The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest

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G. Routledge, 1850 - 480 pages


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Page 370 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Page 95 - I. -с. 12, that all persons invoking any evil spirit, or consulting, covenanting with, entertaining, employing, feeding, or rewarding, any evil spirit ; or taking up dead bodies from their graves to be used in any witchcraft, sorcery, charm, or enchantment; or killing or otherwise hurting any person by such infernal arts, should be guilty of felony without benefit of clergy, and suffer death.
Page 426 - Whitsun ales, and morris dances, and the setting up of maypoles and other sports therewith used, so as the same be had in due and convenient time, without impediment or neglect of divine service: and that women shall have leave to carry rushes to the church for the decoring of it, according to their old custom.
Page 101 - Catteral another behind him, and for the residue the use shall be, first come first speed, and that will make the proud wives of Whalley rise betimes to come to church.
Page 138 - There is a shrewd maxim, Master Potts, that he who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client,
Page 169 - Yet is there one, the most delightful kind, A lofty jumping, or a leaping round, When arm in arm two dancers are entwined, And whirl themselves with strict embracements bound, And still their feet an anapest do sound; An anapest is all their music's song Whose first two feet are short and third is long...
Page 169 - A spirit and a virtue masculine; Impatient that her house on earth should stay, Since she herself is fiery and divine. Oft doth she make her body upward flyne With lofty turns and caprioles in the air, Which with the lusty tunes accordeth fair.
Page 426 - ... drunkenness, and breeds a number of idle and discontented speeches in their ale-houses. For when shall the common people have leave to exercise if not upon the Sundays and Holy Days, seeing they must apply their labour and win their living in all working days...
Page 475 - COOPER. The Pilot. Last of the Mohicans. The Pioneers. The Red Rover. The Spy. Lionel Lincoln. The Deerslayer. The Pathfinder. The Bravo. The Waterwitch. Two Admirals. Satanstoe. Afloat and Ashore. Wyandotte.
Page 225 - If the magistrate,' saith the King, ' be slothful towards witches, God is very able to make them instruments to waken and punish his sloth.' No one can accuse me of slothfulness and want of zeal. My best exertions have been used against the accursed creatures. And now for the rest. ' But if, on the contrary, he be diligent in examining and punishing them, God will not permit their master to trouble or hinder so good a work!' Exactly what I have done. I am quite easy now, and shall go on fearlessly...

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