He had recourse to every superstition of sortilege, clairvoyance, presentiment, and dreams.
And strangely enough it resembled the state of mind of a man who fears disenchantment more than sortilege.
sortilege was one of the things which Wesley learned from the devout Moravians.
From various sources of information we know that the Druids had recourse to sortilege by fire.
I do not know where this form of sortilege originated; it is probably as old as Luther's Bible.
This narrative, of combined bibliomancy and sortilege, is a curious one, but let it pass.
"'Tis witchcraft and sortilege, maleficium et sortilegium," said the abbat.
On the same occasions, the will of the gods was ascertained by the casting of lot or other processes of sortilege.