Now doth it wish to conjure before you, it hath just ITS hour; in vain do I struggle with this evil spirit.
Unto all of you, who like me suffer FROM THE GREAT LOATHING, to whom the old God hath died, and as yet no new God lieth in cradles and swaddling clothes--unto all of you is mine evil spirit and magic-devil favourable.
Those words recalled me to myself, exorcised the evil spirit
by the mere enchanting power of the voice.
Whether moved only by her ordinary freakishness, or because an evil spirit
prompted her, she put up her small forefinger and touched the scarlet letter.
But those who, in that brief interval, had beheld the awful visage of Edward Randolph, desired no second glance, and ever afterwards trembled at the recollection of the scene, as if an evil spirit
had appeared visibly among them.
Here Grandfather was interrupted by little Alice, who hid her face in his lap, and murmured a wish that he would not talk any more about Cotton Mather and the evil spirits
It is charged," Ugh-Gluk said ominously, "that thou dealest with evil spirits
, wherefore thy hunting is rewarded.
The Whimsies were evil spirits
and could not be killed.
Clearer and brighter grew the radiant light, till the evil spirits turned away to the dark shadow of the wall, and left the child alone.
Thus little Annie worked and hoped, till one by one the evil spirits fled away, and in their place came shining forms, with gentle eyes and smiling lips, who gathered round her with such loving words, and brought such strength and joy to Annie's heart, that nothing evil dared to enter in; while slowly sank the gloomy wall, and, over wreaths of fragrant flowers, she passed out into the pleasant world again, the fairy gift no longer pale and drooping, but now shining like a star upon her breast.
They can be nothing but ghosts or witches, or some evil spirits
or other, that's certain.
The superstitious Abyssins imagine that the cavities of the mountains are inhabited by evil spirits
which appear in different shapes, calling those that pass by their names as in a familiar acquaintance, who, if they go to them, are never seen afterwards.
That it was tenanted by evil spirits
, visible, audible and active, no one in all that region doubted any more than he doubted what he was told of Sundays by the traveling preacher.
So marvelous did it seem that some of them thought it could only be done by the help of evil spirits
They might have been mistaken for two of the evil spirits
of the mountains so formidable in Indian fable.