Witchcraft in Salem Village in 1692: Together with a Review of the Opinions of Modern Writers and Psychologists in Regard to Outbreak of the Evil in America

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Salem Press Company, 1916 - 273 páginas
 

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Página 83 - Nevertheless, we cannot but humbly recommend unto the government, the speedy and vigorous prosecutions of such as have rendered themselves obnoxious, according to the directions given in the laws of God, and the wholesome statutes of the English nation, for the detection of witchcrafts.
Página 29 - If any man or woman be a Witch, (that is) hath, or consulteth with a Familiar spirit, they shall be put to death.
Página 25 - To deny the possibility, nay, actual existence, of witchcraft and sorcery is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God...
Página 83 - We know not whether some remarkable affronts given the devils, by our disbelieving these testimonies whose whole force and strength is from them alone, may not put a period unto the progress of the dreadful calamity begun upon us, in the accusation of so many persons whereof some, we hope, are yet clear from the great transgression laid to their charge.
Página 166 - I did, or else they would not fall down at me ; they told me if I would not confess, I should be put down into the dungeon and would be hanged ; but if I would confess I should have my life ; the which did so affright me, with my own vile wicked heart, to save my life, made me make the like confession I did, which confession, may it please the honored court, is altogether false and untrue. The very first night after I...
Página 28 - Against the peace of our Sovereign Lord and Lady The King and Queen, as well as of the Statute Made and provided in that case.
Página 30 - ... take up any dead man, woman, or child out of his, her, or their grave, or any other place where the dead body resteth, or the skin, bone, or any other part of any dead person, to be employed or used in any manner of witchcraft, sorcery, charm, or enchantment...
Página 264 - 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 laios against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime.
Página 265 - Secondly the 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 desired them, strictly to observe their evidence; and desired the great God of heaven to direct their hearts in this weighty thing they had in hand : For to condemn the innocent, and to let the guilty...
Página 250 - I have been instrumental, with others, though ignorantly and unwittingly, to bring upon myself and this land the guilt of innocent blood; though what was said or done by me against any person I can truly and uprightly say, before God and man, I did it not out of any anger, malice or ill-will to any person, for I had no such thing against one of them; but what I did was ignorantly, being deluded by Satan.

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