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,

pretendedly

poffeflèd

by

them

;

that fo the amaz-

`

ed

Multitude,

having

a

great

Veneration for

thetb

Exorcifers

of

Devils,

by

the

Power of

their Pray-

`

ers

and

Failings, might

the

more readily, and

`

awfully

fubmit

to

their

Opinions

and

Ways

;

`

which likewife, was

a

Practice

borrowed from

the

Papitts,

to make

Netts

revered,

and

to

con-

`

firm

the Laity

in

their

Superttitions.

One

of

thefe

was

Darrell,

B.

A.

a

Minifter

of

Nottingham,

who,

at

la(t,

after many Years Exercifes

of

his

Frauds,

in

and about that

County, viz.

in

Lan-

`

cafhire,

and Derbyfhire, was brought before the

Archbithop

of

Canterbury, the

Bithop

of

London,

and others

of

the

Ecclefiaftical Commiffion

;

be-

`

ing about

the

Age

of

three

and

twenty, or

four

`

and

twenty,

and

then

no

Minifier,

be took upon

hire

call

out

firfl

one

Devil,

and then

eight

Devils,

out

`

of

a

Maid

in

Derbyfhire,

of

about feventeen

Tears

old,

whole

Name

was Catharine

Wright.' His

Succefs

feems

to

have been

molt

remarkable with

the Female

Sex

;

for,

in

a

few

Lines,

we

hear

of

him

again at

Mr.

Starky's

Houle

in

Lanca/hire,

dif=

poffeffing, lays

Mr.

Stryype,

feven

Perlons

at

one

Clap, whereof

fix

were

Women.

What

a

demure

Account

does

Mr. N.

give

of

thefe

Dilpoffeflions.

`

This

Divine,

fays

he, was

of

Opinion,

that,

by

`

the

Power

of

Prayer,

the

Devil

might

be

cart

out

of

Perlons

poìfeffed

;

and,

having

try'd

the

Experi-

ment

upon

one

Darlin

of

Burton,

a

Boy

of

about

`

14

Years

old, with

Succefs,

and upon fume others,

(not

a

'Word

of

Catharine Wright,

&c. tho'

that

was the

firft

Intlance

in

the

Place

he

quotes)

he

`

was

importuned

by

one

of

the

Miniflers, and

le-

`

veral

of

the Inhabitants

of

the

Town of

Nottin-

`

gham,

to

vifit

one

William

Somers,

a

Boy

that

had

fùch convulfive Agonies,

as

were thought

to.

be

preternatural.'

The

Cafe

of

this Boy,

was

the

Oc-

cation

of Darrell's

being punifhed.

'

At

lait,

after a

full

Hearing,

Pays

Mr.

Strype,

before the Arch

-

`

bithop,

Bithop

of

London, the

Lord

Chief

Juftice

`

of

the

Queen's

Bench,

and the

Lord

Chief

Juftice

`

of

the

Common

Pleas, Dr.

Ceefar,

Matter

of

Requefts,

Dr.

Byng,

Dean

of

the

Arches,

and

others

;

the

laid

Darrel

was,

by

full

Agreement

of

the