Amber Witch

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Printed at the Ballantyne Press, 1903 - Electronic books - 156 pages
A novel based of Schweidler's account of an actual trial.

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Page xvi - Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap ; which neither have storehouse nor barn ; and God feedeth them : how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Page xxix - BLESS the LORD, O my soul : And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, 0 my soul, And forget not all his benefits : Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction ; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies ; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things ; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Page cxxxiv - He made darkness his secret place ; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Page xlix - For a small moment have I forsaken thee ; But with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, Saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
Page cxlvii - Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth : therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty : For he maketh sore, and bindeth up : he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Page cv - Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause Mine anger to fall upon you : for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Page cxxxviii - And, behold, scarce had she spoken these words, when the sun came out and formed a rainbow right over the mountain most pleasant to behold; and it is clear that this was a sign from the merciful God, such as he often gives us, but which we blind and unbelieving men do not rightly mark. Neither did my child heed it; for albeit she thought upon that first rainbow which shadowed forth our troubles, yet it seemed to her impossible that she could now be saved, wherefore she grew so faint, that she no...
Page cv - And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day...
Page xciii - He that eateth bread with Me hath lift up his heel against Me:" and she held fast by my chair. Old Use, too, could not walk straight for very grief, nor could she speak for tears, but she twisted and wound herself about before the court, like a woman in travail. But when Dom. Consul threatened that the constable should presently help her to her words, she testified that my child had very often got up in the night, and called aloud upon the foul fiend. Q. Whether she had ever heard Satan answer her?
Page lxv - Propius accedas, patria virgo, ut te osculer"; whereupon she drew near to his horse, blushing deeply. I thought he would only have kissed her forehead, as potentates commonly use to do, but not at all! he kissed her lips with a loud smack, and the long feathers on his hat drooped over her neck, so that I was quite afraid for her again. But he soon raised up his head, and taking off his gold chain, whereon dangled his own effigy, he hung it round my child's neck with these words: " Hocce tuce pulchritudim!...

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