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" But the misdemeanour of persons pretending to use witchcraft, tell fortunes, or discover stolen goods, by skill in the occult sciences, is still deservedly punished with a year's imprisonment, and standing four times in the pillory. "
The History of Rochford Hundred ...: From Former Authors, Ancient ... - Page 252
by Philip Benton - 1867
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England ..., Volume 4

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1883
...conjuration ; or for charging another with any such offence.] But, by the same statute, persons who pretend to use witchcraft, tell fortunes, or discover stolen goods by skill in any occult or crafty () Mr. Addiaon, Spect. No. 117. science — were made punishable by imprisonment...
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The Monthly Chronicle of North-country Lore and Legend, Volume 2

Northumberland (England) - 1888
...be carried on against any person for conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, or enchantment; nevertheless, the misdemeanour of persons pretending to use witchcraft,...occult sciences, is still deservedly punished with a year's imprisonment, and till recently by standing four times on the pillory. It was not to be expected...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone (Sir) - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 pages
...shall for the future be instituted for witchcraft or sorcery. But the misdemeanor of pretending to tell fortunes, or discover stolen goods by skill in the occult sciences is still punishable by fine and the pillory. VII. Religious Impostures. These irnposters falsely pretend that...
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our ...

John Brand - Christian antiquities - 1900 - 807 pages
...that there should be no further prosecution for conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, or enchantment ; but the misdemeanour of persons pretending to use...discover stolen goods by skill in the occult sciences, was adjudged to be punished with a year's imprisonment, and exposure four times in the pillory. Thus...
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Seen & Heard by Megargee, Volume 3

United States - 1903
...carried on against any persons for conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery or enchantment. But the misdemeanors of persons pretending to use witchcraft, tell fortunes...occult sciences, is still deservedly punished with a year's imprisonment and standing four times in the pillory." Robert Burton, in his immortal "Anatomy...
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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden, Volume 1

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library - Literary Collections - 2004 - 344 pages
...making the practices of witchcraft capital crimes were repealed by 9 Geo. 2, c. 5, which instead treated 'pretending to use witchcraft, tell fortunes, or discover stolen goods by skill in the occult sciences' as a species of fraud punishable as a misdemeanour.4 Even in America, there was a time when the government...
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Reason, Faith, and Politics: Essays in Honor of Werner J. Dannhauser

Arthur M. Melzer, Robert P. Kraynak - Philosophy - 2008 - 227 pages
...But he also reports that English law continues to threaten penalties up to a year's imprisonment for "persons pretending to use witchcraft, tell fortunes or discover stolen goods by skill in occult sciences." And Blackstone does not condemn these lesser penalties. He acknowledges that charges...
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New Monthly Magazine, Volume 7

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1817
...carried on against any person for conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, and i-nchanlment. But the misdemeanor of persons pretending to use witchcraft, tell fortunes,...occult sciences, is still deservedly punished with a year's imprisonment, and standing four times in thejdjlory. •0- .fi MINIMUS. Spirit of Laws, •^Sf...
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