Monday, January 23, 2017

The Witch of Whittemore Hill & More

A look back at the house at the base of Whittemore Hill

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio

"There were several other dames who enjoyed the unenvia-
able reputation of being witches. One of them especially,
with her high cap, bible and yardstick, which she usually
carried with her, and which were regarded as her talismen,
was looked upon with superstitious awe, not only by the
youth of the neighborhood, but by some of the most pious and
venerable men and women too."
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Click icon with outward facing arrows to open in a full screen. Search for Amos Whittemore on page 189.