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For Englishmen of the Reformation period the Devil was a greater reality than
ever - the 'prince and God of this world', as John Knox called him.1 Influential
preachers filled the ears of their hearers with tales of diabolic intervention in daily
fate of those who were in the habit of invoking the Devil in daily conversation. In,
1 63 1 Mr Pennington, a gentleman of Gray's Inn, whose customary expletive was
'Devil take me!' was visited by a black dog, who left him dead, with his eyes ...
'If there be a God, as we most steadfastly must believe,' wrote Roger Hutchinson, '
verily there is a Devil also; and if there be a Devil, there is no surer argument, no
stronger proof, no plainer evidence, that there is a God.' If men could be ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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