James I, King of Great Britain. Dæmonologie.
Edinburgh: Robert Walde-grave, 1597. Ed. G.B. Harrison. London: John Lane, 1924.
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   PHI. Who then may be free from these De-
uilish practises?
   EPI. No man ought to presume so far as to pro-
mise anie impunitie to himselfe: for God hath be-
fore all beginninges preordinated aswell the parti-
cular sortes of Plagues as of benefites for euerie
man, which in the owne time he ordaines them to
be visited with, & yet ought we not to be the more
affrayde for that, of any thing that the Deuill and
his wicked instrumentes can do against vs: For we
dailie fight against the Deuill in a hundreth other
waies: And therefore as a valiant Captaine, affraies
no more being at the combat, nor stayes from his
purpose for the rummishing* shot of a Cannon, nor
the small clack of a Pistolet: suppose he be not cer-
taine what may light vpon him; Euen so ought we
boldlie to goe forwarde in fighting against the De-
uill without anie greater terrour, for these his rarest
weapons, nor for the ordinarie whereof wee haue
daily the proofe.
   PHI. Is it not lawfull then by the helpe of some
other Witche to cure the disease that is casten on
by that craft?
   EPI. No waies lawfull: For I gaue you the rea-
son thereof in that axiome of Theologie, which
was the last wordes I spake of Magie.
   PHI. How then may these diseases be lawful-
lie cured?
   EPI. Onelie by earnest prayer to G O D, by
amendement of their liues, and by sharp persewing
euerie one, according to his calling of these instru-