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DAMNABLE PRACTISES
Whereon she bread and butter tooke,
God let this same (quoth she) If I be guilty of his death,
passe neuer thorough me.
24   So mumbling it within her mouth,
she neuer spake more words: But fell downe dead, a iudgment iust,
and wonder of the Lords. Her Daughters two their tryalls had,
of which being guilty found, They dyed in shame, by strangling twist,
and layd by shame in ground.
25   Haue mercy Heauen, on sinners all,
and grant that neuer like Be in this Nation knowne or done,
but Lord in vengeance strike: Or else conuert their wicked liues
which in bad wayes are spent: The feares of God and loue of heauen,
such courses will preuent.
There is a booke printed of these Witches, wherein you shall know all their examinations and confessions at large: As also the wicked practise of three other most Notorious Witches in Leceistershire with all their examinations and confessions.
Printed by G. Eld for lohn Barnes, dwelling in the
long Walke neere Christ-Church.
1619.
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