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whole government and ministry of the land. Denying the jurisdiction of popular opinion, he claims the subject as too dark and deep for ordinary comprehension, and appeals for a decision to the day of judgment. But the sentence was not delayed. The inexorable indignation of the people of Chap. XIX.} Salem village drove Parris from the place; Noyes re- Bentley gained favor only by a full confession, asking forgiveness always, and consecrating the remainder of his life to deeds of mercy. Sewall, one of the judges, by the frankness and sincerity of his undisguised confession, recovered public esteem. Stoughton and Cotton Mather never repented. The former lived proud, unsatisfied, and unbeloved; the latter attempted to persuade others and himself that he had not been specially active in the tragedy. But the public mind would not be deceived. His diary proves that he did not wholly escape the rising impeachment from the monitor within; and Cotton Mather, who had sought the foundat