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  BOOKE I.                              The Discoverie                               Miracles
  
   
   weather; as lightening, thunder, &c. These be they that procure barrennesse
   in man, woman, and beast. These can throwe children into waters, as they
   walke with their mothers, and not be seene. These can make horsses kicke, till
   they cast the riders. These can passe from place to place in the aire invisible.
   These can so alter the mind of judges, that they can have no power to hurt
   them. These can procure to themselves and to others, taciturnitie and insensi-
   bilitie in their torments. These can bring trembling to the hands, and strike
   terror into the minds of them that apprehend them. These can manifest unto
   others, things hidden and lost, and foreshew things to come; and see them as
   though they were present. These can alter mens minds to inordinate love or
   hate. These can kill whom they list with lightening and thunder. These can
   take awaie mans courage, and the power of generation. These can make a
   woman miscarie in childbirth, and destroie the child in the mothers wombe,
   without any sensible meanes either inwardlie or outwardlie applied. These can
   with their looks kill either man or beast.
        All these things are avowed by James Sprenger and Henrie Institor In malleo
   maleficarum, to be true, & confirmed by Nider, and the inquisitor Cumanus; and
   also by Danæus, Hyberius, Hemingius, and multiplied by Bodinus, and frier Bar-
   tholomæus Spineus. But bicause I will in no wise abridge the authoritie of their
   power, you shall have also the testimonies of manie other grave authors in this
   behalfe; as followeth.
Ovid. lib.       And first Ovid affirmeth, that they can raise and suppresse lightening and
metamor-  thunder, raine and haile, clouds and winds, tempests and earthquakes. Others
phoeôn 7.  doo write, that they can pull downe the moone and the starres. Some write that
Danæus in  with wishing they can send needles into the livers of their enimies. Some that
dialog.  they can transferre corne* in the blade from one place to another. Some, that
Psellus in  they can cure diseases supernaturallie, flie in the aire, and danse with divels.
operatione dæm.  Some write, that they can plaie the part of Succubus, and contract themselves to
Virg. in Damo  Incubus; and so yoong prophets are upon them begotten, &c. Som saie they
Hora. epod. 5  can transubstantiate themselves and others, and take the forms and shapes of
Tibul. de  asses, woolves, ferrets, cowes, apes, horsses, dogs, &c. Some say they can keepe
fascinat.  divels and spirits in the likenesse of todes and cats.
lib.I eleg. 2.       They can raise spirits (as others affirme) drie up springs, turne the course of
Ovid. epist. 4.  running waters, inhibit the sunne, and staie both day and night, changing the
Lex. 12.  one into the other. They can go in and out at awger* holes, & saile in an egge
Tabularum.  shell, a cockle or muscle shell, through and under the tempestuous seas. They
Mal. Malef.  can go invisible, and deprive men of their privities,* and otherwise of the act
Lucã. de bello  and use of venerie.* They can bring soules out of the graves. They can teare
civili. lib. 6.  snakes in peeces with words, and with looks kill lambes. But in this case a man
Virg. eclog. 8.  may saie, that Miranda canunt sed non credenda Poetæ. They can also bring to passe,
Ovid. de  that chearne as long as you list, your butter will not come; especiallie, if either
remedio  the maids have eaten up the creame; or the goodwife have sold the butter
amoris. lib. I.  before in the market. Whereof I have had some triall, although there may be
Hyperius.  true and naturall causes to hinder the common course thereof: as for example,
Erastus.  put a little sope or sugar into your chearne of creame, and there will never come
Rich. Gal. in  anie butter, chearne as long as you list. But M. Mal. saith, that there is not so
his horrible  little a village, where manie women are not that bewitch, infect, and kill kine,
treatise.  and drie up the milke: alledging for the strengthening of that assertion, the
Hemingius.  saieing of the Apostle, Nunquid Deo cura est de bobus? Dooth God take anie care of
Bar. Spineus.  oxen?
Bryan Darcy  
Confessio  
Windesor.  
Virgil.  
Aeneid. 4.  
C. Manlius  
astrol. lib. I.  
Mal. Malef.  
part. 2. quæst  
I. cap. 14  
I. Cor. 9, 9.  
   
  
   
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