7. THEY are aid to have aritocraticall Rulers and Laws, but no dicernible Religion, Love, or Devotion towards God, the bleed Maker of all: they diappear whenever they hear his Name invocked, or the Name of JESUS, (at
which all do bow willinglie, or by contraint, that dwell above or beneath within the Earth, Philip. 2. 10;) nor can they act ought at that Time after hearing of that acred Name. The TABHAISVER, or Seer, that correponds with this kind of Familiars, can bring them with a Spel to appear to himelfe or others when he pleaes, as readily as Endor Witch to thoe of her Kind. He tells, they are ever readiet to go on hurtfull Errands, but eldome will be the Meengers of great Good to Men. He is not terrified with their Sight when he calls them, but eeing them in a urpryze (as often he does) frights him extreamly. And glaid would he be quite of uch, for the hideous Spectacles een among them; as the torturing of ome Wight, earnet ghotly tairing Looks, Skirmihes, and the like. They do not all the Harme which appearingly they have Power to do; nor are they perceaved to be in great Pain, ave that they are uewally ilent and ullen. They are aid to have many pleaant toyih Books; but the operation of thee Peices only appears in ome Paroxims of antic corybantic Jolity, as if
raviht and prompted by a new Spirit entering into them at that Intant, lighter and mirrier than their own. Other Books they have of involved abtrue Sene, much like the Rourcian [Roycrucian] Style. They have nothing of the Bible, ave collected Parcells for Charms and counter Charms; not to defend themelves withall, but to operate on other Animals, for they are a People invulnerable by our Weapons; and albeit Were-wolves and Witches true Bodies are (by the union of the Spirit of Nature that runs thorow all, echoing and doubling the Blow towards another) wounded at Home, when the atrial aumed Bodies are tricken elewhere; as the Strings of a Second Harp, tune to ane union, Sounds, though only ane be truck; yet thee People have not a econd, or o gros a Bodie at all, to be o pierced; but as Air, which when divyded units againe; or if they feel Pain by a Blow, they are better Phyicians than wee, and quickly cure it. They are not ubject to ore Sicknees, but dwindle and decay at a certain Period, all about ane Age. Some ay their continual Sadnes is becaue of
their pendulous State, (like thoe Men, Luc. 13. 2. 6.) as uncertain what at the lat Revolution will become of them, when they are lock't up into ane unchangeable Condition; and if they have any frolic Fitts of Mirth, 'tis as the contrained grinning of a Mort-head, or rather as acted on a Stage, and moved by another, ther [than?] cordially comeing of themelves. But other Men of the Second Sight, being illiterate, and unwary in their Obervations, learn from thoe; one averring thoe ubterranean People to be departed Souls, attending awhile in this inferior State, and clothed with Bodies procured throwgh their Almdeeds in this Lyfe; fluid, active, ætheriall Vehicles to hold them, that they may not catter, or wander, and be lot in the Totum, or their firt Nothing; but if any were o impious as to have given no Alms, they ay when the Souls of uch do depairt, they leep in an unaictve State till they reume the terretriall Bodies again: others, that what the Low-countrey Scotts calls a Wreath, and the Irish TAIBHSHE 1 or Death's Meenger, (ap-
pearing ometimes as a little rough Dog, and if croed and conjured in Time, will be pacified by the Death of any other Creature intead of the ick Man,) is only exuvious Fumes of the Man approaching Death, exhal'd and congeal'd into a various Liknes, 1 (as Ships and Armies are ometimes hapt in the Air,) and called atral Bodies, agitated as Wild-fire with Wind, and are neather Souls or counterfeiting Spirits; yet not a few avouch (as is aid,) that urelie thee are a numerous People by them elves, having their own Polities. Which Diverities of Judgments may occaion everall Incononancies in this Rehearall, after the narrowet Scrutiny made about it.
18:1 The Death-candle is called DRUIG.
19:1 Note ( c1), p. 87.