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In response to her confessions Simon offers her comfort, saying 'Wife, be of good cheere, this thy bargaine [with the Devil] is void and of none effect: for thou hast sold that which is none of thine to sell; sith it belongeth to Christ.' 'Be content', he continues, "by the grace of God, Jesus Christ shall unwitch us: for none evill can happen to them that feare God.' Simon's resolve is matched by his spiritual guidance of Ade, for as the 'time approched that the divell should come and take possession of the woman according to his bargaine, Simon watched and praied earnestlie and caused his wife to read psalmes and praiers for mercie at Gods hands'.