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E.B. White, Essayist and Stylist, Dies
What happened to the afflicted girls is not widely known. Surviving information regardingthem has provided only small details as to what happened to them after the Salem witchtrials. Ann Putnam, Jr. raised her brothers and sisters when her parents died two weeksapart from each other. In August 1706, she asked the congregation of her church forforgiveness. The pastor read her prepared statement to the congregation.
I desire to be humbled before God. It was a great delusion of Satan that deceived me inthat sad time. I did it not out of any anger, malice, or ill will...I desire to lie in the dustand earnestly beg forgiveness of all those I have given just cause of sorrow and offense,and whose relations were taken away and accused.She later died unmarried and was buried with her parents in an unmarked grave. Whatever the future held for the afflicted girls, they undoubtedly never forgot theirinvolvement with the witch trials.
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If he is in chase of a spark that delights in a pack of dogs, he follows him at the heels, hollowing almost like Phaedra,O what a pleasure tis, ye Gods, to windThe shrill-mouthed horn and chase the dappled hind;and yet the hunter himself is the game he designs for the toils.
Plutarch's How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend
The flatterer ingratiates himself by means of feigned agreeableness and perverts our natural self-love to make us believe what is not true about ourselves.
English Translated from the Greek by Mr
The meeting with his future wife, , was to change the rest of his life. They met immediately after his “inland voyage”, in September 1876 at , a riverside village south-east of Paris; he was twenty-five, and she was thirty-six, an independent American “New Woman”, separated from her husband and with two children. Two years later she returned to and a year after that, in August 1879, RLS set out on the long journey to join her. This experience was to be the subject of his next large-scale work (written 1879-80, published in part in 1892 and in full in 1895), an account of this journey to California, which Noble (1985: 14) considers his finest work. In this work of perceptive reportage and open-minded and humane observation the voice is less buoyant and does not avoid observation of hardship and suffering. (The light-hearted paradoxes and confidential address to the reader of the essays written a few years before (1876-77) and then published as (1881) continue in the creation of that original debonair authorial persona.) After Fanny obtained a divorce, she and RLS were married in San Francisco in May 1880. Concluding this first period of writing based closely on his own direct experiences is (1883), an account of their three week honeymoon at an abandoned silver mine in California.