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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 1. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Narrative and legendary poems (search)
d of thy mother, stay!” She clasped her hands, she wept aloud, But Andrew rode away. “O reverend sir, my Andrew's soul The Wenham witch has caught; She holds him with the curled gold Whereof her snare is wrought. She charms him with her great blue eyes, She binds him with her hair; Oh, break the spell with holy words, Unbind him with a prayer! “ ‘Take heart,’ the painful preacher said, “This mischief shall not be; The witch shall perish in her sins And Andrew shall go free. Our poor Ann Putnam testifies She saw her weave a spell, Bare-armed, loose-haired, at full of moon, Around a dried — up well. Spring up, O well! she softly sang The Hebrew's old refrain (For Satan uses Bible words), Till water flowed amain. And many a goodwife heard her speak By Wenham water words That made the buttercups take wings And turn to yellow birds. They say that swarming wild bees seek The hive at her command; And fishes swim to take their food From out her dainty hand. Meek as she s
. s.). He m. Caroline Cutter, 10 June, 1829, W. C. Capt. Ephraim, d. 7 Dec. 1841, a. 47. Ann Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Ephraim, d. 26 July, 1839, a. 8 (g. s.). See Cutter Book, 133, and Cutter (par. 23). 35. Henry, s. of Ephraim (17), m. Miranda Cutter, 18 Nov. 1830, W. C. A son of Henry, d. 8 Jan. 1840, a. 1 yr. See Cutter Book, 133, &c., and Cutter (par. 23). 36. Isaac, s. of Ephraim (17), had dau. d. 18 Aug. 1840, a. 20 mos. 37. Thomas, s. of John (31), the Thomas F. who m. Sally Ann Putnam, 23 July, 1834, W. C.; Thomas's son, d. 4 Mar. 1835, a. 11 weeks; a son of Thomas, d. 9 Aug. 1837, a. 4 hours. 38. Walter (s. of Gideon, s. of Edmund, s. of Ephraim, s. of Edmund, the first), m. Martha Tufts, 21 June, 1793 (Camb. R. ), and had bro. William, m. here Mary Teel, 21 Feb. 1811, both resident in Cambridge. (See Paige, 555.) See Wyman, 379. 39. Edmund (s. of Edmund, s. of Ephraim, s. of Edmund), had dau. Phebe d. here unm. 30 (31) Dec. 1811, a. 46 (g. s.); her brother Sam