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Sidonia, the Sorceress : the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania — Volume 2   By: (1797-1851)

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SIDONIA THE SORCERESS

THE SUPPOSED DESTROYER OF THE WHOLE REIGNING DUCAL HOUSE OF POMERANIA.

TRANSLATED BY LADY WILDE

MARY SCHWEIDLER

THE AMBER WITCH BY WILLIAM MEINHOLD DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY

IN TWO VOLUMES VOL. II.

1894

CONTENTS

SIDONIA THE SORCERESS.

BOOK III.

Continued.

FROM THE RECEPTION OF SIDONIA INTO THE CONVENT AT MARIENFLIESS UP TILL HER EXECUTION, AUGUST 19TH, 1620.

CHAPTER IV.

How Dorothea Stettin is talked out of the sub prioret by Sidonia, and the priest is prohibited from visiting the convent.

CHAPTER V.

How Sidonia wounds Ambrosia von Guntersberg with an axe, because she purposed to marry And prays the convent porter, Matthias Winterfeld, to death For these, and other causes, the reverend chaplain refuses to shrive the sorceress, and denounces her publicly from the altar.

CHAPTER VI.

Dorothea Stettin falls sick, and how the doctor manages to bleed her Item, how Sidonia chases the princely commissioners into the oak forest.

CHAPTER VII.

How the assembled Pomeranian princes hold a council over Sidonia, and at length cite her to appear at the ducal court.

CHAPTER VIII.

Of Sidonia's defence Item, how she has a quarrel with Joachim Wedel, and bewitches him to death.

CHAPTER IX.

How a strange woman (who must assuredly have been Sidonia) incites the lieges of his Grace to great uproar and tumult in Stettin, by reason of the new tax upon beer.

CHAPTER X.

Of the fearful events that take place at Marienfliess Item, how Dorothea Stettin becomes possessed by the devil.

CHAPTER XI.

Of the arrival of Diliana and the death of the convent priest Item, how the unfortunate corpse is torn by a wolf.

CHAPTER XII.

How Jobst Bork has himself carried to Marienfliess in his bed to reclaim his fair young daughter Diliana Item, how George Putkammer threatens Sidonia with a drawn sword.

CHAPTER XIII.

How my gracious Lord Bishop Franciscus and the reverend Dr. Joel go to the Jews' school at Old Stettin, in order to steal the Schem Hamphorasch, and how the enterprise finishes with a sound. cudgelling.

CHAPTER XIV.

How the Duke Francis seeks a virgin at Marienfliess to cite the angel Och for him Of Sidonia's evil plot thereupon, and the terrible uproar caused thereby in the convent.

CHAPTER XV.

Of the death of the abbess, Magdalena von Petersdorfin Item, how Duke Francis makes Jobst Bork and his daughter, Diliana, come to Camyn, and what happens there.

CHAPTER XVI.

Jobst Bork takes away his daughter by force from the Duke and Dr. Joel; also is strengthened in his unbelief by Dr. Cramer Item, how my gracious Prince arrives at Marienfliess, and there vehemently menaces Sidonia.

CHAPTER XVII.

Of the fearful death of his Highness, Duke Philip II. of Pomerania, and of his melancholy but sumptuous burial.

CHAPTER XVIII.

How Jobst Bork and his little daughter are forced at last into the "Opus Magicum" Item, how his Highness, Duke Francis, appoints Christian Ludecke, his attorney general, to be witch commissioner of Pomerania.

CHAPTER XIX.

How Christian Ludecke begins the witch burnings in Marienfliess, and lets the poor dairy mother die horribly on the rack.

CHAPTER XX.

What Sidonia said to these doings Item, what our Lord God said; and lastly, of the magical experiment performed upon George Putkammer and Diliana, in Old Stettin.

CHAPTER XXI.

Of the awful and majestic appearance of the sun angel, Och.

CHAPTER XXII.

How old Wolde is seized, confronted with Sidonia, and finally burned before her window.

CHAPTER XXIII.

How Diliana Bork and George Putkammer are at length betrothed Item, how Sidonia is degraded from her conventual dignities and carried to the witches' tower of Saatzig in chains.

CHAPTER XXIV.

Of the execution of Sidonia and the wedding of Diliana.

CONCLUSION.

Mournful destiny of the last princely Pomeranian remains My visit to the ducal Pomeranian vault in Wolgast, on the 6th May 1840... Continue reading book >>




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