From Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus, Joseph H. Peterson edition:
To Fasten a Thief.
Mary toiled and bore the child, three angels were her nurses, the first is named Saint Michael, the other's name Saint Gabriel, the third is called St. Peter. Three thieves approach to steal the child of Mary; Mary spake: Saint Peter bind. Saint Peter said: I have bound it with iron fetters, with God's own hands, that they must stand like a stick, and look like a track until they are able to count all the stars, all rain drops that fall into the ocean, all grains of sand fro and to. If they cannot do this they must stand like a stick, must ever look like a buck, till I may see them with my own eyes, and with my tongue can bid them to arise and order them to go without ado. Thus I forbid the thieves my own, my all, and make the thief repent and fall. + + + Give the thief three times three strokes, and bid him depart hence, in the name of the Lord.
The grimoire Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus lists this spell.
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1725Publication of Egyptian Secrets of Albertus Magnus (lists this spell)
1869English-language translation of Egyptian Secrets (lists this spell)