The tower is God, the dungeon is the dwelling of the Evil One
But mine enemies shall think that THE EVIL ONE
roareth over their heads.
"Sir, he it was who, men said, sold his soul to the Evil One
; I had thought that that time and the evil of it had all passed away."
Whether it was that Tashtego, that wild Indian, was so heedless and reckless as to let go for a moment his one-handed hold on the great cabled tackles suspending the head; or whether the place where he stood was so treacherous and oozy; or whether the Evil One
himself would have it to fall out so, without stating his particular reasons; how it was exactly, there is no telling now; but, on a sudden, as the eightieth or ninetieth bucket came suckingly up --my God!
Cotton Mather, a very learned and eminent clergyman, believed that the whole country was full of witches and wizards, who had given up their hopes of heaven, and signed a covenant with the evil one
My master is no hare-brained person; he takes a long time to think over what he means to do, and then, when he once gets started, the Evil One
himself couldn't make him give it up."
The captain spun round on his heel and fronted us; all the brown had gone out of his face, and even his nose was blue; he had the look of a man who sees a ghost, or the evil one
, or something worse, if anything can be; and upon my word, I felt sorry to see him all in a moment turn so old and sick.
"He was in league with the evil one
," said one of the widow's sons, rubbing himself ruefully.
Hillbrook, by the way, is not the only place in Christendom where a vestigial polytheism forbids the taking in vain of the Evil One
"Madam, I know not of what you speak," answered Hester Prynne, feeling Mistress Hibbins to be of infirm mind; yet strangely startled and awe-stricken by the confidence with which she affirmed a personal connexion between so many persons (herself among them) and the Evil One
. "It is not for me to talk lightly of a learned and pious minister of the Word, like the Reverend Mr.
Who would think that the Evil One
had already found a servant and agent in her?
The shepherd himself, though he had good reason to believe that the bag held nothing but flaxen thread, or else the long rolls of strong linen spun from that thread, was not quite sure that this trade of weaving, indispensable though it was, could be carried on entirely without the help of the Evil One
. In that far-off time superstition clung easily round every person or thing that was at all unwonted, or even intermittent and occasional merely, like the visits of the pedlar or the knife-grinder.
'"No man can deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him," I replied: "it cost more to redeem their souls - it cost the blood of an incarnate God, perfect and sinless in Himself, to redeem us from the bondage of the evil one
:- let Him plead for you."
The design of the book--with which the worldly reader may not be acquainted--is to show how the Evil One
lies in wait for us in all the most apparently innocent actions of our daily lives.
One of the wildest, and at the same time the best accredited, accounts, stated it to be an original and authentic portrait of the Evil One
, taken at a witch meeting near Salem; and that its strong and terrible resemblance had been confirmed by several of the confessing wizards and witches, at their trial, in open court.