Reginald Scot, The Discoverie of Witchcraft (London: William Brome, 1584. Great Britain: John Rodker, 1930) 4.

  BOOKE I.                              The Discoverie                               Credulities
  so privileged, as he little mistrusted that God would visit his children with
  sicknes) did so calculate; as he found, partlie through his owne judgement, and
  partlie (as he himselfe told me) by the relation of other witches, that his said
  sonne was by hir bewitched. Yea, he also told me, that this his sonne (being as
  it were past all cure) received perfect health at the hands of another witch.
       He proceeded yet further against hir, affirming, that alwaies in his parish
  church, when he desired to read most plainelie, his voice so failed him, as he
  could scant be heard at all. Which hee could impute, he said, to nothing else,
  but to hir inchantment. When I advertised* the poore woman hereof, as being
  desirous to heare what she could saie for hir selfe; she told me, that in verie
  deed his voice did much faile him, speciallie when he strained himselfe to speake
  lowdest. How beit, she said that at all times his voice was hoarse and lowe:
  which thing I perceived to be true. But sir, said she, you shall understand, that
  this our vicar is diseased with such a kind of hoarsenesse, as divers of our
  neighbors in this parish, not long since, doubted* that he had the French pox;
  & in that respect utterly refused to communicate* with him: untill such time as
  (being therunto injoined by M. D. Lewen the Ordinarie) he had brought frõ
  London a certificat, under the hands of two physicians, that his hoarsenes pro-
  ceeded from a disease in the lungs. Which certificat he published in the church,
  in the presence of the whole congregation: and by this meanes hee was cured,
  or rather excused of the shame of his disease. And this I knowe to be true by
  the relation of divers honest men of that parish. And truelie, if one of the jurie
  had not beene wiser than the other, she had beene condemned thereupon, and
  upon other as ridiculous matters as this. For the name of a witch is so odious,
  and hir power so feared among the common people, that if the honestest bodie
  living chance to be arraigned therupon, she shall hardlie escape condemnation.
  Who they be that are called witches, with a manifest declaration of the cause that mooveth
     men so commonlie to thinke, and witches themselves to beleere that they can hurt
     children, cattell, &c. with words and imaginations: and of coosening witches.
   ONE sort of such as are said to bee witches, are women which be com-
   monly old, lame, bleare-eied, pale, fowle, and full of wrinkles; poore,
   sullen, superstitious, and papists*; or such as knowe no religion: in whose
   drousie minds the divell hath goten a fine seat; so as, what mischeefe, mischance,
   calamitie, or slaughter is brought to passe, they are easilie persuaded the same
   is doone by themselves; imprinting in their minds an earnest and constant
   imagination hereof. They are leane and deformed, shewing melancholie in
Cardan. de var.  their faces, to the horror of all that see them. They are doting, scolds, mad,
rerum.  divelish; and not much differing from them that are thought to be possessed
   with spirits; so firme and stedfast in their opinions, as whosoever shall onelie
   have respect to the constancie of their words uttered, would easilie beleeve they
   were true indeed.
        These miserable wretches are so odious unto all their neighbors, and so
   feared, as few dare offend them, or denie them anie thing they aske: whereby
   they take upon them; yea, and sometimes thinke, that they can doo such things
   as are beyond the abilitie of humane nature. These go from house to house, and
   from doore to doore for a pot full of milke, yest, drinke, pottage, or some such
   releefe; without the which they could hardlie live: neither obtaining for their
   service and paines, nor by their art, nor yet at the divels hands (with whome
   they are said to make a perfect and visible bargaine) either beautie, monie,