Saducismus Triumphatus, or Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions

Joseph Glanvil

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Out of the Writer himfelf, though it be fomething, Chap. 16. Page 298 «about the Year of Lord 1632. (as near as I can re member, having loft my Notes and the Copy of the Letters to Serjeant Hutton, but am lure that I do mol't perfeétly remember a the Suhfian'ce of the Story.) Near unto Che er in the, Street, there lived one Walker a Yeoman of good flare, and a. Widi'» ower, who. Had a young Woman to his Kinfwoinah that kept his Honfe, who was by the Neighbours fufpeéted to be__with Child, and was towards the dark of thé Evening [one Night font away with one Mark Sharp, who was a Collier, or one that digged eoals under ground; and one that had been born in, urn Hundred in Lancajhz're and fo the was n0t heard of a long time, and no noife or little was made about'it. In the Winter time after, one game: Graham, or Grime. For in in that Country they call them) being 3 Miller, and living about 2 Iyiilcs from the place where Walker lived, was one Night a lone very late in the Mill grinding Corn, and about Clock 'atnight,he came down the Stairs from having ting Qorn in the Hopper, the Mill doors being (hut, t a Woman hpon the midi'r of the Floor with her Hair about her' Head hangin down and all Bloody, with five large Wounds on her Head. Else being much afl'righted and amaz'd,be an to blefs' himielf,and at Iafi' asked her who {he was,and what e wanted F To which the faidj am the S'pirit of juch ai/voman,who lined with Walker, and hting got with Child h] him, he promijéd to find md to a private place, where I [hon/d, he well loo/q: to till I ma: hrought' in Bed and well again, and then ffhould come again and keep his Houfe. Find accordingly, faid the Apparition, I was one Night, late lent awajfiwith one Mark Sharp, who a Moor, naming a place that the Miller k'new, flew me with a Pick, fuch as Menf dig Coalsvv'ithal, andgafve m; thejéfioe vvoundt, and after threw any Body into a Coal-pit hard h], and hid the, Pickwnder a Bank and hitshoe: and S tochings heinz hloody,he endeavoured to wafh hat firing the Blood would not forth,he hid them there. And the Ap parition further told the Miller, that he muh be the Man to te veal ir, or elfe that {he muff hill appear and haunt him. The Miller returned home very fad and heavy, but fpoke nor one Word of what he had feen, but efchewed as muc as he could to hay in: the Mill within Night without Company, thinkingx thereby to efcape the letting again of that frightful Apparition. But nowtithl'tanding, one/night when it began to be dark, the pparition met him again, and feemed Very fierce and cruel,and. Threarned him, 'that if he did not reveal the Murder {he Would.