Barbason THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, ii. 2. 265; HENRY V., ii. 1. 52. The name of a demon: he would seem to be the same as“Marbas, alias Barbas,” who, as Scot informs us, “is a great president, and appeareth in the forme of a mightie lion; but at the commandement of a coniuror commeth vp in the likenes of a man, and answereth fullie as touching anie thing which is hidden or secret,” The Discouerie of Witchcraft, etc., p. 378, ed. 1584.
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