ANNALS OF WITCHCRAFT IN NEW ENGLAND ANDS ELSEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES, FROM THEIR FIRST SETTLEMENT (Google eBook)

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Page 110 - I looked on haughty Endicott ; with weapon half-way drawn, Swept round the throng his lion glare of bitter hate and scorn ; Fiercely he drew his bridle-rein, and turned in silence back, And sneering priest and baffled clerk rode murmuring in his track.
Page i - Annals of Witchcraft in New England, and elsewhere in the United States, from their First Settlement. Drawn up from Unpublished and other well Authenticated Records of the Alleged Operations of Witches and their Instigator, the Devil. By Samuel G. Drake. Boston: W. Elliot Woodward. MDCCCLXIX. 4to, pp. 306. BA. 20867 No. vin. of Woodward's
Page 124 - Hath not this present Parliament A lieger to the devil sent, Fully empower'd to treat about Finding revolted witches out? And has he not within a year Hang'd threescore of them in one shire? Some only for not being drown'd, And some for sitting above ground Whole days and nights upon their breeches, And feeling pain, were hang'd for witches; And some for putting knavish tricks Upon green geese...
Page 61 - Christians yet alive, that a malefactor, accused of witchcraft as well as murder, and executed in this place more than forty years ago, did then give notice of an horrible plot against the country by witchcraft, and a foundation of witchcraft then laid, which if it were not seasonably discovered would probably blow up and pull down all the churches in the country. And we have now with horror seen the discovery of such a witchcraft...
Page 109 - The merchant-ships lay idly there, in hard clear lines on high, Tracing with rope and slender spar their network on the sky. And there were ancient citizens, cloak-wrapped and grave and cold, And grim and stout sea-captains with faces bronzed and old, And on his horse, with Rawson, his cruel clerk at hand, Sat dark and haughty Endicott, the ruler of the land.
Page 289 - Capt. Marshall is a hearty old gentleman, formerly one of Oliver's soldiers, upon which he very much values himself. He had all the history of the civil war at his...
Page 196 - ... you are a liar; I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink.
Page 105 - I asked her what woman. She said, Goodwife Walford. I tried to persuade her it was only her weakness. She told me no, and related as above, that her back was as a flame of fire, and her lower parts were as it were numb and without feeling.
Page 109 - Then to the stout sea-captains the sheriff, turning, said, — "Which of ye, worthy seamen, will take this Quaker maid ? In the Isle of fair Barbadoes, or on Virginia's shore. You may hold her at a higher price than Indian girl or Moor.
Page 61 - Center, and after a sort, the First-born of our English Settlements; and the Houses of the Good People there are fill'd with the doleful Shrieks of their Children and Servants, Tormented by Invisible Hands, with Tortures altogether preternatural.

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