The Witchcraft Delusion in New England, Vol. 2 of 3

Cotton Mather


The Witchcraft Delusion in New England, Vol. 2 of 3 - Cotton Mather

Excerpt from The Witchcraft Delusion in New England, Vol. 2 of 3: Its Rise, Progress, and Termination

They have been made as brief as was thought consistent with the Subject.

With respect to the original Text, it is given as exactly like the Original as a much better Type can be made to imitate an old Type of 166 Years ago. As to retaining all the Errors in the original Edition, it was thought incompatible with the general good Taste of the Age. Some, of a peculiar Nature, if judged necessary to show a Peculiarity of the Times, may have been retained, and noted for such Peculiarity; but a broken or imperfect Letter is discarded as unworthy of Imitation; so transposed or inverted Letters are set right, as any good proof Reader would have done, had he noticed them in the Original; but the Orthography of that Day is scrupulously retained.

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