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A further account of the tryals of the New-England

The author was visiting a house when a Mary Walcut, the daughter of a Captain, found bite marks on her wrist, when visiting the minister Mr. P his kin Abigail Williams went into fits, refused to have the book and said she only need the Devil’s now, ran into the fire and threw flames about, while he was trying to lead prayer one evening multiple people went into violent fits, one of which, Goodwife C., was tried for being a witch, women reported seeing a yellow bird sucking on her during the sermon, she was examined and denied having Familiars, if she pinched herself under examination those afflicted felt the same, a child named Sarah G. was apprehended and examined for causing fits in those she stared at, during a public fasting Abigail Williams reported that a congregation of witches ate red bread and wine, contains other minor reports an theoretical discussion and proposals for dealing with witches.

An Answer of a letter from a friend in the country to a friend in the city

speculations on Christ’s second coming based on numerical calculations from scripture, rumors of coming war, the recent comet is indicative of the coming apocalypse, blood falling from the sky, the most recent comet signifies Christ’s coming work, plagues and fire, and a flood the enemies of God’s people, from which they will be delivered, bad news for France and an upcoming death of a European prince

Memento’s to the vvorld, or, An historical collection of divers wonderful comets

discussion of past comets, especially that which appeared after the birth of Christ, then more recent comets including the last two, which foreshadow God’s wrath, discussion of biblical wrath such as the Flood and the punishing of Egypt, and how sin like in the past is abundant today, the comets signify poverty, plagues, and storms, in addition to war, fire, and lightning