Cotton Mather Quotes

Be not so set upon poetry, as to be always poring on the passionate and measured pages. Let not what should be sauce, rather than food for you, engross all your application. Beware of a boundless and sickly appetite for the reading of poems which the nation now swarms withal; and let not the Circaen […]

It was afterwards by the them confessed, that upon the arrival of the English in these parts, the Indians employed their sorcerers, whom they call powaws, like Balaam, to curse them, and let loose their demons upon them, to shipwreck them, to distract them, to poison them, or in any way to ruin them. All […]

So that the Woods were almost cleared of these pernicious Creatures, to make room for a better Growth… In a little more than one hour, five or six hundred of these barbarians were dismissed from a world that was burdened with them.

Once you have but got the Track of those Ravenous howling Wolves, then pursue them vigorously; Turn not back until they are consumed… Beat them small as Dust before the Wind.

History is the story of events, with praise or blame.