"A miserable horse, whose ribs were as articulate as the bars of a gridiron, stalked about a field"
"The devil take me," said he, "if I have made a farthing!"
"Since the red men have been exterminated by you white savages, I amuse myself by presiding at the persecutions of quakers and anabaptists; I am the great patron and prompter of slave dealers, and the grand master of the Salem witches."
The devil would mark the names of cheating officials who would later turn up dead
"Let that freebooter roast....Who cares!"
"A great man has fallen in Israel." Sudden death of Absalom Crowninshield
"A countryman, who lived on the border of the swamp, reported that in the height of the thundergust he had heard a great clattering of hoofs and a howling along the road, and running to the window caught sight of a figure... on a horse that galloped like mad across the fields..."