William Godwin's Diary

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Mather (8  May  1834) Mather, CottonThe wonders of the invisible world. Being an account of the tryals of several witches, lately excuted [sic] in New England, and of several remarkable curiostieis therein occurring. together with I. Observations upon the nature, the number, and the operations of the devils. II. A short narrative of a late outrage committed by a knot of witches in Swede-land, very much resembling, and so far explaining, that under which New-England has laboured. III. Some councels directing a due improvement of the terrible things lately done by the unusual and amazing range of evil-spirits in New-England. IV. A brief discourse upon those temptations which are the more ordinary devices of Satan. By Cotton Mather. Published by the special command of his excellency the govenour [sic] of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. 1693
Calef, RobertMore wonders of the invisible world; or, The wonders of the invisible world display'd in five parts. Part I. An account of the sufferings of Margaret Rule, written by the Reverend Mr. C.M.P. P. II. Several letters to the author, &c. And his reply relating to witchcraft. P. III. The differences between the inhabitants of Salem Village, and Mr. Parris their minister, in New-England. P. IV. Letters of a gentleman uninterested, endeavouring to prove the received opinions about witchcraft to be orthodox. With short essays to their answers. P. V. A short historical accout [sic] of matters of fact in that affair. To which is added, a postscript relating to a book entitled, The life of Sir William Phips. Collected by R. Calef. 1700
WG cites these works in Lives of the Necromancers (461); he reads them in the British Museum.

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