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" And hated like a sickness : made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of Familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets, weasels, and I wot not what, That have appear'd ; and suck'd, some say, their blood. "
Dramatic Works of John Ford ... - Page 472
by John Ford - 1827
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1808 - 484 pages
...shunn'd And hated like a sickness : made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldami Talk of Familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...But by what means they came acquainted with them, I'm now ignorant. Would some power good or bad Instruct me which way I might be reveng'd Upon this...
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Dramatic Works, Volume 2

John Ford - English drama - 1811
...unruly base." Cuddy Banks, in his ensuing speech, quibbles in the same manner 'on the musical term base. That have appear'd, and suck'd, some say, their blood...acquainted with them, I am now ignorant. 'Would some pow'r, good or bad, Instruct me which way I might be reveng'd Upon this churl, I'd go out of myself,...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1813 - 484 pages
...shunn'd And hated like a sickness : made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of Familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...But by what means they came acquainted with them, I'm now ignorant. Would some power good or bad Instruct me which way I might be reveng'd Upon this...
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The London Magazine, Volume 5

1822
...familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets, weasles, and I wot not what, That have appear'd, and euck'd (some say,) their blood ; But, by what means they came acquainted with them, I am now ignorant. ( Witch of Edmonton.) Hath not this present parliament A ledger to the devil sent, Fully empowered...
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The National magazine and general review

James Lyon (of Fairhaven, Vermont)
...and sexes. I have heard old Beldames Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferreti, weazels, and I wot not what, That have appear'd, and suck'd,...But by what means they came acquainted with them, I'm now ignorant : would some power, good or bad, Instruct me which way I might be reveng'd Upon this...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF JOHN FORD, Volume 2

John Ford - 1827
...shunn'd And hated like a sickness ; made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...I am now ignorant. Would some power, good or bad, Instruct me which way I might be revenged Upon this churl, I'd go out of myself, And give this fury...
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The Dramatic Works of John Ford,: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

John Ford - Dramatists, English - 1827 - 616 pages
...shunn'd And hated like a sickness ; made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...But by what means they came acquainted with them, Instruct me which way I might be revenged Upon this churl, I'd go out of myself, And give this fury...
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The dramatic works of John Ford, with an intr. and notes [by W. Harness?].

John Ford - 1831
...• And hated like a sickness ; made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...I am now ignorant. Would some power, good or bad, Instruct me which way I might be revenged Upon this churl, I'd go out of myself, And give this fury...
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Cambrian Superstitions, Comprising Ghosts, Omens, Witchcraft, Traditions, &c ...

William Howells - Folklore - 1831 - 194 pages
...And hated like a sickness — made a scorn To all degrees and sexes, I have heard old beldames Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...have appear'd and suck'd, (some say) their blood." Witch of Edmonton. The antients had a sort of divination, styled Sortes Prenestinte, Hortes Homerianie,...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of ..., Volume 1

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1844
...shunn'd And hated like a sickness : made a scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of Familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...But by what means they came acquainted with them, I 'm now ignorant. Would some power good or bad Instruct me which way I might be reveng'd Upon this churl,...
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