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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1887)
592 THE WEST SHORE.
of four of 44 the noble army of martyrs sane superstition of witchcraft Anoth.
who died for their faith-Patrick Ham- er band of martyrs like those above at
ilton, Henry Forrest, George Wisbart the monument, sacrificed to the merci.
nd Walter Mill -who were burnt at less ignorance of their persecutors, and
St Andrews be'ween the years 1523 and as truly martyrs as the persecuted Coy.
loM. Just below this monument an ir- enanters, with this important difference,
regular hill runs along the Bhore and that the Covenanters had the satisfac
and projects into the sea so as to form tion of dying for a good and avowed
a little bay. These bear the significant cause, while these wretched beings were
names of " Witches' hill and lake," and cruelly murdered without the shadow of
here were enacted those horrible, incred- a sufficient reason, and by virtue of laws
ible atrocities consequent upon the in- which left them no hope of mercy.
C. L. Henderson.
When one ha climbed the ladder, steep, that
leadetli up to fame,
And, that lie may ne'er return again, has pushed
aside the fame,
lKx'8 he e'er remcmU'r what it cost to reach
ho high a place?
Or docs sun-ess, o jicrfect, all those hitter days
If he would hut look backward once, to the
toilern on the way,
With their sore, discouraged hearts, aching,
breaking, every day,
He would surely stretch a kindly hand to those
yt left l.rhitld,
To help them up that weary way, that they
might knowledge find.