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Page 215 - Newes from Scotland : Declaring the damnable Life of Doctor Fian a notable Sorcerer, who was burned at Edenbrough in Januarie last, 1591 ; which Doctor was Register to the Devill, that sundrie Times preached at North Baricke Kirke, to a Number of notorious Witches.
Page 219 - ... all they together went to Sea, each one in a riddle or cive, and went into the same very substantially, with flaggons of wine, making merrie and drinking by the way, in the same riddles or cives...
Page 319 - And this I gif for Dome. The interest which must be felt by all in the mysterious story of ' the Scottish Blanks,' induces the Editor to give an accurate reprint of an extremely rare Tract, published under the immediate authority and revision of the King and Privy Council of Scotland, which he is fortunate enough to have in his own Collection. The original is marked, ' ex Pamphletis Roberti Mylne fcribae,' a well-known Collector of Tracts, illustrative of the History of Scotland, who died Dec. 21,...
Page 219 - Thefe confefllons made the King in a wonderfull admiration, and fent for the faide Geillis Duncane, who upon the like trump did play the faide daunce before the Kinges Majeftie, who in refpect of the ftrangenes of thefe matters, tooke great delight to be prefent at their examinations.
Page 216 - Kirke to a number of notorious Witches. With the true examinations of the said Doctor and witches, as they uttered them in the presence of the Scottish king. Discovering how they pretended to bewitch and drowne his...
Page 222 - Majefties chamber, fuddenly hee gave a great fcritch, and fell into madnefle, fometime bending himfelf, and fometime capring fo directly up, that his heade did touch the feeling of the chamber, to the great admiration of his Majeftie and others then prefent; fo that all the gentlemen in the chamber were not able to holde him, untill they called in more helpe, who together bound him hand and foot ; and fuffering the faide gentleman to lie ftill untill his furie were paft, he within an hower came againe...
Page 221 - This horrid instrument extended from the ankles to the knee, and at each, stroke of a large hammer, (which forced the wedges closer,) the question was repeated. In many instances, the bones and flesh of the leg were crushed and lacerated in a shocking manner before confession was made.
Page 220 - King wondered greatly and swore by the living God that he believed all the devils in hell could not have discovered the same, acknowledging that her words were most true.
Page 288 - Sefiion,' appended to Skene's Scottish translation of the Regiatn Majestatem, published in 1609. This work forms one of the articles in a scarce volume, entitled ' A Compilation of the Forms of Process in the Court of Session, during the earlier periods after its establishment ; with the variations which they have since undergone...
Page 219 - Kirk of North Barrick in Lowthian ; and that after they had landed, tooke handes on the lande, and daunced this reill or short daunce, singing all with one voice, ' " Commer goe ye before, commer goe ye, Gif ye will not goe before, commer let me.

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