Witch Hill: A History of Salem Witchcraft. Including Illustrative Sketches of Persons and Places

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Carlton & Lanahan, 1870 - 322

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Strona 120 - He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon : for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
Strona 150 - If you thus behave yourselves, and so become a terror to evil doers and a praise to them that do well...
Strona 300 - We do therefore hereby signify to all in general, and to the surviving sufferers in special, our deep sense of, and sorrow for, our errors in acting on such evidence to the condemning of any person; and do hereby declare, that we justly fear that we were sadly deluded and mistaken, — for which we are much disquieted and distressed in our minds, and do therefore humbly beg forgiveness, first, of God, for Christ's sake, for this our error, and pray that God would not impute the guilt of it to ourselves...
Strona 294 - And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Strona 186 - I did easily perceive which way the rcst would go ; for the same evidence that served for one would serve for all the rest. I acquainted her with her danger ; and that, if she were carried to Salem to be tried, I feared she would never return. I did my utmost that she might have her trial in our own county; I with several others petitioning the judge for it, and were put in hopes of it...
Strona 116 - 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.
Strona 249 - I was, almost the whole time of the proceeding, abroad in the service of their Majesties, in the Eastern part of the country, and depended upon the judgment of the Court, as to a method of proceeding in cases of witchcraft; but when I came home I found many persons in a strange ferment of dissatisfaction, which was increased by some...
Strona 271 - In fine, the Country was in a dreadful Ferment, and wise Men foresaw a long Train of Dismal and Bloody Consequences. Hereupon they first advised, that the afflicted might be kept asunder in the closest Privacy; and one particular Person (whom I have cause to know) in pursuance of this Advice, offered himself singly to provide Accommodations for any six of them, that so the Success of more than ordinary Prayer with Fasting, might, with Patience, be experienced, before any other Courses were taken.
Strona 245 - Candy ! are you a witch? A. Candy no witch in her country. Candy's mother no witch. Candy no witch, Barbados. This country, mistress give Candy witch. Q. Did your mistress make you a witch in this country? A. Yes, in this country mistress give Candy witch.
Strona 219 - It cost the Court a wonderful deal of trouble, to hear the testimonies of the sufferers ; for when they were going to give in their depositions, they would for a long time be taken with fits that made them uncapable of saying any thing. The chief judge asked the prisoner, who he thought hindered these witnesses from giving their testimonies. And he answered, " He supposed it was the devil.

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