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.


THE first of these Apparitions seems to be like that of Mistress Bretton, mentioned in Mr. Glanvills sixteenth Re∣lation, it came not in a tempestuous boiste∣rous way, nor upon an Errand of Ʋnchari∣tableness, but to see the will of the Defunct performed, only it left a black Character on the second Wife, by which, it seems, as if there had not been the best accord between them.

The Female Ghost comes with a great deal of violence, and an impetuous Tem∣per, as if disgusted for the performance of what the other Spectre enjoined, and this seems the more probable, if we consider how quickly she gets behind the young man, after he had answered the desires of the other Ghost; she permits him not to go home in quiet, but seizes him as soon as he comes within the verge of the Parish: by which it looks as if these Spirits were tyed to Page  188 some limits, or bounds, that they cannot pass. This Spectrum hath assumed all the shapes, actions, and ways of operation that we shall find among many; and that snatching the young man up in the Air, is such an Action as is rarely to be met with∣al (after such a manner) unless where In∣fernal Spirits have immediately acted. The whole Narrative of that She-Daemon a∣bounds with a great deal of Malice, and a great many ludicrous passages; but doubt∣less (were it not for the restraining power of the Almighty) the Comical part would soon end in dreadful Tragedy.