EBBA ID: 31759

University of Glasgow Library - Euing 76
 
The Devils Conquest, or, a Wish obtained: / Shewing how one lately of Barnsby-street, in Leg-Ally, in St. Olaves Parish, South- / wark, one that Carded Wooll for Stockings, carried home some work to her Mi- / stris, living upon Horsly-Down, who asked her how much shee owed her for; the / Maid answered eight pounds; her Mistris said 'twas but six whereupon the Maid / began to Swear and Curse, and wisht the Devil fetch her, if there was not eight / pounds owing for; the Mistris loving quietness, paid her for eight pound: the Maid, / with two of her Companions, walking over Horsly-Down, she having a Childe in / her arms, one came and throwed her down, and presently took her up again, which / caused her to say, Thou Rogue, dost thou fling me down and take me up again, / and suddainly he vanished away, neither she, nor the two women with her, could / discern which way he went, which caused them to say, It was the Devil, which / for all this, nothing terrified the Maid, who went boldly home, and to bed, and / the two Women with her; at midnight she heard a voice, which called her by her / name very often, she answered, I come, I come; but the voice still continuing, she / swore she would come, and being got out of the Bed, fell down upon her face, and / was taken speechless, yet her body moving in most terrible manner, manifesting / her inward pangs; her Mistris was sent for, who freely forgave her, and wisht God / might forgive her too, and then shee departed, and her body was found as black as / pitch all over; and all this was for no more than the value of eleven pence, which / was done on the 6th. of this instant May, 1665. and was written for a warning / to all, to avoid the like course.
Date Published 1665
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Title The Devils Conquest, or, a Wish obtained: / Shewing how one lately of Barnsby-street, in Leg-Ally, in St. Olaves Parish, South- / wark, one that Carded Wooll for Stockings, carried home some work to her Mi- / stris, living upon Horsly-Down, who asked her how much shee owed her for; the / Maid answered eight pounds; her Mistris said 'twas but six whereupon the Maid / began to Swear and Curse, and wisht the Devil fetch her, if there was not eight / pounds owing for; the Mistris loving quietness, paid her for eight pound: the Maid, / with two of her Companions, walking over Horsly-Down, she having a Childe in / her arms, one came and throwed her down, and presently took her up again, which / caused her to say, Thou Rogue, dost thou fling me down and take me up again, / and suddainly he vanished away, neither she, nor the two women with her, could / discern which way he went, which caused them to say, It was the Devil, which / for all this, nothing terrified the Maid, who went boldly home, and to bed, and / the two Women with her; at midnight she heard a voice, which called her by her / name very often, she answered, I come, I come; but the voice still continuing, she / swore she would come, and being got out of the Bed, fell down upon her face, and / was taken speechless, yet her body moving in most terrible manner, manifesting / her inward pangs; her Mistris was sent for, who freely forgave her, and wisht God / might forgive her too, and then shee departed, and her body was found as black as / pitch all over; and all this was for no more than the value of eleven pence, which / was done on the 6th. of this instant May, 1665. and was written for a warning / to all, to avoid the like course.
Tune Imprint The Tune is, Summer Time.
First Lines ATtend good Christian people all / to what here I do mean to write,
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