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s you will, would you be glad or sorry? queried her mistress. The poor girl was silent. I do not wish you to leave me, Effie, said Rebecca, but I wish you to know that you are from henceforth free, and that if you serve me hereafter, as I trust yack from Haverhill last night, Doctor Clark accompanying us, he having business in Newbury. When we came up to the door, Effie met us with a shy look, and told her mistress that Mrs. Prudence (uncle's spinster cousin) had got a braw auld wooer in ts only a little past eight, when in truth it was near ten. Not long after there was a loud knocking at the door, and as Effie had gone to bed, Rebecca did open it, when, whom did she see but the Widow Hepsy Barnet, Deacon Dole's housekeeper, and wancient woman, coming in yesterday, did so set forth the worth and virtue of a syrup of her making, that Aunt Rawson sent Effie over to the woman's house for a bottle of it. The woman sat with us a pretty while, being a lively talking body, although
Wheelwright (search for this): chapter 2
fathers and husbands, and thirdly against the land they do inhabit. Rebecca here roguishly pinched my arm, saying apart that, after all, we weaker vessels did seem to be of great consequence, and nobody could tell but that our head-dresses would yet prove the ruin of the country. June 4. Robert Pike, coming into the harbor with his sloop, from the Pemaquid country, looked in upon us yesterday. Said that since coming to the town he had seen a Newbury man, who told him that old Mr. Wheelwright, of Salisbury, the famous Boston minister in the time of Sir Harry Vane and Madam Hutchinson, was now lying sick, and nigh unto his end. Also, that Goodman Morse was so crippled by a fall in his barn, that he cannot get to Boston to the trial of his wife, which is a sore affliction to him. The trial of the witch is now going on, and uncle saith it looks much against her, especially the testimony of the Widow Goodwin about her child, and of John Gladding about seeing one half of the body
John Ward (search for this): chapter 2
r from that of his father-in-law, the learned Mr. Ward. Madam, his wife, is a fair, pleasing young Simple Cobbler of Agawam, was much admired. Mr. Ward said that some of the witty turns therein didin the great hall below, notwithstanding that Mr. Ward, when he took leave, bade Doctor Thompson takI have been in the Colony. November 24. Mr. Ward's negro girl Dinah came for me yesterday, sayt with her, and was shown into the study. Mr. Ward said he had sent for me to have some discourse he did, and, when he did come into the room, Mr. Ward told him that he might see by the plight of hson, and his lip quivering. Let me tell you, Mr. Ward, that you greatly wrong one of Christ's littlme of the blameless life of such an one, said Mr. Ward, in a loud, angry tone; it is the Devil's var My brother was about to reply, but, seeing Mr. Ward so moved and vexed, I begged of him to say noe. November 28, 1678. Leonard hath left Mr. Ward, and given up the thought of fitting for the [17 more...]
Benjamin Thompson (search for this): chapter 2
merly dwelt at the Marblehead fishing-haven, she was one of the unruly women who did break into Thompson's garrison-house, and barbarously put to death two Saugus Indians, who had given themselves upthem to be the young Doctor Clark, of Boston, a son of the old Newbury physician, and a Doctor Benjamin Thompson, of Roxbury, who I hear is not a little famous for his ingenious poetry and witty piec-post, the wench will cry out against me as her accomplice. Doctor Clark said his friend Doctor Thompson had written a long piece on this untoward state of our affairs, which he hoped soon to see d laughing in the great hall below, notwithstanding that Mr. Ward, when he took leave, bade Doctor Thompson take heed to his own hint concerning the Wines from France and Muscovado too; to which esides, I know that she is much esteemed by the best sort of people in her neighborhood. Doctor Thompson left this morning, but his friend Doctor Clark goes with us to Newbury. Rebecca found in h
With her darling on his knee. March 27, 1679. Spent the afternoon and evening yesterday at Mr. Mather's, with uncle and aunt, Rebecca and Sir Thomas, and Mr. Torrey of Weymouth, and his wife; Mr. Thacher, the minister of the South Meeting, and Major Simon Willard of Concord, being present also. There was much discourse of on the other hand, of falling into the error of the Socinians, who lay such stress upon works, that they do not scruple to undervalue and make light of faith. Mr. Torrey told of some of the Antinomians, who, being guilty of scandalous sins, did nevertheless justify themselves, and plead that they were no longer under the law. Siy brother, left them to foam out their shame to themselves. The next morning, we got upon our horses at an early hour, and after a hard and long ride reached Mr. Torrey's at Weymouth, about an hour after dark. Here we found Cousin Torrey in bed with her second child, a boy, whereat her husband is not a little rejoiced. My bro
with its father, and would destroy him and his people unless he did join with the Eastern Indians to cut off the English. I remember, said Rebecca, of hearing my father speak of this Squando's kindness to a young maid taken captive some years ago at Presumpscot. I saw her at Cocheco, said the sick man. Squando found her in a sad plight, and scarcely alive, took her to his wigwam, where his squaw did lovingly nurse and comfort her; and when she was able to travel, he brought her to Major Waldron's, asking no ransom for her. He might have been made the fast friend of the English at that time, but he scarcely got civil treatment. My father says that many friendly Indians, by the ill conduct of the traders, have been made our worst enemies, said Rebecca. He thought the bringing in of the Mohawks to help us a sin comparable to that of the Jews, who looked for deliverance from the King of Babylon at the hands of the Egyptians. They did nothing but mischief, said Elnathan Ston
of a certain enchantress? Some one hath rendered them thus: Her with charms drawing stars from heaven, I, And turning the course of rivers, did espy. She parts the earth, and ghosts from sepulchres Draws up, and fetcheth bones away from fires, And at her pleasure scatters clouds in the air, And makes it snow in summer hot and fair. Here Sir Thomas laughingly told Rebecca, that he did put more faith in what these old writers did tell of the magic arts of the sweet-singing sirens, and of Circe and her enchantments, and of the Illyrian maidens, so wonderful in their beauty, who did kill with their looks such as they were angry with. It was, perhaps, for some such reason, said Rebecca, that, as Mr. Abbott tells me, the General Court many years ago did forbid women to live on these islands. Pray, how was that? asked Sir Thomas. You must know, answered our host, that in the early settlement of the Shoals, vessels coming for fish upon this coast did here make their harbor, b
John Endicott (search for this): chapter 2
hey took an observation of the latitude, and set their names upon a great rock, with that of the worshipful Governor, John Endicott. Here was the great Lake Winnipiseogee, as large over as an English county, with many islands upon it, very green wiell looked upon by the better sort of people. After she became a widow, she was for a little time in the family of Governor Endicott, at Naumkeag, whom she describeth as a just and goodly man, but exceeding exact in the ordering of his household, al, and who should be there but Wharton, the Quaker, who, without pulling off his hat, or other salutation, cried out: John Endicott, hearken to the word of the Lord, in whose fear and dread I am come. Thou and thy evil counselors, the priests, haved after a time sent her back to her husband in Rhode Island, which was a favor she did in no wise deserve; but good Governor Endicott, much as he did abhor these people, sought not their lives, and spared no pains to get them peaceably out the count
Richard Saltonstall (search for this): chapter 2
. The General Court, urged thereto by Sir Richard Saltonstall and many of the ministers, passed an ca and myself to make a visit to her; and Mr. Saltonstall did also urge the matter strongly. So we cold, but sunshiny, and not unpleasant. Mr. Saltonstall's business calling him that way, we cross tried to hide himself in the bushes; but Mr. Saltonstall, riding up to him, asked him if he did exesbury wolf? asked the Indian. Oh, said Mr. Saltonstall, you can't cheat us again, Simon. You mt hilly and broken, but of good quality. Mr. Saltonstall liveth in a stately house for these partsaces of public resort vastly increased. Mr. Saltonstall said the war did not a little demoralize before his congregation the next year. Mr. Saltonstall told another story of old Mr. Ward, which had rare nuts, and apples, and pears, of Mr. Saltonstall's raising, wonderfully sweet and lusciousd many of the honorable Magistrates, with Mr. Saltonstall and his worthy lady; Mr. Richardson, the [8 more...]
Thomas Bradbury (search for this): chapter 2
e he dwelt, and who they are, and that thirteen years ago she knew one bewitched as Goodwife Marston's child was, and she was sure that party was bewitched, for it told her so, and it was changed from a man to an ape, as Goody Marston's child was, and she had prayed this thirteen year that God would discover that witch. And further the deponent saith not. Taken on oath before the Commissioners of Hampton, the 8th of the 2nd mo., 1656. William Fuller. Henry Dow. Vera copea: Thos. Bradbury, Recorder. Sworn before, the 4th of September, 1656, Edward Rawson. Thomas Philbrick testifieth that Goody Cole told him that if any of his calves did eat of her grass, she hoped it would poison them; and it fell out that one never came home again, and the other coming home died soon after. Henry Morelton's wife and Goodwife Sleeper depose that, talking about Goody Cole and Marston's child, they did hear a great scraping against the boards of the window, which was not done by a ca
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