only the magic content from Booke XIII
Written by Reginald Scot
Work of Reginald Scot
320 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
68 entries
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Richard Kaufman Foreword
1995 v
Montague Summers Introduction long essay from 1930 edition
1930 xvii
Montague Summers A Bibliographical Note Upon Scot's "Discouerie"
1930 xxxiii
Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered card
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Brandon the juggler Example of a ridiculous woonder picture of dove is pierced, real dove on top of building drops down dead
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Reginald Scot Of publike confederacie, and whereof it consisteth on stooges
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Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences
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Reginald Scot The art of juggling discovered, and in what points it dooth principallie consist introduction to sleight-of-hand section
  • In what respects juggling is tolerable and also commendable
  • The three rpincipall points wherein legierdemaine or nimblenes of hand dooth consist
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Of the ball, and the manner of legierdemaine therewith, also notable feats with one or diverse balles magic with small balls
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False Transfer
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Cups & Balls Sequences phases and sequences with balls and cups or candle holders, saltseller covers, ...
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To make a little ball swell in your hand till it be verie great one or more small balls taken into other hand and become big there, shuttle pass
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To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish
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How to rap a wag upon the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on hand
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Of conveiance of monie classic palm
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To conveie monie out of one of your hands into the other by legierdemaine coin travels from hand to hand after false transfer, tapped with knife for sound illusion ("for both the eare and the eie is deceived by this devise")
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To convert or transubstantiate monie into counters, or counters into monie shuttle pass as transformation
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To put one testor into one hand, and an other into the other hand, and with words to bring them togither
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To put one testor into a strangers hand, and another into your owne, and to conveie both into the strangers hand with words "double lift" with coins, double put into spectator's hand (sponge ball trick with coins)
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How to doo the same or the like feate otherwise one coin in each hand, they travel together
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False Transfer with Back Clip
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To throwe a peece of monie awaie, and to find it againe where you list coin thrown into air vanishes (classic palm with second and third fingers), duplicate appears somewhere else (like on a stooge)
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With words to make a groat or a testor to leape out of a pot, or to run alongst upon a table coin crawls out of cup along table, thread pulled by stooge, recommended at night with candle light to make it more deceptive
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To make a groat or a testor to sinke through a table, and to vanish out of a handkercher verie strangelie coin vanishes from handkerchief with dummy coin inside and penetrates table and falls into glass held underneath
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A notable tricke to transforme a counter to a groat double sided coin glued from two filed down coins, another thin cover disc stuck onto it with wax to show both sides of coin (pre-shell), then disc stolen away and coin changes cleanly in one hand
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An excellent feat, to make a two penie peece lie plaine in the palme of your hand, and to be passed from thence when you list one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
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To conveie a testor out of ones hand that holdeth it fast coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears with coin in performer's or another spectator's hand
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To throwe a peece of monie into a deepe pond, and to fetch it againe from whence you list marked coin thrown into river is reproduced from somewhere else, similarly marked duplicate
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Knowing how much Money a Spectator has stooge
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To conveie one shilling being in one hand into another, holding your armes abroad like a rood sucker bet in which a coin is in each hand, it is proposed to bring them into one hand without the hands coming near each other
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How to rap a wag on the knuckles gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knuckles
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To transforme anie one small thing into anie other forme by folding of paper Buddha papers, with paper or handkerchief, standard back-to-back paper method and ungaffed method
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Of cards, with good cautions how to avoid cousenage therein: speciall rules to conveie and handle the cards, and the maner and order how to accomplish all difficult and strange things wrought with cards injog or outjog shuffle to preserve stock, first or fourth finger controls stock, also with a few cover cards
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Reginald Scot On Gambling and Cheating
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How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into Jacks
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Glide second card injogged and covered by fingers
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How to tell one what card he seeth in the bottome, when the same card is shuffled into the stocke card peeked, kept under control with jog shuffle and then "forced" (given) to spectator and divined
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An other waie to doo the same, having your selfe indeed never seene the card card glimpsed with diversion (like letting some cards fall), making piles and following the card, then giving it to spectator and divining it
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To tell one without confederacie what card the thinketh three cards on table, one thought of, divined by following gaze
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How to tell what card anie man thinketh, how to conveie the same into a kernell of a nut or cheristone, &c: and the same againe into ones pocket: how to make one drawe the same or anie card you list, and all under one devise card thought of is predicted on piece of paper in nut or button on spectator's coat, stooge, another person selects this card from deck, in optional repeat a nut with ink is cracked by some sucker
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Classic Force with out (dropping some cards and starting again)
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Of fast or loose, how to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to undo the same with words converting square knot into slip knot
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A notable feate of fast or loose; namelie, to pull three beadstones from off a cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hand grandmother's necklace
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Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology
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To make a shoale of goslings drawe a timber log some geese draw a log of wood, vague, probably thread
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To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread
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To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge
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To transforme or alter the colour of ones cap or hat with stooge who confirms that the hat changed
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Steeven Tailor How to tell where a stollen horsse is become stooge
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Boxes to alter one graine into another, or to consume the graine or corne to nothing box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish
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How to conveie (with words or charmes) the corne conteined in one box into an other previous box used to vanish grains, it reappears in bell type box that has grains behind leather separater that drops down when set hard on table (chop cup like)
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Of an other boxe to convert wheat into flower with words, &c. dove pan type container
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Of diverse petie juggling knacks
  • making an oat stir
  • producing dry powdered spices from mouth
  • paddle type trick with straw in one of three holes in paddle that jumps around
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To burne a thred, and to make it whole againe with the ashes thereof
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To cut a lace asunder in the middest, and to make it whole againe more string than rope, borrowed, extra piece is cut
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How to pull laces innumerable out of your mouth, of what colour or length you list, and never anie thing seene to be therein mouth coils
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Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton
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Desperate or dangerous juggling knacks, wherein the simple are made to thinke, that a seelie juggler with words can hurt and helpe, kill and revive anie creature at his pleasure: and first too kill anie kind of pullen, and to give it life againe knife or nail inserted into head of chicken to deafen it temporarily
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To eate a knife, and to fetch it out of anie other place knife swallowing, first partially put in mouth, then lapped with misdirection and apparently eaten
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To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect
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To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle
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To thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other
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To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose
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To put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold
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To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
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To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood
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To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
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Reginald Scot The conclusion, wherin the reader is referred to certeine patterns of instruments wherewith diverse feats heere specified are to be executed final comments on the chapter about juggling (= magic)
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Data entered by Denis Behr, July 2017.