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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), The tent on the Beach (search)
ng. ‘Fie on the witch!’ cried a merry girl, As they rounded the point where Goody Cole Sat by her door with her wheel atwirl, Goody Cole was brought before the QGoody Cole was brought before the Quarter Sessions in 1680 to answer to the charge of being a witch. The court could not find satisfactory evidence of witchcraft, but so strong was the feeling againstocks lit up by the lightning's glare, The strife and torment of sea and air. Goody Cole looked out from her door: The Isles of Shoals were drowned and gone, Scarcely, As thou lovest thy own soul! Woe's me, if my wicked fancies Be the death of Goody Cole! “ His horse he saddled and bridled, And into the night rode he, Now throughce (Upon whose soul be peace!) Set his name to the jailer's warrant For Goodwife Cole's release. Then through the night the hoof-beats Went sounding like a flail; And Goody Cole at cockcrow Came forth from Ipswich jail. 1865. “Here is a rhyme: I hardly dare To venture on its theme worn out; What seems so sweet by Doon and
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 4. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Appendix (search)
ruel as Moloch, deaf and false as Jove— Thou art our Father, and Thy name is Love!” III. notes to the Poems in this Volume. Note 1, page 15. O vine of Sibmah! I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer! Jeremiah XLVIII. 32. Note 2, page 19. August. Soliloq. cap. XXXI. Interrogavi Terramn Zzz etc. Note 3, page 79. Dr. Withington, author of The Puritan, under the name of Jonathan Oldbug. Note 4, page 79. Thomas ä Kempis in De Imitatione Christi. Note 5, page 236. Goody Cole was brought before the Quarter Sessions in 1680 to answer to the charge of being a witch. The court could not find satisfactory evidence of witchcraft, but so strong was the feeling against her that Major Waldron, the presiding magistrate, ordered her to be imprisoned, with a lock kept on her leg at the pleasure of the Court. In such judicial action one can read the fear and vindictive spirit of the community at large. Note 6, page 249. The reference is to Bayard Taylor's poem, The So