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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 87One of two spirits that appear in the form of ragged boys before Anne Styles at the behest of Anne Bodenham. Styles claims that Bodenham took the"fore-finger of her right hand, and pricked it with a pin, and put it into a pen, and put the pen into [her] hand, and held her hand to write in a book," at which point "one of the Spirits laid his hand or claw upon the Witches, whilest the maid wrote," with the spirit's hand being noticeably cold. According to Styles, after this malefic compact was made, she, Bodenham and the spirit all said "Amen," and the spirit gave Bodenham a piece of silver that he had bitten.[T]hen two spirits in the likeness of great boys, with long shagged black hair, and stood by her, looking over he shoulder; then the Witch took the meids fore-finger of her right hand, and pricked it with a pin, and put it into a pen, and put the pen into the maids hand, and held her hand to write in a book, and one of the Spirits laid his hand or claw upon the Witches, whilest the maid wrote, and when she had done writing whilest their hands were together, the Witch said Amen, and made the maid say Amen, and the Spirits said, Amen, Amen; and the Spirits hand did feel cold to the maid as it touched her hand, when the Witches hand and hers were together writing; and then the Spirit gave a piece of silver (which he first bit) to the Witch, who gave it to the maid, and also stuck two pins in the maides head cloathes[.]

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Anonymous. Doctor Lambs Darling. London: 1653, 5