An essay for the recording of illustrious providences: wherein, an account is given of many remarkable and very memorable events, which have happened in this last age; especially in New-England.
Mather, Increase, 1639-1723.
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CHAP. IV.

Some Philosophical Meditations. Con|cerning Antipathies and Sympathies. Of the Load-stone. Of the nature and won|derful effects of Lightning. That Thunder|storms are often caused by Satan; and some|times by good Angels. Thunder is the voice of God and therefore to be dreaded. All places in the habitable World are subject to it more or less. No Amulets can preserve Men from being hurt thereby. The mise|rable estate of wicked Men upon this ac|count, and the happiness of the Righteous, who may be above all disquieting fears, with respect unto such terrible Accidents. P. 99.