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The political history of the Devil. Containing, his original. A state of his circumstances. His conduct public and private. The various Turns of his Affairs from Adam down to this present Time. The various Methods he takes to converse with Mankind. With the Manner of his making Witches, Wizards, and Conjurers; and how they sell their Souls to him, &c. &c. The whole interspers'd with many of the Devil's adventures. To which is added, a description of the Devil's dwelling, vulgarly call'd Hell.
- Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
The Poor sinner's stedfast faith in Christ: or, The victory over the Devil. Giving a full and true account of one Sarah Barber, lately living in Old Grave-lane, in the Parish of St. Dunstan's Stepney, near Ratcliff-highway, over-against the Three Black-birds, who was tempted by the devil on the 27th day of September last, but more especially on Saturday night past he appear'd to her again, in the shape of a middle-aged man, in a darksih-brown coat with his hat slapping about his ears; shewing her several bags of money, tempting her to forsake God, to follow him and his counsel, and he would supply all her wants: But she having a stedfast faith in Christ, she made him this answer, get thee behind me Satan, for thou was a liar from the beginning, and so continues to this very day. I value not thy gold nor sivler, nor what thou canst do to me in this world, for I hope in Jesus Christ that he will be my support and defence. Whereupon the Rev. Mr. Thomas Dodds, and the Rev. Mr. Richard Pritchet, ministers of Stepney, came and prayed by her, begging of Almighty God to enable her to overcome the temptation of the Devil. To which is added, a sermon, preached upon that occasion, also, prayers to be used in time of sickness and temptations of the Devil, and for to trust in God.
- between ca. 1750 and 1790?]
A group of vaccinators leading a small-pocked woman form a procession past a university, with Death waving his scythe behind them; the members of the university doze in the foreground; attributing the decline of Germany in 19th century to vaccination and syphilis. Lithograph after C.G.G. Nittinger, 1856.
- Nittinger, Carl Georg Gottlob.