James I, King of Great Britain. Dæmonologie.
Edinburgh: Robert Walde-grave, 1597. Ed. G.B. Harrison. London: John Lane, 1924.
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betuixt the Magicians, and them: for they serue both
one Master, althought in diuerse fashions. And as
I deuided the Necromancers, into two sorts, learned
and vnlearned; so must I denie them in other two,
riche and of better accompt, poore and of basser
degree. These two degrees now of persones, that
practises this craft, answers to the passions in them,
which (I told you before) the Deuil vsed as meanes
to intyse them to his seruice, for such of them as are
in great miserie and pouertie, he allures to follow
him, by promising vnto them greate riches, and
worldlie commoditie. Such as though riche, yet
burnes in a desperat desire of reuenge, hee allures
them by promises, to get their turne satisfied to
their hartes contentment. It is to be noted nowe,
that that olde and craftie enemie of ours, assailes
none, though touched with any of these two ex-
tremities, except he first finde an entresse reddy for
him, either by the great ignorance of the person he
deales with ioyned* with an euill life, or else by
their carelesnes and contempt of God: And fin-
ding them in an vtter despair, for one of these two
former causes that I haue spoken of; he prepares
the way by feeding them craftely in their humour,
and filling them further and further with despaire,
while he finde the time proper to discouer himself
vnto them. At which time, either vpon their walk-
ing solitarie in the fieldes, or else lying pansing * in
their bed; but alwaies without the company of any
other, he either by a voyce, or in likenesse of a man
inquires of them, what troubles them: and promi-