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279-80; Thiers, Superstitions, I, 3, chap, vi; W. Tyndale, Doctrinal Treatises, ed. H.
Walter (Cambridge, P.S., 1848), p. 456; Scot, Discoverie, XI.x. 1 D. Fenner, A
Short and Profitable Treatise of Lawfull and Unlawfull Recreations (Middleburgh,
3; G. Thomson, Loimologia (1665), pp. 4-5; N. Hodges, Loimologia (1720), pp. 3-
4. Edward Gresham wrote a treatise in 1603 to allay the rumour of a falling planet
, which 'even . . . the better sort' feared would increase the plague (Ashm. 192, ii,
In the Elizabethan period evidence of ownership becomes more common. 1 (H.
Holland), A Treatise against Witchcraft (Cambridge, 1590); (James v1), Daemon-
ologie (Edinburgh, 1597); Perkins, Discourse; Cooper, Mystery; Bernard, Guide.
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