Salem Witchcraft; Comprising More Wonders Of The Invisible World

Paperback | January 31, 2012

bySamuel Page Fowler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861. Excerpt: ... PART IV. LETTERS OF A GENTLEMAN UNINTERESTED, ENDEAVOURING TO PROVE THE RECEIVED OPINIONS ABOUT WITCHCRAFT TO BE ORTHODOX. TOLD you I had some thoughts concerning witchcraft, and an intention of conferring with the gentleman who has published several treatises about witchcraft, and persons afflicted by them, lately here in New-England; but since you have put those three books into my hands, I find myself engaged in a very hard province, to give you my opinion ot them. I plainly foresee, that should this scribbling of mine come to public view, it would displease all parties, but that is the least. Moreover it is so far out of my road to set my thoughts to consider a matter on every side, which in itself is so abstruse, and every step I advance therein, if I miss truth (which is a narrow and undivided line) I must tumble down headlong into the gulph of dangerous error. Yet, notwithstanding, I have forced myself to fend these few lines, if so be I may clear to you a truth you now seem to be offended at, because of the ill consequences which (you think) lately have and again may be drawn from it, by the ill conduct of some men. I am not ignorant that the pious frauds of the ancient, and the inbred fire (I do not call it pride) of many of our modern, divines, have precipitated them to propagate and maintain truth as well as falsehoods, in such an unfair manner, as has given advantage to the enemy to suspect the whole doctrine, these men have profest, to be nothing but a mere trick. But it is certain, that as no lover of truth will justify an illegitimate corollary, though drawn from a true proposition; so neither will he reject a truth, because some or many men take unfair means to prove it, or draw false consequences from it. The many heresies among christian...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861. Excerpt: ... PART IV. LETTERS OF A GENTLEMAN UNINTERESTED, ENDEAVOURING TO PROVE THE RECEIVED OPINIONS ABOUT WITCHCRAFT TO BE ORTHODOX. TOL...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217985734

ISBN - 13:9780217985734

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