She was a midwife, and had long been suspected of witchcraft by some of her neighbors. Richard Juxon was a Fellow of Kings Colledge in Cambridge, he led a most vicious life : and whereas such of the Students as were serious in matters of Religion, did endeavour by solemn Fasting and Prayer to prepare themselves for the Communion which was then this was about the year 1636 on Easter-Day, This Juxon spent all the time of preparation in Drunken wild Meetings, and was up late and Drunk on the Saturday night. She had that day been diverse times warning us, that they had been contriving to do some harm to 'my Wife, by a Fall or a Blow, or the like; and when she came out of her mysterious Journeys, she would still be careful concerning Her. The sources provided a look at the lives of colonial people. When Mather successfully roused opposition to revocation of the charter, he was nearly framed for. Within a day or two after the Fast, the young Woman had two remarkable Attempts made upon her, by her invisible Adversaries. Sometimes the Discourse would hold for a considerable time.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. Yea, she said, that the Devil had himself in the likeness and shape of divers tormented her, and then told her it was not he but they that did it. The Boy also made for a long time together a noise like a Dog, and like an Hen with her Chickens, and could not speak rationally. In 1681, when the agitation in the Massachusetts Bay Colony over the questions respecting the imperiled colonial charter was rapidly approaching a climax, and the public mind was already feverishly excited, the ministers sent out a paper of proposals for collecting facts concerning witchcraft. And the Account which he giveth thereof is as followeth ; On December 3, in the night time, he and his Wife heard a noise upon the roof of their House, as if Sticks and Stones had been thrown against it with great violence; whereupon he rose out of his Bed, but could see nothing. Glanvil's Collection of Mod-ern Relations, P.
Another time he was thrust out of his Chair and rolled up and down with out cries, that all things were on fire ; yea, be was three times very dangerously thrown into the fire, and preserved by his Friends with much ado. On the same day, the long Staff but now spoken of, was hang'd up by a line, and swung to and fro, the Man's Wife laid it in the fire, but she could not hold it there, inasmuch as it would forcibly fly out ; yet after much ado with joynt strength they made it to burn. An account of the House in Newberry lately troubled with a Doemon. Very Remarkable was that Providence wherein Ann Cole of Hartford in New-England was concerned. The general purpose of which was, that such and such persons who were named in the Discourse which passed from her were consulting how they might carry on mischievous designs against her and several others, mentioning sundry wayes they should take for that end, particularly that they would afflict her Body, spoil her Name, etc. Moreover, she said that the Devil had frequently the carnal knowledge of her Body.
An hour after this, a terrible storm arose, continuing forty hours, so that if they had not met the vessel that saved them in the nick of opportunity, they had all perished; and if the New England men had not taken down some of their sails, or had not chanced to send one up to tallow the mast, this boat and men had never been seen by them. She cried out in some of her Fits, that a Woman, one of her Neighbours appeared to her, and was the cause of her Affliction. This Hughes now preparing her Testimony, immediately one of her children, a fine boy, well grown towards Youth, was taken ill, just in the same woful and surprising manner that Goodwins children were. A Disturbance not much unlike to this hapned above twenty years ago, at an house in Tedworth, in the County of Wilts in England, which was by wise men judged to pro-ceed from Conjuration. One thing more is worthy of Remark concerning this miserable creature.
In the case depicted in his literary work, Mather provides a description of the aesthetics, actions, and symptoms witches possess. And the Account which he giveth thereof is as followeth ; On December 3, in the night time, he and his Wife heard a noise upon the roof of their House, as if Sticks and Stones had been thrown against it with great violence; whereupon he rose out of his Bed, but could see nothing. Nor dare I averr, that there are none such in what follows. Only they seem to think, their power will be broke this Week. A faithful account of many wonderful and surprising things, that have befallen several bewitched and possessed persons in New-England.
They contain Things of undoubted Certainty, and they suggest Things of Importance unconceivably. The Boy was growing antick as he was on the Journey, but before the end of it he made a grievous hollowing, and when he lighted, he threw a great stone at a Maid in the house, and fell on eating of Ashes. Still he continued under Terror, and said he should do so, as long as the Covenant which he had signed, remained in the hands of the Devil. In this manner, about four hours space that night : The Secretary then went to bed, but a stone came and broke up his Chamber-:loor, being put to not lockt , a Brick was sent upon the like Errand. She had twice been married before she became the wife of Nathaniel Greensmith, and by her first husband, Abraham Elson, had two daughters, who were now aged about seventeen and fifteen. Then she married Mike in 1991, and in 1993 they retired to Red River, N. Let every God-fearing Reader joyn with me in Prayer, that I may be enabled to redeem the time, and in all wayes wherein I am capable to serve my Generation.
The Neckcloth, and not the shooe, has been made strangely inaccessible. Their Keys being tied together, one was taken from the rest, and the remaining two would fly about making a loud noise by knocking against each other. One night particularly, The Boy said he saw a Black thing with a Blue Cap in the Room, Tormenting of him; and he complained most bitterly of a Hand put into the Bed, to pull out his Bowels. It exhibits a striking display of the state of public feeling at that time, as to supernatural appe Illustrative of the earlier days of American colonization. This the Judges bad their just Apprehensions at; and carefully causing the Repetition of the Experiment, found again the same event of it. Nor would I my self decline to put my hand so far as my small capacity will reach to so noble an undertaking, did not manifold diversions and employments prevent me from attending that which I should account a profitable Recreation. One of them, in the House of a kind Neighbour and Gentleman Mr.
Whether the Magnetic impressions on that part of the Needle being dissipated by the heat of the Lightning, and the effluvia on the South end of the Needle only remaining untouched thereby, be the true natural reason of the marvelous alteration ; or whither it ought to be ascribed to some other cause, the Ingenious may consider. The next night, Chairs walked up and down the Room; the Childrens Shoes were hurled over their heads. By Increase Mather, Teacher of a Church at Boston in New-England. Matthew Pool, whose Synopsis Criticorum, and other Books by him emitted, have made him famous in the World. Born the youngest son of a religious leader known in Old England as well as New, and graduated from Harvard in 1656, while Puritanism was still dominant in the mother land, he had choice of two worlds for his career, and at first elected for the old, where two of his brothers were already prospering.
Matthew Pool, whose Synopsis Criticorum, and other Books by him emitted, have made him famous in the World. Yet further: That worthy and now blessed minister of God, Mr. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them! He quickly left Massachusetts and went to Ireland, where he studied at for an During his time at Trinity College he was licensed as a Commonwealth Minister by to the joint charge of St Tida's Church , and St Swithan's Church. Allyn, a neer neighbor to Disborough. A Smith lodging in the House, heard a noise in the room, as if one had been shoeing an Horse, and somewhat come as it were with a Pincers snipping at the Smith's Nose, most part of the night.
Walton's; because my Interest runs low with the Secretary, I have desired Mr. Another of them was Mr. These things being Read and Considered. This Woman in her daughters Defence bestow'd very bad Language upon the Girl that put her to the Question; immediately upon which, the poor child became variously indisposed in her health, an visited with strange Fits, beyond those that attend an Epilepsy or a Catalepsy, or those that they call The Diseases of Astonishment. By Increase Mather, Teacher of a Church at Boston in New-England.