The Life of Dr. Cotton Mather. Samuel Mather highlights Cotton Mather's discipline, intelligence, and desire for God. He presents his father as an exceedingly productive example to follow. Particular attention is paid to the details of Cotton Mather's life such as his study habits, the good he could do for others, the education of his children, his rules for conversation, diligence in ministry, and giving his heart to God. He published more than 400 works in his life.
Pope Gregory XIII, when reorganizing the old Julian calendar, established January as New Year's Day in Protestants who wouldn't dare follow such Popeish nonsense continued marking April as New Year's Day...hence, April Fool's Day.
“Oh Give Me Leave to Pray” illustration by Samuel S. Kilburn and John W. Ehninger of John Hathorne and Cotton Mather examining Martha Corey with Mary Walcott seated next to her. Published in “The Poetical Works of Longfellow” circa 1902. #salemwitchtrials