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.”67 One of the most alarming of these impediments is a witch’s ability to cause a man’s penis to vanish into thin air, so that he can “see and feel nothing except his smooth body, uninterrupted by any member.”68 This is the sort of thing that chronically happens to adulterers who are not sufficiently attentive to their mistresses’ needs, or worse, who abandon them entirely, thus provoking vengeance. Fortunately, as the authors reveal, the loss of one’s penis is only one of the devil’s illusions, and not a real transformation – although this is unlikely to be of much

in The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft
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Advice, etiquette and expectation

the author feels eminently qualified to teach the “ropes”’.13 Gould insisted that following his instructions was paramount: ‘without a full knowledge of certain details the novice loses half the pleasures of the trip’.14 Etiquette writers proffered two other reasons why it was important to follow their advice. Firstly, they emphasized that ships and trains were public spaces.15 Emily Post instructed women in 1937 that ‘You behave as you would anywhere in public’ when at sea.16 Vogue’s Book of Etiquette outlined the complex nature of the ship’s environment: ‘There is

in Women, travel and identity

surprisingly, however, after government documents and sermons, it was broadside ballads and small pamphlet treatises that made up the bulk of what was printed in 1675. Many of the most amusing (to us) stress the contemporary anxieties over the King’s lack of an heir and his attention to his many highly visible mistresses, as well as the increasing visibility of Catholicism at his court and that of his brother James.10 There was also no shortage of cheap pamphlets reporting sensational murders and trials, such as The Bloody Innkeeper or Sad and Barbarous News from

in Reading and writing recipe books, 1550–1800

Philip a court place in London after he had finished his European travels and before he entered the foreign service. Only through direct attendance upon one’s own sovereign could a novice truly understand what motivated others. By the time he returned to England, Philip was expected to have shed the mauvais honte, or bashfulness that characterized the British abroad: ‘the English are often awkward in their civilities, and, when they mean to be civil, are too much ashamed to get it out’. Here Chesterfield was unusual in seeing reserve as a negative character trait of

in The culture of diplomacy
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Scotland. Statistics that outline the nationality and family connections of 16 Creating a Scottish Church the convent leadership and membership are used as evidence of this. This section also includes a discussion about the clerical control that was exerted over the two key posts in a convent, that of mother superior and novice mistress, and it is argued that the close scrutiny of these positions demonstrates a precise clerical understanding of the ability of women religious to influence those under their care. The fourth chapter examines the development of Catholic

in Creating a Scottish Church

as 1631, Sir Henry Colt found that his normal alcohol intake increased fifteen-fold. Despite the wishes of paternalistic landowners like George Inglis, many slipped into ‘drunkenness and debauchery’, often under pressure from their colleagues, who branded newcomers as ‘greenhorns’ or ‘novices’. 28 This lifestyle often had a damaging effect on health. A Scottish doctor in Dominica, Jonathon

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic world 1750–1820
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Combat, everyday life and the formation of guerrilla identities

encampments differed greatly from that in the regular military since the partisan armies were often accompanied by scores of non-combatants: black market peddlers, prostitutes, entertainers and the guerrillas’ spouses, siblings, children and mistresses. The 15th regiment of EDES was accompanied by scores of civilians including the guerrillas’ families and girlfriends who followed them to the mountains ‘for safety reasons’.90 The presence of these civilians created serious problems. Non-combatants placed a serious strain on the guerrillas’ food and provisions, especially

in A history of the Greek resistance in the Second World War
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would justify the marginal jests of the debauched imagination, or when what has been marginal would lead to the centre, every trace of the centre would be lost. 3 The manuscripts Jorge alludes to were burlesque representations of events in the Scriptures, secretly sniggered over by novices, but in full awareness of their transgression

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morbid fancy’. Possibly there was a flicker of this future 82 Thomas ‘Jupiter’ Harris in his behaviour, in his need for control and the fervour with which he held on to it.48 One man, other than Harris and Rutherford, believed that he had suffered because of it. The straight-talking Charles Macklin felt that he had been left out in the cold. The great Shylock had been overlooked in favour of mere novices and ‘under Actors’ because of daring to speak his mind to Colman. Advising caution, Macklin had told him ‘not to plague or fret himself by contending with his

in Thomas ‘Jupiter’ Harris
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way of insinuation or slander by which charity, unity, or the good name of religion in the convent may be impeded or disturbed. Also that the novices and other young nuns be diligently and religiously instructed and taught in the observances of the rule so that they may be humble in bearing, conversation, and devotion, and given to holy works. Also that the prioress or

in Women in England c. 1275–1525