Pandaemonium, or, The devil's cloyster being a further blow to modern sadduceism, proving the existence of witches and spirits, in a discourse deduced from the fall of the angels, the propagation of Satans kingdom before the flood, the idolatry of the ages after greatly advancing diabolical confederacies, with an account of the lives and transactions of several notorious witches : also, a collection of several authentick relations of strange apparitions of dæmons and spectres, and fascinations of witches, never before printed
Bovet, Richard, b. ca. 1641.

Advertisment.

THis Gentleman is so well known to many worthy Persons, Merchants and others upon the exchange in London, that there can be no need of my justifying for the Integrity of the relation; I will only say thus much, that I have heard him very solemnly affirm the truth of what is here re∣lated: Page  176 Neither do I find any thing in it, more then hath been reported (by very unquestionable Pens) to the same purpose. What this manner of Transvection was, which the boy spoke of, whether it were cor∣poreal, or in a dream only, I shall not dispute, but I think there be some relations of this kind that prove it may be either way, & therefore that I leave to the reader to determine. But the Captain hath told me that at that time he had a virtuous and a handsome wife, who being dead, he thinks himself in election of another such. That too of the Womans having had two Children, happened to be very true, though hardly any of the neigh∣bours knew it in that place. His getting away in that manner was somewhat strange, considering how they had planted him, and that besides he had the Temptation of wine and mony, to have detained him; Argu∣ments very powerful with lads of his Age, and fortune.