Miscellanies, Volume 5

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Page 224 - When Jesus heard that, he said, this sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
Page 9 - ... larcenies. Her Spirit is a white cat spotted with black, and named Inges. The- third is Jennit Dibble, a very old widow, reputed a witch for many years : and a constant report affirmeth that her mother, two aunts, two sisters, her husband and some of her children have all been long esteemed witches, so that it seemeth hereditary to her family. Her Spirit is in the shape of a great black cat, called Gibbe, which hath attended her now above forty years.
Page 3 - Hiftory of Edward the Black Prince, and certain witty Eclogues, as yet not printed that I hear of. " He is accounted a fingular fcholar in all kind of learning, and yet liveth. 1631.
Page 50 - ... which a husband may gain by a public expose is thought to be dearly purchased by the injury thereby inflicted upon the children and upon his own character. Unless we are much mistaken, similar views have prevailed among the higher classes in England during the last twentyfive or thirty years. At least, it is only in this manner that we can account for the non-appearance of noble suitors in our Law Courts in that class of actions which, at the commencement of this century, called forth those impassioned...
Page 224 - Ye are of your father the devil, and the lufts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,, becaufe there is no truth in him. When he fpeaketh a lie, he fpeaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Page 301 - The author, though illegitimate, was fully accepted as a member of the noble and...
Page 6 - I am in religion neither a fantastic puritan, nor a superstitious papist ; but so settled in conscience, that I have the sure ground of God's word to warrant all I believe, and the commendable ordinances of our English church to approve all I practise : in which course I live a faithful Christian, and an obedient subject, and so teach my family.
Page 8 - Waite, a widow that some years ago came to dwell in these parts, with an husband, who brought with them an evil report for witchcraft and theft. The man died by the hand of the executioner for stealing, and his relict has increased the report she brought with her for witchery. Her familiar Spirit is a deformed thing with many feet, black of colour, rough with hair, the bigness of a cat, the name of it unknown. The next is her daughter, a young woman agreeing with her mother in name and conditions...
Page 156 - ... back again of her life for forty years, which was now ended upon Shrove Tuefday laft.

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