The Literary World Volume 10

The Literary World Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...sayd he (i. e. the voice), " Virgilius, see ye not the lytell borde lying besyde you there marked with that word? Then answered Virgilius, "I see that borde well anough." The voyce said, "Dooawaye that borde, and lette me out there atte." Than answered Virgilius to the voyce that was under the lytell borde, and sayd, " Who art thou that callest me so?" Than answered the devyll, "I am a devyll conjured out of the bodye of a certeyne man, and banysshed here tyll the day of judgmend, without that I be delivered by the handes of man. Thus, Virgilius, I pray the, delyver me out of this payn, and I shall shewe unto the many bokes of negromancye, and how thou shalt come by it lightly, and know the practyse therein, that no man in the scyencc of negromancye shall pass the." Virgil requires the books to be produced beforehand, and when they are forthcoming he pulls off the board, "and there was a lytell hole, and thereat wrang the devyll out lyke a yeel, and cam and stode before Virgilius lyke a bigge man." Virgilius, nothing daunted, expressed his surprise and disbelief that "so great a man myght come out at so lytell a hole," and suggested that the devil do it over again in order to convince him. The devil consented, and " wrange himselfe into the lytell hole ageyne," and Virgil thoughtfully "kyvered the hole ageyne with the borde close, and so was the devyll begyled." Virgil now takes possession of the books, and, in the words of Mr. Longfellow, commences the practice of the black art on a large scale; he makes a besieging army stand still upon their scaling ladders, "one fote uppe, and another downe; he makes a copper horse, with a copper man upon his back, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 966g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538404
  • 9781236538406