Mary Schweidler, the Amber Witch: The Most Interesting Trial for Witchcraft Ever Known, Printed from an Imperfect Manuscript by Her Father, Abraham Schweidler, the Pastor of Coserow, in the Island of Usedom
A novel based of Schweidler's account of an actual trial.
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Seite 3 - Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap ; which neither have storehouse nor barn ; and God feedeth them : how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Seite 95 - Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
Seite 139 - He made darkness his secret place ; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Seite 130 - Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. ? When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Seite 104 - I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins : return unto me ; for I have redeemed thee.
Seite 133 - ... bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake. It shall turn unto you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer : for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or to gainsay.
Seite 107 - I saw as if the sun that shineth in the heavens did grudge to give me light ; and as if the very stones in the street and tiles upon the houses, did band themselves against me. Methought that they all combined together to banish me out of the world ! I was abhorred of them, and unfit to dwell among them, because I had sinned against the Saviour. Oh how happy now was every creature over I was ! for they stood fast and kept their station ; but I was gone and lost...
Seite 108 - A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Seite 82 - I was also then so overcome with despair of life and heaven that I should often wish, either that there had been no hell, or that I had been a devil, supposing they were only tormentors ; that if it must needs be that I went thither, I might be rather a tormentor than be tormented myself.