Lines ‘ciphered from a torn & tattered Script
found in an ancient Book of Holy Writ;
when thou hast o’ercome th’Initial Dread,
shalt find a timely Ode writ large instead
After thou hast prepared the charmed circle as heretofore describ’d, recite these words with an almighty voice, never wavering.
HAIL, thou that from this Husk’s late gone,
Acknowledge that I adjure thee to come:
Let no harm come to me nor Wight nor any
Living Creature; thus I bind thee fast, to
Own all Service to me, & Obedience,
Who dost bid thee ne’er part from me
Expressly; without Fraud, Dissimulation or Deceit
Enter into Pact to do whate’er desired
Now & evermore, till discharged be!
In a later hand, this followeth:
Now is the Season of the Witch:
Ev’ry Spirit that thou call’st to come
Eftsoons will NOT thy Bidding do;
Will, in its stead, corrupt thy Spells,
O’ercome thy Meaning, dodge thy Wiles,
Lose th’Intent, supplant it with a Sin,
Loose upon thee Pandaemonium;
And thus thee subjugate and all thy Ilk, so
HALLOWEEN will last for aye, Amen!