A Collection of Rare and Curious Tracts on Witchcraft and the Second Sight: With an Original Essay on Witchcraft

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D. Webster, 1820 - 183 pages
This 1820 book contains interesting tracts on witchcraft and magic.
 

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Page 176 - If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, " Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them ;" thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Page 176 - Deut. xiii.) 1 :—'If there arise among you a Prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other Gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them...
Page 64 - ... no, not so much as their eyes are able to shed teares (threaten and torture them as ye please), while first they repent (God not permitting them to dissemble their obstinacie in so horrible a crime), albeit the woman kind especially be able otherwise to shed teares at every light occasion when they will, — yea, although it were dissemblingly like the crocodiles.
Page 25 - Denmarke had a contrarie winde to the rest of his shippes then being in his companie, which thing was most strange and true as the Kinges...
Page 22 - ... all they together went to Sea, each one in a riddle or cive, and went into the same very substantially, with flaggons of wine, making merrie and drinking by the way, in the same riddles or cives...
Page 19 - ... her maister, to the intent that hee might the better trie and finde out the truth of the same...
Page 33 - ... did abide so many blows in them, that his. legges were crusht and beaten together as small as might bee, and the bones and flesh so bruised, that the blood and marrow spouted forth in great abundance, whereby they were made unserviceable for ever.
Page 52 - The reason is easie, for as that sexe is frailer than man is, so is it easier to be intrapped in these grosse snares of the Devill, as was over well proved to be true, by the Serpents deceiving of Eva at the beginning, which makes him the homelier* with that sexe sensine.
Page 52 - I pray you to interrupt you one worde, which yee haue put mee in memorie of, by speaking of Women. What can be the cause that there are twentie women giuen to that craft, where ther is one man?
Page 119 - Being demanded by Mr. James Simpson, minister, when and how she fell in convenant with the devil ? she answered, her husband many times urged her, and she yielded only two or three years since. The manner was thus — he gave her soul and body, quick and quidder, to the devil ; but she in her heart said, God guide me ; and then she said to him, I shall do any thing that you bid me, and so she gave herself to the devil in the foresaid words. This she confessed about four hours at even, freely, without...

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