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Name Description Original Text
Anonymous 471A man from London, who serves in King James' court. This man was so talented at imposture, that "he could call the King by name, and cause the King to look round about him." When this was revealed, the King took "merriment" in asking Anonymous 471 "to make sport upon some of his Courtiers," including one Sir John. Anonymous 471 would call out Sir John's name, without revealing himself, in order to get Sir John "to stamp with madness," and find himself unable to ever begin discourse with the King due to constant interruption.(81 - 82)It hath been credibly reported, that there was a man in the Court, in King Iames his days, that could act this imposture so lively, that he could call the King by name, and cause the King to look round about him, wondring who it was that called him, whereas he that called him stood before him in his presence, with his face toward him; but after this impo|sture was known, the King in his merriment would some|times take occasion by this Impostor to make sport upon some of his Courtiers; as for instance, There was a Knight belonging to the Court, whom the King caused to come be|fore him in his private room (where no man was but the King, and this Knight, and the Impostor) and feigned some occasion of serious discourse with the Knight; but when the King began to speak, and the Knight bending his attention to the King, suddenly there came a voyce as out of another room, calling the Knight by name, Sir Iohn, Sir Iohn, come away Sir Iohn; at which the Knight began to frown, that any man should be so unmannerly as to molest the King and him; and still listning to the Kings discourse, the voyce came again, Sir Iohn, Sir Iohn, come away and drink off your Sack; at that Sir Iohn began to swell with anger, and looked into the next rooms to see who it was that dared to call him so im|portunately, and could not finde out who it was, and ha|ving chid whomsoever he found, he returned again to the King; the King again had no sooner began to speak as formerly, but the voyce came again, Sir Iohn, come away, your Sack stayeth for you; at that, Sir Iohn begun to stamp with madness, and looked out, and returned several times to the King, but could not be quiet in his discourse with the King, because of the voyce that so often troubled him, till the King had sported enough. So much for this Eighth term of description of a Witch in the text, Ariolus a South-sayer.()