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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).

Magie, n. [e.m.E. (1592), F. magie, late L. magīa.]= Magic n. 1597 James VI Dæmonol. 7.
There are principallie two sortes, … whereof the one is called magie or necromancie, the other sorcerie or witch-craft
Ib. 8, 25, 35. 1685 Sinclair Satan's Invisible World 215.
Whether there be any magie in the practise of some young women too curious, who upon allhallow even … see in their sleep the man that shall be their husband

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