James I, King of Great Britain. Dæmonologie.
Edinburgh: Robert Walde-grave, 1597. Ed. G.B. Harrison. London: John Lane, 1924.

FOrsooth your opinion in this, seemes to carrie
most reason with it, and sence yee haue ended,
then the actions belonging properly to their owne
persones: say forwarde now to their actiones v-
sed towardes others.
   EPI. In their actiones vsed towardes others,
three thinges ought to be considered: First the ma-
ner of their consulting thereupon: Next their part
as instrumentes: And last their masters parte, who
puts the same in execution. As to their consultati-
ones thereupon, they vse them oftest in the Chur-
ches, where they conveene for adoring: at what
time their master enquiring at them what they
would be at: euerie one of them propones* vnto
him, what wicked turne they would haue done,
either for obteining of riches, or for reuenging
them vpon anie whome they haue malice at: who
granting their demande, as no doubt willinglie
he wil since it is to doe euill he teacheth them the
means, wherby they may do the same. As for little
trifling turnes that women haue ado with, he cau-
seth them to ioynt* dead corpses, & to make pow-
ders thereof, mixing such other thinges there a-
mongst, as he giues vnto them.
   PHI. But before yee goe further, permit mee I
pray you to interrupt you one worde, which yee
haue put mee in memorie of, by speaking of Wo-
men. What can be the cause that there are twentie
women giuen to that craft, where ther is one man?
   EPI. The reason is easie, for as that sexe