An essay on demonology, ghosts and apparitions, and popular superstitions: also, an account of the witchcraft delusion at Salem, in 1692 (Google eBook)

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Carter and Hendee, 1831 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 234 pages
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Page 97 - There was not a village in England that had not a ghost in it, the churchyards were all haunted, every large common had a circle of fairies belonging to it, and there was scarce a shepherd to be met with who had not seen a spirit.
Page 32 - The figure of the deceased person never appeared to me after the first dreadful day; but several other figures showed themselves afterwards very distinctly ; sometimes such as I knew, mostly, however, of persons I did not know...
Page 92 - Among the rest an old reading parson, named Lowis, not far from Framlingham, was one that was hanged, who confessed that he had two imps, and that one of them was always putting him...
Page 58 - While they were inquiring and deliberating, they were summoned into the girl's chamber by some ladies who were near her bed, and who had heard knocks and scratches. When the gentlemen entered, the girl declared that she felt the spirit like a mouse upon her back, and was required to hold her hands out of bed.
Page 72 - To pass away the time, he walked into the church, attended by some of the religious, who showed him the tomb of their deceased brother, and spoke feelingly of the scanty honours they had bestowed on his memory. Suddenly a voice was heard, apparently proceeding from the roof of the choir, lamenting the situation of the defunct in purgatory, and reproaching the brotherhood with their lukewarmness and want of zeal on his account. The friars, as soon as their astonishment gave them power to speak, consulted...
Page 31 - At ten o'clock in the forenoon my wife and another person came to console me ; I was in a violent perturbation of mind, owing to a series of incidents which had altogether wounded my moral feelings, and from which I saw no possibility of relief: when suddenly I observed at the distance of ten paces from me a figure the figure of a deceased person. I pointed at it, and asked my wife whether she did not see it. She saw nothing, but being ;much alarmed endeavoured to compose me, and sent for the...
Page 185 - Prescot should never cure him." These words were heard by others besides Abbot himself ; who also heard her say, " She would hold his nose as close to the grindstone as ever it was held since his name was Abbot...
Page 69 - The widow could not for a moment resist this dread summons, which had not the most distant appearance of proceeding from Louis Brabant, whose countenance exhibited no visible change, and whose lips were close and motionless during the delivery of it. Accordingly she consented immediately to receive him for her son-in-law. Louis's finances, however, were in a very low situation, and the formalities attending the...
Page 59 - The spirit was then very seriously advertised that the person to whom the promise was made of striking the coffin, was then about to visit the vault, and that the performance of the promise was then claimed. The company at one o'clock went into the church, and the gentleman to whom the promise was made, went with another into the vault.
Page 148 - Court, sworn to my confession, as I understand since ; but then, at that time, was ignorant of it, not knowing what an oath did mean. The Lord, I hope, in whom I trust, out of the abundance of his mercy, will forgive me my false forswearing myself. What I said was altogether false against my grandfather and Mr. Burroughs, which 1 did to save my life, and to have my liberty...

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