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Part III, Second Head, Question XVI

Of the fit Time and of the Method of the Second Examination. And it is the Eleventh Action, concerning the Final Precautions to be Observed by the Judge. There are one or two points to be noted with regard to what we have just written. First, that witches should be questioned on the more Holy […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question XV

Of the Continuing of the Torture, and of the Devices and Signs by which the Judge can Recognize a Witch; and how he ought to Protect himself from their Spells. Also how they are to be Shaved in Parts where they use to Conceal the Devil’s Masks and Tokens; together with the due Setting Forth […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question XIV

Of the Method of Sentencing the Accused to be Questioned: and How she must be Questioned on the First Day; and Whether she may be Promised her Life. The Ninth Action. Secondly, the Judge must take care to frame his sentence in the following manner. We, the Judge and assessors, having attended to and considered […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question XIII

Of the Points to be Observed by the Judge before the Formal Examination in the Place of Detention and Torture. This is the Eighth Action. The next action of the Judge is quite clear. For common justice demands that a witch should not be condemned to death unless she is convicted by her own confession. […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question XII

Of the Same Matter, Declaring more Particularly how the Question of Personal Enmity is to be Investigated. The Seventh Action. Take notice that only mortal enemies are debarred from giving evidence, as was shown in the Fifth Question. But the Judge may consider that to come to a decision about such enmity by the means […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question XI

What Course the Advocate should Adopt when the Names of the Witnesses are not Revealed to him. The Sixth Action. But it may be asked: What, then, should the Advocate acting a Procurator for the accused do, when the names of the witnesses are withheld from both himself and his client, although the accused earnestly […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question X

What Kind of Defence may be Allowed, and of the Appointment of an Advocate. This is the Fifth Action. If, therefore, the accused asked to be defended, how can this be admitted when the names of the witnesses are kept altogether secret? It is to be said that three considerations are to be observed in […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question IX

What is to be done after the Arrest, and whether the Names of the Witnesses should be made Known to the Accused. This is the Fourth Action. There are two matters to be attended to after the arrest, but it is left to the Judge which shall be taken first; namely, the question of allowing […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question VIII

Which Follows from the Preceding Question, Whether the Witch is to be Imprisoned, and of the Method of Taking her. This is the Third Action of the Judge. It is asked whether, after she has denied the accusation, the witch ought to be kept in custody in prison, when the three aforesaid conditions, namely, her […]

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Part III, Second Head, Question VII

In Which Various Doubts are Set Forth with Regard to the Foregoing Questions and Negative Answers. Whether the Accused is to be Imprisoned, and when she is to be considered Manifestly Taken in the Foul Heresy of Witchcraft. This is the Second Action. It is asked first what is to be done when, as often […]

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