp
ttecfeej
Mai.
matef.
part.i.qu.z.
cap
6,
l.Tim.4,7.
Origin, lib.$+
in lob,
l.Chryfofi.
in Maith.
*
Marke
that here
was no la-
tine feruice*
Idem. Ibid,
|8
6 1
2.Bookc. The difcoiicne Charmes
confuk
necfce
5
but ifin tbe bnoerffanDing
5
tf)cn fbou IboulDcff late it bp
\AugHji.i6.
in tbtne fteart
Auguftine fatt^
5
tiet tbe fattbfull minfffers aft
t^nMum.
tnoittfl^ and tell tbetr people,tbat tbefe magicall arts and incam
tationsBcn
tying no remebietotbe infirmities cityer of men
p;
cattcll^c.
Che beatben #tlofo#ers (ball at tije laff Date confounb
tbe
fhfibelttie and barbarous fcolttynes of our ctettfian 02 ratber am
ft'tbz tfftan anb p?o#anetoittbmongcrs.
if
02 as
Ari ft otl e fat
%
%$Xlncantamentafunt muliercptUrHmfigmcntd :
fo Dffltt) Socrates
(ftbotoas fata to be cunning beretn)affirme, tydX
incantations
font
verba animaidecipientm humanat.
iDtbCTS fate ; InfcitU
f
allium
Galen.fa fib.
font
carmina,nudefic'mm,^r incantatio . Galen
al&faitb
,
ftjat
fitcft
*">tkU
as impute tbe falling euill, anb fucb Itfee btfeafes to btutne mafc
fer,anb not ratber to naturaU caufes,are toitcbes,coniurers,sc*
wppocrat. Hippocrates calleilj tbem arrogant ; anb in anoiber place attir*
abjtmth
mingtbat in
bis
time tbere toere manie becetuers andcoufe*
fiem
mt$
^
fytf tooulD tmscrtafee to cure tbe faUing euill, ic
: by ti#
potoer and belpe of Mitels ,bp burieng feme lots ojincbanfr
ments in tbe ground,0; calling tbem into tbe fea,con<
dubetb tbus in tbcircreDit
5
tbattbep are all
fenaues anb coufeners : fo; 0oo
is
our onlte befenoer ami
Oeliuerer.* notable
fenteneeofabea*
tbenibtlofo*
ifllli
T*E
^o^^^S^^E
ffiXlte?, iff A nife.- ^&&3
fTfr
tumim
expounded, of Witchcraft. Cap. 1 . 287
^
The xiij. booke.
The
fignification ofthe Hebrueword Har-
tumim, where it is found written in the Icrip-
tures
3
andhow it is diuerflietranflated:whereby
the obie&ion ofPharaos magicians is afterward
anfwered in this booke$ alio ofnaturall magickc
noteuillinitfelfe.
The firft Chapter.
Amimim#nonattt<
tarall l^ebjue iDo?0,but i*
bo?roioed of fomc otber
natton:bofobeit,tt is Wet*
of tbe l^ebjues in tbefe
places to fott,
Gen4.i .8.
24.
Exod.7.1 3 .24.6c
8.
7
i8&9. ii.Dan.i,2o. &
2. 2 . Hierome (bmettmf5
**#*
fomettmes
MaUfid,
feme'
Exed^.
ftemoff part tranflate bp
tjte too:0 tmtcfjes . Buttbe
ttgbt Ogmfication b&reof map be concerned, trt tbat
fte
imban*
tens of Pharao,
being magicians of Aegypt,
foere called
Har-
tumim
. and pet in Exodus
tbep ate named m fome Ratine
timftettoMretuficL Rabbi Lcui faitf), it betofeenefb fuel) as 0<d
Orange andtuamaerfuli tying*,
naturalltc, artifictallie, andde*
tettfuUte Rabbi Ifaac Natar
affirmed, tbat fudj foere (b ter*
med, as among!!tfje entiles p:ofe(Tco lingular foifedome A-
benEzra
erpounoetb it , to fignifiefucbasfenofoetbefecrefs of
nature, and flje qualitie offfones and bearbs, sc
: tabid) is attef*
ned bnto bp art, and ipeciallie bpnaturall magtcfee HButfoe,
clfterfo?U)antoffpe^o?bnotolege
?
caU ttiem all bptbe name
and
,
a88
Theau-
thors in-
tention
touching
the matter
hereafter
to be dif
courfed
vpon.
1
3
Bookc. The dilcoucric Natural!
magic]
anDicrmcofimtftes.
Certeinlie, 0od inDaeft bontcs
toift tomn&erfull graces
jfte
perfect knowledge thereof man
Jjaft
not reafted tinto : and
on
fte
one (foe,
ft
ere is amongff
ft
em
fuft
mutuall loue , facte'
tie; and confent; and on
fte ofyer fide, fuft natural! D t fco^o, and
fecretemmttie,
ftat
tljerein mameftingsareU#oug|>tto
fte
aftoni: fijment of mans capacttie l S5ut tften Deceit and d tabo*
iicali too?ds are coupled
ft
eretoift
, ft
en ertendetij ft to totted
craft and conization
j
as tojjercbnto
ft
ofe naturall effects are
falfelte imputed . &o as fjare 3
fl^all Ijaue fame occaBon to fap
fometftat of naturall magicfee; bicaufebnder it licft fjidden
fte
benome of tfyiB tuo^d Hartumi m. 23jts art is fatd by feme to be
ftep;ofoundneffe,andtl)eberte abfolute perfection of naturaU
$ilofo#ic, and Vetoing fo:ft fte
actt ue part
ft
ereof
, 1 ftzougb
fte
aid of naturall bertues, bp
fte
conuenient ajplieng of
ftem,
too:fesarepublifted,e)ccading all capacttte and admiration
;
and pet not (bmuftbp art, asbp nature 2ftis
art of ttfelfe is
noteutUtfo^itconfiffefttnfearfting fcojft fte
nature, caufes,
and effects of fttngs* 3s farre as 3
can conceiue , it
baft
bane
mo?e corrupted and planed
bpbs%iffians
?
ftan eifter bp
Vetoes oa entiles.
How the philofbphers in times pad trauelledfor the
knowledge of naturall magicke, of Salomons know-
ledge therein, who is to be called a naturall
magician,
a diftin&ion thereof, and why it is condemned for
witchcraft.
The fecond Chapter.
ante #ilofo#ers^is
namelpPlato,
Py-
thagoras,Empe.docles,Democritus,
f
C
trauelledoueraU ftetoo^tofindouti,
learne
fte
fenofolege of tbi$
art# atfteic
returne
ftep
pjeafted and
taugrjt,p?ofe&
fedandpublittjed it. ^ea
5
ttQonloaiM
peerebp
fte
magicians ftat
came toa>
do?e<Otfiff,ftat fte
Imofoleoge
and re>
putation
Hartumim. ofWitchcraft. Cap,2. 285*
reputation thereof tons greater, tbanfoeconcefue 0? mabe ac
countof . 15otof allotfter, Salomon
teas tbe greatefftrauelier
in tbis art, as mapappaere tb:ougbout tbe bbe of Ecclcfiaftes :
ant) fpcctallie in tbe bnbeof Wifedome,
ftbere
b#
fattb* <25od
*
Sap.7,i7
f^atli
giuen me tbe true fcience of tbmgs,fo as
3
bnofoe boto tbe
l8 -
foo?ld tuas made,and tbe poluer of tbe elements,ffje beginning
l
*
and tbe end, and tbe mtddett of times, botu tbe times alter, and
tbetbangeof feafons,tbecourfeof tbepeare,ano tbe fttuationof
tbe Carres, denature of liuing tbtngs, ants tbe furioufneffe of
beatts, tbe potoer of tbe foind,and tbe imaginations of meu,tbe
diuerfittes of plants, and tbe bertues of rots, and all tbtngs
boibfecretandbnofcme,fc. iTtnailte, be toasfo running in tbis
seeiidkm\
ar^^atbeisfaidtobauebeneaeoniurero^tDitcb^andisro re*
putedintbeltomifljcburcb at tbis bate. Mberebppoumapfe,
bob) foles anD papiffs are inclined to credit falfe accufations in
matters of Uritcbcraft anb coniuration. Sbe lefite bnofoleoge
toe bane in tbis art, tbe mo:e lue limt it in contempt : in
tobieb
refpect Plato
faitb trulie to Dionyfius
; Ujep mabe jbtlcfo#te a
mocberie,tbat deliuer it to
pjoftane
and rube people* Certein*
to,tbeinitcbcratt,coniuration,anbincbantment tbat iB im$u*
ted to Salomon,
is gatbereb out of tbefe bts founds foflofcring :
E
.
3
aplted myminb to bnofoledge, anb to fearcb anb f&bc cut to
cc c,r
*
ence, toifedome anb bnderffanoing, to bnotoe tbe feDlflfyteffe of
flje bngodlte, anb tbe err
02
of boting fortes
3n tbis art of ua<
turall magibe (toiftout great
b&d
be taben) a ftudent fl&all fame
be abufed .
JFpi
manie (fojiting bp report, toitbeut experience)
mtffafee tbeir autbo:s, and fet dofome one tbtng
fo:
another,
Iben tbe conclufions being found falfe,tbe experiment grofoetb
into contempt, and in tbe end fcmeib ridiculous, fljougb neuec
fo true .
Plinie
and Albert being cwdouB buffers fteerein, are
often dtceiued ; infomueb as
Plinie
iB called a noble lier
5
and Al-
bert a rufficaUlier^ tbe one Itengbpb&rcfaie, tbe ofber bp m*
tbo?itie.
3magician iB ind&d
tbat fcbicb fte
Ratines call a totfc man,
a
magician
as nuttm pompiltHs
foas among tbe Homans 5 Ibe raebs^a pi*
defcribed
lofopber,aS Socrates
toas amongtbem; tbe
Aegyptians a pj&ff,
jjftjngu?"
as Hermes
toas;
tbe Cabalttfc^ttedtbempjcjbcte . tdat ak
fred.
tbougb tbefe dtttinguifyed
fyi$
art, accounting tbe
one part
a
a.;, ttereof
y
290
fteadVlinit
in natural,
hiftjCardan
dererum
variety M-
htrtusde oc-
culta rerwn
proprietate.
BartholSft-
*j>.in natu-
raLmagia
t&
'many others.
1
1
.Bookc. The difcoueric
Naturallmagk]
tberccf infamouM^being tcomucbgtucnbnto tutcheb, tame,
anb impious curiofitie, as fcufo morning*, numbers, figure^
founbs, botces, tunes, ligbts
5
affecticns of ibe minD, anb tuo#s;
ana tbe otber part commenbable, as teaching manie
gafoattD
neeelfarie
tbmgs, as times ano fcafons to fotoe, plant, tell,
tut
y
tc: mb mucrfcotijer things, ftbitb 3
toitt make mantfefi
bnto
poub&reaffcr
:
petfoegencraUieconoemnetbefcfeoIeart
5
fottfc
outDtiftnction, as apart oftoittberaft^autng leameoto
bate
it, before toe fenotoe it
;
affirming all to be foitebcraff, trijub our
groflfc beaos are not able to concewe,anb pet can tbinfee ibat an
olo Doting tooman fetb tfeougb
it, fc herein tocconfiocr
notbotD^oobettotoetbbtegitt^^bbatbeflfabUlbeb an ojoer
in
U$
tooths, graffing in tbem
funorie bcrtucs to
tbe comfort of
bis feuerall creatures; ana fpeciallie to tbe bfe and beborfe of
man : nettber bco toe herein tocigb tbat art is feruant bnto n&>
ture, anbtoaitetb bpon
fur
as ftir banbmaiben.
Whatfecrets dolie hidden,and whatis taught in na-
turallmagicke,how Gods glorieis magnified there-
inland that it is nothing but the workc ofnature.
The third Chapter.
tW
art of natural! magicfee,
d5ob almigbttebatb biDben manie ferret
mpCeries, as ixberem a manmaplearne
:^kf
tbe
p;operties
3
quaiittes, anb tmotulebgs
of all nature .
jf
o? it teacbetb to accom*
matersin fucb fo?t ana opotfumtie,
as tbe common people (bin fee tbe
fame
jobe miraculous
,
anb to be compares
noneofl&er toaie, but onelie bp foitebcrag 3nt> pet in truQuw
tnrallmagfcfeeisnotbingelfe
?
but^eioo?beof nature* jfo?
in
tillage, as nature pjobucetbcojne anb bearbs^fo art,being na*
tures miniffer
3
pjeparefb it hereintimes ano fcafons are
greatlie tO berefpecteb fO? ^Cnnnsnonaruwproducitarittas,
HBut as manie neceffarie anb fiber ftings
are b#rein taugbt
:
fototyft partite
(3!
fafe)eonfiff in fucb
experiments anb
conch
fir
Hartumim. ofWitchcraft. Cap*3>4.
ftons as arc but totes, but ueuerttjclefTe lit f)fd in nature, and
being
tmbno'ume, doo fememiraculous,fpcctall tc
fofcen
tljep ate
mfcrnxcDlcDanDcomiptcDtDitt) cunning tiluOon, o? legterDc
matne, from thence ts oeriued tbe efftmatton of tuitcljcrafc
55ut being learned and lmofcone,tbepare contemned, and ap<
p&re ridiculous : fo? lijat onelte tis foemderfulitotbebetjoloer,
thereof be
can concetue no caufe no? reafon, seconding to ttje
fateng Of
Ephefius, MtracHlttmfolwtHrvndevidetur
effe
miraculum.
Slndtberefejea man ffjail tafce great panics b&retn, and be*
ttotugreatcoKtoIearnett)ati5fetft)tj50f no toalue, and a rnmt
fugling fenacfee E$berefcpon it ts fatd,fl*at a man map not
learne$tlofojfete to be rtcfj
;
but must get ricbes to learne #tlo>
Jb$ie;fo? to fluggardSjntggards,! dif
jards,tbe ferrets of nature
are neuer opened* and doubtleflTe a manmap gattjer out of tins
art, t!)attti)td) being publiftco^allfctfcD^tt) ttje glojteof d5ot),
andbcmanpfoaiesbcncficiaUto tbe commontoealtb :
fye
firff
is oamebptfje manifestation of
ty$
foo?fes$tbe fecond, bp foil*
fallte ajplteng
ftem
to our Weana feruice.
Whatftrange things are brought to pafle
by natural! magicke.
^9l
Natural!
magickc
hath a dou-
ble end,
which pro-
uethy ex-
cellence of
the fame.
ThcfourthChapter.
^eMiietteattDpjactife ofmete"
cine taftetrjatoaie aU admiration of tlje
foomderfull effects of t&e fame spanie
otber
fttngs of leflfe
fuefgfit, being mo?e
fecret and rare , f&mc moje miraculous
3sfo2erample(ifttbetruetfjatl. Bap,
Neap,
andmanp otber tetters two coiv
ffantlie affirmcO Cie a toito bull to a fig*
tra,ano^eiDillbep^fentltefame;o^anganolD cocfee tbere*
topon,
andIjc toiil immediatlte be tender ; as alfo
fyc featbers of
an
eagle confume all otberfeatfjers, if tbep be intermedled to*
getfjer,
herein it mapnot be denied,but nature
tyefoetb fitt
felfc a p:oper foo?fefooman. 15ut it famtetb bnpo(Rble
3
tbat a lit*
tie
fify being but tmlfe a fart long, called Remora o^Rcmiligo, o?
#&#
of
3p2
Tompanati-
tts.ltb.de in-
cant.cafo .
l.Wiertu
tie Urmjs.
Iaft.VeHcer
HjCardan.
Oflate ex-
perience
neere Co-
uencrie
3
&c.
jlrifiot
in
tibMhifi.
nwmalium,
Tlin.de U-
tiic'ij colore*
ij.Booke. The difcoueric Operation
ofwate
of fojnr Echcncis,ffatetl) a migbtte fl^tp
imtb all fjfr loaDc
anD
tatblcng, anD bring alfo tmaer fa tie. SlnD pet it is affirmco bp fo
manie anD fo grauc autt)o?s,
tftat 3
Dare not Denie it , fpectailie,
btcaufe
3
fe as ffrange effects of nature ottjertotfe : as
fye pjo*
pertie of tbe
loaDffone, fcdjtcb is fo bcnefetall to ttje mariner; anD
of Kbetibarb,trf)icb onelte meoletb toitb c&oler, anD purgetb net*
tljerflegme no; melandjolie,! is asbenefictalito
fte jbpfrcian,
as tfce
otfter to tfje mariner.
The incredible operation ofwaters, both (landing
and running; ofwels, lakes, riuers , and of their vvoon-
derfull effecls.
The fife Chapter.
^eoperationoftoatet&anD
ftefc
funD?ie
tjertues are alfo increDtble,
3
meanenot of toaters compounDeD anD
DtffilleD:fo?ittocreenDleffe to treate of
tijetr forces, fpectailte concerning meDfr
cines. H5ut toe fjauejjaereeuen in Eng-
land naturall fp?ings,toels
3
anD toaters,
bolt) ftanDtng ano running, of excellent
foertues^euenfiu&asejrcepttoebaD fame, anp &aD ejrpertment
of, toe tooulD not beleeue to be in nmmjutwa
* i3nD to let tbc
jfepficall nature of tbem paffe (ft? flje
W$ toe cannot be fo
tbanfeefull to C>od, as ttjcp are fcbolfome fo? our boDies) i$ it not
miraculous,tbat toooD in bptijequalitie of Dtucrs toaters ^cere
in
England
tranfubttantiateD into aftone^Hje fc&tcjjtoertue is
alfo founD to be in a lake befiDes tftc
citie
Mafaca
in Cappadoda,
tftere
tsarfuercalleDScarmandrus,tbatmafcetbpelloto
fyape.
^ea
5
tftere be manie toaters,as in
Pontus
$
TheiTalia,
anD in t&e
lanD Of
Aflyrides,
in a rtuer Of
Thracia (asAriftotlefattb)tbattf
a ttbttefl^ipe being tottb lambeD?infee thereof,$e lambe toill
beblacfee, Strabotojttettjof tberiuercalleDCrantes, in tfje to#
Ders of
Italie,
running totoarDs
Tarcntum,
, t^eretntm t>afre is
maDefrfrife anDpelloto being foatyeD herein.
PlinieDoatt) famte
t&at of ftfcat colour fljeteines aretmDer tyc rammes tong ,
of
fte
9
Hartumim.
of Witchcraft. Cap.6.
apj
#eCamecolour o? colours toill tfje lambs be 5 Stjere is a lafec in
a field called
Cornetus, in tbe bottome hereof mantfeftlte ap*
pearetbtotbeeie,ftecarcafes
of fnafees, etots, ana otter fee
$tnt$ ; fcfcereas
ifpou put in pour {land
,
to pull tf)em cut
y
ym
tyallfind nothing tbere, 23)ered:oppetbfoater out of a rache m
Arcadia, tljet^tcijnettljer a filuerne noja bjafen boll can con*
tcine, but it leaped
out, and fp?infeletb aftmie
5
and pet totll it x&
ttiatne lutftout
motion in tbe fttofe of a mule. >uci) conclufions
(3i
foarrant pou)foere not twtfenoUme to
ianncs and Iambies.
Thevermes and qualities offimdricpretious
ftancs, ofcoufening LapidarieSj&c.
The fixt Chapter.
y
>sP
Q^tg^
i^e excellent foertueg anD qualt^
*
ties of ffones,found, concetued ano tried
bp tbis art, te toamderfull . l^olubctt ma*
np ttjtngs mofi falfe ano fabulous are ad>
ded tonto tbeirtrue effects, fcdjerefoitl*
31
tt)ougl)tgo9tin part to trie ttje readers
patience and cunning t