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41_Trinity-Bible-DeadSea 41_Bible-Manuscripts-V2.pdf OUR BIBLE AND THE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS - BEING A History of the Text and its Translations FREDERIC G KENYON, M.A., D.Litt. Late Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford: Assistant Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum. ThirdEnglish 0345
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Chapter-01: VARIATIONS IN THE BIBLE TEXT The existence of variations - Examples - Their origine - Mistakes of copyists: (1) Errors of hand and eye - (2) Errors of mind - (3) Errors of deliberate alteration. - Early MSS. the most free from error. Method of recovering the true text. Textual errors do not endanger doctrine
Chapter-02: THE AUTHORITIES FOR THE BIBLE TEXT The Authorities classified - 1. Manuscripts - 2. Versions. - 3. Quotations in the Fathers
Chapter-03: THe ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BIBLE Writing in early times: the Tell el-Amarna tablets. — Writing in Babylonia. — In Egypt. - In Palestine - Form of the original manuscripts of the Bible.
Chapter-04: Tne Hesrew Text. The Hebrew characters. —The Hebrew language. —Classification of the books of the Old Testament into three groups. —These groups represent three stages in the formation of the Hebrew Canon: (1) The Law; (2) The Prophets; (3) The Hagiographa. —Dates of these stages, from which the care for the text may be supposed to commence. — Stages in the history of the Hebrew text. —1. The Targums. 2. The Talmud. 3. The Massoretes. — The extant Hebrew text entirely Massoretic. —The text, once fixed, copied with extreme care. —The extant MSS. comparatively late, but faithful. —Causes of disappearance of older copies.—The extant MSS, how classified - Description of the chief MSS. — The printed text. — Summary: the extant MSS. contain a faithful representation of a text which can be traced back to about A.D. 100; but they do not enable us to follow it further.
Chapter-05: THE ANCIENT VERSIONS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT The versions the only means for arriving at a pre-Massoretic text. 1-The Samaritan Pentateuch. Its origin. — Its discovery — Its character. —Its manuscripts. 2—The Septuagint and other Greek versions. Origin of the Septuagint.—Its contents. —Becomes the Bible of the Christian Church. —Consequently rejected by the Jews. —Rival translations in the 2nd century: (1) Aquila, (2) Theodotion, (3) Symmachus. — Origen's Hexapla: its great effect on the Septuagint. —Editions of the Septuagint in the 3rd century: (1) Eusebius, (2) Lucian, (3) Hesychius.— Present state of the Septuagint: The extant MSS. —The printed editions.—Reconstruction of the ancient editions from the MSS.—The Septuagint and Massoretic texts 3.—Other Eastern Versions. The Syriac version.—The Coptic versions. — The Ethiopic version. — The Gothic and other versions 4.—The Latin Versions, (a) The old Latin Version. The Vulgate 5.—Condition of the ola Testament Text. Summary of the evidence of the versions.—Most of them too late to be of use. —Evidence of the Samaritan Pentateuch. —The real issue: Septuapint v. Massoretic.—The Hebrew text certainly corrupt in places: but the Septuagint not always trustworthy. — Additions and corruptions in Septuagint. —Deliberate falsification of Hebrew text not proven. —Summing-up.
Chapter-06: THE TEXT OF THE New TESTAMENT. The original MSS. of the N. T. — Circumstances under which the early copies were written. — Careful copying begins in the 4th century. — Transmission from 4th to 15th century. — The earliest printed texts. — The "received" text. — Its deficiencies. —Materials for correcting it: the chief manuscripts (uncial and cursive), versions, and Fathers. — Grouping of authorities. — Westcott and Hort's theory. — Distinction of Syrian, Western, Alexandrian, and Neutral groups. — Importance of this theory. — Objections to it. — The oljections considerd
Chapter-07: THE Manuscripts OF THE New TESTAMENT. Codex Sinaiticus. —Codex Alexandrinus (A)Codex Vaticanus (B)Codex Ephremi (C)Codex Bezse (D)Codex Claromontanus — Other uncial MSS. —Cursive MSS.
Chapter-08: THE ANCIENT VERSIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. 1. The Eastern Versions, I. Syriac Versions. The Old or Curetonian Syrjac. — The Peshitte. — The Philoxenian or Harkleian Syriac. —Tho Palestinian Syriac. —II. Coptic Versions. The Memphitic or Bohairic. —The Thebaic or Sahidic. —The Fayyumice, Middle Egyptian, and Akhmimic Versigns, —III. Other Eastern Versions. Armenian. —Gothic. —Ethiopic. —Arabic 2. The Western Versions. (a) The Old Latin. —Various forms of it. —The principal MSS. —(b) The Vulgate —The Principal MSS. —Codex Amiatinus
Chapter-09:THE VULGATE IN THE MDDLE AGES Importance of the Vulgate as the Bible of the West. — Simultaneous use of Old Latin and Vulgate. — Consequent mixture of texts. — Spanish and Irish MSS. —Irish illuminations in English MSS. — Texts of English MSS. derived from Italy. — The Lindisfarne Gospels. — Eminence of English scholarship in the 8th and 9th centuries. — Charlemagne’s effort to improve the Vulgate. —Alcuin’s revision. —The Golden Gaspels. —Thepdulf's revision. —The school of St. Gall. — Snbsequent deterioration. — Revision in the 18th century by the University of Paris—The earliest printed Latin Bibles. — The Sixtine Vulgate — The Clementine Vulgate
Chapter-10: THE ENGLISH MANUSCRIPT BIBLE The conversion of England. —Caedmon's Bible paraphrase. —The Psalter of Aldhelm. —Bede. —Alfred. —Interlinear glosses in Latin Bibles. —The Gospels of the 10th century. — Alfric's Old Testament. — Progress suspended by the Norman Conquest. —Verso translations in the 13th century. —Translations of the Psalms. —Revival of religion in the 14th century. —Wycliffe.—Tho earlier Wycliffite Bible —The later Wycliffite Bible —Theory that the Wyecliffite Bible i is not really Wycliffe’s. —Examination of the theory
Chapter-11: THE ENGLISH PRINTED BIBLE The invention of printing and the revival of learning. —The Reformation. —The struggle for a translation of the Bible—(1) Tyndale’s New Testament, 1525.—His Pentateuch, 1530.—Revised New Testament, 1534, 1535. —Tyndale’s Bible the direct ancestor of the Authorised Version.—(2) Coverdale’s Bible, 1535.—(3) Matthew's Bible, 1537. —(4) The Great Bible, 1539-1541. —(5) Taverner’s Bible, 1539. —Progress suspended during reigns of Edward VI. and Mary. —(6) The Geneva Bible, 1557-1560. —(7) The Bishops’ Bible, 1568. —(8) The Rheims and Douai Bible, 1582-1609.—(9) The Authorised Version, 1611.—Its excellence and infiuence. —Acceptance of the Authorised Version. —Causes necessitating a revision in our own time. —(10) The Revised Version. —Its characteristics — Changes in text.—Changes in interpretation. — Changes in mnermage. —Summary. —Reception of the Revised Version .


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85_Women-Witchcraft 85_Confirmation-Witchcraft.pdf A CONFIRMATION AND DISCOVERY OF WITCHCRAFT JOHN STEARNE 1973: Published by The Rota at the University of Exeter, Printed by Williams Wilson dwelling in Little Saint Bartholomewes, Smithfield 1648, Printed in Great Britain by The Scolar Press Limited: Mcnston, Yorkshire, EnglandEnglish 0072
Table of Contents The book contains just one chapter with inline (in-text) references, no Bibliography

Review: The book starts with statement that witchcraft is covenant to the Devil with many references to the Old Testament [OT]. It also mentions Exodus 22:20 which states idolators must die. A quick search in ISV has the statement "Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.". The text of book gives a flavour of old English in seventeenth century such as the words "legall tryalls".

Quote: I have learned and observed since the 5 March 1645 as being part or agent in finding out or discovering some of those since that time, being about two hundred in numbers, in Essex, Suffolke, Northamptonshire, Huntingtonshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolke, Cambridgeshire, and the Isle of Ely in the county of Cambridge besides other places, justly and deservedly executed upon their legall tryalls.

This book is overall from a Christian apologist which justifies evidences of Witches as per scripture as well as execution of witches to death. This book is a classical example of fear used to instill in human minds to accept Christ. It further stresses the witchcraft is more dominant in women than men. Multiple ways to identify witches are explained, even the story of Devil coming to bed with witches are mentioned. Overall, the book seems to portray the fact that the Devil or Satan is more powerful than the Christian Lord, idolators are abominable worthy of death. The book is full of Christian superstitions such as Devil can transform himself in Angle of Light. Some keyword to quickly search the books are: Women, Satan, Devil or Devill, Witch, Marks, Confess, Angel.

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Table of Contents
Chapter-01: Letter-I Origin of the general Opinions respecting Demonology among Mankind - The Belief in the Immortality of the Soul is the main Inducement to credit its occasional re-appeaiance - The Philosophical Objections to the Apparition of an Abstract Spirit little understood by the Vulgar and Ignorant - The situations of excited Passion incident to Humanity, which teach men to wish or apprehend Supernatural Apparitions - They are often presented by the Sleeping Sense Story of Somnambulism - The Influence of Credulity contagious, so that Individuals will trust the Evidence of others in despite of their own Senses - Examples from the Historia Verdadera of Bernal Dias del Castillo, and from the Works of Patrick Walker - The apparent Evidence of Intercourse with the Supernatural World is sometimes owing to a depraved State of the bodily Organs Difference between this Disorder and Insanity, in which the Organs retain their tone, though that of the Mind is lost - Rebellion of the Senses of a Lunatic against the current of his Reveries - Narratives of a contrary Nature, in which the Evidence of the Eyes overbore the Conviction of the Understanding - Example of a London Man of Pleasure Of Nicolai, the German Bookseller and Philosopher Of a Patient of Dr. Gregory - Of an Eminent Scottish Lawyer deceased Of the same fallacious Disorder are other instances, which have but sudden and momentary - Endurance Apparition of Maupertuis Of a late illustrious modern Poet The Cases quoted chiefly relating to false Impressions on the Visual Nerve, those upon the Ear next considered - Delusions of the touch chiefly experienced in Sleep Delusions of the Taste and of the Smell - Sum of the Argument
Chapter-02: Letter-II Consequences of the Fall on the communication between men and the Spiritual World - Effects of the Flood - Wizards of Pharaoh - Text in Exodus against Witches - The word Witch is by some said to mean merely Poisoner Or if in the Holy Text it also means a Divineress, she must, at any rate, have been a character very different to be identified with it The original, Chasapk, said to mean a person who dealt in Poisons, often a traffic of those who dealt with Familiar Spirits - But different from the European Witch of the Middle Ages - Thus a Witch is not accessary to the temptation of Job - The Witch of the Hebrews probably did not rank higher than a Divining Woman - Yet it was a crime deserving the doom of death, since it inferred the disowning of Jehovah's Supremacy - Other texts of Scripture, in like manner, refer to something corresponding more with a Fortune-teller or Divining Woman, than what is now called a Witch - Example of the Witch of Endor Account of her meeting with Saul Supposed by some a mere Impostor - By others a Sorceress powerful enough to raise the Spirit of the Prophet by her own art Difficulties attending both positions - A middle course adopted, supposing that, as in the case of Balak, the Almighty had, by exertion of his will, substituted Samuel, or a good spirit in his character, for the deception which the Witch intended to produce Resumption of the Argument, showing that the Witch of Endor signified something very different from the modern ideas of Witchcraft - The Witches mentioned in the New Testament are not less different from modern ideas than those of the Books of Moses, nor do they appear to have possessed the power ascribed to Magicians - Articles of Faith which we may gather from Scripture on this point That there might be certain Powers permitted by the Almighty to inferior, and even evil Spirits, is possible; and, in some sense, the gods of the Heathen might be accounted Demons - More frequently, and in a general sense, they were but logs of wood, without sense or power of any kind, and their worship founded on imposture - Opinion that the Oracles were silenced at the Nativity, adopted by Milton Cases of Demoniacs - The incarnate Possessions probably ceased at the same time as the intervention of Miracles Opinion of the Catholics Result that Witchcraft, as the word is interpreted in the Middle Ages, neither occurs under the Mosaic or Gospel Dispensation - It arose in the ignorant period, when the Christians considered the gods of the Mahommedan or Heathen Nations as Fiends, and their Priests as Conjurers or Wizards Instance as to the Saiacens, and among the Northern Europeans yet unconverted - The gods of Mexico and Peru explained on the same system - Also the Powahs of North America Opinion of Mather Gibb, a supposed Warlock, persecuted by the other Dissenters Conclusion
Chapter-03: Letter-III Creed of Zoroaster received partially into most Heathen Nations - Instances among the Celtic Tribes of Scotland - Beltane Feast - Gudeman's Croft Such abuses admitted into Christianity after the earlier Ages of the Church - Law of the Romans against Witchcraft - Roman Customs survive the fall of their religion - Instances Demonology of the Northern Barbarians Nicksas - Bhar-geist - Correspondence between the Northern and Roman Witches - The Power of Fascination ascribed to the Sorceresses Example from the Eyrbiggia Saga - The Prophetesses of the Germans - The gods of Valhalla not highly regarded by their Worshippers - Often defied by the Champions - Demons of the North Story of Assueit and Asmund - Action of Ejectment against Spectres - Adventure of a Champion with the goddess Freya Conversion of the Pagans of Iceland to Christianity - Northern Superstitions mixed with those of the Celts Satyrs of the North - Highland Ourisk - Meming the Satyr
Chapter-04: Letter-IV The Fairy Superstition is derived from different sources - The Classical Worship of the Silvans, or Rural Deities, proved by Roman - Altars Discovered The Gothic Duergar, or Dwarfs, supposed to be derived from the Northern Laps or Fins - The Niebelungen-Lied King Laurin's Adventures Celtic Fairies of a gayer character, yet their pleasures empty and illusory - Addicted to carry off Human Beings, both Infants and Adults - Adventures of a Butler in Ireland - The Elves supposed to pay a Tax to Hell - The Irish, Welsh, Highlanders, and Manxmen, held the same belief - It was rather rendered more gloomy by the Northern Traditions Merlin and Arthur carried off by the Fairies - Also Thomas of Erceldoune His Amour with the Queen of Elfland - His re-appearance in latter times - Another Account from Reginald Scot - Conjectures on the derivation of the word Fairy
Chapter-05: Letter-V Those who dealt in fortune-telling, mystical cures by charms, and the like, often claimed an intercourse with Fairy Land - Hudhart or Hudikin - Pitcairn's Scottish Criminal Trials - Story of Bessie Dunlop and her Adviser - Her Practice of Medicine and of Discovery of Theft Account of her Familiar, Thome Reid - Trial of Alison Pearson - Account of her Familiar, William Sympson - Trial of the Lady Fowlis, and of Hector Munro, her Stepson Extraordinary species of Charm used by the latter Confession of John Stewart, a Juggler, of his intercourse with the Fairies Trial and Confession of Isobel Gowdie Use of Elf-arrow Heads Parish of Aberfoyle Mr. Kirke, the Minister of Aberfoyle's Work on Fairy Superstitions He is himself taken to Fairy Land Dr. Grahame's Interesting Work, and his Information on Fairy Superstitions Story of a Female in East Lothian carried off by the Fairies Another instance from Pennant
Chapter-06: Letter-VI Immediate Effect of Christianity on Articles of Popular Superstition - Chaucer's Account of the Roman Catholic Priests banishing the Fairies Bishop Corbett imputes the same - Effect to the Reformation his verses on that Subject his Iter Septentrionale Robin Goodfellow, and other Superstitions mentioned by Reginald Scot - Character of the English Fairies - The Tradition had become obsolete in that Author's Time - That of Witches remained in vigour but impugned by various Authors after the Reformation, as Wierus, Naudzus, Scot, and others - Demonology defended by Bodinus, Remigius, & c. - Their mutual Abuse of each other Imperfection of Physical Science at this Period, and the predominance of Mysticism in that Department
Chapter-07: Letter-VII Penal laws unpopular when rigidly exercised - Prosecution of Witches placed in the hand of Special Commissioners, ad inquirendum - Prosecution for Witchcraft not frequent in the elder - Period of the Roman - Empire nor in the Middle Ages - Some Cases took place, however - The Maid of Orleans - The Duchess of Gloucester Richard the Third's - Charge against the Relations of the Queen Dowager - But Prosecutions against Sorcerers became more common in the end of the Fourteenth Century - Usually united with the Charge of Heresy Monstrelet's Account of the Persecution against the Waldenses, under pretext of Witchcraft Florimond's testimony concerning the Increase of Witches in his own time - Bull of Pope Innocent VIII - Various Prosecutions in Foreign Countries under this severe law Prosecutions in Labourt by the Inquisitor De Lancre and his Colleague - Lycanthropy Witches in Spain in Sweden and particularly those apprehended at Mohra
Chapter-08: Letter-VIII The Effects of the Witch Superstition are to be traced in the Laws of a Kingdom - Usually punished in England as a crime connected with Politics - Attempt at Murder for Witchcraft not in itself - Capital Trials of Persons of Rank for Witchcraft, connected with State - Crimes Statutes of Henry VIII - How Witchcraft was regarded by the three leading sects of Religion in the Sixteenth Century; first, by the Catholics; second, by the Calvinists; third, by the Church of England, and Lutherans - Impostures unwarily countenanced by Individual Catholic Priests, and also by some Puritanic Clergymen Statute of 1562, and some Cases upon it - Case of Dugdale Case of the Witches of Warbois, and execution of the family of Samuel - That of Jane Wenham, in which some Church of England Clergymen insisted on the Prosecution - Hutchison's Rebuke to them - James the First's Opinion of Witchcraft - His celebrated Statute, i Jac. I. - Canon passed by the Convocation against Possession Case of Mr. Fairfax's Children - Lancashire Witches in 1613 - Another Discovery in 1634 - Webster's account of the manner in which the Imposture was managed - Superiority of the Calvinists is followed by a severe Prosecution of Witches - Executions in Suffolk, & c., to a dreadful extent - Hopkins, the pretended Witchfinder, the cause of these Cruelties - His Brutal Practices - His Letter - Execution of Mr. Lewis Hopkins - Punished Restoration of Charles - Trial of Coxe of Dunny and Cillender before Lord Hales - Royal Society and Progress of Knowledge - Somersetshire Witches - Opinions of the Populace A Woman swum for Witchcraft at Oakley Murder at Tring - Act against Witchcraft abolished, and the belief in the Crime becomes forgotten - Witch Trials in New England Dame Glover's - Trial Affliction of the Parvises, and frightful increase of the Prosecutions - Suddenly put a stop to The Penitence of those concerned in them
Chapter-09: Letter-IX Scottish Trials - Earl of Mar Lady Glammis William Barton - Witches of Auldearn - Their Rites and Charms - Their Transformation into Hares Satan's Severity towards them - Their Crimes - Sir George Mackenzie's Opinion of Witchcraft - Instances of Confessions made by the Accused, in despair, and to avoid future annoyance and Persecution - Examination by Pricking - The Mode of Judicial Procedure against Witches, and Nature of the Evidence admissible, opened a door to Accusers, and left the Accused no chance of escape - The Superstition of the Scottish Clergy in King James VI's time, led them, like their Sovereign, to encourage Witch Prosecutions - Case of Bessie Graham - Supposed Conspiracy to Shipwreck James in his Voyage to Denmark - Meetings of the Witches, and Rites performed to accomplish their purpose - Trial of Margaret Barclay in 1618 - Case of Major Weir Sir John Clerk among the first who declined acting as Commissioner on the Trial of a Witch - Paisley and Pittenweem Witches - A Prosecution in Caithness prevented by the Interference of the King's Advocate in 1718 - The last Sentence of Death for Witchcraft pronounced in Scotland in 1721 - Remains of the Witch Superstition - Case of supposed Witchcraft related from the Author's own knowledge, which took place so late as 1800
Chapter-10: Letter-X Other Mystic Arts independent of Witchcraft Astrology - Its influence during the 16th and 17th Centuries - Base Ignorance of those who practised it - Lilly's History of his Life and Times - Astrologers' Society - Dr. Lamb Dr. - Forman Establishment of the Royal Society - Partridge Connexion of Astrologers with Elementary Spirits - Dr. Dun Irish Superstition of the Banshie - Similar Superstition in the Highlands Brownie - Ghosts Belief of Ancient Philosophers on that Subject - Enquiry into the respect due to such tales in Modern Times - Evidence of a Ghost against a Murderer - Ghost of Sir George Villiers - Story of Earl St. Vincent of a British General Officer of an Apparition in France of the second Lord Lyttelton of Bill Jones of Jarvis Matcham - Trial of Two Highlanders for the Murder of Sergeant Davis, discovered by a Ghost - Disturbances at Woodstock, anno 1649 - Imposture called the Stockwell Ghost - Similar case in Scotland - Ghost appearing to an Exciseman - Story of a Disturbed House discovered by the firmness of the Proprietor - Apparition at Plymouth - A Club of Philosophers - Ghost Adventure of a Farmer - Trick upon a Veteran Soldier - Ghost Stories recommended by the Skill of the Authors who compose them - Mrs. Veal's Ghost Dunton's Apparition - Evidence Effect of appropriate Scenery to encourage a tendency to Superstition differs at distant Periods of Life - Night at Glammis Castle about 1791 - Visit to Dunvegan in 1814


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85_Women-Witchcraft 85_Discourses-Witchcraft-2.pdf DEMONOLOGIA: A DISCOURSE ON WITCHCRAFT WILLIAM GRAINGEH -English 0193
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Chapter-01: Biographical Introduction; giving an Account of Edward Fairfax, his Ancestry, Family, and Writings; with critical opinions upon his works, and specimens of his Original Poetry, A&C
Chapter-02: Damonologia: A Discourss on WITCHCRAFT as it was acted in the family of Mr. Edward Fairfax, of Fuyston, in the County of York, in the year 1621
Chapter-04: The Family and Descendants of Edward Faifax


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85_Women-Witchcraft 85_Essay-on-Witchcraft.pdf AN Hiftorical Essay CONCERNING WITCHCRAFT Printed for R. KnaPlock, at the Bishop's Head and D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St.Pauls Churchyard. MDCCXVIII ThirdEnglish 0293
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Chapter-01: How many Cases may be resolved by Natare and Art, without having Recourse to the Agency of Spirits
Chapter-02: Is a Chronological Table of some Tryals and Executions offuppofed Witches and Conjurers? and Impostors; and of virtuous Persons and learned Men who have been oppressed with great Calumnies of this Sort
Chapter-03: Is Observations upon those Matters of Fact; tending to prove, that the great Numbers of Witches in some Ages above others have been wholly owing to the different Principles and Notions of the several Times and Persons together with Two Schemes of the several Kinds of Principles that have had such different Effects.
Chapter-04: Is an Answer to Mr. Baxter's Account of the Suffolk Witches, in the Years 1645 and 1646, when above Therefore were hanged in that and the Neighbouring Counties and amongst the rest Mr. Lowes, an ancient Clergyman, who had been 50 Years Minister of Brandefton, near Framlingham. In this Chapter the Reader will find the Practice ofSwimming, Walking, Watching, and keeping them awake, being the common Methods of Hopkins that filed himfelf the Witchfinder General.
Chapter-05: Is an Account of 19 hanged in New-England 1692. In this Chapter is shewn the Invalidity of Confessions, and the Vanity of the Spectral Evidence, and the great Confufton and Misery that follows such Prosecutions, p. 72
Chapter-06: Is an Answer to the pretended Witchcrafts at Mohra in Sweden, in the Year 1670, printed by Mr. Glanvil as tranfated by Dr Horned: At that Time Fourscore and Five were condemned and most of them executed
Chapter-07: Is an Answer to the Case of the Three Witches of Warbois, the Execution of whom is annually commemorated by a Sermon at Huntington preached by one of the Fellows of Queen's Colledge in Cambridge; and their Case is newly reprinted by the Author of the Compleat History of Witchcraft.
Chapter-08: An Answer to the Tryal of Two Women condemned by my Lord Chief Baron Hale, and executed at Bury St. Edmunds in the Year 1664. In this the Sense of our Statute is explained, and all Charms used for discovering Witches are shewn to be against it.
Chapter-09: Is the Case of Richard Dugdale, who by some is called the Surey Demoniac, by others the Surey Impostor. In this is seen the Vanity of Dissenters, in pretending to cast out Devils. Though the Case might have rested, if The Compleat History of Witchcraft had not reprinted one part, and suppressed the other.
Chapter-10: Is the Case of Jane Wenham of Walkern, in Hertfordshire. In this is shewn how impossible it is for the most innocent Persons to defend themselves against such fantastick Evidence, if it be allowed of as legal Proof In this Chapter is shewn, that our Royal Society in England, having been the first of that sort that hath been founded in Europe, for discovering the true Knowledge of Nature, our Nation hath been the first in these latter Ages, that cleared itself of such Superstitions.
Chapter-11: Answers the Cases of Teats, Marks, Charms, Want of Tears, and Swimming.
Chapter-12: Enquires into the true Sense of Scripture, and shews what kind of Witchcrafts they were that are spoken of there.
Chapter-13: Shews, that it is a vulgar Error to think, that the Laws of all Nations have been like ours
Chapter-14: Some Remarks concerning the Occasion of our present Statute, and the Freedom we have had since the Time that we have had no Execution of it.
Chapter-15: Chap. Contains a Collection of Seven notorious Impostors detected. It begins Page 182.
Chapter-16: Closes the Discourse with a Judgment of what the Author thinks he hath fully proved in this Matter, and what he still leaves open to Time and farther Experience. And gives the Reafon of the Two Sermons following, for preventing such ill Uses as may be made by bad Men.
Chapter-17: The First Sermon is a Proof of Christianity, from the 15th of St. John. v. 24. The Second is concerning the Nature and Ministration of good and evil Angels, from the 148 Psalm, Ver. 2.


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