Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects, Volume 2

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Wiggin and Lunt, 1867 - Salem (Mass.)
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Page 83 - Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the Lord. For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Page 526 - Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions, as mere old wives' fables. I am sorry for it ; and I willingly take this opportunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment which so many that believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe it.
Page 8 - Now stand up, and name your text: and after it was read, she said, It is a long text. In the beginning of sermon, Mrs. Pope, a woman afflicted said to me, Now there is enough of that. And in the afternoon, Abigail Williams, upon my referring to my doctrine said to me, I know no doctrine you had, if you did name one, I have forgot it.
Page 94 - He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon : for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
Page 32 - The account she since gives of it is, that her master did beat her, and otherwise abuse her, to make her confess and accuse (such as he called) her sister witches ; and that whatsoever she said by way of confessing or accusing others, was the effect of such usage ; her master refused to pay her fees, unless she would stand to what she had said.
Page 305 - ... the people, and the executions went on; when he was cut down, he was dragged by the halter to a hole, or grave, between the rocks, about two foot deep, his shirt and breeches being pulled off, and an old pair of trousers of one executed, put on his lower parts, he was so put in, together with Willard and Carrier, one of his hands and his chin, and a foot of one [of] them being left uncovered.
Page 370 - In the whole — the devil got just nothing — but God got praises, Christ got subjects, the Holy Spirit got temples, the church got addition, and the souls of men got everlasting benefits.
Page 369 - Wherefore, instead of all apish shouts and jeers at histories which have such undoubted confirmation, as that no man that has breeding enough to regard the common laws of human society will offer to doubt of them ; it becomes us rather to adore the goodness of God, who does not permit such things every day to befall us all, as he sometimes did permit to befall some few of our miserable neighbors.
Page 241 - The justices asked the girls who afflicted the Indian ; they answered, she (meaning my wife), and [that she] now lay upon him ; the justices ordered her to touch him, in order to his cure, but her head must be turned another way, lest, instead of curing, she should make him worse, by her looking on him...
Page 305 - Prayer) was so well worded and uttered with such composedness and such (at least seeming) fervency of spirit as was very affecting, and drew tears from many (so that it seemed to some that the spectators would hinder the execution) . The accusers said the Black Man stood and dictated to him.

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