The Judge – Salem Witch Trials, 1693

.. as records of courts and justice are admissible, it can easily be proved that powerful and malevolent magicians once existed and were a scourge to mankind. The evidence (including confession) upon which certain women were convicted of witchcraft and executed was without a flaw; it is still unimpeachable. The judges’ decisions based on it were sound in logic and in law. Nothing in any existing court was ever more thoroughly proved than the charges of witchcraft and sorcery for which so many suffered death. If there were no witches, human testimony and human reason are alike destitute of value.
~ Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 1842-1914   United States   Author

Historical Age, Age of Reason 1650-1950; Astrological Age, Age of Pisces, 1 – 2000; Sun Sign, Gemini.