And it ware to be wiſhed that we had ſuch a ſtatute made with us, as I find they have in England, viz. Act 27, anno 21 Jacobi 1. Regis, viz. that I ſhall be murder for the mother not to call for help, or to conceall the death of hir baſtard child; which would prævent exceedingly the deſtroying of children, if theſſe violent preſumptions ware once made eneugh, vide ſupra, page 25, in the caſe of one Knox.
Where that damn’d wisard hid in sly disguise.
(For so by certain signes I knew) Had met.
Already, ere my best speed could prævent,
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