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some of which have acquired considerably more than a local or contemporary fame. Lucifer, Little Robin, Lightfoot, Makeshift, Hardname, Tiff, Ball, Puss, and Jake are among others mentioned by a writer, Bernard, in his Guide to Jurymen. The following interesting set of names is taken from Pitcairne's Trials: Robert the Jakis; Sanderis, the Red Rover; Thomas the Fairy; Swain, the Roaring Lion; Thief of Hell; Wait upon Herself; Mak Hectour; Robert the Rule; Hendrie Laing; and Rorie. Some of the names supplied by Harsnet's Declaration have almost become household words. Among them are Philpot, Smolkin, Lustie Huff-cap, Hob, Fraterette, Flibberdigibbett, Hoberdidance, etc. Even this long list could be lengthened to a considerable extent by drawing upon the pages of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the drama. In Ford's play, The Witch of Edmonton, occurs the following allusion to familiars:—

"I have heard old beldames
Talk of familiars in the shape of mice.
Rats, ferrets, weasels, and I wot not what,
That have appeared and sucked, some say, their blood
But by what means they came acquainted with them I
I am now ignorant."

The bond with the evil one alluded to above is thus more circumstantially described by Reginald Scot "The order of their bargain or profes-