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FROM AUTHENTIC DOCUMENT*
, A HISTORY
'WHO WERE BURNED ON THE GALLOWGREEM
** Magic Tirrert, Spells of mighty fotuer,
SOU JOHN MILLAR, BOOKSELtll*
Sfadtenul t Tre tHe *n Witchcraft t • • • 5
Account of [Met Douglai, t remarkable girl . *f
Insormation subjoined by the first Editors to the Narrative tre
the Witchea • • . . -144
at the execution of the Seven Witches . l8t
of Christian Shaw » , ', xga.
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Affcndix No H. Information concerning Christian Shaw**
appendix No 1. Witch executed at Paisley in 1661 191
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The Publisher sincerely thanks his numerous Subs
TREATISE ON WITCHCRAFT.
By Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, who wai
from bit " Laws and Cuflomes of Scotland's
Printed in 1678.
Wierus' arguments against the punishing of witches—Answer* lo Wierus—Some observations which may persuade a. judge to be cautious in judging this crime—Upon what presumptions witches may be apprehended—Who are. judges competent thereto—Pa8ion with the devil—Re* nouncing of baptism—The devil's marl—Threatening to do mischief, how punishable—Malefices where therer are no conncBion betwixt the cause and the esseS— The vfing magic arts for good ends, how punishable—Confulling with witches, how punished—What the being defamed by the witches imports—/i witch's confession not. punishable, except the thing confessed be possible—Whe.. ther the transportations confessed, be real, and thoughi real, whether punishable—Whether a witch can cause any person be possessed—Whether penetration be possible —-Whether transformation be pojjible— Whether the devil can mate brutes to speak, or raise florms—Whether witches can transfer diseases, and whether it be lawful to seek their help for this—Whether witches can kill by thiir looks— Whether witches can procure love by their potions—How witches torment men. by their images— Whether confessions before kirk sessions be relevant—Who can be witnesses in witchcraft— Witchcraft how punishable by the civil laws of England and Scot land—Cm sutlers of fortune-tellers, how punished—