entresse:
Entry, entrance.   [return to text]

prentishippe:
Apprenticeship.   [return to text]

freite:
A superstitious omen, charm, spell, curse, prayer, etc.   [return to text]

ioyned:
Joined.   [return to text]

panse:
To think, meditate.   [return to text]

syne:
Immediately afterwards.   [return to text]

tryist:
Tryst; an appointment to meet.    [return to text]

discouers:
Reveals.    [return to text]

Prentises:
Apprentices.    [return to text]

skunner:
To take fright, flinch, feel revulsion.    [return to text]

preasse:
To press, implore.    [return to text]

fra they be passed Prentises:
After they have passed the apprenticeship stage.    [return to text]

illudes:
Deludes. The sense of the paragraph is that both magicians and witches think that they have more power than they really have; in reality, Satan uses them as his tools.    [return to text]

compt:
Account, report. (The devil demands to know what evil the witches have done.)   [return to text]

intralls:
Entrails.   [return to text]
inconuenient:
Inconsistent, unsuitable, unfit. (The devil makes his services as much like divine services possible, to lure his slaves into the greater error of an "inconuenient" worship.)   [return to text]
dissimuled:
Dissimulated.   [return to text]
feyned:
Pretended.   [return to text]
[metaphorically]:
King James uses a Greek word here, which I'm guessing means "metaphorically." The Bible verse to which he's refering is Exodus 33:23.   [return to text]
cõuentiõs:
Conventions, assemblies, gatherings. (Apparently the printer of the book got cramped for space and so subtituted "õ" for "on."   [return to text]
aduertises:
Informs, tells. (The meaning of the word "advertises" has shifted since King James' time.)   [return to text]
stay:
Firm? stable?   [return to text]
win to the earth:
Hit the ground.   [return to text]
quhat:
What. (The phrase, "giuing tokens quhat purpose was amongst them," means "giving evidence about the purpose of their (the witches') gathering."   [return to text]
"when PETER came out of the prison, and the doores all locked"
Apparently this refers to Acts 12:10.   [return to text]
"about the fire"
Around the fire. (Not concerning the fire.)   [return to text]
"rauishe"
Ravish, take control of.   [return to text]
"object"
To present to the sight or understanding.   [return to text]
"marrowes"
Companions, partners.   [return to text]
"propones"
Proposes.   [return to text]
"ioynt"
Dismember.   [return to text]
"homelier"
At home, comfortable.   [return to text]
"sensine"
Since then.   [return to text]
"poulders"
Powders.   [return to text]
"vncouthe"
Unknown, strange.   [return to text]
"opened the eies of the blynd man"
See John 9:6,7.   [return to text]
"humor"
One of the four essential bodily fluids (blood phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) which determine a person's health and disposition.   [return to text]
"walken vp"
To awaken.   [return to text]
"peccant"
Disordered, sinful.   [return to text]
"suck"
Nourishment?   [return to text]
"rummishing"
Roaring, bellowing.   [return to text]