The Witchcraft Delusion in New England: The wonders of the invisible world, by C. Mather

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W. Elliot Woodward, 1866 - Witchcraft

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Page 219 - Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book. Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me.
Page 84 - The LORD liveth ; and blessed be my Rock ; And let the God of my salvation be exalted.
Page 238 - Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Page xlix - There in a gloomy hollow glen she found A little cottage, built of stickes and reedes In homely wize, and ,wald with sods around ; In which a Witch did dwell, in loathly weedes And...
Page 115 - When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Page lviii - ... for, as in a secret murther, if the dead carkas be at any time thereafter handled by the murtherer, it will gush out of blood, as if the blood were crying to the heaven for revenge of the murtherer...
Page 195 - ... him down by the hair of the head. When he rose again, he was going to strike at Richard Carrier, but fell down flat on his back to the ground and had not power to stir hand or foot until he told Carrier he yielded; and then he saw the shape of Martha Carrier go off his breast. This Toothaker had received a wound in the wars, and he now testified that Martha Carrier told him he should never be cured.
Page 169 - Pig approach him ; at which, he going to kick, it vanished away. Immediately after, sitting down, he saw a black Thing jump in at the Window, and come and stand before him. The Body was like that of a Monkey, the Feet like a Cocks, but the Face much like a Mans.
Page 32 - You are a liar ; I am no more a witch than you are a wizard ; and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink.
Page 237 - Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without ; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

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