James I, King of Great Britain. Dæmonologie.
Edinburgh: Robert Walde-grave, 1597. Ed. G.B. Harrison. London: John Lane, 1924.
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before) that instrumente of waxe haue no vertue
in that turne doing, yet may hee not verie well
euen by that same measure that his conjured
slaues meltes that waxe at the fire, may he not I say
at these same times, subtilie as a spirite so weaken
and scatter the spirites of life of the patient, as may
make him on th'one part, for faintnesse to sweate
out the humour of his bodie: And on the other
parte, for the not concurrence of these spirites,
which causes his digestion, so debilitat his stomak,
that his humour radicall continually, sweating out
on the one parte, and no new good suck* being put
in the place thereof, for lack of digestion on the
other, hee at last shall vanish awaie, euen as his
picture will doe at the fire. And that knauish and
cunning woorkeman, by troubling him onely at
some times, makes a proportion so neare betuixt
the woorking of the one and the other, that both
shall ende as it were at one time. They can rayse
stormes and tempestes in the aire, either vpon Sea
or land, though not vniuersally, but in such a parti-
cular place and prescribed boundes, as God will
permitte them so to trouble: Which likewise is
verie easie to be discerned from anie other naturall
tempestes that are meteores, in respect of the
suddaine and violent raising thereof, together with
the short induring of the same. And this is likewise
verie possible to their master to do, he hauing such
affinitie with the aire as being a spirite, and ha-
uing such power of the forming and moouing
thereof, as ye haue heard me alreadie declare: For