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Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the Year Ending Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R442
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Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the Year Ending Volume 1...

Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the Year Ending Volume 1 (Paperback)

William Shakespeare, Ohio. Secretary Of State

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: child, out of the grave, ?or the skin, bone, or any part of the dead person, to be employed or used in any manner of witchcraft, sorcery, charm, or enchantment; 4. or shall use, practise, or exercise any sort of witchcraft, sorcery, charm, or enchantment; 5. whereby any person shall be destroyed, killed, wasted, consumed, pined, or lamed in any part of the body; 64 That every such person being convicted shall suffer death." This law was repealed in our own time. Thus, in thi' time of Shakspeare, was the doctrine of witchcraft at once established by law and by the fashion, and it became not only unpolite, but criminal, to doubt it; and as prodigies are always seen in proportion as they are expected, witches were every day discovered, ant! multiplied so fast in some places, that Bishop Hall mentions a village in Lancashire, where their number was greater than that of the houses. The Jesuits and sectaries took advantage of this universal error, and endeavoured to-promote the interest of their parties by pretended cures of persons afflicted by evil spirits; but they were detected and exposed by the clergy of the established church. Upon this general infatuation Shakspeare might be easily allowed to found a play, especially since he has followed'with great exactness such histories as were then thought true; nor can it be doubted that the scenes of enchantment, however they may now be ridiculed, were both by himself and his audience thought awful and affecting. Johnson. In the concluding paragraph of Dr. Johnson's admirable introduction to this play, he seems apprehensive that the fame of Shakspeare's magic may be endangered by modern ridicule. I shall not hesitate, however, to predict its security, till our national taste is wholly corrupted, and we no longer deserve the - fi...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: William Shakespeare • Ohio. Secretary Of State
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-56027-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-56027-X
Barcode: 9780217560276

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