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of the Deuill. As to their forme of extasie and spi-
rituall transporting, it is certaine the soules going
out of the bodie, is the onely difinition of naturall
death: and who are once dead, God forbid wee
should thinke that it should lie in the power of all
the Deuils in Hell, to restore them to their life a-
gaine: Although he can put his owne spirite in a
dead bodie, which the Necromancers commonlie
practise, as yee haue harde. For that is the office
properly belonging to God; and besides that, the
soule once parting from the bodie, cannot wan-
der anie longer in the worlde, but to the owne re-
sting place must it goe immediatlie, abiding the
conjunction of the bodie againe, at the latter daie.
And what CHRIST or the Prophets did miracu-
louslie in this case, it cannot in no Christian mans
opinion be maid common with the Deuill. As for
anie tokens that they giue for proouing of this, it
is verie possible to the Deuils craft, to perswade
them to these meanes. For he being a spirite, may
hee not so rauishe* their thoughtes, and dull their
sences, that their bodie lying as dead, hee may ob-
ject* to their spirites as it were in a dreame, & (as the
Poets write of Morpheus) represente such formes
of persones, of places, and other circumstances, as
he pleases to illude them with? Yea, that he maie
deceiue them with the greater efficacie, may hee
not at that same instant, by fellow angelles of his,
illude such other persones so in that same fashion,
whome with he makes them to beleeue that they
mette; that all their reportes and tokens, though