|Greate Dicke||One of three spirits allegedly kept by Ellen Smith of Maldon. Smiths son claimed that his mother kept the spirits, named Willet, Great Dicke, and Little Dicke, in a wool pack, wicker bottle, and leather bottle respectively. When Smiths house was searched authorities found the bottles and pack, but the spirits had vanished away.||Besides the sonne of this Mother Smith, confessed that his mother did keepe three Spirites, whereof the one called by her greate Dicke, was enclosed in a wicker Bottle: The seconde named Little Dicke, was putte into a Leather Bottle: And the third termed Willet, she kepte in a Wolle Packe. And thereuppon the house was commaunded to bee searched. The Bottles and packe were found, but the Spirites were vanished awaie.
Anonymous. A Detection of Damnable Driftes Practised by Three Witches Arranged at Chelmifforde in Essex. London: 1579, 8