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" Obeah man, driver on an estate in the parish of St. David, who, by the overwhelming influence he had acquired over the minds of his deluded victims, and the more potent means he had at command to accomplish his ends, had done great injury among the slaves... "
A Practical View of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies; Or, An ... - Page 191
by Alexander Barclay - 1827 - 512 pages
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Sketches and Recollections of the West Indies

Blacks - 1828 - 330 pages
...victims, and the more potent means he had at command to accomplish his ends, had done great injury among the slaves on the property before it was discovered....same estate, was asked, ' Do you know the prisoner at the bar to be an obeah-man ?' ' Eet, massa, shadow catcher, true.'— 'What do you mean by shadow-catcher...
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Four Years'Residence in the West Indies. [With plates.]

Frederick William Naylor BAYLEY - West Indies, British - 1830 - 693 pages
...Barclay, who was present at the trial of a notorious Obeah man on a plantation in Jamaica, tells us that " one of the witnesses, a negro belonging to the same...estate, was asked, ' Do you know the prisoner to be an Obeah man ?' ' Ees, Massa ; shadow catcher true.' 'What do you mean by a shadow catcher?' ' Him ha...
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The Polar star, being a continuation of 'The Extractor', of ..., Volume 5

1830
...notorious Oheah man on a plantation in Jamaica, tells us that " one of the witnesses, a negro helonging to the same estate, was asked, " Do you know the prisoner to he an Oheah man ?" — " Yes, Slassa; shadow catcher true." — " What do you mean hy a shadow catcher?"...
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The Trilogy: On the Catholicism of Dante. On the doctrine of purgatory and ...

Dante Alighieri - 1862
...but that such privation would be fatal. At the trial of a notorious Obeah-man, one of the witnesses was asked, " Do you know the prisoner to be an Obeah-man...Shadow-catcher?" " Him ha coffin " (a little coffin was here produced), " him set for catch dem shadow." " What shadow do you mean P" " When Now it is...
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The Trilogy: On the Catholicism of Dante. On the doctrine of purgatory and ...

Dante Alighieri - 1862
...but that such privation would be fatal. At the trial of a notorious Obeah-man, one of the witnesses was asked, " Do you know the prisoner to be an Obeah-man...?" " Ees, massa, shadow-catcher, true." " What do youmean by a Shadow-catcher?" " Him ha coffin " (a little coffin was here produced), " him set for...
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The Trilogy: On the Catholicism of Dante. On the doctrine of purgatory and ...

Dante Alighieri - 1862
...notorious Obeah-man, one of the witnesses was asked, " Do you know the prisoner to be an Obeah-man P" " Ees, massa, shadow-catcher, true." " What do you mean...Shadow-catcher?" " Him ha coffin " (a little coffin was here produced), " him set for catch dem shadow." "What shadow do you meanP" "When Now it is evening...
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Letters from Jamaica: The Land of Streams and Woods

Charles Joseph Gallari Rampini - Blacks - 1873 - 182 pages
...victims, and the more potent means he had at command to accomplish his ends, had done great injury among the slaves on the property before it was discovered....massa; shadow-catcher true.' ' What do you mean by shadow-catcher?' 'Him heb coffin [a little coffin produced] him set fo catch dem shadow.' ' What shadow...
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Working the Spirit: Ceremonies of the African Diaspora

Joseph M. Murphy - Religion - 1994 - 263 pages
...victims, and the more potent means he had at command to accomplish his ends, had done great injury among the slaves on the property before it was discovered....estate, was asked — "Do you know the prisoner to be an Obeah man?" "Ess, massa, shadow-catcher true." "What do you mean by shadowcatcher?" "Him ha coffin...
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Dictionary of Jamaican English

Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page - Foreign Language Study - 2002 - 509 pages
...catch people's SHADOWS; see quots. 1826 Barclay 191 [At the trial of an obeahman in Si David's parish:) One of the witnesses, a negro belonging to the same...— ' Do you know the prisoner to be an obeah-man?' 'Ets, maisa, shadow-catcher, true.' 'What do you mean by a shadow- -catcher?' 'Him ha coffin, (a little...
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The London Magazine, Volume 19

English literature - 1827
...victims, and the more potent means he had at command to accomplish his ends, had done great injury among the slaves on the property before it was discovered....the witnesses, a negro belonging to the same estate, wz, shadow do you mean?" — "When him set obeah for summary,^(some bodO him catch dem shadow and dem...
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