Sidonia, the Sorceress : the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania — Volume 2
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Digital LibrarySIDONIA 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.
THE AMBER WITCH.
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER VII.
How the Imperialists robbed me of all that was left,
and likewise broke into the church and stole the
Vasa Sacra; also what more befell us.
CHAPTER VIII.
How our need waxed sorer and sorer, and how I
sent old Ilse with another letter to Pudgla, and how
heavy a misfortune this brought upon me.
CHAPTER IX.
How the old maid-servant humbled me by her faith,
and the Lord yet blessed me, His unworthy
servant.

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