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Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 392A man from Cannon Lee in the county of Devon, who found with his coworker, another labourer (Anonymous 391), the young Joseph Buxford under a Hedge. Upon finding him, they "demanded what he was," but the boy was unable to answer them as "he was speechlesse." They find "his hands and legs strangely distorted, his haire of his head singyd, his cloathes all be smeared with pitch and rosin, and other sulfurous matter, which yeelded an odious stench." The two men "commiserating his miserable condition," take the boy to their master's house, Mr. Justice Cullum. There, they provide him with clothes, a bed, and food.(5)5 The time being now expired accoding to the former contract made which this arch enemy of mankind, whose power extends no further then God hath limited; the Boy Joseph was conveyed backe again to a place named Cannon Lee in Devon, where he was found by two honest Labourers being servants to Mr. Justice Cullum living there, who first espied him under a Hedge, and comming to him demanded what he was, but receiving no answer but onely signes with his Head, they perceived that he was speechlesse, and his hands and legs strangely distorted, his haire of his head singyd, his cloathes all be smeared with pitch and rosin, and other sulfurous matter, which yeelded an odious stench; but they commiserating his miserable condition, tooke him up betwixt them and carried him home to there Masters house()