Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volumen18

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American Antiquarian Society., 1907 - 41 páginas
 

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Página 204 - In short, when I consider the question, whether there are such persons in the world as those we call witches, my mind is divided between the two opposite opinions: or rather (to speak my thoughts freely) I believe in general that there is, and has been, such a thing as witchcraft ; but at the same time can give no credit to any particular instance of it.
Página 152 - That there were such creatures as witches, he made no doubt at all. For, first, the Scriptures had affirmed so much. Secondly, the wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime.
Página 266 - It does not seem to me a good reason to decline prosecuting a new experiment which apparently increases the power of man over matter, till we can see to what use that power may be applied. When we have learnt to manage it, we may hope some time or other to find uses for it, as men have done for magnetism and electricity, of which the first experiments were mere matters of amusement.
Página 192 - A full Confutation of Witchcraft ; more particularly of the Depositions against Jane Wenham, lately condemned for a Witch, at Hertford ; in...
Página 201 - The Discovery of Witches, in Answer to severall Queries lately delivered to the Judges of Assize for the county of Norfolk; and now published by Matthew Hopkins, witch-finder, for the benefit of the whole kingdom.
Página 152 - ... wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime. And such hath been the judgment of this kingdom, as appears by that Act of Parliament which hath provided punishments proportionable to the quality of the offence. And...
Página 266 - I see between the two parties here. Your philosophy seems to be too bashful. In this country we are not so much afraid of being laughed at. If we do a foolish thing, we are the first to laugh at it ourselves, and are almost as much pleased with a bon mot or a good chanson, that ridicules well the disappointment of a project, as we might have been with its success.
Página 232 - Ames, Nathaniel. An Astronomical Diary; or, An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord Christ 1761-67, Containing Judgment of the Weather, Courts, Feasts, and Fasts of the Church, Quakers' Yearly Meetings, The Roads and Best Stages from Boston to Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Eastern Road, etc., etc.
Página 249 - But dreadful too, the dark assassin hires: Trade it may help, society extend; But lures the pirate, and corrupts the friend: It raises armies in a nation's aid, But bribes a senate, and the land's betray'd.
Página 155 - ... he was clearly of opinion, that the persons were bewitched; and said, that in Denmark there had been lately a great discovery of witches who used the very same way of afflicting persons, by conveying pins into them, and crooked as these pins were, with needles and nails.

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