3. THEY are clearly een by thee Men of the SECOND SIGHT to eat at Funeralls [and] Banquets; hence many of the Scottih-Irih will not
teat Meat at thee Meittings, let they have Communion with, or be poyoned by, them. So are they een to carrie the Beer or Coffin with the Corps among the midle-earth Men to the Grave. Some Men of that exalted Sight (whither by Art or Nature) have told me they have een at thee Meittings a Doubleman, or the Shape of ome Man in two places; that is, a uperterranean and a ubterranean Inhabitant, perfectly reembling one another in all Points, whom he notwithtanding could eaily ditinguih one from another, by ome ecret Tockens and Operations, and o go peak to the Man his Neighbour and Familiar, paing by the Apparition or Reemblance of him. They avouch that every Element and different State of Being have Animals reembling thee of another Element; as there be Fihes ometimes at Sea reembling Monks of late Order in all their Hoods and Drees; o as the Roman invention of good and bad Dæmons, and guardian Angells particularly aigned, is called by them an ignorant Mitake, prung only from this Originall. They call this Reflex-man a Co-walker, every way like the
[paragraph continues] Man, as a Twin-brother and Companion, haunting him as his hadow, as is oft een and known among Men (reembling the Originall,) both before and after the Originall is dead, and wes alo often een of old to enter a Hous, by which the People knew that the Peron of that Liknes wes to Viite them within a few days. This Copy, Echo, or living Picture, goes att lat to his own Herd. It accompanied that Peron o long and frequently for Ends bet known to it elfe, whither to guard him from the ecret Aaults of ome of its own Folks, or only as ane portfull Ape to counterfeit all his Actions. However, the Stories of old WITCHES prove beyond contradiction, that all Sorts of People, Spirits which aume light aery Bodies, or crazed Bodies coacted by forrein Spirits, eem to have ome Pleaure, (at leat to awage from Pain or Melancholy,) by friking and capering like Satyrs, or whitling and creeching (like unlukie Birds) in their unhallowed Synagogues and Sabboths. If invited and earnetly required, thee Companions make themelves knowne and familiar to Men; other wie, being
in a different State and Element, they nather can nor will eaily convere with them. They avouch that a Heluo, or Great-eater, hath a voracious Elve to be his attender, called a Joint-eater or Jut-halver, feeding on the Pith or Quinteence of what the Man eats; and that therefoir he continues Lean like a Hawke or Heron, notwith tanding his devouring Appetite: yet it would eem that they convey that ubtance elewhere, for thee Subterraneans eat but little in their Dwellings; there Food being exactly clean, and erved up by Pleaant Children, lyke inchanted Puppets. What Food they extract from us is conveyed to their Homes by ecret Paths, as ume kilfull Women do the Pith and Milk from their Neighbours Cows into their own Chiefe-hold thorow a Hair-tedder, at a great Ditance, by Airt Magic, or by drawing a pickot fatened to a Pot which will bring milk as farr of as a Bull will be heard to roar. 1 The Chiefe made of the remaineing Milk of a Cow thus train'd will wim in Water like a Cork. The Method they take to recover their Milk is a
bitter chyding of the upected Inchanters, charging them by a counter Charme to give them back their own, in God, or their Mater's Name. But a little of the Mother's Dung troakit on the Calves Mouth before it uck any, does prevent this theft.
11:1 Note ( b1), p. 87.