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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 213 (plural)A a group of crustaceans (crabs) which mysteriously appear and scuttle about the floor boards of Edmund Newton's shoe making shop. They allegedly belong to Mary Smith and operate as her familiars, although they aren't purported to do anything.After this she sent her Impes, a Toad, and Crabs crawling about the house, which was a shoppe planchered with boords, where his seruants (hee being a Shooemaker) did worke: one of which tooke that toad, put it into the fire, where it made a groaning noyse for one quarter of an houre before it was consumed; during which time Mary Smith who sent it, did endure, (as was reported) torturing paines, testifying the felt griefe by her out-cryes then made.

Appears in:
Holland, Henry. A Treatise Against Witchcraft. Cambridge: 1590, 57-58