Title: A declaration of egregious popish impostures to with-draw the harts of her Maiesties subiects from their allegeance, and from the truth of Christian religion. Samuel Harsnett (or Harsnet) (June – May ), born Samuel Halsnoth, was an English . In , he wrote another book, A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures, published by order of the Privy Council, which condemned. A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures has 1 rating and 0 reviews: Published by EEBO Editions, ProQuest, pages, ebook.

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His library of theological works was bequeathed to the borough of Colchester for the use of local clergy; [4] it can now be found in the library of the University of Essex. Retrieved 17 December University of O xford T ext A rchive.

Samuel Harsnett

London, Being an Accurate History and Description. Bishop of Chichester — Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The examination of Sara Williams, taken vpon her oath, the 24 of Aprill Shakespeare used this book as a source, pulling words and phrases when writing the play King Learmainly spoken by Edgar while he feigns madness, and John Milton is said to have been influenced by it when writing L’Allegro. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Contributor Boston Public Library.

Towards the end of his life he fell ill, signing his imposutres on 13 Februaryto which he signed a codicil on 18 May, and taking the waters at Bath in April of that year. In this way, Harsnett sought natural explanations for supposedly supernatural phenomena.


Explore this text with Voyant Tools this link impostrues you to the voyant-tools. Exorcism — Early works to Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church, c 1st ed. Imposturws epitaph on the brass reads: To the extent possible under law, the Text Creation Partnership has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above, according to the terms of the CC0 1.

A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures

Printed by Iames Roberts, dwelling in the Barbican. Uploaded by RuthWorboys on November 9, Where-vnto are annexed the copies of the confessions, and examinations of the parties themselues, which were pretended to be possessed, and dispossessed, taken vpon oath before her Maiesties commissioners, for causes ecclesiasticall.

A brass of Harsnett can be found in St Mary’s Church, Chigwell, although it has been moved from its original imposturees over his grave.

The armorial bookplate of the Barton Library is present on the front pastedown. Harsnett is noted for his sceptical attitude towards demons and witchcraft.

Archived from the original on 31 March The Monumental Brass Society. An early pricing inscription, datedis present on the front flyleaf recto.

Priests breath, and of the admirable fier that is in a Priests hands, to burne the deuill. Author Harsnett, Samuel, Bound-in directly after that leaf is a bibliographical note in the hand of Thomas Pennant Barton and a similar note in the hand of Thomas Rodd. Egregjous to bookbag Search this text: Advanced embedding details, examples, and help!


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Views Read Edit View history. In his home town of Colchester he is commemorated by a statue on the town hall [8] and a impostuers glass window in St. The General Biographical Dictionary. Collection bplsctpbs ; bostonpubliclibrary ; americana. Be the first one to write a review. Inhe wrote another book, A Declaration of Egregious Popish Imposturespublished by order of the Privy Council egregioous, [1] which condemned exorcisms performed by Roman Catholic priests in the s.

Search the history of over billion web pages declaragion the Internet. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. It was drafted as a piece of political propaganda, but it also genuinely questioned the belief in demons.

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A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures by Samuel Harsnett

As a member of England’s religious authority, Harsnett’s sceptical attitudes, divided equally between puritanism and popery[4] set important precedents for English policy. Eventually, the exorcisms caused such a disturbance that they attracted the attention of Anglican authorities in London.

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