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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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Tragedy of Macbeth: With Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Critical ...

William Shakespeare - 1883
...So in The Witch of Edmonton, by Rowley, Dekker, and Ford, ii. I : — I have heard old beldams Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets,...have appear'd, and suck'd, some say, their blood. And in that play, mother Sawyer, the Witch, is attended by a black dog, or rather by a devil in that...
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Shakspere's Predecessors in the English Drama, Volume 4

John Addington Symonds - English drama - 1884 - 668 pages
...the name of witch into her ears, until the name becomes a part of her : I have heard old beldams Talk of familiars in the shape of mice, Rats, ferrets, weasels, and I wot not what, That have appeared, and sucked, some say, their blood ; But by what means they came acquainted with them, I now...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1887 - 552 pages
...scorn To all degrees and sexes. I have heard old beldams Talk of Familiars in the shape of mice, Bats, ferrets, weasels, and I wot not what, That have appear'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 revenged Upon this...
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Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker - Economics - 1887 - 473 pages
...Gifford. 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 appeared, and sucked, some say, their blood ; But by what means they came acquainted with them I am...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets who Lived about the Time of ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1893
...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, weasels, and I wot not what, That have appear' d ; and suck'd, some say, their blood. But by what means they came acquainted with them, I...
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The lady's trial. The sun's darling. The witch of Edmonton. Fames memorial ...

John Ford - 1895
...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, weasels, and I wot not what, • That have appeafd, and suck'd, some say, their blood ; But by what means they came acquainted with them I am...
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Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...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 revenged Upon this...
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Works: Specimens of English dramatic poets

Charles Lamb - 1903
...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 revenged Upon this...
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The Witch of Edmonton: Eine Quellenuntersuchung

Friedrich Bielefeld - 1904 - 36 pages
...invocations ; May the thing call'd Familiar be purchas'd? weiter p. 200. I have heard old beldams Talk of of familiars in the shape of mice Rats, ferrets, weasels,...they came acquainted with them I am now ignorant. In der Quelle ist an zwei Stellen von Hausgeistern und koboldartigem Getier die Rede. In seiner dem...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Dramatic specimens and the Garrick plays

Charles Lamb - Authors, English - 1904
...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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