Newengland

And of ieveral rcmarkable.Ctfftofiries therein Occurring. Together with,

|. Obfervatiomupon the Nature, the Number, and the Operations of the Devil».

If. A ftiort Narrative of a late outrage committed by a knot of Witches in very much rcfembling, and To far explaining, dut under which A tw- Enitand has laboured.

1». Some Councel» direaing a due Improvement of the Tetriblc things lattlv done by die unufiul and amazing Range of Evtl-Sfhitt in Ktw-EntUmt.

,V ces^of^ S«jn°Ur^ UP0° ,h°fe Ttm,Utim whkh d,c mofe ordinary De*i-

By COTTON M At HER.

Publifhed by the Special Command of his EXCELLENCY t!ie Go*encur of the Province of the Mjjfichufttts-B.t} in Niw-Etigbnd.

Printed firft, at Rtfun in New England-, and Reprinred at Ltn-do/i^ for John Dm/ton, at the Ruvcn in the Imitry. i6y3.

his view of the Puritan mission in the New World. According to Mather, the devil was trying "all sorts of methods to overturn this poor plantation, the Puritan colony." Yet Mather saw this as a special challenge: once the Puritans were rid of the witches in their midst (had trodden "all the vultures of Hell" under their feet), God would bless them with eternal happiness ("halcyon days").

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