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Belloc, Jeanne


A woman, living in the Labour district in France during the reign of Henry IV, who was indicted of sorcery at the age of 84. In answer to Pierre Delancre who interrogated her, she stated that she commenced to repair to the sabbatic meetings of Satan in the winter of the year of 1609, that she was there presented to the Devil who kissed her, a mark of approbation that he bestowed on the greatest sorcerers only. She stated that the Sabbath was a species of ball masque, to which some came in their ordinary form, while others joined the dance in the guise of dogs, cats, donkeys, pigs, and other animals. A.G.H.



Source: 81, 66-67.