The New-England Tragedies

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Ticknor and Fields, 1868 - Witchcraft - 179 pages
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Page 41 - O, this will drag me down into my grave, — To that eternal resting-place wherein Man lieth down, and riseth not again ! Till the heavens be no more he shall not wake, Nor be roused from his sleep ; for Thou dost change His countenance, and sendest him away ! END OF ACT II.
Page 75 - Mark that. He says all people known as Quakers Among us, now condemned to suffer death Or any corporal punishment whatever, . Who are imprisoned, or may be obnoxious To the like condemnation, shall be sent Forthwith to England, to be dealt with there In such wise as shall be agreeable
Page 60 - their palms The burning sign of Heresy, hereafter Shall be uplifted against such accusers, And then the imprinted letter and its meaning Will not be Heresy, but Holiness ! EDITH. Remember, thou condemnest thine own father ! JOHN ENDICOTT. I have no father ! He has cast me off. I am as homeless as the wind that moans
Page 73 - O thou that slayest the Maccabees ! The Lord Shall smite thee with incurable disease, And no man shall endure to carry thee ! MERRY. Peace, old blasphemer ! CHRISTISON. I both feel and see The presence and the waft of death go forth Against thee, and already thou dost look Like one that 's dead ! MERRY
Page 117 - her, and she awakes. MARY. Who are these gentlemen ? WALCOT. They are our friends. Dear Mary, are you better ? Weak, very weak. MARY. Taking a spindle from her lap, and holding it up. How came this spindle here ? TITUBA. You wrenched it from the hand of Goodwife Corey When she rushed at you. HATHORNE.
Page 68 - in the Swallow. And how to do it I don't clearly see, For one of them is banished, and another Is sentenced to be hanged ! What shall I do ? GOLDSMITH. Just slip your hawser on some cloudy night ; Sheer off, and pay it with the topsail, Simon ! {Exeunt. SCENE II. Street in front of the
Page 167 - MARTHA ; COREY following. COREY. The dream ! the dream ! the dream ! HATHORNE. What does he say ? Giles Corey, go not hence. You are yourself Accused of Witchcraft and of Sorcery By many witnesses. Say, are you guilty ? COREY. 1 know my death is foreordained by you, — Mine and my wife's. Therefore I will not answer.
Page 65 - My creditor and trusty taverner, My corporal in the Great Artillery ! He 's not a man to pass me without speaking. COLE looks away and passes. Don't yaw so ; keep your luff, old hypocrite ! Respectable, ah yes, respectable, You, with your seat in the new Meeting-house, Your cow-right on the Common ! But
Page 78 - UPSALL. And is this not enough ? NORTON. Now hear me. This William Brand of yours has tried to beat Our Gospel Ordinances black and blue ; And, if he has been beaten in like manner, It is but justice, and I will appear In his behalf that did so. I suppose That he refused to work. UPSALL.
Page 32 - UPSALL (aside). T is Christison ! THE VOICE. O foolish people, ye that think to burn And to consume the truth of God, I tell you That every flame is a loud tongue of fire To publish it abroad to all the world Louder than tongues of men ! KEMPTHORN (springing to

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