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seuerallie examined, may euerie one agree with an
other. And that whatsoeuer actiones, either in
hurting men or beasts: or whatsoeuer other thing
that they falselie imagine, at that time to haue
done, may by himselfe or his marrowes,* at that
same time be done indeede; so as if they would
giue for a token of their being rauished at the death
of such a person within so shorte space thereafter,
whom they beleeue to haue poysoned, or witched
at that instante, might hee not at that same houre,
haue smitten that same person by the permissi-
on of G O D, to the farther deceiuing of them,
and to mooue others to beleeue them? And this is
surelie the likeliest way, and most according to rea-
son, which my judgement can finde out in this,
and whatsoeuer vther vnnaturall poyntes of their
confession. And by these meanes shall we saill sure-
lie, betuixt Charybdis and Scylla, in eschewing the
not beleeuing of them altogether on the one part,
least that drawe vs to the errour that there is no
Witches: and on the other parte in beleeuing of it,
make vs to eschew the falling into innumerable
absurdities, both monstruouslie against all Theolo-
gie diuine, and Philosophie humaine.


Witches actiones towardes others. Why there are more
women of that craft nor men? What thinges are pos-
sible to them to effectuate by the power of their master.
The reasons thereof. What is the surest remedie of the
harmes done by them.