Salem Witchcraft: With an Account of Salem Village, and a History of Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects, Volym 1

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Wiggin and Lunt, 1867
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Salem Witchcraft is one of the most famous books published on the Salem Witch Trials. Author Charles Upham was a foremost scholar on the subject, as well as a Massachusetts senator. Only volume one of the series is included in this Anthology.

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Sida 377 - I conjure you, by that which you profess, (Howe'er you come to know it,) answer me : Though you untie the winds, and let them fight Against the churches ; though the yesty waves *e Confound and swallow navigation up ; Though bladed corn be lodg'd, and trees blown down; Though castles topple on their warders...
Sida 346 - And the wild blast upheaved the vanished sword ! How have I sat, when piped the pensive wind, To hear his harp by BRITISH FAIRFAX strung ! Prevailing Poet ! whose undoubting mind Believed the magic wonders which he sung...
Sida 7 - ... scene ! The silver moon, unclouded, holds her way Through skies where I could count each little star. The fanning west wind scarcely stirs the leaves ; The river, rushing o'er its pebbled bed, Imposes silence with a stilly sound. In such a place as this, at such an hour, If ancestry can be in aught believed, Descending spirits have conversed with man, And told the secrets of the world unknown.
Sida 378 - ... he could take away a man's life, though in truth he could do no such thing : yet this were a just law made by the state, that whosoever should turn his hat thrice, and cry buz, with an intention to take away a man's life, shall be put to death.
Sida 20 - The first legal enactment concerning this system provided that whereas: " Particular towns have many things which concern only themselves, and the ordering of their own affairs, and disposing of business in their own towns ; therefore, the freemen of every town, or the major part of them, shall only have power to dispose of their own lands and woods, with all the...
Sida 408 - No, not so much as their eyes are able to shed teares (threaten " and torture them as ye please) while first they repent, (God " not permitting them to dissemble their obstinacie in so horrible " a crime). Albeit the woman kind especially, be able otherwayes " to shed teares at every light occasion when they will, yea although " it were dissemblingly like the crocodiles.
Sida 363 - O th' exceeding grace Of highest God ! that loves his creatures so, And all his works with mercy doth embrace, That blessed angels he sends to and fro, To serve to wicked man, to serve his wicked foe. " How oft do they their silver bowers leave To come to succour us, that succour want ? How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant Against foul fiends, to aid us militant? They for us fight, they watch and duly ward, And their bright squadrons round about us...
Sida 355 - ... and of the earth he had such a minute and exact geographical knowledge, as if he had been by Divine Providence ordained surveyor-general of the whole terrestrial orb, and its products, minerals, plants, and animals.
Sida 341 - England, together with seven men who had been confederate with her. In 1541, the Earl of Hungerford was beheaded for inquiring of a witch how long Henry VIII. would live. In 1549, it was made the duty of Bishops, by Archbishop Cranmer's articles of visitation, to inquire of their clergy, whether 'they know of any that use charms, sorcery, enchantments, witchcraft, soothsaying or any like craft invented by the devil.?
Sida 348 - I went when I was a justice-depute to examine some women who had confessed judicially, and one of them, who was a silly creature, told me under secrecy, that she had not confessed because she was guilty, but being a poor creature, who wrought for her meat, and being defamed for a witch, she knew she would starve, for no person thereafter would either give her meat or lodging, and that all men would beat her, and hound dogs at her, and that therefore she desired to be out of the world; whereupon she...

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