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Assertions for a specific being.

Name Description Original Text
SpiritOne of four spirits, or devils, that appeared to Margaret Flower "at eleauen or twelue a clocke at midnight" while she was imprisoned in Lincoln Gaol. She recognized this spirit as Spirit. The purpose of the devils' visit is unclear, but Flower states that "shee neuer mistrusted them." The Examination of Margaret Flower, at the same time, &c. SHee confesseth, that she hath two familiar Spirits sucking on her, the one white, the other black spotted; the white sucked vnder her left brest, and the blacke spotted within the inward parts of her secrets. When shee first entertained them she promised them her soule, and they couenanted to doe all things which she commanded them &c. Shee further saith, that about the 30. of Ianuary, last past, being Saturday, foure Diuells appeared vnto her in Lincolne layle, at eleauen or twelue a clocke at midnight: The one stood at her beds feete, with a blacke head like an Ape, and spake vnto her; but what, shee cannot well remember, at which shee was very angry because hee would speake no plainer, or let her vnderstand his meaning: the other three were Rutterkin, Little Robin, and Spirit; but shee neuer mistrusted them, nor suspected her selfe, till then.

Appears in:
Anonymous. The Wonderful Discovery of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower. London: 1619, G